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Today's News

  • County residents should know radon levels

    You can't avoid it completely, and it can cause cancer. However, you can take steps to reduce your exposure to it.
    "It" is radon, and it is common in central Kentucky.
    "The radon that's in Marion County is here as a result of the geology, specifically the black shale," said Keith Brock, the Marion County Solid Waste and Environmental Coordinator.
    Radon is produced by the natural decay of uranium, which is found in nearly all soils, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Sheer Delight

    Cue balls, chrome domes and Kojak wanna-bes will be on display this Saturday during the 2012 St. Baldrick's Day.
    Once again, Marion Countians will be lining up to have their heads shaved to raise money to fight children's cancer from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 17 at the St. Augustine School gymnasium.
    "We just think it's a great, worthwhile cause to sponsor," said Sheila Lanham of the Citizen's National Bank St. Baldrick's committee.

  • Weathering the storm

    Storms can wreak havoc on our lives.
    The folks in West Liberty can attest to that after a tornado ripped through their community March 2.
    After experiencing such devastation and loss, it's hard to imagine picking up the pieces and moving on. In fact, it almost seems impossible.
    But, it's not.
    There's always hope.
    That's the message Dr. David B. Whitlock shares in his recently published book, "Surviving the Storms of Life: How to Triumph in Tragedy."

  • Continue to remember tornado victims

  • House makes its budget proposal

    For the last several years, the biggest challenge facing the General Assembly and Governor Steve Beshear has been keeping the state on track as it weathers the toughest worldwide recession in more than 70 years.

  • Unfair labor practices and bullies in the workplace

    By Roger Mattingly
    Guest columnist

    I believe there is a lot of injustice going on here in Marion County. The injustice I'm speaking about pertains to the way that many employers are treating their employees in our work force. It's past and long overdue for someone to speak out about these types of issues.
    Employees deserve to be treated with respect, dignity, fairness and non-discrimination practices. They need to be treated like people instead of animals or robots. Employees need to be listened to, whenever they have a legitimate complaint.

  • Let's hear it for the girls

    The Marion County Lady Knights have a lot to celebrate.
    They have completed the most successful run in the history of Marion County girls basketball. During the past three seasons, the Lady Knights have won back-to-back-to-back regional titles. They've made it to the final four of the Sweet Sixteen two years in a row.
    And this year, they became the first Lady Knights team to reach the state finals.
    Let that sink in for a moment.

  • A new taxiway on the way for Lebanon-Springfield Airport

    Landmark News Service

  • Lebanon man assaulted in New Orleans

    A Lebanon man is in intensive care in a New Orleans, La., hospital after being assaulted during the SEC Tournament last week.
    William Chad Murphy, 36, and some of his friends began their trip to New Orleans Thursday when he departed Lebanon and headed down south to watch the University of Kentucky men's basketball team compete in the SEC tournament. Thursday evening, Chad called his wife, Lena, to tell her that he had gotten separated from his friends and was trying to find them. Minutes after that phone call, Chad was assaulted in the French Quarter.

  • Lady Knights Come Up Just Short