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Today's News

  • Knights fall to East Jessamine

    The Marion County Knights boys' basketball team likes a challenge.

    In two of their three losses, the Knights have opened up with slow starts and raced back in the second half to make the game interesting. Both times they fell short.

    Their game Saturday against East Jessamine in the Four Bank Classic at Garrard County High School proved no different.

    "They (East Jessamine) came out hot and we didn't defend it well. We haven't had a good first half yet," Knights Head Coach Tim Peterson said.

  • State Rep. Higdon prepares for 2009 session and asks for your opinion

    On Jan. 6, the 2009 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly will convene and we are slated to consider many important issues this year.  As your elected representative, I want to know your opinions and thoughts.  Please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire included this column and return it to me.

    Once completed, you may return it by mail to Room 451D, Capitol Annex, Frankfort, KY 40601. You may also fax your response to (502) 564-7690.  I thank you in advance for completing this questionnaire.

  • Christmas closings and garbage pickup

    There will be sanitation service on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, but  it will be on an earlier schedule. The county asks that residents set  your garbage  out earlier than normal. There will be no garbage collection on Thursday, Christmas  Day, Dec. 25. The  Thursday route will be picked up on Friday along  with the normal Friday pick-up. The combined Thursday/Friday pick-up may also  be a little earlier than normal. The county asks residents to set out their garbage earlier than normal on Friday, Dec. 26.

  • A GIFT to the community

    Typically, Miss Lisa will read two or three stories before leading the toddlers (and the adults who accompany them) in songs and other activities during Toddler Tales at the Marion County Public Library.

    Last week's program was anything but typical, however. Toddler Tales was moved to Friday because of weather concerns, and a special visitor, Mrs. Claus, stopped by with gifts for each of the children.

    As you might expect, both of last week's stories and crafts had a seasonal tie-in as well.

  • Pet of the Week

    Lilah is a Jack Russell and full of energy. She needs a home without cats, where she will get the care and attention that she needs. If your pet is missing, call the shelter-it may be there. For a complete listing of pets with pictures visit adoption@petfinder.com. The shelter reminds pet owners that all cats and dogs should have a rabies shot. To adopt an animal, potential owners must complete an adoption application. The animal shelter accepts stray or unwanted animals. The shelter is located off of KY 208 and is open from noon until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.

  • Sunday sales approved

    Restaurants in Lebanon may be able to sell alcohol by the drink on Sundays in a matter of weeks.

    Monday evening, the Lebanon City Council voted 4-2 to approve the second reading of a Sunday sales ordinance. Council members Denise Fogle, Dennis George, Bill Pickerill and Darin Spalding voted in favor of the ordinance. Council members Elizabeth Ann Osbourne and Jim Richardson voted against it.

  • Sunday alcohol sales - community remains divided on the issue

    The Lebanon City Council took a step toward allowing Sunday alcohol sales at local restaurants Dec. 8. That night, a majority of the council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would allow restaurants to serve alcoholic drinks between noon and 10 p.m. on Sundays.

    The issue is far from settled in the minds of many in the community, however.

    Supporters of Sunday sales see it as a way to help local restaurants during difficult economic conditions, and possibly as a way to attract new restaurants and events to the community.

  • Lebanon City Council approves Sunday alcohol sales

    The Lebanon City Council voted 4-2 to approve the second reading of a proposed ordinance that would allow restaurants to sell alcohol by the drink on Sundays.

    Before the law takes effect, however, it must be published officially. 

    Council members Denise Fogle, Dennis George, Bill Pickerill and Darin Spalding voted in favor of the second reading, and council members Elizabeth Ann Osbourne and Jim Richardson cast the opposing votes.

    Look for more on the council's decision in the Dec. 24 print edition.

  • Sunday alcohol sales passes first reading

    Monday evening, the Lebanon City Council took the first step toward allowing Sunday alcohol sales.

    The council voted 4-2 to approve the first reading of a proposed ordinance that would allow restaurants to serve alcohol by the drink between noon and 10 p.m. on Sundays.

    A separate provision in the ordinance would allow alcohol sales from noon to 1 a.m. when New Year's Eve falls on a Sunday.

  • Lady Knights outlast Lady Titans

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights opened with a slow start but used a big second and third quarter to squash Mercer County High School in the first game of the Lady Admirals Tournament in Danville on Friday night. 

    Trailing 8-6 after one quarter, the Lady Knights turned up the intensity and the pressure. They led 30-21 at half time,  after a 24-point second quarter.