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Today's News

  • A dedicated mom

    When Travis Peers and Lauren Spalding speak about their mother, Jannetta, one word comes up frequently - dedicated.

    "She could do anything she wanted," Spalding said.

  • Partners in Education

    As neighbors, Washington County and Marion County have frequently teamed up on projects over the years. But probably no cooperative effort is as important as the agreement signed Thursday between the City of Lebanon and St. Catharine College.

    That agreement, signed by Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw and St. Catharine College President William D. Huston, is for St. Catharine College to lease the Centre Square facility for three years for the purpose of educational offerings of all kinds.

  • MCHS sends 19 to state track meet

    According to Head Coach Robby Peterson, the Marion County High School track team has quietly had a successful season. Their quiet success has resulted in a large number of members qualifying for the state track and field championship.

    Last season, Peterson sent five competitors to state but this year he dwarfed that number and the school record for most athletes sent to the state meet. The previous most sent to state was in 1994, when the school sent 16 competitors to state.

  • District champs

    Good defense and impeccable pitching helped the Marion County High School softball team end Taylor County's six-year run as 20th District softball tournament champions.

    The Lady Knights defense backed up Allye Hamilton on the mound to win the championship 4-0 against Taylor County on Tuesday of last week at Campbellsville High School.

    Marion County 4, Taylor County 0

    Hamilton struck out three batters and gave up three hits and no runs from the mound.

  • Campbellsville man facing rape charge

    McQuinn O. Johnson, 35, of 206 Candace Street in Campbellsville was indicted for first-degree rape, intimidating a participant in the legal process and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on or about April 29, Johnson engaged in sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion. The indictment also reads that he attempted to influence the testimony, decision or opinion of another person by use of physical force or a threat directed at another to avoid the legal process summoning that person to testify.

  • Big Heart

    Emily Langford is like many 10-year-old girls. She likes singing and dancing. She enjoys playing games on the Wii, especially Wii Sports and Mario Kart, a racing game.

    But unlike most other 10-year-olds, she has already undergone multiple heart surgeries. She is home now recuperating from her fourth surgery, which was conducted May 4 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

  • Tennis Knights face second round exit

    After becoming only the second ever region singles champion in school history, Austin Spalding bowed out at the tennis state tournament on Thursday at the University of Kentucky.

    Spalding is the only other person in Marion County High School history besides Brad Hanks to win a region singles title. Hanks won the title four times from 1979 to 1982.

  • Destined to write

    When Nathaniel Weathers was 13 years old, he started working on the first of what became a series of eight stories. Last week, Weathers received his first published copies of the first of those stories.

    "The Dark Nemesis" is the first in his series, The Destiny of the Lords of Power.

    Weathers, now 20, traces his interest in writing back to the first grade, and his first-grade teacher at West Marion Elementary School, Menla Marlowe.

    "She's the one that inspired me to write stories," he said.

  • Lebanon City Council meeting tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meeting at 6 tonight, June 7, at city hall.

    The city is scheduled to hold a public hearing regarding its 2010-11 motor fuels fund, following immediately by the regular city council meeting.

    The agenda for the meeting includes delegations from Jim Tabor (regarding a street closing request), from Andrew Grundy and Nash Hayes (regarding the renaming of Al Bilik Park request), Jimmy Alford, and Chris Hamilton (regarding the Lebanon Tourism and Convention Commission budget).

    Other items on the agenda include:

  • 'Every vote counts'

    Jimmy Clements said he felt he had momentum going into the May 18 primary election, but the final results surprised him.

    "I was blowed away. I could not have imagined coming out with big numbers like that," he said.

    Clements, the chief deputy in the Marion County Sheriff's Office, was running against the man who appointed him to that position, incumbent Sheriff Carroll Kirkland.

    Kirkland has been the Marion County sheriff since 1996.