Today's News

  • Fiscal court meeting Dec. 1

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Marion County Detention Center policy revisions

    - Marion County Sheriff's 2010 tax settlement audit report

    - Marion County Water District 2012 budget proposal

    - Approval of Jailer Barry Brady's request for 10-year service awards

    - Recognition of LMS Lady Patriots basketball team

  • Protect your home

    By Debra Stamper

    Guest columnist

    Third party tax purchasers can buy a homeowner's delinquent property tax bill and get the right to hold the debt, plus 12 percent interest, plus administrative fees, plus attorney's fees for up to 11 years as a first lien on a home. If the amounts due are not paid, the third party tax purchaser CAN FORECLOSE on the home. 

  • Run like a girl

    "Running is like celebrating your soul. There's so much it can teach us in life."

    - Molly Barker, founder and executive director of Girls on the Run


    Every time I step on the pavement in my running shoes, I make new observations of how life and running are so very similar.

    Life is hard. So is running.

    Both take dedication, heart, endurance, guts, strength and humility.

  • It’s important to cook, eat at home

    The approaching holiday season reinforces a truth about eating: Dining at home with family and friends is rewarding, fun and enjoyable. In the coming year, consider making cooking and dining at home a priority in your family. It controls food costs and helps with weight management, and it brings a family together.

  • Try these turkey tips next year




    Before I forget, I wanted to share a couple tips for next Thanksgiving. I soaked my turkey in a brine of ice water and kosher salt (about a cup of salt) and really noticed a difference. It was extra tender and juicy.

    It’s an additional step, but I feel it’s really worth the trouble.

    Also, I roasted my turkey on a bed of carrot, onion, and celery chunks. Then when I was making the gravy, I put all the roasted vegetables in the blender, pureed them, and added them to the gravy.

  • Pick poinsettias at their peak



  • Try a live Christmas tree this year



  • 11-30-11 Public Record

    Brad J. Callinan, 3726 Tennessee Ridge Road, Liberty, improper equipment, $173.

    James M. Bland, 1695 Old Calvary Pike, Lebanon, theft by deception including cold checks under $500, $173.
    Gray Lynn Mullins, 220 Lee Ave., Lebanon, alcohol intoxication in a public place, four days in jail and $158.
    Martin Randall Gentry, 104 C. Julian Court, Cave City, theft by deception including cold checks under $500, $363, $190 probated on condition check is paid within 30 days.

  • 11-30-11 Early Files

    75 years ago
    Nov. 20, 1936
    New streets seem assured

  • 11-30-11 Cotton's Corner