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Today's News

  • Lady Knights struggle on offense

    The Marion County High School girls' soccer team has struggled on offense to start the season but the jolt they need may be coming soon.

    Makayla Epps, last season's offensive threat, has decided to return to the team after initially opting not to play.

    The sophomore asked to return to the team last week and should see action this week.

  • A salute to the Lebanon High Class of 1970

    It was Saturday evening, Aug. 7, 2010.

    Place: Henning’s Restaurant

    Occasion: Lebanon High School Class of 1970 reunion!

    And believe you me, we came from far and near! Alabama, Denver and Maryland just to name a few.

  • Knights roll on

    The Marion County High School volleyball team racked up a 3-0 record last week to improve to 4-2 on the season.

    The Knights closed out the week by trouncing Washington County at the Roby Dome on Thursday.

    Marion County cruised through two sets, winning 25-11 and 25-13.

    "Honestly, I expected more of a fight from Washington County. This rivalry has always been a tough one but it seemed like they made a lot of mistakes," Head Coach David Hibbard said. "Most of that was due to our outstanding play but both sets were a little one sided."

  • Lebanon City Council holding special-called meeting at noon

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in a special-called meeting at noon today, Sept. 7, at city hall.

    The council will consider the first reading of an ordinance fixing the tax rate and levying the ad valorem tax for the city for fiscal year 2010-11.

     

  • Cleaning up

    John Thompson is responsible for enforcing the nuisance property ordinance approved by the Lebanon City Council at the beginning of 2010.

    So how effective does he think the ordinance has been? On a scale of one to 10, Thompson said it's been a six or seven.

    "We've had some clean ups. We are going to get more to clean up," he said. "And I know of three [houses] that have been torn down."

  • Free smoke detectors available

    A smoke detector drive, sponsored by Lowe's and the Lebanon Fire Department, is currently underway through today, Aug. 25. To be eligible, people who have no smoke detectors in their homes are asked to call: - Lebanon Fire Department at 692-6830 - Lebanon City Hall at 692-6272

    Or stop by the Lebanon Fire Department or Lebanon City Hall.

  • Growth opportunity

    The start of squirrel hunting season this past weekend also came with a new place to hunt. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced that the Marion County Wildlife Management Area and State Forest is now open.

    State officials are confident the 1,293 acres of public land will provide recreational opportunities for local residents and a reason for visitors to come to Marion County.

    "It's a very rugged and beautiful property," said Brian Clark, assistant director of public affairs with the fish and wildlife department.

  • Kitchen Aide

    The end of this month will mark the end of an era at the Marion County Extension Office.

    Coletta Bickett will be ending her work with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, work that started in January of 1969.

    In Marion County, Bickett is the last of the four assistants still working in the program out of the four who were hired when it started. She's also the last of the original program employees working in the entire state.

    "I myself never dreamed I would stay this long," Bickett said.

  • Conley to coach against sons

    Greg Conley, Marion County High School boys' soccer head coach, will add a unique experience to his coaching resume on Thursday when the Knights travel to Danville to play the Boyle County Rebels.

    Conley will coach against his sons, Logan and Noah, who play for Boyle County.

    "Blood is thicker than water, it will be hard for me not to pull for him," Conley said.

    The coach can only hope the Knights can right their ship by then.

  • These cakes are over the top

    Here are two of my favorite cakes of all time. They always turn out great, and the frosting is put on when the cake comes hot out of the oven.

    The first one, Texas Chocolate cake, was sent to me back in the late 70's by my chocoholic mother. She would make it and bring it with her when she visited from Illinois. The "Texas" in the title refers to the size of the cake; it needs a size or two bigger than a 9x13 cake pan. It serves a crowd.