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Today's News

  • Southern Kentucky Starz qualify for AAU Nationals

    The Southern Kentucky Starz finished second in the eighth grade AAU state tournament in Lexington on April 17. They are now qualified to compete in the AAU Nationals in Orlando, Florida in July. Members of the team include Emily Helms and Jayla Cowherd of Marion County.

  • Vaught’s Views: Linebacker Kash Daniel is adjusting to life at UK

    By Larry Vaught

    Linebacker Kash Daniel knew playing football at Kentucky and in the Southeastern Conference would be a big adjustment. What the former Paintsville High School star did not know was just how big it would be.

  • Former principal named MCPS director of exceptional child education

    Education has always been a passion for Shelley Badgett, and as the new director of exceptional child education for Marion County Public Schools, she has found her dream job.
    Originally from Canada, Badgett got her degree in elementary education and then moved to the United States in 2000. She then got her masters degree in special education from Campbellsville University. But she knew administration was in her future.

  • Flexibility is key for new city hall

    When the design team created the plans for the new city hall in Lebanon, they wanted the building to represent transparency, strength and stability. Beyond what the building represents, however, they wanted a place the community would be proud to call theirs.
    According to Lindsey Tudor, the director of marketing for Murphy+Graves+Trimble, PLLC (MGT), flexibility was the key cornerstone when creating the designs for the new city hall. She stressed that the new facility will have a long future ahead of it.

  • Lebanon native wins bronze medal

    Double lung recipient Lisa Cissell, a Marion County native, won a bronze medal in racquetball for Team Kentucky 2016 at the Transplant Games of America. Team Kentucky 2016 included 17 transplant recipients and three living kidney donors competed at the Transplant Games of America.
    Her sister Cara Brahm also competed in the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America June 10-15 in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • E'town mall McDonald's extensively damaged by fire

    By Emma Kennedy
    Landmark News Service

    It was only seconds before the roof of Towne Mall's McDonald's collapsed that the last firefighter stumbled out of the building and collapsed to the ground.
    A blaze had started in the front entrance area of the N. Dixie Highway restaurant around 4:15 p.m. Thursday when two managers noticed flames in the mulch of a front entrance garden.

  • A call for Mid-Year’s Resolutions

    The middle of the year is coming in a couple of weeks on July 2. It’s disappointing, really. I had dreams. Aspirations. But like so many who make New Year’s resolutions and soon forget them, I now regard myself a failure for having neglected the promises I made all those months ago.
    I was going to be a marathon runner. I was going to do 100 pushups without stopping. I was going to read a book every week. I was going to give up sugar for the entire year.

  • Excuse me, horses are what?

    On Wednesday June 8, an article was published on Jalopnik, a daily automobile news and gossip site, titled "Horses Are Pointless."
    Naturally, this peaked my interest as a horse person, so I clicked and read.
    The author, who should have stuck to writing about cars, proceeds to "let you know what the experience is like, from someone who's been around the block a few times with the idiotic beasts."

  • County gives $10,300 to Kentucky Classic Arts

    Kentucky Classic Arts brought more than 20,000 people to Centre Square last year, according to Robin Humphress, and she would like to see the facility used even more in the future. But, in order to do that, Kentucky Classic Arts will need more funding, Humphress told members of the Marion County Fiscal Court during the court’s regular monthly meeting Thursday, June 16.

  • Demand a full environmental impact study on pipeline

    As many of you know, there has been a highly debated proposal to convert a natural gas pipeline that runs through Marion County and five of Kentucky’s six congressional districts into a natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline. An article from last week’s Danville Advocate reported that several community members that oppose this pipeline conversion were writing letters to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) demanding a full environmental impact study of the Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline Project.