Today's News

  • Be prepared for cold weather

    The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for much of southern Indiana and central Kentucky, including Marion County and the surrounding area.

    Forecasters are predicting a 10 percent chance snow this afternoon and tonight, Jan. 5, and continued cold weather for the remainder of the week.

    The storm system that will be moving through the region is predicted to bring snow to central Kentucky during the day Thursday. Based on the lastest weather data, the NWS is predicting snowfall of up to four inches across the area.

  • Weather Advisory issued for Inter-County Energy service area

    The following is a press release from Inter-County Energy regarding the winter storm watch:

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Inter-County Energy service area in effect for Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon. Snow accompanied by cold, blowing Arctic air is expected to cause temperatures and wind chill factors to drop dramatically.

  • Lady Knights beat Manual for the crown

    The Marion County High School girls basketball (10-0) team knocked off DuPont Manual (7-2), 44-42, on Tuesday night of last week in the finals of the Republic Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic High School.

    In a match-up between the state's two top-ranked teams, the Lady Knights prevailed despite shooting 29 percent from the floor. The Lady Knights held a 38-32 rebounding edge and forced Manual into 17 turnovers.

  • Loretto man indicted on 150 sex abuse counts

    Joseph Francis Bickett 46, of 1035 Holy Cross Road in Loretto was indicted for 150 counts of first-degree sex abuse and one count of second-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, between September of 2005 and September of 2007, Bickett subjected another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion.

    His bond was set at $25,000, and he was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

  • Lawson joins tourism commission

    When Jim McMurtry died Nov. 25, it created a vacancy on the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

    Dan Lawson, the president of the Lebanon-Marion County Restaurant Association, has been appointed to fill the remainder of McMurtry's term.

    The term will expire June 30, 2011.

  • Lady Knights in finals of Greenwood tournament

    The Lady Knights are poised to win another premier holiday tournament despite a mental letdown after winning the Republic Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic High School last week.

    The Marion County High School girls basketball team (12-0) reached the finals of their second holiday tournament in as many weeks as of press time.

    The day after Christmas the Lady Knights traveled to Bowling Green to play in the Culver's Lady Gator Holiday Classic at Greenwood High School.

  • Four Knights get all-state nod honors

    Major media outlets in Kentucky are taking notice of the 2009 Knights football squad.

    Four members of the 2009 Marion County High School football team were named to The Louisville Courier Journal's 86th annual All-State football team that was released in the Dec. 27 edition.

    Seniors Dustin Crane, Dylan Peterson, Bryson Bell and Wes Stayton all received all-state honorable mention from the newspaper. Crane and Stayton earned the honor as offensive lineman. Bell was honored as a defensive back and Peterson was honored for his work as a linebacker.

  • Looking ahead to 2010

    With 2010 just around the corner, we've gazed deeply into our crystal ball, but some things still aren't clear to us.

    Based on what we could see, here's some of our hopes for 2010:

    - First and foremost, we hope voter fatigue doesn't set in.

    Dec. 8 voters in Marion County participated in the special election to fill a vacant state senate seat. Feb. 2, we'll be voting again to fill the now-vacant state representative seat.

    A few months after that, we'll be voting in primary elections, and then, of course, the general election will follow in November.

  • Deadline to switch political party is Dec. 31

    If citizens want to change their party registration in time to participate in their party's primary election that determines nominees for United States Senator, United States Congressional Representatives, state legislative races, and other partisan offices, they must do so by Dec. 31.

    Kentucky state law requires any citizen who wishes to change his/her voter registration and also vote in that party's upcoming primary election must be registered with his/her new party by Dec. 31 of the preceding year.

  • Celebrate New Year's Eve with black-eyed peas!

    If you need something to take to a New Year's Eve party, try one of these good recipes. Eating black-eyed peas is supposed to be good luck for the New Year, so this Black-eyed Pea Dip fills the bill deliciously. It's great with taco chips or pita triangles, and can even be served on lettuce leaves as a salad. It has so many vegetables in it; it's got to be good for you.

    The Artichoke Dip is one of my all-time favorites. I've taken it to potlucks for 25 years, and the pan is always empty when it's time to go home. If you do by chance have any left over, try this.