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Today's News

  • City police to reconsider traffic enforcement grant

    The City of Lebanon has received several complaints regarding the recent traffic enforcement effort by the Lebanon Police Department, Mayor Gary Crenshaw said during Monday's city council meeting.

    The department received a $19,300 federal grant last year to pay for overtime for officers to enforce traffic laws, such as speeding and seat belt requirements.

  • Sweet 16 games will be available online

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association and iHigh.com have announced that video of all the games of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 will available online.

    Visit http://khsaa.ihigh.com/ for details.

    The opening round through the semifinals will be available on a delayed basis. Saturday night's championship game will stream live, however.

    The Marion County Lady Knights face Mercy Academy in the first round today at 1:30 p.m. Central time (2:30 p.m. Eastern).

  • Unbound

    Charlene Hampton Holloway marched for equal rights and equal treatment in Louisville in the 1960s, and her grandfather was the first African-American to open a florist shop in Kentucky.

    But after she spoke during the NAACP's Black History Celebration Sunday, she said she wanted the audience to take away something else.

    "The shackles of the slaves are off," Holloway said. "We are not bound any more."

  • Players named to all-district teams

    After the dust settled on the 20th District tournament, several Lady Knights were named to the regular season and postseason all-district teams.

    Marion County High School junior Ann Morgan Reynolds was named to the 20th District All-Academic team along with others from Adair, Taylor and Campbellsville.

    Sophomore Bre Elder, freshman Kyvin Goodin-Rogers and freshman Makayla Epps were named to the 20th District All-Season team as well as the All-Tournament team.

    Also named to the All-Tournament team were freshman Patrice Tonge and senior Andrea King.

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  • Marion County girls are dreaming of state title

    Now the real season begins.

    After bowing out in the Fifth Region final last season, on the brink of the state tournament, this Lady Knights team looks to make a title run through the Fifth Region tournament.

    For Marion County (30-1), that run began against North Hardin (13-13) on Monday night in Hart County. The Lady Knights won 59-38 after only leading 27-23 at the half. Makayla Epps walked away with player of the game honors.

  • Put some extra vegetables in this soup

    One of the very first things I cooked by myself (I think I was in the seventh grade) was potato soup.

    I was at my friend Cheri's house watching her mother fix dinner and she made potato soup.

    I paid close attention to what she did and it looked like something I could handle.

    The next night, I announced I was cooking dinner. My potato soup was a hit with my mom and dad.

  • Senate discusses Bible class as an elective

    The State Senate dealt with a wide-ranging legislation this week addressing issues such as teaching the Bible in schools, cutting red-tape for businesses, reducing jail costs for counties, and helping severely emotionally-challenged children.

    The United States' legal system is based, in part, on the Judeo-Christian tradition. The Bible is a rich source of history, sociology, and literature. Senate Bill 142 requires the Department of Education to formulate guidelines for public schools to teach the Bible as an elective social studies course.

  • House considers penalties for 'sexting'

    Last week, as House leaders continued working on the final details of a budget plan that should be ready soon for a vote, the spotlight fell on our Judiciary Committee.

    On Wednesday, it approved two bills that have gotten a lot of attention lately, and both deal with our younger citizens.

  • Lady Knights are Bowling Green bound

    Fifth Region championship tee-shirts will go on sale Monday, March 8, at noon. A limited number of first-round tickets will be available for purchase at 4 p.m. Monday at Marion County High School.

    The Marion County Lady Knights are the 2010 Fifth Region champions, and that means they have a ticket to the Kentucky Girls Sweet Sixteen in Bowling Green.

    Hundreds of Marion County fans greeted the players at the Marion County High School when they returned from winning the regional title.

  • Six apply for vacant school board seat

    Six people have applied for the school board seat that was left vacant when School Board Member Joe Mattingly resigned recently.

    The six applicants are: Joseph K. Ferguson, Peggy Sue Downs, Neal Alan Gordon, Steven Bradley Mattingly, Charles Michael Cecil and Mark Tennes Bell.