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Today's News

  • MCHS academic team headed to regional competition

    The Marion County High School Academic Team is on a winning streak that began four years ago, and may carry them to state competition in the Kentucky Association of Academic Competition's Governor's Cup.

    The team has advanced to regional competition as winners of the 20th District for the fourth straight year. For the first time ever, each student advanced in every area in which they competed. Coaching the team since 2006 is David Cox who teaches science and Susan Crum-Cox, who teaches art. 

  • Scott and Bradshaw receive inaugural Garrett scholarship

    After winning their first district tournament title since 2004, the good news keeps coming for two seniors on the Marion County High School volleyball team.

    Rosanna Scott and Kristen Bradshaw have been announced as winners of the first ever Heather Garrett Memorial Scholarship.

    Scott is the daughter of Dr. Brian and Lorraine Scott. She currently has a 4.0 G.P.A. and scored a 30 on the ACT test. She plans to attend the University of Louisville and is undecided on her major.

  • Cadillac Cue can stay open

    Cadillac Cue, a pool hall on W. Main Street in Lebanon, is typically open from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m., according to owner Jamie Bohannan.

    A Lebanon city ordinance requires that any place with pool tables to close between midnight and 6 a.m. daily and to be closed on Sundays. Lebanon Police Chief Shelton Young brought this to the attention of the Lebanon City Council during a special called meeting last Friday.

  • Get a head start on the garden with seed starting

    Starting seeds indoors turns out to be a necessary skill if you want success with some crops. A few need a bit of a head start in order to reach maturity at the right time for Kentuckiana gardens.

    Other considerations include ideal growing conditions.

    Cabbage, for example, can be started early so you can set them out as plants as soon as possible. The goal is to get an early harvest before our summer temperatures soar and the plants bolt and get bitter.

  • Springtime is near, mating season is here

    It's been a few weeks since I've had an article in the paper. I have just have been super busy with work here at the shelter and at home. For those parents who have a child sick at home can relate, my 15-year-old daughter has both mononucleosis and strep throat. I would rather take care of a litter of sick pups. They wouldn't be as needy or irritable.  

  • Antique and craft show this weekend

    The 4th Annual Heart of Kentucky Antique and Craft Show will take place this Saturday and Sunday at Centre Square in Lebanon.   There will be more vendors than ever this year, including numerous antiques booths, silk art, a henna body artist, candles, photos, crafts and much more. There will also be a chance for the children to have their pictures taken with Mickey Mouse.

    This event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

  • Bradfordsville police chief resigns

    Adam Rainwater has resigned as the Bradfordsville police chief.

    He has accepted a position with the Green County Sheriff's Department.

    Rainwater informed the city commission of his decision during a special-called meeting last week.

    "You are more like family to me than you are like my bosses," he said during the meeting.

    Rainwater added that he will try to help with planning for the 2009 Old Mill Days if he can work it out with his new position. 

  • These desserts are worth a try

    Do you need a couple new dessert recipes? Neither do I, but here are two I tried recently, and they’re really good. The Butter Pecan Mousse is easy and decadently delicious. And who doesn’t like apple pie? This one is a keeper.

    Butter Pecan Mousse

    1 c. pecan pieces

    2 T. butter, melted

    2 (8oz.) pkgs. Cream cheese, softened

    1/4 c. sugar

    1/4 c. brown sugar, firmly packed

    1/2 t. vanilla

    1 c. whipping cream, whipped

  • February closes with a flurry of legislative action

    As my colleagues and I returned from the 2009 session's five-day hiatus, we quickly resumed our work attending meetings, hearing testimony, studying proposed legislation and approving bills in the House chambers as only 12 days remain in this year's legislative session.

    Legislative committee meetings were full of debate and action this week.  The House Banking and Insurance Committee approved legislation that protects life insurance policyholders.

  • Knights bow out

    The Marion County boys’ basketball team (8-22) proved they could compete with two out of three of their district opponents. Unfortunately for them, they drew the team that had match up problems with for their first round game in the 20th District tournament on Wednesday night of last week.

    Adair County gave the Knights problems all season, winning by nearly 20 points in both regular season match ups.

    Wednesday's game started in a better fashion for the Knights but ended with the same result as the Knights fell 69-36 to the hot shooting Indians.