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Today's News

  • Little boats can be a big benefit for fishing

    For a while now I’ve been having a ball fishing out of my “little” boat. By little, I mean a boat, actually a baby pontoon-style, that’s four feet by eight feet.
    This is little compared to my “big” Nitro and its 200 horsepower gas engine. The baby boat is powered by a small trolling motor.
    My baby boat goes by several names depending on the manufacturer. It’s a pond-hopper, bass boat, pelican, etc.

  • Understanding sports concussions seminar
  • St. Charles football pool party is Friday

    The St. Charles Football Boosters are hosting a pool party from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 26, at the Lebanon Aquatic Center.
    The boosters are sponsoring the pizza/pool party for any sixth, seventh or eighth boy interested in playing football this fall for St. Charles Middle School.
    The event is free for students.
     

  • Soccer sign-ups are underway

    The Marion County Youth Soccer Association will be taking fall soccer signups on from 9 a.m. to noon on July 27 and Aug. 3 from at the Graham Memorial Park Soccer Complex concession stand on Fairgrounds Road in Lebanon.
    The registration deadline is Aug. 6.
    You can also print the forms from our website at http://www.mcys.webs.com/ and mail a completed application form signed by a notary, along with the registration fee and medical release form to:
    Marion County Youth Soccer
    Attn: Matt Mattingly
    PO Box 840, Lebanon, KY 40033

  • Pipeline: Progress or problem?

    Since it was announced, the Bluegrass Pipeline project has spurred vocal and persistent opposition in areas along the proposed route, and now that issue has come to Marion County.
    Landowners in the Loretto/St. Francis area were contacted about allowing surveys on their property related to a proposed pipeline that would carry natural gas liquids (NGLs) from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to Louisiana.
    Locally, the Loretto community (which includes the Sisters of Loretto and Loretto co-members) is trying to raise awareness about the project. 

  • Huge success

    For as long as Jimmy Brady can remember, he’s been big. He was bigger than his classmates in school, and he remained big after his school days were behind him.
    “That was me,” he said. “I knew I needed to do something about it, but I didn’t know what to do.”
    Last year, however, he finally figured it out. He underwent gastric sleeve surgery, which removed most of his stomach, and required severe changes in his diet.
    Jimmy, 36, has lost 291 pounds, and if you ask him, he’ll tell you he’s never felt better.

  • Job fair for MAC employees planned for Aug. 8

    The Marion County Economic Development Office is working to hold a job fair Aug. 8 for employees of Marion Adjustment Center. The private prison was notified last month that the state would not be renewing its contract to hold state prisoners. The job fair would allow MAC employees to meet with local industries about vacant positions. The discussion was part of the Marion County Industrial Foundation meeting on July 18.

  • 2014 Marion County Distinguished Young Women Program celebrates 50 years
  • Haz-mat class set for Aug. 17

    The Kentucky Emergency Management has scheduled a hazardous materials/emergency response guidebook class beginning at 8 a.m. Aug. 17 at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    The class will provide awareness-level training for first responders, who may be likely to witness or discover a hazardous materials release. The class will focus on detecting hazardous situations and making appropriate calls to secure the scene and prevent contamination.

  • Thanks to lower spending, small revenue growth, state closes fiscal year with $70M surplus

    Thanks to slowed spending by cash-strapped state agencies, as well as a small bump in General Fund revenues, state Budget Director Jane Driskell announced Friday that Kentucky state government closed the 2012-13 fiscal year with a General Fund surplus of $70.6 million.
    Driskell warned, however, in a state news release that the fiscal year that just began July 1 extends the budget cuts that were in place last year, and that state agencies would continue to be challenged to deliver services with fewer dollars despite rising costs.