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Today's News

  • Another special election is coming

    Jimmy Higdon was the sitting state representative for the 24th district, which includes Marion and Casey counties and part of Pulaski County. His seat will be considered vacant when he is sworn in as the 14th District state senator as a result of his victory in the Dec. 8 special election. Under KRS 118.730, the governor can issue a writ of special election for a member of the General Assembly if the vacancy occurs while the legislature is not in session. That writ will set the date for the special election.

  • Three Knights compete in the East-West game

    Three Marion County football players had a chance to shine in front of scouts on Saturday at Southern High School in the East-West All-Star high school football game.

  • Ford murderer still at-large

    This year, Christmas has new meaning for Darrell Ford. It was this time last year that he saw his brother, Lebanon Police Officer David Ford, alive for the final time. "We had Christmas dinner at my house," Darrell said. "David had to work that day so he was in uniform. I remember thinking, 'Damn he looks good.'" On Feb.

  • Lady Knights clobber Clay County

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights (1-0) took over Farnham Dudgeon Arena on Saturday morning, making themselves at home in their 54-35 victory over a highly touted Clay County (0-1) squad.

    Clay County returned all five starters from last year's 13th Region championship team but was turned back by the Lady Knights in the Battle of the Bluegrass. Clay County averaged 55 points a game last season but was only able to squeak 35 against the quicker Lady Knights.

  • Holiday wreath-laying to honor vets this Saturday

    The Lebanon National Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember our nation's veterans, this Saturday at noon.   

    The Wreaths Across America event began in 2006, when the Worcester Wreath Company began donating holiday wreaths in tribute to veterans laid to rest at VA's 130 national cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries. For each of the past 18 years, they have donated wreaths for gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Board of Claims finds state police liable in death of Lebanon teenager

    More than 13 years after Lebron Gaither's murder, the Kentucky Board of Claims has found the Kentucky State Police liable in his death. The Board of Claims issued a final order Dec. 8 in which the board ruled that the police were liable for $168,729.90 in damages.

    LeBron Gaither was 17 years old when he was killed July 17, 1996, in Casey County near the Casey-Taylor County line. Gaither had been working as a drug informant for the state police. In the days prior to his death, he had testified before grand juries in Marion and Taylor counties.

  • Council approves property maintenance ordinance

    The City of Lebanon may soon become more active in pushing residents to maintain their properties.

    Monday evening, the council voted unanimously to approve the second reading of a property maintenance code enforcement ordinance. Before the ordinance becomes law, it must be published in the newspaper. (It does not appear in today's paper.)

    Despite the unanimous vote, council members did raise some concerns about the ordinance.

  • Higdon wins Senate seat

    Jimmy Higdon is Kentucky's newest state senator.

    Higdon was elected in a Dec. 8 special election to represent the 14th District, which includes Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties. He will fill the remainder of Dan Kelly's unexpired term, which was scheduled to expire Dec. 31, 2010.

    Kelly's senate seat became vacant when he was appointed to the judge's seat for the 11th Judicial Circuit, Division One.

  • Volleyball awards announced

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  • Lady Knights go to work

    The Marion County High School girls basketball team locks horns with last year's 12th Region champion Casey County on Saturday during the Bankers Hardwood Classic in Russell County.

    Before that though, they tangled with Adair County on Tuesday to open district play. Results were unknown at press time. Friday they travel to Washington County High School (0-1) to face their border rival in a hostile road environment.