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Today's News

  • Sheriff candidate questionnaire: Carroll Kirkland

    Name: Carroll Kirkland

    Address: 885 Hwy. 337

    Bradfordsville, Ky. 40099

    Date of birth: Feb. 2, 1949

    Family information: The Late John T. and Elizabeth Kirkland

    Married to Betty Brady Kirkland

    Children: Marcia (Jody) Hardin, Chad Kirkland

    Grandchildren: Brandon Hardin, Dallas & John Huston Kirkland

    Educational background:

    Work history: General Electric, 1968-1969,

    Pepsi Cola 1969-1981

    1981-1996 Deputy Sheriff, Marion County

  • School board considers drug-testing program at MCHS

    Marion County High School is one of the only high schools in the region that doesn't conduct student drug testing.

    But that could change by next school year.

    Jayne Hogan and Shelton Young, members of the Marion County Safe Community Coalition, made a proposal to the Marion County Board of Education last week to begin random student drug testing at MCHS.

  • Tech school makeover - inside and out

    The Marion County Area Technology Center is getting a major facelift with its addition and renovation project, but the school's curriculum is also in need of a pick-me-up, according to Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund and Kenny Marrett, a member of the Marion County Jobs Training Consortium.

    Lund and Marrett made a presentation to the Marion County Board of Education during its meeting Tuesday, April 6, about enhancing curriculum and adding practicum courses at the tech center.

  • Tasty treats for your pets

    If you've got a dog or cat in your family, how about trying one of these homemade treats for them? Let the kids help. It's fun!

  • Marion Countians donations arrive in Haiti

    Pictured are Haitian children holding jars of peanut butter that were donated by the people of Marion County earlier this year after Haiti suffered a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Jan. 12. A total of 110,000 pounds of peanut butter, rice, beans, canned goods, T-shirts, sheets and shoes were collected locally for the people of Haiti. The majority of those donations have already been sent to Haiti, but according to Brother Bud Owen, who has been leading the local effort, another 40,000 pounds of peanut butter and other donations from Marion County was scheduled to be shipped Monday. Bro.

  • Milby named Coach of the Year

    Last week, The Louisville Courier-Journal named Trent Milby as girl's basketball Coach of the Year in Kentucky.

    Girl's basketball coaches across the state vote on the award recipient. Milby narrowly edged four other coaches for the honor. He received 15 of the 97 votes cast.

    Rockcastle County's Chrysti Noble finished second with 12 votes. Mercy's Mark Evans, Newport Central Catholic's Ron Dawn and Madison Central's Robbie Cooksey tied for third with 11 votes each.

  • The sensational Smurfs

    I made a fascinating discovery recently.

    After making some budget cuts at my house, my television channel options were cut in half. I'm an NBC, CBS, and ABC type of gal, so to me it didn't really matter. And, thankfully, I still get Nickelodeon, so my son hasn't noticed that we don't watch Playhouse Disney much anymore. (If it weren't for DVR and the numerous recordings I have of Handy Manny, Go Diego Go and The Wonder Pets, I would be in serious trouble, however.)

    But, I digress.

  • Lebanon native named Democratic Rookie of the Year

    Joey George of Lebanon has received big time recognition. The American Association of Political Consultants awarded George the Pollie Award for Democratic Rookie of the Year. The award was presented by AAPC during its annual Pollie Awards & Training Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., recently.

    George managed Terry Mills' successful campaign during the recent special election for the state representative seat.

  • Lebanon City Council to meet Monday

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, April 12.

    Here are the items on the agenda:

    - Delegations from Mark Spalding regarding health insurance and Jeff Wooldridge, Marion County animal control officer.

    - Department reports

    - Consider approval of health insurance renewal

    - Consider approval of the construction of a resolution supporting the construction of home by Marion County Area Technology Center students.

  • Try some new sauces

    It's almost strawberry-picking time, which is a good excuse to try this great dipping sauce for strawberries.

    It's an adults-only sauce, as it contains bourbon, and quite delicious.

    Speaking of sauces, this Jezebel sauce is very easy to make, lasts forever in the frig and is great with grilled meat, egg rolls or (my favorite) cream cheese and crackers.

    And speaking of easy, I fixed country-style ribs in the crockpot the other day using just three ingredients. They were tender, sweet-spicy and scrumptious!