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Today's News

  • Sports Briefs

    St. Catharine Tip-Off Banquet to feature Donnie Tyndall

  • Soccer Knights face heavy fire

    After reaching the .500 mark for the first time this season, the Marion County High School boys' soccer team faced two teams with a lot of fire power last week.  The Knights fell 9-1 to Western Hills on the road Saturday and 6-1 Thursday to Danville at home. They came from behind to beat Bardstown 5-2 Tuesday.  Western Hills proved to be too much for the Knights to handle. "They are one heck of a team. They are hands down best team we've played," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said.

  • Rigdon arrested for attempted murder

    Update: Billy Rigdon has been taken into custody. He was indicted for receiving stolen property (firearm). More information on the indictments at the end of this article.   The Kentucky State Police arrested William J. "Joey" Rigdon, 48, of Lebanon Monday and charged him with four counts of attempted murder and first-degree arson in connection with a trailer explosion that destroyed Gary and Wanda Walls' home on or about March 17, 2006.

  • Lessons learned

    The United States conflict in Vietnam divided the country, and in the aftermath of the war, many veterans were never given a warm welcome home. Recently, however, a homecoming ceremony was held at Ft. Knox to recognize the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans. 

  • 'Dark' times ahead

     The original Jason Voorhies, a few Playboy playmates, and Rupert from "Survivor" are all coming to Lebanon Oct. 1-3. They will all be part of Dark Woods Con 1.5, which is coming to Centre Square. 

  • Elder has a hot week

    Marion County High School junior Joseph Elder ended a great week on the course Saturday after 22 holes at Rosewood Golf Course during the third annual Marion County Invitational. Elder finished 18 holes with a 72, tied with Boyle County's Dakota Jarman. It took four playoff holes for Jarman to finally catch a break on the ninth hole and birdie putt for the individual tournament title. "Both players had two putt pars on the first hole," Knights Head Coach Freddie Leathers said.

  • Commanders come to town

    Marion County High School looks to extend a four game winning streak against rival Washington County Friday at John J. Boswell Field. Washington County comes in hot, starting the season 4-0 after beating Lincoln County by a point last week.  Marion County is off to their best start since 2008 with a 3-1 record.  Both teams have played Taylor County. Marion County beat the Cardinals last week with a 49-0 show of force.

  • Small town girl

    Once upon a time, I had dreams of moving to a big city, living in a fancy studio apartment and working at a large, daily newspaper. But, some dreams aren't meant to come true, and I ended up moving back to Marion County after graduating from college and working for my hometown, weekly newspaper. I would be lying if I didn't admit that sometimes, actually quite often, I wonder what life would be like had I actually pursued those dreams rather than coming back to my small, country hometown. It would have been exciting, no doubt.

  • Caramel recipes are scrumptious

    This time of year always reminds me of caramel apples. My grandma Dillon would make them only in the fall, and they were very special. I've always liked caramel, and have lots of recipes that use it in all kinds of ways.

    This week's recipe, called Caramel Dumplings, is an old, REALLY old recipe. In Illinois where I grew up, it was a favorite of my friends and me, and was inexpensive and easy to make. We even made it in home economics class in high school! It's not gourmet food, for sure, but it will feed a bunch of kids very cheaply.

  • Campaign season is back again

    Like unsightly weeds, campaign signs are starting to pop up in yards across Marion County. No doubt, most sign-posters are sincere in their support of the candidates' whose names adorn their yards, but that doesn't make them any more pleasant to see. But that also means Election Day is coming. This year, it's Nov. 2. With today's edition, we begin our coverage of the 2010 general election.