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Today's News

  • Lady Knights top Lady Lions in softball

     The Marion County Lady Knights’ week of play was mostly washed out as cold weather and rain caused game after game to be canceled. In total, the Lady Knights lost the opportunity to play five games, four of which were in the Russell County Lady Laker Classic last weekend. 

    Though tourney play was not an option, the Lady Knights managed to squeeze in one game on March 27 against the Garrard County Lady Lions (4-1). There, the Lady Knights (3-1) defeated the visiting Lady Lions, 4-1, in seven innings. 

  • Local filly earns two awards

     Recently, Precocious Beauty, a filly bred in Marion County by Jim Avritt Sr. and LaVerne Avritt, received two prestigious award for pacing horses.

    Precocious Beauty received the 2013 Dan Patch Award for 2-year-old pacing filly from the United States Harness Writers. and the O’Brien Award for a 2-year-old pacing filly with at least three starts in Canada.

  • Wildlife feeding prohibited until May 31

     Fish and Wildlife Officer B.J. McCoy is reminding the public that it is illegal to feed wildlife with grass, seed or manufactured animal feed in the area outside your home until May 31. He noted that spring turkey season is here, and the public should refresh itself on laws related to “baiting” wild turkeys.

  • After seven years, annexation upheld

    When the Lebanon City Council annexed approximately 415 acres of property in February of 2006, it led to more than six years of court cases before reaching the Kentucky Supreme Court in November of 2012.
    On March 20, the Supreme Court handed down a 6-1 decision upholding the annexation and remanded the case to Marion Circuit Court with instructions to enter a summary judgment in the city’s favor.

  • Farm, Home and Garden Show is this weekend
  • Pageant to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation

    The Reach for the Stars Beauty Pageant is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at Marion County High School. This event is a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
    The pageant is open to boys and girls from newborns to 10 years old. The deadline to register is April 7.
    The cost is $10 per participant and $5 for spectators. Participants can preregister for $7 at the Farm, Home and Garden Show. Participants need to arrive at the high school by 1 p.m. on the day of the pageant.

  • Lebanon woman named to African-American Heritage Commission

    Angela R. Nance of Lebanon has been appointed to represent the public at-large on the Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission. Gov. Steve Beshear made the appointment last week.
    Nance is a workforce investment area fiscal officer at Lincoln Trail Area Development District. Her term on the commission expires Feb. 1, 2018.
     

  • Writers events set for April 6 and April 13

    Each of the next two Sundays, Marion County residents will have a chance to meet and mingle with writers with local ties.
    At 2 p.m. April 6, the Marion County Heritage Center is hosting a reception with several writers. The writers scheduled to be at the center are:
    • Ann (Phyllis Spalding) Barnett of Calvary, “Between the Rows”
    • Seth Benningfield of Lebanon, “Holy Lands of Kentucky”
    • Joe Edgar Bland for his late daughter-in-law Heather Hornback-Bland, “God Said Yes”

  • Wreck sends Liberty man and KSD student to the hospital

    A wreck at Main Street and Third Street in Danville sent a Kentucky School for the Deaf student from Marion County and a Liberty man to the hospital Friday morning.
    The wreck occurred around 7:45 a.m., when Daniel Cheatham, 39 of Liberty, was traveling northbound on South Third Street and allegedly ran the red light at the intersection with Main Street, colliding with a Marion County school bus, which was transporting a juvenile and three adult passengers to KSD.

  • Two new candidates seek county judge’s seat

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly will be stepping down at the end of this year, and two men are seeking to take his place.
    David Daugherty and Doug Mattingly are running against one another for county judge in the Democratic primary on May 20. Unless an independent or write-in candidate files before the general election in November, then the primary winner will be the next county judge.