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Today's News

  • Movie company is casting extras for movie trailer shoot in Lebanon

    Looking for immortality? That dream will come true for 25 people when Cinema Lexzikon shoots the trailer for its new feature film, "Architect of Chaos," in Lebanon, Friday-Sunday, April 29-May 1.

    This film is an action-packed thriller "about God, The Devil and lots and lots of bad guys," said Director William Lee. For more details, check out www.cinemalexzikon.com.

  • Two MAC inmates remain at large

    Two inmates walked away from Marion Adjustment Center early in the morning of March 25, and they remain at large.

    Prison officials confirmed that Josh Levi Hogue and Brandon Saylor walked away from the prison at 2:30 a.m. Friday, March 25. State and local officials are looking for both men.

  • No driver's license processing Saturday, March 26

    Marion County residents who wish to renew their driver's licenses will not be able to do so on Saturday, March 26.

    That day, the National Driving Registry will be launching a new Problem Driver Pointer System, and this will affect the ability to process licenses. The new system should be in place by Monday, March 28.

    The Marion Circuit Clerk's office will be open Saturday for other services. It just will not be able to process driver's licenses.

  • Tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issue a tornado watch until 9 p.m. for most Kentucky counties, including Marion County.

    A tornado watch is issued when conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes. 

    This comes after the weather service issued a hazardous weather outlook earlier today, March 23. The weather service is predicting that thunderstorms, large hail and damaging winds are all likely this afternoon.

  • Column: Special session needed to resolve Medicaid issue

    Last fall, when the General Assembly finalized the calendar for the 2011 Regular Session, this past week was scheduled to be one of the quietest of the year. It was set aside as part of a 10-day period known as the veto recess, which gives the governor time to consider legislation sent to him and then gives legislators a chance to use the session's final day to consider vetoes, if any occur.

  • Letter: Financial, political gaps remain on Medicaid

    One week into most narrowly-called special sessions, the General Assembly has completed its work, sent the final legislation to the governor for his signature, and headed home - or at least has a pretty good idea of how long that process might take. Then again, we usually try to have an agreement in place before the special session is called, hoping to save our own time and taxpayers' money. That hasn't been the case for this special session.

  • How to help

    Watching the television news, reading the newspapers and surfing the Internet, images of the disaster in Japan are everywhere.

    On March 11, Japan was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded. The magnitude-9.0 quake set off a deadly tsunami that crashed into the small island nation. Thousands of people are dead, many more are still missing or injured and almost half a million people are homeless. The country is also facing a nuclear crisis.

  • Knights swing into action

    After wrapping up last season with a record of 15-14, Head Coach Chad Spalding looks for this season to be an improvement.
    “It will be difficult for us to obtain but I think we have a shot at winning 20 games,” Spalding said. “In order for us to do that we will have to play solid defensively and catch some breaks with the weather and not have many games canceled.”

  • District crown is in Lady Knights’ sight

    Losing only one player to graduation after compiling a 22-13 record, the Marion County Lady Knights softball team has high expectations for the 2011 season.  After winning the 20th district title last year, the Lady Knights beat Washington County 10-0 in the first round of the regional softball tournament before losing to Green County 2-1 in the second round of region.
    Head Coach Trent Milby hopes that this year’s squad will win the district crown for the second year in a row, and take their chances in the 5th region tournament once again.

  • Young boys plan to compete

    With a new coach at the helm, the Marion County Knights tennis team has a positive outlook about the upcoming season. Because the team lost several strong players from last year, Head Coach Chase Burdette says this is a building year.  “Team positions aren’t very solid yet, which is to be expected with a young team,” Burdette said.