Today's News

  • Board praises superintendent after formative evaluation

    The Marion County Board of Education last week praised Chuck Hamilton for his work as the Marion County superintendent.

    "His total score on a scale of zero to four was 3.8," board chairman Michael Mullins said in a phone interview the day after the meeting.

    The board members went into closed session at the conclusion of their Jan. 24 meeting at St. Charles Middle School to conduct Hamilton's formative evaluation.

  • Lebanon man indicted for rape, sex abuse

    Jackie Dakota Moore, 20, of 1364 St. Matthews Cemetery Road in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree rape and first-degree sex abuse (two counts).

    According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 30, Moore engaged in sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion or who was incapable of consent because she was physically helpless. The indictment also reads that on at least two occasions, he subjected another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion or who was physically helpless.

  • Lighting will be added to roundabout in Springfield

    Landmark News Service


    A one-vehicle injury crash on Jan. 11 was the ninth accident at the roundabout since it opened after construction last summer.

    Five of those accidents, occurring between Aug. 18 and Oct. 5 of last year, show that drivers' unawareness of the new addition likely contributed to the high number of accidents.

  • House Republicans challenge redistricting plan

    Gov. Steve Beshear may have signed legislation creating new legislative districts for the Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate, but that issue may not be settled just yet.

    On Jan. 26, five Republican state representatives filed a lawsuit in Franklin Circuit Court seeking to have the House redistricting plan declared invalid. The Republicans argue that the plan in House Bill 1 violates the state and federal Constitutions.

  • Busy day for local state senator

    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, had a full schedule Thursday, Jan. 26.

    In the morning, he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Senate Bill 42, which is aimed at creating regulations for pain management clinics. The purpose of the bill is to make it difficult to operate "pill mills", which prescribe large amounts of narcotic medications.

  • Finger-pickin' good time

    I didn't listen to much bluegrass music growing up. Metallica, Eric B and Rakim, Public Enemy, and AC/DC were more likely to be playing in my cassette deck. (Why does that make me feel old?)

    Like many teenagers, I was convinced that I knew more than I really did, and music was one area I wasn't open to anything but my limited tastes.

  • Learning compassion from canines

    "Any society, any nation, is judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members -- the last, the least, the littlest." - Cardinal Roger Mahony


    The last...

    The least...

    The littlest...

    Our society is failing to protect our weakest members, and you don't have to look far to recognize that sad fact.

  • A lot of work remains for the state legislature


  • Lady Knights Defeat Hart County

    The Marion County Lady Knights traveled to Munfordville on Monday night to take on the Lady Raiders of Hart County.  Marion County scored the first nine points of the game, and never looked back.  Hart County cut the lead to 11 points early in the fourth quarter, but the Lady Knights used a 14-0 run to seal the victory.  With the win, the Lady Knights now have won at least 20 games in each of the past six seasons.


    MCHS     20     20     14     16 - 70

  • State tourney draws held

    The draws for positions in the state tournaments were held recently. 

    Girls Region 5 vs. Region 8     Thursday @ 2:30 P.M. (EST)     Diddle Arena

    Boys Region 5 vs. Region 15   Thrusday @ 8:00 P.M. (EST)     Rupp Arena