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Today's News

  • Knights face pivotal week

    If things go well this week for the Marion County Knights, the results could affect tournament seeding down the road.

    The Marion County High School boy's basketball team faces two district opponents this week and needs to win both games in order to ensure the best possible seed for the end of season 20th District tournament.

    On Friday at 6:30 p.m. the Knights (9-5) play host to Campbellsville (11-2) for their second and most important game of the season.

  • Lady Knights look to extend dominance

    Marion County is 25-1 in district play since the start of the 2006-07 season. They would have been 26-0 had they not dropped a 64-59 overtime thriller against Adair County at the Roby Dome on Jan. 23, 2007.

  • City, tech center collaboration proposed

    Councilman Kenny Marrett said he has spoken with the mayor about working with Marion County Area Technology Center on a new project for the tech center students.

    The idea would be for tech center students to build a house, which would later be sold, to help fund future home-building projects.

  • Curtis-Maruyasu to invest $11 million in Lebanon plant

    Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund stood before scores of employees and local officials Thursday at the Curtis Maruyasu American plant in Lebanon. He was preparing to introduce Gov. Steve Beshear, but Lund had a few comments of his own first.

    "This is a red letter day for the City of Lebanon and the Commonwealth of Kentucky," he said.

  • MCHS Boys' Basketball Schedule
  • Tourism commission approves spending $10,500 for Christmas lights

    Monday, the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission debated but eventually approved spending up to $10,500 for Christmas lights for Main Street. Councilman Kenny Marrett spoke to the commission with the idea after requesting the concurrence of the Lebanon City Council to do so.

    The commission voted 6-1 to approve the purchase. Commissioners Carlotta Brussell, Nancy Higdon, Dan Lawson, Eddie Lee, Tom Lund and Jim Richardson voted in favor of the purchase.

  • MLK March is Sunday

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization will be holding its annual Martin Luther King March this Sunday, Jan. 17.

    The march will begin at 3 p.m. at the Lebanon Post Office.

    The march will conclude at the Marion County Public Library, where refreshments will be available. 

  • Ready for anything

    The 2009 ice storm was, to say the least, an unpleasant experience.

    Many people had their electricity knocked out for hours, days and, for a few, weeks at a time.

    The storm limited how information could be communicated, knocking out the local radio and television broadcasting abilities.

    And the storm damaged our water supply, and for a short time, no running water was available in the county.

  • Doggone it, keep your pets warm

    Let me start this column by saying that I, by no means, am a perfect pet owner.

    I don't give my pets their vaccines exactly when I'm supposed to. I don't give my dog baths as often as I should. I don't brush my cats regularly (my mom does, however). And, I'm sad to admit it, but I don't play with my pets as often as I should. Believe me, I feel horrible about that last one. In fact, just writing it makes me feel ashamed. But, like I said, I'm not a perfect pet owner.

  • Manning places in top 10 in state Junior Miss pageant

    Michelle Manning, the 2010 Marion County Junior Miss, finished in the top 10 of Kentucky's Junior Miss pageant, which was held Jan. 15-16.

    Manning also received the Friendship Award during the state competition.

    Manning won the Marion County pageant in August. In the local pageant, she received awards in all five categories — fitness, interview, preliminary scholarship, self-expression and talent.

    She is the daughter of Curt and Judy Manning.