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Today's News

  • Lebanon man indicted for rape

    Telly Jermaine Burton, 35, of 668 Country Club Drive in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree rape.

    According to the indictment, on or about Sept. 27, Burton engaged in sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion or who was incapable of consent because she was physically helpless.

    His bond was set at $50,000 with the condition that he have no contact with the victim.

    In other indictments:

  • LES asks for additional teachers

    Lebanon Elementary School is serving more students than ever before - more than 400 to be exact - which has forced the school to add an additional kindergarten classroom at the beginning of the school year.

    Last week, the Marion County Board of Education discussed the possibility of hiring a full-time media specialist/librarian and a full-time music teacher in order to fit the unbelievably tight and crowded schedule that the school is facing currently.

    The discussion was the result of a written request made by the LES Site Based Decision Making Council recently.

  • Knights survive last second fling

    At times Saturday it looked like Bullitt East High School (2-5), despite losing double-digit seniors to graduation, still had the Knights' number.

    The game went down to the last second as a pass from senior Matt Bowles went over two Marion County backs and through the hands of junior Jordan Smith in the end zone as time expired.

    Marion County High School (5-2) slipped by despite a nasty start and trailing in the fourth quarter.

    The Knights racked up 60 yards of penalties in the first half and both sidelines were crying foul at the officiating.

  • Kelly appointed to judge's seat

    The Governor's office issued the following announcement Monday afternoon:

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced today the appointment of State Senator Dan Kelly as a judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit.  Sen. Kelly was among three names submitted to Gov. Beshear by the seven-member nominating commission.

    "Sen. Kelly has the appropriate temperament and experience for this position," said Gov. Beshear.  "I feel confident he will provide fair, honest and judicious service to the people of the 11th Judicial Circuit." 

  • Two local men inducted into KY Softball Hall of Fame

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  • Lebanon reviews nuisance property ordinance

    Lebanon city officials have been discussing nuisance properties for months. Now, they are one step closer to doing something to address the problem.

    Monday evening, the Lebanon City Council reviewed a draft of a proposed property maintenance ordinance during its regular monthly meeting.

    The council reviewed a draft of an ordinance based on a similar ordinance in effect in Campbellsville.

  • Lady Knights go toe-to-toe with Bethlehem

    The Marion County High School girls soccer team ended their regular season against Somerset (12-5) with a 2-0 loss on Friday.

    "I think they were anticipating a much bigger win than what they got," girls soccer Head Coach Neil Payne said. "Our girls were saying they were underestimating us. I told them that we were underestimating us, that we don't want to believe we're as good as we really are. We're better by leaps and bounds from Central Hardin scrimmage. We look a lot better now than we did two weeks ago."

  • A flurry of activity

    There was a whole lot to cheer about all over Marion County this past weekend.

    Friday afternoon and evening, thousands of runners trekked through the county - from Maker’s Mark Distillery to Falcon Crest, across the Marion County Veterans Memorial Highway, through Lebanon, up Short Line Pike and onto other adventures - as part of the inaugural Bourbon Chase.

    Sunday, hundreds of ATV and motorcycle riders and hundreds and hundreds of spectators visited a farm south of Bradfordsville for the Rolling Fork Run.

  • H1N1 vaccine expected to arrive soon

    Two cases of H1N1 have been confirmed in Marion County, according to the Kentucky Department of Health.

    To date, 512 cases of H1N1, also known as swine flu, have been confirmed in Kentucky, and four deaths have been attributed to this strain of influenza virus.

    Limited quantities of a nasal spray H1N1 vaccine were sent to some Kentucky communities earlier this month.

  • Lady Knights head into tournament play

    After a solid final week of the regular season, the Marion County High School volleyball team looks poised to take another district tournament title.

    An early week 2-0 loss to region power Central Hardin (22-10) didn't slow down the Lady Knights.