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Today's News

  • Making His Case for Dignity

    What were you doing when you were 11 years old?   Can you even remember back that far?

    When I was 11, I was boy crazy and insanely obsessed with New Kids on the Block. My biggest concern was what outfit I was going to wear to school or who I was going to sit by at lunch.

    I was too busy changing outfits to change the world. I was like most kids at that age - more concerned about myself than anything else. Typical, right?

    Not in the world of 11-year-old Noah Jones from Bowling Green.

  • Little fighter

    On first glance, Kayleigh Farmer, nearly 6 months old, appears as happy and healthy as any other baby. The only semblance of anything otherwise is the tiny tube she is connected to ... the tube that's keeping her fed.

    Kayleigh was born two months early in May, with a cleft palate.

    Heather Farmer says the condition means her daughter will have to undergo surgery when she's about a year old.

  • Knights air it out against LaRue

     

    Marion County flashed a new look against LaRue County Friday at John J. Boswell Field in Lebanon.

    Ryan Peterson threw for a career high 201 yards on nine of 15 passing and two touchdowns in the game of his life.

    Meanwhile, the Hawks went a third consecutive game without a rushing touchdown and turned the ball over three times in Marion County's 55-6 win.

  • Lebanon approves agreement with historical society

    The Marion County Historical Society may soon have local history on display at Centre Square.

    Monday, Oct. 11, the Lebanon City Council voted 5-0 to approve a pair of lease agreements with the historical society allowing the society to create displays in the Centre Square Fine Arts Building and the Centre Square Convention Center.

    Councilwoman Denise Fogle was not present at that meeting.

  • Try a new twist with sweet potatoes this Thanksgiving

    I've been looking for a good recipe for Sweet Potato Balls to make for Thanksgiving. I had some delicious ones at a big pot-luck, but didn't get the recipe, so I've been searching. 

    I found two recipes that I tried, and they were both good, but the first one was a whole lot more trouble. It was delicious, but had to be deep-fried and took a lot longer. However, the recipe says they can be made up ahead of time and frozen, then fried at the last minute. I haven't tried doing that yet.

  • 'Regular guy' seeks state house seat

    Leo Johnson says that it's time for a change in leadership in Frankfort. And he wants voters to elect a "regular guy" like himself instead of someone wanting to be a career politician.

    The Casey County Republican is challenging incumbent Terry Mills, D-Lebanon, for the 24th District House of Representatives seat which serves Casey, Marion and part of Pulaski County.

  • UPDATE: Tornado warning has expired; tornado watch remains in effect

    A tornado warning expired at 1:45 p.m., but a tornado watch remains in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon, Oct. 26, for Marion County and the surrounding area, according to the National Weather Service. 

    The tornado watch affects 80 Kentucky counties, including Marion County and all surrounding counties.

  • Judicial center project to be in December

    The Marion County Judicial Center Project, which broke ground in April, might be one of the few judicial center projects in the state to be completed on time, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

    "The project has gone really smooth," he said.

    Substantial completion of the building is scheduled for Dec. 4, and occupancy of the building is scheduled for the first of the year, Mattingly said.

  • Council seeks more movement on nuisance properties

    The City of Lebanon may become more aggressive in pursuing action against nuisance properties.

    During the city council's Oct. 11 meeting, Councilman Kenny Marrett noted that the city's property maintenance ordinance allows the city to cite property owners as frequently as every 10 days. He noted that one property owner has already accumulated more than $4,000 in fines under the ordinance, but his fines could have exceeded $30,000 had he been cited as often as the ordinance allows.

  • Hybrid electric school bus takes to the road

    Increased fuel mileage and reduced emissions aren't common characteristics of a school bus, but that's changing in the state of Kentucky.

    Kentucky will soon have the distinction of having the largest hybrid electric school bus fleet in the nation, and Marion County was one of the 22 districts that received grant funding to purchase a hybrid school bus of its own.