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Today's News

  • Seventh Heaven

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights basketball team continued its streak of dominance in the 20th District, by capturing it seventh straight district title Saturday night in Adair County. The Lady Knights advanced to the championship game by defeating Taylor County in the opening round Thursday night by a final score of 65-26. Marion County then topped the host Adair County Lady Indians by a final score of 72-41 to capture the title.

  • People who help people

    Stella Porter lives a simple life.
    She shies away from the limelight. She’s more of a behind-the-scenes person. But, the work she does in her community and in her church doesn’t go unnoticed.
    In fact, this Saturday Porter will be receiving the Genevieve Boone Award at the 2013 African American Catholic Leadership Awards Banquet. This award is given to an individual who has been a trailblazer in the areas of cultural enrichment, education and formation.

  • Peachy Keene

    As a Lebanon Police Officer, Henry Keene has seen the effects drugs and poor decisions can have on individuals and the community.
    As the Lebanon DARE Officer, he tries to teach children how to make good decisions.
    “It’s teaching kids to make decisions when nobody’s looking,” Keene said. “When they are under peer pressure, are they able to evaluate and respond and make a good decision?”
    Keene, 46, said DARE did not exist when he was growing up, and he thinks about that whenever he arrests someone close to his own age.

  • Marion County will not accept Taylor County animals

    In light of the recent announcement that the Taylor County Animal Shelter will no longer adopt out animals, the Marion County Fiscal Court wants it publicly known that the Marion County Animal Shelter will not accept animals from Taylor County.
    The magistrates said the Marion County shelter should verify with a driver’s license that only Marion County residents are dropping off animals at the Marion County shelter.

  • State Department of Agriculture investigates Taylor County Animal Shelter

    Taylor County Animal Shelter has come under fire again, this time for whether it misused state grant funding to build a shelter that will soon no longer offer pets for adoption.
    Shawn Moffitt was one of two Campbellsville residents who spearheaded a protest recently at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.
    But James Comer, commissioner of the state Department of Agriculture, says the $150,000 grant the shelter received to build its new facility does not require that animals be up for adoption at the facility.

  • E911 could be in place before the end of the year

    Marion County could have Enhanced 911 before the end of the year.
    Marion County is looking to tie into the Central Kentucky 911 Network, which is based in Lexington, as a way to save costs on the implementation and upkeep of E911 service. David Lucas, the Lexington 911 director, said he hopes to have Marion County online in the third quarter of this year.
    Lucas made his comments Feb. 19 during the first meeting of the Lebanon/Marion County E911 Advisory Committee. The committee includes local officials, the heads of various county emergency services, and citizens.

  • Lebanon man facing rape, sodomy charges

    Christopher Reardon, 21, of 25 Parish Avenue in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree rape (four counts), first-degree attempted sodomy (two counts), and first-degree sexual abuse.

  • Search for Kara Tingle continues

    Thursday morning, at 6:09 to be exact, Sheila and Dale Tingle released balloons into the sky to honor their daughter’s birthday. It’s the exact time their daughter was born 30 years ago, and it's something they’ve done every year since she went missing on July 17, 2010.
    “We do it for hope,” Sheila said.
    Kara was last seen on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. She was driving a family member's car that was found two days later on the Bluegrass Parkway.

  • Pension deal could include lottery tax

    By Kevin Wheatley
    The State Journal

    House Democratic leaders will likely propose adding a 6 percent sales tax on Kentucky Lottery ticket sales and expanding available lottery games to fund future pension contributions.
    Rep. Brent Yonts, D-Greenville, said the lottery sales tax would generate $49 million annually, and new lottery games could bring in between $60 million and $90 million over time.

  • White House outlines Kentucky's financial losses if sequester takes effect

    From the Lexington Herald-Leader

    The White House said Sunday that Kentucky could lose millions of dollars this year alone if Congress doesn't act by Friday.
    That's when a series of automatic cuts — called sequestration — will take effect.
    For example, Kentucky would lose $11.8 million for primary and secondary education, "putting around 160 teacher and aide jobs at risk," the White House said in a release.