Today's News

  • Farewell, Mrs. Ferrell

    A love for milk and tomatoes might have been Aileen Ferrell's secret to longevity.

    At least, that's what she told me when I interviewed her back in 2002.

    She was ONLY 95 years old at the time.

    I can vividly remember sitting in the kitchen of her huge, historic home on Main Street in Lebanon, and talking with her about her love for milk, vegetables (her favorite being tomatoes), dancing and being a mother.

    She was just delightful, and funny, too.

  • One day left for legislators in 2012 session

    By the time you read this, the 2012 General Assembly will be one day away from concluding. We have completed 59 days of the 60 day session, the last day, April 12, is reserved for considering any Governor's vetoes, if any.

  • Let's learn to celebrate responsibly

    Kentucky has received a lot of attention in the past week.

    The hype surrounding the Final Four and Monday night's NCAA men's basketball championship game has focused a national spotlight on the Bluegrass State. While fans of the Cards and Cats certainly had plenty to cheer about, not everything reported has been positive news.

    First, a report about two fans getting in a fight at a dialysis clinic was either trumpeted in the national media as an example of the passion of local fans or something to laugh about.

  • Softball Team Suffers First 2 Losses of Season

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights softball team played four games last week.  The team alternated wins and losses in the four games.  After suffering their first two losses of the year, the team now has a record of 5-2.

    Last Monday, the Lady Knights took on Casey County on the road.  The Lady Knights jumped out early, and never looked back.  The Lady Knights collected 10 hits and scored 15 runs to win the game in five innings.

    Marion County             472  20 -   15  10  0

  • Baseball Team Has Up and Down Week

    The Marion County High School Knights baseball team played five games last week, picking up a pair of wins and a pair of losses.  The first game of the week was suspended in the bottom of the eighth inning due to an electrical malfunction that caused the lights to go out at Hourigan field.

  • Author to speak in Lebanon about the American Quilt Trail

    Beautiful barn quilts are sprinkled throughout Marion County, and the author of a book devoted to those unique pieces of barnyard art will be making a stop in Lebanon soon.
    Suzi Parron, the author of "Barn Quilts And the American Quilt Trail Movement," will be giving a presentation at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 5, at The Stillhouse in Lebanon. She will also be having a book signing until 6 p.m. that day.

  • Campbellsville Police seek help finding suspect in pharmacy break-in

    Campbellsville Police are looking for suspects in two recent crimes.
    At 4:36 a.m. March 28, someone broke into the Eastridge-Phelps Pharmacy on the Campbellsville bypass. Upon arrival, officers observed that the suspect broke the glass to the front door to gain entrance. The pharmacy owner reported that an undetermined amount of narcotics had been stolen.
    Surveillance video shows a man wearing a brown ski mask, dark pants and shirt (possibly bib overalls), and wearing a camouflage jacket and blue gloves.

  • Marion County is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. March 28 for several counties in central Kentucky, including Marion County.

    As a cold front moves through the region, showers and thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds are possible, according to the weather service.

  • Graduation set for May 19

    The Class of 2012 will graduate at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Marion County High School.
    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved the change during its meeting Tuesday evening at Lebanon Middle School.
    High School Principal Stacey Hall said he'd received multiple complaints about graduation being rescheduled from May 12 to May 19, but the change was necessary when the last day of school was moved to May 15.
    Hall said under the state law, they can't have graduation before the last day of school.

  • Stuart Powell receives national award by Ford Motor Company

    Stuart Powell Ford-Lincoln is among an elite group of Ford and Lincoln dealerships to be recognized with the 2011 President’s Award by Ford Motor Company. The prestigious award honors dealerships that have excelled in automotive retailing in 2011, by providing exceptional customer service and satisfaction.