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Today's News

  • Police turnover remains an issue for city

    In his last report to the Lebanon City Council, Police Chief Joe Bell noted that Officer Reece Riley had resigned as of July 30. Riley may be the latest officer to leave the department, but he likely won't be the last, based on the department's history.

    "This has been a problem for 10 years," Councilman Bill Pickerill said during that Aug. 9 council meeting. "We keep losing officers. What can we do to keep them here?"

    "If you ask any officer," Bell replied, "it would be money."

  • Brady indicted for attempted murder

    Monday, the Marion County grand jury indicted Joseph Timothy Brady, 46, of 25 Shreve Lane in Lebanon for criminal attempt to commit murder and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on or about July 25, Brady intentionally engaged in conduct that was a substantial step in the course of conduct planned to culminate in the cause of death of another. The indictment also reads that he was over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least two prior felonies after his 18th birthday.

  • Nearly 1,300 acres now open for public hunting in Marion County

    The Marion County Wildlife Management Area and State Forest is now open to the public.

    The state's newest WMA has 1,293 acres and it is for the 2010-11 hunting season. The state forest is owned jointly by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Kentucky Division of Forestry and the Marion County Fiscal Court. It was purchased with funds from the Kentucky Land Conservation Fund and the Wildlife Restoration fund.

  • Good breeding

    Nancy Bliss was first introduced to Arabian horses through Leadership Lebanon-Marion County, and her love for them has only grown since a visit to a Bradfordsville farm nearly 10 years ago.   That's when she met a mare named Kamirah.

    "I fell in love with it and bought it," she said.

    Today, Bliss and her husband, Bob, have 13 Arabians, as well as several large dogs, which any visitor to their farm learns quickly upon arrival.

  • Recipes bring back childhood memories

    Rene Zimmerman was an old German lady who was a babysitter of mine when I was a little girl about five or six. She was a widow, and a friend of my grandma Ruth. Her two sons, George and Jody, were the age of my parents, and veterans of World War II, as was my dad. Jody was a prisoner of war in Japan for three years.

    As a babysitter, Rene was okay with me, because she was a great cook and had a porch swing. She could also read your palm and tell your fortune. She made great pies, homemade dumplings, potato salad, and cookies. We would sit in the porch swing and play Old Maid.

  • Football kicks off Aug. 28

    Kentucky high school football begins Friday but as customary under Jeff Robbins, Marion County will take the opening week off to scout.

    The Knights graduated a senior class that had the most wins in program history, ending with a loss to eventual state runner-up Lone Oak in the state semifinals.

    The cupboard is by no means bare, with several key performers from last year's squad returning.

    As always under Robbins, the team's strengths will rely on running by committee.

  • Crazy week in girl's golf

    Weather conditions made for an abbreviated week for the Marion County High School girls' golf team.

    The Lady Knights completed one match on Monday of last week against Casey County at Casey. They won 185 to 213 to improve to 3-0 in match play this season.

    Olivia Carrico led the Lady Knights with a 40 while Hayley Abell shot a 44. Amy Brown shot a 47 while Taylor Howard had a 54. Brianna Reynolds finished out the team's performance with a 55.

    From there, the week went downhill for the Lady Knights.

  • Get to know Ann Kelty Mattingly

    Get to know... is a new feature that will profile Marion County High School senior athletes.

    Ann Kelty Mattingly is a senior who plays volleyball. Her favorite athlete is Misty May.

    What's your favorite memory from playing sports?

    All the memories I've made with my amazing teammates.

    What are your goals for your final season?

    Win district. Win region. To be the best we can be.

    Do you plan to play in college?

    No, but I plan on always playing the sport some way.

  • Knights improve in match play

    The Marion County High School boys' golf team improved to 4-0 in match play after a week of improvement.

    On Monday of last week, the Knights played host to Adair County, Campbellsville and Bardstown in a quad match at Rosewood.

    The Knights shot a season low 158 to beat Adair (163), Bardstown (165) and Campbellsville (174).

  • Fifth Annual Farmers National Bank Heart of Kentucky Tennis Open is Aug. 21-22

    The Fifth Annual Farmers National Bank Heart of Kentucky Tennis Open is Aug. 21-22 at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon. The tournament is part of the Central Kentucky Tennis Series ("CKTS"). Although CKTS members are competing for points, anyone can enter the tournament.