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Today's News

  • Knights' win a pair of matches at state tournament

    The Marion County boys’ tennis team made some racket at the 2009 state tennis tournament. Coach Beverly Thomas said she had hoped that both of the Knights' doubles teams would get out of the first round.

    And they did.

    Senior Trey Hamilton and junior Austin Spalding got Marion County's first win when they defeated junior Chase Carrico and sophomore Parker Whitehouse of Owensboro Catholic, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, May 20 at the Sayre athletic complex.

    "The maturity level of Austin and Trey helped them in that match," Thomas said.

  • Means takes third in shot put

    Marion County senior Chris Means ended the 2009 track season with the best performance of his career.

    Means finished third in the shot put with a throw of 50 feet, 9.75 inches in the 2A state meet Friday at the University of Louisville.

    Not only was that Means' personal best, it was also a new Marion County High School record.

    "It may be a long time before we have anyone throw that far again," Marion County track coach Robby Peterson said.

    Junior Tyrell Williams of Calloway County won the 2A shot put with a throw of 51 feet, 9.25 inches.

  • Pet of the Week

    Jill is Pet of the Week at the Marion County Animal Shelter.

    She is a shepherd mix who loves to play and is very outgoing and very loving.  She loves attention and toys.

    Jill is about 8 months old and will make a great pet for a family with older children or anyone looking for a fun-loving companion.

    If your pet is missing, call the shelter-it may be there. For a complete listing of pets with pictures visit adoption@petfinder.com.

  • New Hope man charged with attempted murder

    Johnny Lanham, 46, of New Hope has been charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault after he stabbed a New Haven man at Hawk's Place in Loretto May 24.

    According to Kentucky State Police, at approximately 12:23 a.m. Post 15 received a call of a stabbing at Hawk's Place. Lanham and William Bennington, 45, of New Haven were involved in a verbal altercation that escalated into a stabbing, police said. Lanham stabbed Bennington in the abdomen. Bennington was flown to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.

  • Home run lifts Adair past Lady Knights

    Experience trumped all in the Marion County High School Lady Knights softball team's season ending defeat.

    Adair County High School senior Jessica Young stepped up and broke a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning by blasting a ball into centerfield. The ball topped the fence and bounced over.

    Centerfielder Tiffany Sapp's best efforts couldn't prevent the home run as she collided with the fence and lay on the field for several minutes before hopping up, cuts oozing blood down her leg.

  • Local officials aim to prevent horse neglect

    Horse neglect is on the rise in the United States and, according to local animal control officials, it's a growing problem in Marion County as well.

    Recently, Marion County Sheriff Carroll Kirkland reported to the Marion County Fiscal Court about a situation on Sulphur Lick Road. A woman was concerned about the condition of some horses, and she wanted the county to do something about it. At the time, there wasn't much the county could do, but Vicki Hazelip of the Marion County Animal Shelter and Animal Control Officer Jeff Wooldridge spoke with the owner of the horses.

  • Indoor marijuana growing operation found

    On Thursday, May 21, Marion County Sheriff's Deputies obtained and executed a search warrant in Marion County resulting in the seizure of an indoor marijuana growing operation containing 141 marijuana plants and indoor growing equipment.

    The incident is still under investigation and an arrest is expected.

    More information will be reported on this as it becomes available.

  • LPD's officer's killer still at large

    It's been nearly four months since Lebanon Police Officer David Ford was murdered and no arrests have been made in connection with the crime.

    This past Sunday, Ford would have celebrated his 41st birthday. It was a difficult day for Ford's brother, Darrell, and the rest of his family.

    "I'm having a hard time dealing with it," Darrell said.

    Darrell said he has remained in close contact with detectives and that they are still waiting on evidence and lab results before they can make an arrest.

  • Local Memorial Day events honor freedom's defenders

    Memorial Day gatherings in Marion County have kept alive a tradition that began in 1868 when the holiday - originally known as "Decoration Day" - was first observed. We came together as communities, towns and families to place flowers and flags on the graves of those who gave their last full measure of devotion to our country. But we know our words and actions cannot match the power of the sacrifices made by so many. We honor them. We praise them.

  • Lebanon City Council to meet Tuesday

    The Lebanon City Council will hold a special called meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at city hall.