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Today's News

  • House of Learning

    A good education is built on a solid foundation.

    Just ask the carpentry students at the Marion County Area Technology Center.

    Friday, students, local officials and representatives of the Marion and Washington counties' school districts were on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony at Beechwood Street, Lot 79, in Lebanon.

    This lot is where those students will be learning lessons in construction, cooperation and hard work. And when they are finished, a house will stand, ready for someone to make it their home.

  • Pendleton man convicted of sex crimes

    A Marion County jury last week convicted a Pendleton man of committing sexual crimes against a minor.

    Charles Nunley II, 42, of 8100 Organ Creek in Pendleton was found guilty of first-degree sodomy, two counts of second-degree sodomy and three counts of first-degree sex abuse.

    The original indictment indicates that the victim was under the age of 12 when the first-degree sodomy was committed between January and June of 2006. The victim was under 14 when the second-degree sodomy was committed between January and November of 2006.

  • Lady Knights open with tough test

    The Knights wanted to find out what kind of team they were. Turns out they're pretty tough.

    The Marion County High School volleyball team opened their season Thursday against region contender Nelson County at the Roby Dome.

    Though they lost 2-1 (21-25, 25-22, 22-25) they showed grit in the second set.

  • Motorcycle accident victim dies

    A New Haven man has died following a motorcycle accident Saturday evening, Aug. 14, on KY 527.

    The accident occurred at 5:50 p.m., approximately two miles north of Raywick on KY 527, according to a report from the Kentucky State Police.

  • Jo Jo's Smile

    Pushing her 5-year-old daughter, Claire, on the swing set in the back yard of their home on Hundley Lane, Betty Jo Higdon looks like the picture of health. Her face is glowing, her smile is vibrant and her laugh is vivacious. She doesn't look or sound like a person who has been fighting breast cancer for nine months.

  • Fiscal Court meeting at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. today, Aug. 19.1)  Consider /  Approval   of  Minutes   of  Previous  Meeting   held  Aug.  5,  2010.

    Here are the items on the agenda:

    - Consider minutes of previous meeting

    - Review  state  auditor  report  of  Marion County  Clerk  Audit for Year  Ending  12-31-09

  • Police turnover remains an issue for city

    In his last report to the Lebanon City Council, Police Chief Joe Bell noted that Officer Reece Riley had resigned as of July 30. Riley may be the latest officer to leave the department, but he likely won't be the last, based on the department's history.

    "This has been a problem for 10 years," Councilman Bill Pickerill said during that Aug. 9 council meeting. "We keep losing officers. What can we do to keep them here?"

    "If you ask any officer," Bell replied, "it would be money."

  • Brady indicted for attempted murder

    Monday, the Marion County grand jury indicted Joseph Timothy Brady, 46, of 25 Shreve Lane in Lebanon for criminal attempt to commit murder and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on or about July 25, Brady intentionally engaged in conduct that was a substantial step in the course of conduct planned to culminate in the cause of death of another. The indictment also reads that he was over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least two prior felonies after his 18th birthday.

  • Nearly 1,300 acres now open for public hunting in Marion County

    The Marion County Wildlife Management Area and State Forest is now open to the public.

    The state's newest WMA has 1,293 acres and it is for the 2010-11 hunting season. The state forest is owned jointly by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Kentucky Division of Forestry and the Marion County Fiscal Court. It was purchased with funds from the Kentucky Land Conservation Fund and the Wildlife Restoration fund.

  • Good breeding

    Nancy Bliss was first introduced to Arabian horses through Leadership Lebanon-Marion County, and her love for them has only grown since a visit to a Bradfordsville farm nearly 10 years ago.   That's when she met a mare named Kamirah.

    "I fell in love with it and bought it," she said.

    Today, Bliss and her husband, Bob, have 13 Arabians, as well as several large dogs, which any visitor to their farm learns quickly upon arrival.