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Today's News

  • Asian lady beetles are back

    It is that time of the year again: the attack of the lady beetles. Usually they sneak their way into our homes before now but the mild weather has kept them at bay.

    The chill is here so people are asking, "what do I do about all the lady bugs in my house." Well, the short answer is seal up the house well and get out the vacuum cleaner.

  • The path to modesty

    This story is the first in a two-part series about local MMA fighter Shawn Woodyard. Check back next week for the second part. Warning: This story includes some adult language.

     

    Growing up as an outsider, Shawn Woodyard needed to find his way to fit in. Sometimes it takes more than one try to get it right.

    Born in Ohio, Woodyard moved to Danville at age 12. At age 14, Woodyard moved to Marion County.

  • Lebanon Power & Apparatus named 2010 Supporting Industry of the Year

    A family owned company, Lebanon Power and Apparatus Company has been serving industry, business and people in Marion County since 1963. Friday, the Marion County Economic Development Office named it the 2010 Supporting Industry of the Year at the annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon.

    Lebanon Power and Apparatus Company is a complete industrial service facility offering top quality repairs to many types of motors, pumps, blowers and gear. 

  • Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission wins marketing awards

    The Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission was honored three times during the 2010 Traverse Awards for Excellence in Marketing gala Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Covington.

  • The ABC's of MMA

    Mixed martial arts has grown in Kentucky and Marion County but what is it, exactly?

    Local mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Shawn Woodyard recently sat down to explain the basics of the sport.

    MMA consists of different fighting styles such as boxing, karate, ju jitsu and kick boxing.

    In the early 1990's, tournaments begin springing up to feature these different styles of fighting.

  • Something to prove

    Growing up as a small guy, Jeremy Yates is out to defeat a stereotype.

    He's up against the belief that small guys can't fight and so far he's off to a good start. He's willing to go through broken noses and anything else to win.

    Yates is 1-0 as a mixed martial arts fighter (MMA) and his second match is fast approaching.

    "I always had bigger guys try to run over me and I'd always tried to hold my own but a lot of times fell short," Yates said.

  • Kentucky Cooperage is named the Industry of the Year

     Kentucky Cooperage - Independent Stave Company is a family-owned, dynamic, global company reaching customers in more than 20 countries and cooperages around the world. The Marion County Economic Development Office recently named it the 2010 Industry of the Year.

  • Kentucky Cooperage is named the Industry of the Year
  • Deer Hunter
  • Southerners get serious about their turkey shoots

     Spent a week in South Carolina taking care of some family business. On the way back I stopped at a bait and tackle shop just outside of Tazwell, Tennessee.

    While “looking around” in the shop I kept hearing what sounded like shotguns going off…a bunch of shotguns. Way too many to be hunting anything!

    Guy running the shop obviously saw that I was wondering what was going on and said “turkey shoot out back.”

    Now a turkey shoot “used” to be just what it sounds like…they actually shot turkeys.