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Today's News

  • School closed due to weather

    Marion County schools are closed Tuesday due to the weather conditions.

    Marion County residents should be aware that a winter storm warning is in effect for central Kentucky until 7 a.m. Wednesday.

    The National Weather Service is forecasting a mix of sleet and snow in the area. As a result of a strong low pressure system moving across the area, one to three inches of sleet and snow are possible Tuesday afternoon. Freezing rain is also possible. The weather service is also predicting another inch of light snow Wednesday morning. 

  • Fiscal court meets at 4 p.m.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22,  at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    During the meeting, the Marion County Public Properties Corporation will convene to discuss issues related to the planned judicial center, including the bond sale for the project.

  • Spalding places in top 10 at Kentucky Junior Miss

    Suzanne Spalding, the 2009 Marion County Junior Miss, placed in the top 10 in the Kentucky Junior Miss competition this past weekend.

    She also won a talent award for her vocal performance of "Cowboy Sweetheart." In addition, Spalding was awarded the Friendship Association Award.

    Michelle Rogers of Clark County was named Kentucky Junior Miss. 

  • McConnell: Serving in Senate 'an extraordinary gift'

    The following is adapted from a speech Senator McConnell gave on the Senate floor on Jan. 12, 2009.   Thanks to the trust of the people of Kentucky, I've received the privilege of another term in the U.S. Senate. That's an extraordinary gift from the voters, and I'm grateful to have the next six years to serve our Commonwealth and our country.

    As a new Congress and a new presidential administration begin, I look for lessons from great Kentuckians who have served our state in public office in the past. One who stands out is Wendell Ford.

  • Historical society brings first draft agreement to city council

    Dale Royse returned to the Lebanon City Council Monday evening with new information regarding the Marion County history museum planned for the third floor of the former Lebanon High School building.

    Royse is the president of the Marion County Historical Society. He presented the city council with a copy of a resolution approved by the Marion County Fiscal Court, a draft agreement between the city and the historical society and news of a decision by the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission earlier in the day.

  • Lady Knights roll to 8th straight win

    The Marion County Lady Knights sent a message to Fifth Region opponents on Friday night at the Roby Dome.

    They have arrived. And they're not going anywhere for a while.

    With two fifths of their starting lineup not even enrolled at Marion County High School yet, the Lady Knights picked apart junior center Samantha Drake and Fifth Region contender Nelson County for a 59-55 win.

    "They played under control. They just played one of the best games that they've played all around since I've been here," Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby said.

  • Lady Knights vie for top tournament seed

    The Marion County Lady Knights will vie for the top seed in 20th District tournament on Jan. 20 at home against the Adair County Lady Indians. If the Lady Knights win, they are guaranteed the top seed in the tournament and will likely be paired against Campbellsville in the first round barring a Lady Eagles turn around.

    The Lady Knights travel to Campbellsville on Friday to play the Lady Eagles. In their first head-to-head the Lady Knights prevailed 63-22. The Lady Knights smothering pressure defense held the Lady Eagles to their lowest scoring output of the season.

  • Trunk damage can girdle trees

    The farm looks like a storm hit recently but it's really just my husband's new deer deterrent technique.  It seems to be working.

    In the past, we have forgone the Irish Spring soap, human hair and coyote urine for more reliable barriers. Tomato cages, tobacco stakes, wire, spiral plastic trunk wrap, and, yes, an occasional arrangement of lawn chairs have created distance between rutting and browsing deer.

    This year seems to be the worst ever so our anxiety was high after the New Year.

  • $20,000 worth of copper stolen from Wilbert Plastics

    On Tuesday, Jan. 6, Wilbert Plastics Service of 655 Industrial Drive reported the theft of 100 pounds of copper inserts worth an estimated $20,000. Lebanon Police Officer Mike Luckett is working on the case.   No further information was known about the case as of press time. 

  • Double time

    One minute Ashley King is doing push-ups after her team scores and waving her pom-poms. The next minute she's entertaining the masses with her trumpet playing and marching in synch with dozens of other students.

    Ashley King isn't your typical cheerleader. She's not your typical band member either. The Marion County High School junior bucks the trend in this small community by doing both.

    While most students either stick to or are limited to one major extracurricular activity, King manages to do both.