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Today's News

  • Ford pleads not guilty in murder case

    Tonya M. Ford has pleaded not guilty to murdering her husband.

    Ford appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly on Tuesday of last week for arraignment. She is accused of killing her husband, former Lebanon Police officer David M. Ford, on Feb. 10, 2009.

    A discovery conference has been set for Dec. 7. The trial is scheduled for May 23.

  • Voting for a change

    Three sitting school board members were seeking to return to the board, but in all three races the voters picked their challengers instead.

    In District Three, Michael Mullins swept all three precincts (courthouse, Calvary and Hamilton Heights) in a race against Alex Ackermann. He won by a margin of nearly two to one, 717 votes to 360 votes.

  • County, city officials discuss revising animal ordinance

    The City of Lebanon animal control ordinance took effect in September of 2008.

    But before the final version of the ordinance was approved, the city and the Marion County Fiscal Court approved a memorandum of agreement allowing Marion County Animal Control Officer Jeff Wooldridge to enforce the ordinance.

    That original agreement was for six months, and Monday night, Wooldridge spoke with the city council about revisiting the ordinance.

  • Police log

    Reports

    Tuesday, Nov. 2

    - At 6:56p.m. the Loretto Fire Department responded to a field on fire on Highway 49 about one mile out of Loretto toward Holy Cross. The scene was cleared at 7:22 p.m.

  • A long night for the Knights

    Green County handed Marion County its worst loss of the season Friday night in Greensburg as the Dragons beat Marion County, 42-21.

    The 21-point margin ties for the worst loss of the season, the first coming at the hands of undefeated John Hardin.

     

  • UCCO seeks donations for Thanksgiving meal

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization will be holding its Thanksgiving Outreach 2010 Community Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, at Centre Square in Lebanon. Set-up and preparation will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24.

    The deadline for turkey contributions and call-in orders is Thursday, Nov. 18. Contributions can be dropped off at The Java House between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Monetary contributions should be in the form of a check or money order. Checks should be mailed to UCCO, Inc., PO Box 74, Lebanon, Ky. 40033.

  • Lebanon City Council candidate Elizabeth Ann Osbourne

    Elizabeth Ann Osbourne

  • County coroner candidate questionnaire: Dick Moraja

    J.R. Moraja, Sr. - Dick Moraja   Address: 246 S. Proctor Knott Ave. - Lebanon, Ky.   Date of Birth: September 11, 1941   Family Information:   Parents-  Cecil and Hattie Moraja (deceased) Wife-  Betty Blandford Moraja Son-  Richard Moraja, wife Pam Grandchildren-  Ann Carol and Alex Moraja All living in Marion County.   Educational Background: Attended St.

  • Mills wins state rep race

    Democrat Terry Mills was re-elected as the 24th District state representative in a tight contest with Republican Leo Johnson, 6,204 votes to 5,372 votes. This was a rematch of the special election held Feb. 2. Michael Mullins, Ed Hacker and Mike Cecil were elected to the Marion County Board of Education. In District Three, Michael Mullins defeated incumbent Alex Ackermann, 717 to 360. Ackermann has served on the board since she was elected during a special election in November of 2007. Mullins previously served on the Board of Education from 2003-07.

  • Marching Knights finish 10th overall

    The Marion County High School Marching Knights finished 10th with a score of 76.3 in the Class AAAA state semifinals Oct. 30 at South Oldham High School.

    Band Director Shane Mitchell said the band's improvement from the beginning of the season to Saturday was like "night and day", noting that they have improved every week.

    "The kids had a lot of passion today," Mitchell said following their performance. "And they were focused."