Today's News

  • Marion County's Sweetheart

    Suzanne Spalding, 2009 Marion County Junior Miss, represented her community well this past weekend during the Kentucky Junior Miss competition in Lexington.

    She not only placed in the top 10, but she also received a talent award and the Friendship Association Award.

    Michelle Rodgers of Clark County was named the 2009 Kentucky Junior Miss. 

  • Gap analysis a mixed bag for Marion County schools

    The 2008 gap analysis information contains mixed results for Marion County Public Schools.

    "Significant" gaps remain among many student subpopulations, all but two of those subpopulations met their 2008 CATS index goals.

  • Foul trouble sinks Knights

    Chris Southall's career best 27 points weren't enough to will the Marion County Knights to victory over the Campbellsville Eagles on Friday night in Campbellsville.

    The Eagles scored 23 of their 33 second-half points from the free throw line in a slugfest at Paul J. Coop Gym. The Knights finished 7 for 21 at the free throw line, including four critical misses in the final minute and a half.

    Only trailing 40-39 after three quarters, the Knights fell 62-47.

    Despite a six game losing streak, Head Coach Tim Peterson was positive about some aspects of the game.

  • Marching for King

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization held its annual Martin Luther King Day march Sunday afternoon in downtown Lebanon.   Approximately 20 people participated in the march, which traveled from the post office down Main Street to Depot Street and then up ML King Avenue to the public library.   A group of speakers talked about Dr. King's dream and his legacy as well as about changes that still need to be made in our society. 

  • FSA Issuing Tobacco Transition Program Payments

    USDA Farm Service Agency announced today it will begin issuing more than $162 million in Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) payments to quota holders and producers in Kentucky. Payments for 2009 and subsequent year payments will be made every Jan. 15.

  • Bids approved for judicial center

    Last week, the Marion County Project Development Board approved bids for the various aspects of the construction of the planned Marion County judicial center.

    The project board received the bids during a special-called meeting Jan. 6. The board members approved the bids during another special-called meeting Jan. 13.

    Marion County Judge-Executive John G. Mattingly, the chairman of the project board, said the bids came in at or under budget.

    "I think that's a factor of where we are in this economy," he said.

  • Dairy council hosts barn meeting in Campbellsville Monday

    The 2009 Kentucky Dairy Development Council / Alltech Barn Meetings throughout the Commonwealth are being held Jan. 20 through Feb. 24.  The next meeting is Monday, Jan. 26, at the Taylor County Extension Office, located at 1143 S. Columbia Avenue in Campbellsville.

  • Lady Knights crush Campbellsville

    The Marion County Lady Knights jumped out to a 17-1 lead against district foe Campbellsville on Friday night and never looked back.

    The host Lady Eagles never recouped from the 15-0 run, trailing 28-3 at the end of the first quarter. A bevy of turnovers and blocked shots kept the Lady Eagles from getting into a rhythm as the Lady Knights applied a smothering full court defense.

  • Fruit tree orders for spring planting

    One of the best things about January is all the good catalogs that come in the mail.  It is much easier to believe that spring will come again when you have a stack of catalogs that show glossy pictures of fruits, vegetables and flowers.  The extra time spent indoors by the fire also allows us to spend some time plotting and planning what we want to add to the garden in 2009.

  • Lebanon animal ordinance now in Effect

    I was wondering how the sales of the animal tags were going in the City of Lebanon, so I stopped in city hall to check. I was shocked at the answer. "Ninety" was the reply that I received. Although the city ordinance went into effect the first of the year, I was surprised with the number since there has been limited publicity of these new laws. This weekly article, our time slot on Mike FM 100.9 (every Friday at 7:40 a.m.) and the local news coverage from our media friends have been the only ways Lebanon residents have learned of the new laws.