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Today's News

  • Golf award winners announced

    The girls’ and boys’ golf team award winners were recently announced at the golf banquet for Marion County High School.

    Both teams enjoyed success this season while earning respect in their regions and throughout the state. The boy's team fell in the region meet while the girl's finished runner up in the region and made a team appearance in the state tournament.

    Hayley Abell was named most valuable player for the girl's squad while Tommy Carrico took home the honor for the boys.

  • Going with the grain

    It's been said that when one door closes another one opens.

    So, maybe it's fitting that the closing of a local cabinet making business led to an opportunity for students at the Marion County Area Technology Center.

    For the past two weeks, those students have been working with state-of-the-art tools as a result of a collaboration between the tech center and Maewood.

  • Three airlifted after vehicle collision

    A two-vehicle collision on Saturday evening at the intersection of Danville Highway and Garrett Lane sent four people to the hospital, three of which were airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital.

    According to the Marion County Sheriff's Department, at 5:49 p.m., Cody Peterson, 19, of Loretto was driving east on U.S. 68 when he veered to the right in an attempt to avoid a vehicle stopped making a left-hand turn. Once Peterson was around the vehicle he lost control, crossed the centerline and was struck by Wilby Newton, 61, of Gravel Switch.

  • Treating 'em right

    They don't have a website. They don't buy a lot of advertising, but they do have something else going for them.

    Instead, J & L Alignment and Tires tries to provide good service at fair prices for their customers.

    "Your best advertising is to take care of your people, treat 'em fair and treat 'em right on prices," said James Hamilton, the J in J & L.

  • Big Strides

    A 17-year drought ended on Tuesday of last week in Greensburg.

    The Marion County High School boys cross country team shocked surrounding schools and themselves by finishing first overall as a team in the Heartland Athletic Conference meet.

    “I just wanted to have a good season,” Marion County High School cross country Head Coach Sherbie King said. “I didn’t have anything like that in mind especially against Green County, who is usually top in conference.”

  • Knights ride eight game streak into playoffs

    When you're hot, you're hot.

    Jeff Robbins and company think the Knights are peaking at the right time as they ride an eight game win streak dating back to September 11 into the playoffs. Their latest opponent, Green County, couldn't stop the Knights as home team ran away with a 48-14 victory.

    Marion County High School (8-2) looked their best against Green County High School (7-3) on Friday night at John J. Boswell Field.

  • Veterans Day ceremony is Sunday

    A celebration to honor Veterans Day will be held at the Lebanon National Cemetery Sunday at 2 p.m.

    The event will feature the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard, the Marion County High School ROTC and the Marion County High School band.

  • Marching Knights reach state semifinals

    The Marion County Marching Knights have advanced to the state semifinals in Class AAAA.

    The band finished third out of 12 bands in the AAAA West regional competition held Oct. 31 at Bowling Green High School. The band scored an 81.44, earning them a distinguished rating.

    The Marching Knights will move on to the KMEA 2009 State Marching Band Competition semi-finals at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 7, at South Oldham High School. The Marching Knights drew the No. 10 spot for Saturday's competition.

  • Knights host Breckinridge to start playoffs

    The Marion County Knights begin their quest for a state championship on Friday night at John J. Boswell Field.

    The Knights (8-2) host Breckinridge County (3-7) on Friday. Breckinridge returns to the playoffs for the first time since 2000, when they went 11-2. After that season, Breckinridge struggled to win at all. They went a combined 10-67 from 2001 to 2008.

    Second year Head Coach Scott Mooney has helped swing the fortunes of Breckinridge, using a healthy dose of the option to break the playoff drought.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Sterk Avenue shooting victim in fair condition

    A shooting on Saturday morning, Nov. 7, has left a Lebanon man in the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen while the shooter is in jail being charged first-degree assault.