Today's News

  • Mercer County topples Lady Knights

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights soccer team struggled against Mercer County last week and fell 8-0, and was narrowly defeated 1-0 by North Hardin.
    On Monday of last week, the Lady Knights hosted Mercer County. The Lady Titans are ranked in the state rankings and showed why.
    "They attacked early and often," Coach Devin Johnson said. "In the end, they were really just too much for us to handle."  
    Mercer County was able to score four goals in the first half on what Johnson called "mental mistakes on our part."

  • Lawsuit accuses dogs of killing calves

    A Marion County farmer has filed a lawsuit alleging dogs killed his cattle.

    Tommy Buckman filed the lawsuit Sept. 10 in Marion Circuit Court. Buckman has accused Tim Auch of failing to keep control of a Great White Pyrenees, which according to the complaint, killed seven of Buckman's calves between December 2011 and January 2012.

  • MCHS has new athletic trainer

    Josh Bohn, 23, of Pemberville, Ohio, is Marion County High School's newest athletic trainer. His first day on the job was Monday of last week.
    Bohn is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He's a certified athletic trainer, and this is his first position.
    Bohn has had experience in this line of work while in college on a supervised trial basis. Bohn works through KORT physical therapy, and has recently moved to Lebanon.

  • Marion County receives food, shelter grant

    Marion County has been awarded a $9,581 grant from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The grant will supplement emergency food, rent/mortgage and utility assistance programs.

    The National Board is headed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but also includes representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities USA and the United Way of America.

  • Third place finish for junior varsity Lady Knights

    The Marion County Lady Knights junior varsity team competed in a tournament Saturday, where they finished third in the silver division. The tourney consisted of pool play games, followed by tournament play.
    In pool play, the Lady Knights split with Bullitt East in the first match, 18-21 and 21-16. Marion County then defeated Grayson County 21-6 and 21-14. The Lady Knights split with North Bullitt 15-21 and 22-20. Marion County then fell to Bethlehem, 13-21 and 7-21.

  • Correction, Sept. 19

    A news item in the Sept. 12 print edition should have read that the Marion County Fiscal Court approved hiring a part-time employee to assist with cross-referencing mapping information that is required for the county to be eligible for E911 service. This will be an employee of the fiscal court, not the PVA's Office, although the PVA Office's is also assisting with the mapping.

    A news brief about the United Concerned Citizens early bird collection for its annual Thanksgiving Dinner should have read that Thanksgiving will be on Nov. 22 this year.

  • Happy, healthy and home

    Kirk and Amy Cecil of Lebanon don't need to be convinced of the value of the work done by the March of Dimes. All they have to do is look at their son.

    Luke was born in the 26th week of Amy's pregnancy, well ahead of his expected arrival at the end of June. But now he's home and healthy.

    "He's happy-go-lucky. He's a good baby," Amy said. "He's very content."

  • Spoil sports

    Rivalry games always inspire emotions, and that makes that game a little more special for players and fans on both sides.
    That's true of the Louisville-Kentucky rivalry. The Marion County-Washington County rivalry is no different.
    But that's not an excuse for vandalism, and unfortunately, that's what happened at both high schools last week. On Friday morning, we learned that the football fields at Marion and Washington counties had been defaced.

  • The sounds of history

    This weekend, Marion County residents will have the chance to see a little bit of the Smithsonian without ever leaving the county.

    The exhibit "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music" will open to the public starting Saturday, Sept. 22, on the top floor of the Centre Square Fine Arts Building in Lebanon. The exhibit is free of charge.

  • Family, fitness and fun

    Parents and their children exercising... together!
    I witnessed that very thing Saturday at the seventh annual Family Fitness and Safety Day at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.
    It was a welcome sight to see.
    I watched children and their parents compete in sack races, run through obstacle courses and they even humored me and did some of my "Girls on the Run warm-up exercises," which included squat jacks.