Today's News

  • Funeral for former St. Augustine pastor is Saturday

    Rev. Ivo Edward Cecil died Jan. 30 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He was 85.
    Cecil was a Navy veteran who served during World War II, and he was ordained as a priest in 1954. He served as several churches through Kentucky including a more than 13 years as the pastor at St. Augustine in Lebanon (1983-1996).
    Visitation for Cecil will be held from 2-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 at Mann and Greenwell Funeral Home, 212 S. Third Street in Bardstown, and at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, 310 W. Stephen Foster Avenue in Bardstown.

  • Dumped dogs not coming from his county, Taylor County Animal Shelter director says

    From The Central Kentucky News Journal

    Many dogs have been picked up near the Taylor/Marion county line recently by Marion County animal control officials, but John Harris, director of the Taylor County Animal Shelter, says he doesn't believe those dogs are coming from Taylor County.

  • Fiscal Court meets Thursday, Feb. 2

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    The agenda for the meeting includes:
    Minutes of the Jan. 19 meeting
    A budget transfer to the Marion County Detention Center
    Annual report from the Marion County Economic Development Office
    Allocation for youth recreational activities, youth soccer request
    Consider reward for information, arrest and conviction on animal abandonment issue
    Delegation: Animal shelter fundraiser, match request

  • Lebanon man arrested at Taylor County Animal Shelter

    From the Central Kentucky News-Journal

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with impersonating an animal control officer at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Lee Otto, 31, of 3365 St. Mary's Road, arrived at the shelter on Monday at noon.

  • Linescores, Feb. 1

    Games for Jan. 9
    Lebanon Middle School Boys Sixth-Grade LMS Patriots 46: D. Cowherd, 15, D. VanCleave, 10, T. Divine, 8, T. Douglas, 3, J. VanCleave, 2, B. Shakur, 2, W. Farmer, 2, D. Sallee, 2, L. Means, 2.
    Bardstown 10                     
    Lebanon Middle School Boys Seventh Grade 29: T. Downs, 13, S. Taylor, 4, A. Spalding, 3, D. Hammond, 3, B. Lee, 2, J. Riggs, 2, J. Epps, 2.

  • Hunting with rabbit-tracking dogs

    Last week, Ed Heckle called to ask if I'd like to go rabbit hunting on his "two mules farm." Why "two mules?" I have no idea! To my knowledge, Ed neither currently owns nor has ever owned two mules!
    And, Ed no longer has beagles and neither do I. But, we have a mutual friend who does.
    So, on a pleasant morning, which was so much unlike a "typical" January day, we hooked up with Lonnie Moore and his four bunny busting beagles.

  • Aqua Knights win

    The Marion County Aqua Knights were victorious Thursday during a home meet against Taylor County and Campbellsville high schools at the Lebanon Aquatic Center. The had a final score of 109. Taylor County was second with 30 points and Campbellsville had 15. Points were scored for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes in each event.
    "I was pleased that so many of our swimmers improved their times," said  
    Coach Eric King.
    "It was a good strong swim to prepare for regionals on Feb. 10-11," added Coach Holly Buckman.

  • Third time is a charm?

    Going into the girls Louisville Invitational Tournament (L.I.T.), I didn't know exactly what to expect this year. Last year at this time, Josh and I traveled to Bellarmine University to watch the 2011 L.I.T., where the Marion County Lady Knights lost to Mercy Academy in a one point heartbreaker in their first action of the tournament on a Friday afternoon.

  • The Game Plan, Feb. 1

    Feb. 2
    Lady Knights vs. Elizabethtown (Away)

    Aqua Knights vs. Bethlehem and Nelson County (Home)

    Feb. 3
    Lady Knights and Knights vs. Taylor County (Away)

    Feb. 4
    Freshman Knights District Tournament at Taylor County

    Lady Knights and Knights vs. Washington County (Homecoming)

  • Knights struggle in Shelbyville

    The Marion County Knights varsity basketball team traveled to Shelbyville Jan. 24 to play Collins High School. After struggling mightily from the field, especially in the second half, the Knights fell to Collins by a wide margin. Senior John Southall was the only Marion County player in double-figures. He had a game high 21 points, with no other Knight with more than six.