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Today's News

  • Happy meal trip yields unexpected golden prize

    As the economy goes to the dogs, many dogs end up discarded. The lucky ones either end up in a new home, a rescue group or end up at an animal shelter.  Such was not the case for one Golden Retriever, who found herself no longer the cute, golden-coated puppy with the large brown eyes adored by some family. As a “disposable” animal, she found herself on the road, alone, and finally ended up at the McDonalds in Springfield. You might not think it is such a bad place to be. There is, after all, plenty of food going out their door.

  • InBrief

    Early election filings

    The deadline for candidates to file in non-partisan elections is Aug. 10 at 4 p.m., but a handful of candidates have gotten a head start.

    Three incumbent mayors - Gary Crenshaw of Lebanon, Robert Miles of Loretto and Marilyn Mullins of Raywick - have each filed to run again Nov. 2. All of the mayoral, city council and city commission seats are up for election this year.

  • Rallying for Relay for Life

    Marion County raised a total of $40,233 during this year's Relay for Life event.

    "For a total of nine teams, it's awesome," Lisa Sandusky, Relay chairperson, said.

    And, although there were only nine teams, this year's event was one of the best, Sandusky said.

    "It was like the way it used to be. We had fun all night long," she said.

    Kim Bell, who was in charge of the Survivor's tent, said 92 survivors registered for the event, which she was very pleased with.

  • Board discusses districting issues in closed session

    What was discussed during an executive session Tuesday of last week at the Marion County Board of Education's regular monthly meeting could potentially affect a local neighborhood in regards to what middle school its children attend.

    During last week's school board meeting, Christy Thomas of 180 Old Kentucky 68 in Lebanon, attended the meeting to discuss an issue regarding her son and where he will be attending school next year. Eric and Tonya Blandford of Lebanon also attended the meeting.

  • Assistance available for flood victims

    A small group of citizens, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly, Deputy Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson, Lebanon City Administrator John O. Thomas and field representatives from Brett Guthrie's office met with federal representatives in Angelic Hall at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building June 9 to discuss the aftermath of the May 2 flooding.

    "All along the Rolling Fork [River] there were people who had damage," Mattingly said.

  • Sports briefs

    2010 Kentucky Senior Amateur Golf Tour comes to Lebanon

    The Kentucky Senior Amateur Golf Tour will make its fifth stop of the season at Rosewood Golf Club in Lebanon, Thursday, June 17, at 11 a.m.

    The tour features some of the best senior golfers in the state and is open to all golfers age 50 and older. The format is 18-36 hole flighted stroke play. Prizes and trophies are awarded for the top finishers in each flight. Tournament entry includes green fees, cart, range balls and prize pool.

  • A watchdog

    What would my dad do?

    I have asked myself that question many times within the past week and a half.

    Apparently, the stars have been out of whack or something because some unbelievably strange things have happened to me in the newspaper world lately. I have found myself scratching my head, in utter dismay, and wondering to myself, "What would my dad do?"

  • Hibbard helps build the future

    Campers came out en force last week for the eighth annual Marion County High School volleyball camp.

    Marion County High School Volleyball Head Coach David Hibbard said a record number of campers, 30, came out to the Roby Dome to learn about the fundamentals of volleyball. The previous record for enrollment was 25.

    Hibbard said most of the girls were involved with the middle school volleyball program but there were some that came with no game experience. He emphasized that even fourth and fifth graders were in attendance.

  • McElroy 'puts' in the work

    Tamyra McElroy is a quick study.

    The Marion County High School senior has only thrown in the shot put a handful of times yet she qualified for the state track meet a few weeks ago.

    Not only that, but the then junior finished 14th out of 23 athletes. Not bad for a newcomer.

    Lucky for track Head Coach Robby Peterson, he happened to walk by at the right time.

  • Relay for Life starts Friday

    At 7 p.m. Friday, June 18, a torch lighting will mark the opening of the 2010 Marion County Relay for Life. This year's event will be held at the new baseball fields at Graham Memorial Park.

    This is the 14th year Marion County has hosted its own Relay for Life.

    "We've got a lot of survivors this year that have registered," said Kim Bell of the local Relay for Life committee.

    Luminary sales will begin at 4 p.m. A cancer survivor's dinner is being held at 5 p.m., and registration opens at 6 p.m.