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Today's News

  • Lebanon man in critical condition after accident

    Justin Blandford, 22, of 2150 Loretto Road in Lebanon was listed in critical condition at University Hospital in Louisville as of Tuesday morning, Nov. 2, following a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning.

    According to Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Jimmy Clements, Blandford was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier west on Spencer Hamilton Road. At 3:29 a.m. his vehicle left the road, struck a ditch embankment and overturned, ejecting Blandford from the car.

  • Fire school is Oct. 23-24

    Marion County will once again be the sight for the fourth annual fire school, which will be held Oct. 23-24.

    The school will offer 12 classes to firefighters from all over the state, and it's free.

    "To our knowledge it is still only one of two fire schools of its size offered at no charge in the state and that's thanks to the City of Lebanon, county government, Kentucky State Fire Commission and all local emergency services," Trey Abell, local firefighter and EMT, said.

  • Making His Case for Dignity

    What were you doing when you were 11 years old?   Can you even remember back that far?

    When I was 11, I was boy crazy and insanely obsessed with New Kids on the Block. My biggest concern was what outfit I was going to wear to school or who I was going to sit by at lunch.

    I was too busy changing outfits to change the world. I was like most kids at that age - more concerned about myself than anything else. Typical, right?

    Not in the world of 11-year-old Noah Jones from Bowling Green.

  • Little fighter

    On first glance, Kayleigh Farmer, nearly 6 months old, appears as happy and healthy as any other baby. The only semblance of anything otherwise is the tiny tube she is connected to ... the tube that's keeping her fed.

    Kayleigh was born two months early in May, with a cleft palate.

    Heather Farmer says the condition means her daughter will have to undergo surgery when she's about a year old.

  • Knights air it out against LaRue

     

    Marion County flashed a new look against LaRue County Friday at John J. Boswell Field in Lebanon.

    Ryan Peterson threw for a career high 201 yards on nine of 15 passing and two touchdowns in the game of his life.

    Meanwhile, the Hawks went a third consecutive game without a rushing touchdown and turned the ball over three times in Marion County's 55-6 win.

  • Lebanon approves agreement with historical society

    The Marion County Historical Society may soon have local history on display at Centre Square.

    Monday, Oct. 11, the Lebanon City Council voted 5-0 to approve a pair of lease agreements with the historical society allowing the society to create displays in the Centre Square Fine Arts Building and the Centre Square Convention Center.

    Councilwoman Denise Fogle was not present at that meeting.

  • Try a new twist with sweet potatoes this Thanksgiving

    I've been looking for a good recipe for Sweet Potato Balls to make for Thanksgiving. I had some delicious ones at a big pot-luck, but didn't get the recipe, so I've been searching. 

    I found two recipes that I tried, and they were both good, but the first one was a whole lot more trouble. It was delicious, but had to be deep-fried and took a lot longer. However, the recipe says they can be made up ahead of time and frozen, then fried at the last minute. I haven't tried doing that yet.

  • 'Regular guy' seeks state house seat

    Leo Johnson says that it's time for a change in leadership in Frankfort. And he wants voters to elect a "regular guy" like himself instead of someone wanting to be a career politician.

    The Casey County Republican is challenging incumbent Terry Mills, D-Lebanon, for the 24th District House of Representatives seat which serves Casey, Marion and part of Pulaski County.

  • UPDATE: Tornado warning has expired; tornado watch remains in effect

    A tornado warning expired at 1:45 p.m., but a tornado watch remains in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon, Oct. 26, for Marion County and the surrounding area, according to the National Weather Service. 

    The tornado watch affects 80 Kentucky counties, including Marion County and all surrounding counties.

  • Judicial center project to be in December

    The Marion County Judicial Center Project, which broke ground in April, might be one of the few judicial center projects in the state to be completed on time, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

    "The project has gone really smooth," he said.

    Substantial completion of the building is scheduled for Dec. 4, and occupancy of the building is scheduled for the first of the year, Mattingly said.