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Today's News

  • Deer hunting meeting Feb. 28

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and Dr. James Angel are hosting a meeting Monday about 2011-12 hunting season.

    The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Centre Square, 239 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.

    The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the status of the deer herd and the regulations for the 2011-12 hunting season in Marion County.

  • Severe weather possible through Friday morning

    Officials with the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the National Weather Service (NWS) are monitoring heavy thunderstorms, expected to last through Friday morning.

    The storm may bring  mix of weather, including strong winds, hail, heavy rain, and the potential for localized flooding and tornadoes. The most significant risk for severe weather is predicted for parts of western and central Kentucky along the Tennessee border.

  • First three days of Spring Break to be used as makeup days

    The Marion County Board of Education voted 4 to 1 to use the first three days of Spring Break as makeup days during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, Feb. 22.

  • Higdon: Senate focuses on education, health care

    This was a very busy week in Frankfort with several rallies and many constituent visits. As for legislation, education and healthcare were the focus of a number of the bills we passed.

  • Mills: House approves corrections reform bill

    Each legislative session, the General Assembly spends much of its time on just a few areas: public safety, improving government services, education and our health.

    In the 2011 Regular Session, that focus in the Kentucky House can be found in such high profile bills as raising the high school dropout age from 16 to 18, closing an unexpected deficit in Medicaid and cracking down on drunken driving. Many others also neatly fit within those categories.

  • Stress can make you sick

    "Are you safe? Are you sound? Are you whole? Are you well?"

    I was reminded of that memorable quote from Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who last week as I laid lifeless in bed for two days. I, like many of you, had become a victim of a vicious 48-hour virus (that actually lasted 72 hours).

    It was a very strange occurrence because, you see, I don't get sick.

    Or, so I thought.

  • Home or away

    People have asked - and for good reason - why the superintendent's residency matters. It doesn't affect what goes on in the classrooms in Marion County. It doesn't affect test scores. So, why is it an issue?

    It may seem trivial on first look, but it matters for reasons we have yet to hear anyone explain. The next superintendent's contract will have a residency clause, as it should. The question that has been asked, but not answered (at least not publicly), is why is this in the contract at all?

  • It's time for 4-H Speeches

    By Rebecca A. Hill
    Marion Co. Extension Agent for 4-H

    When you see a 4-H clover in the springtime...what do you think of?
    4-H Speeches!  The Marion County 4-H Speech program has a long standing tradition of excellence.  We are known throughout the state for the quality and quantity of speeches presented.

  • Knights pound Commanders

     The Marion County Knights varsity boys basketball team traveled to Springfield to take on the Washington County Commanders in a border rivalry Saturday night.  The Knights outscored the Commanders in all four quarters of the game, and easily defeated the home team by 29 points with a final score of 74-45 boosting their record to 13-9. Three Marion County players scored in double figures, with senior Deshawn Douglas leading the way with 18 points. Junior Carlos Litsey captured his seventh double-double of the season in the game, scoring 10 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.

  • Police Log 2-23-11

    Tuesday, Feb. 8
    - Christopher G. Yocum of Sulpher Springs Road in Lebanon reported the theft of a 9MM Keltech pistol worth $300.

    Wednesday, Feb. 9
    - Mary I. Brockman of College Street in Lebanon reported a burglary and a case of criminal mischief after a window was broken out of her residence, causing $300 in damage, and a .22 caliber H&R 6-shot revolver worth $300 was stolen from her residence.
    Monday, Feb. 14