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Today's News

  • How to win friends and influence the legislature

    I had considered calling this column "making sausage" because of something I heard years ago: that passing legislation is like making sausage since you don't really want to see how it's made.

    Although to be fair, I've heard the same analogy applied to putting together a newspaper.

  • Lady Knights barrel towards district tourney

    One regular season game stands between the Lady Knights and their quest for postseason perfection.

    Marion County hosts Nelson County on Friday at 7:30 p.m. to end the regular season. Nelson County (14-9) features a healthy Samantha Drake, one of the top players in the region and state.

    Since Nelson County star senior Samantha Drake was a freshman, the Cards and the Lady Knights have played seven times. Marion County has won four of those games - two at home, one at Nelson County and one on a neutral site.

  • Off Topix

    Whether its officials meant for it to become this way or not, topix.com has become the source of countless complaints from people all over the country, including here in Marion County.

    From time to time, someone will call our office either demanding that we remove something from the discussion board or trying to find out how to do so.

  • Lobbyist meets with local PAC

    During the past month, the Marion County Fiscal Court and the Lebanon City Council took its first step into the field of lobbying.

    Friday morning at the Hampton Inn, the Citizens for Continued Growth of Marion County, a political action committee, met with Karen Thomas-Lentz, the lobbyist who will be working on behalf of the city and the county.

  • Open for business

    In 1972, six men got together to form an organization to stimulate business, commercial and manufacturing activity in Marion County.

    Today, that organization, the Marion County Industrial Foundation, provides oversight to the Marion County Economic Development Office, and it could affect what Lebanon and Marion County will look like in the future. The foundation owns more than 330 acres of land (along Hwy. 208 and at the intersection of Hwy.

  • Good Knight

    Editor's note: This is the first of a series of stories about the 2009 Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce "Outstanding" award recipients.   "Find yourself here." That's the state slogan for California. And, for Melissa Lee Knight, it rings true. After being born and raised in Calvary, graduating from Marion County High School in 1996, and Western Kentucky University in 2000, Knight and the man that would soon become her husband, Will, decided to leave their small Kentucky towns and move t

  • Knights beat border rival

    The Marion County Knights knocked off Washington County last week and lost a fourth quarter lead to drop a second game against Nelson County. They look to gain momentum in the final week of the regular season if the weather permits.

    Marion County 49, Washington County 39

    The Knights survived an inside attack in the second half to hold on for a 10-point win over border rival Washington County at home on Friday.

  • Mills begins work in Frankfort

    As the snow and cold temperatures invaded Central Kentucky this week, I began my work as your state representative. I am excited to learn my way around the Capitol and meet all the people involved in the legislative process. I will update you regularly and keep all of you in my thoughts as I carry out my new responsibilities. Following is news from our work in Frankfort this week.

  • Lebanon man dead after wreck

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred on Monday, Feb. 15.

    According to the Lebanon Police Department, at 2:08 p.m., a caller reported seeing an overturned vehicle in a creek on Popes Creek Road, six miles east of Lebanon. The Kentucky State Police, Marion County EMS, Marion County Rescue Squad and Bradfordsville Fire Department responded to the scene.

    According to a report by the KSP, the accident is estimated to have occurred at 5:45 a.m.

  • Lady Knights cruise

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