Today's News

  • Try something super easy for Christmas

    I keep a special section in my holiday cooking file of super-easy, super-good Christmas candy and cookies.

    These are the recipes I've used for many years. They are foolproof and delicious, I guarantee.

    The first cookie is a roll-out sugar cookie, the one my grandmother Dillon made all during my childhood. I've used it ever since I started cooking and make at least a double recipe every year since my girls were little.

    I make them in many shapes and we decorate them with colored icing. It's a treasured memory for all of us.

  • Lady Knights win, Knights fall to district power

     The Marion County High School Lady Knights (2-1) basketball team beat Adair County (1-2) 57-48 on Tuesday night at Adair County.

    The Knights (0-2) fell to district power Adair County (3-0) 58-41 on Tuesday night at Adair County.

    The boys and girls will face Washington County in a double header at the Roby Dome on Friday night. Tip off is set for 6:30 p.m. for the girls and 8 p.m. for the boy. 

  • Looking to fill three big stockings

    The possible bailout of the Big Three American automakers has been prominent in the news for weeks.

    Many people have serious questions about giving money to companies that have a poor record of business management of late. The concerns are all the more understandable since the same people who have put the Big Three in their respective holes are the ones who intend to remain in charge.

  • Knights take on a heavy schedule

    The Marion County Knights boys' basketball team has a big week ahead, opening district play and facing region foes.

    Tuesday night the boys faced a tough Adair County (2-0) team that features two of the best players in the region in Darren Ballou and Nick Fudge.

  • No lions, tigers or bears within the city limits

    The City of Lebanon's animal ordinance has been the central topic of my articles for the past few weeks. I have been hoping to inform the public just exactly what the ordinance states and trying to decipher it into laymen's terms. Having talked about how many animals allowed and how much it will cost you, now I need to touch base on some of the other restrictions pertaining to this matter.

  • Campaigns are over; working across party lines must begin

    To many people, it must have been a remarkable picture.

    After months of bitter campaigning, President-elect Barack Obama sat next to Sen. John McCain for a meeting a few days ago. They talked at length about how they could reach across party lines to discuss - and move forward on - some of the nation's most challenging issues.

    If they can do this on a national level, why can't we do it in Kentucky?

  • Taking a detour

    Future road projects in Marion County, and throughout the rest of the state, are going to begin resembling a "Chevrolet" as opposed to the "Cadillac" variety that have been completed in the past, according to Patty Dunaway, chief district engineer for the Lincoln Trail District.

    Dunaway, who spoke at the Marion County Economic Development Office's First Friday Forum Dec. 5, said every single state road project on the books has been reviewed, and modifications are being made to help the state save millions of dollars.

  • Lady Knights can't stop Christian Academy

    The Marion County High School girls' basketball team took an early season loss against highly touted Christian Academy of Louisville (CAL) (3-0) on Saturday night at Central Hardin High School.

    The Lady Knights trailed the entire game but pulled within four with about two minutes to play in the third at 32-28.

    Two quick fouls on Andrea King shifted the momentum back to CAL. They would never get any closer, with Christian Academy's defense holding them to four points in the fourth quarter and only 11 points in the second half.

  • Lady Knights open district play this week

    The Marion County High School girls' basketball team faced region foe Adair County (1-1) on Tuesday night on the road.

    Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby said that the Lady Indians were a young team like Marion County.

    "They've got some decent size," he said. "We expect zone defense from them. We'll have to get after them and use the press to our advantage. If we get some easy baskets it seems to get us going."

    The Lady Indians beat region opponent John Hardin (0-3) 71-54 and lost to region contender Green County (2-0) 66-48.

  • County offers support for history museum

    The Marion County Historical Society paid a visit to the Marion County Fiscal Court last week in anticipation of the opening of a county history museum next year.

    The museum is planned to be housed in the former Lebanon High School building, currently under renovation as part of Centre Square.

    Dale Royse, the president of the historical society, spoke with the fiscal court about the society's plans for the museum in coming years.

    "Together we can create a valuable asset not only for ourselves but for others coming to this community," he said.