Today's News

  • Lady Knights prepare for Hart County

    Monday night the Lady Knights head into a region battle at the site of this year's Fifth Region tournament, a place they plan to get really acquainted with come March.

    Tip off is set for 5:30 p.m. when the Lady Knights visit Hart County (13-7) on Monday.

    "They'll run up and down," Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby said. "They're not as fast as we are but they can shoot the basketball. That's where the region tournament is at and we want to get a good feeling for the gym. We hope to play well, it's always a tough place to play."

  • Living long, living well

    Richard Smalley hasn't done too much traveling in the 96 years he's been alive, but he has done a lot of living in that time.

    "I haven't rode no plane. I haven't rode no motorcycle," he said. "But I have rode mules."

    Smalley was born March 24, 1913, to William Henry and Mae (Clark) Smalley in Marion County.

  • MCHS hires new assistant principal, board member forced to resign

    Marion County High School has a new assistant principal but the district has lost a school board member.

    This all comes after the Marion County High School's Site-based Decision Making Council held a special called meeting last week and unanimously voted to hire Christina L. McRay to fill the school's vacant assistant principal position, which was left open when Tammy Newcome resigned and accepted an interim principal's position at Boston Elementary in Nelson County.

    McRay is the daughter of School Board Member Joe F. Mattingly.

  • Special contest going to the dogs

    Just Paws, Inc., is organizing a new contest that is for a good cause and could be a lot of doggone fun.

    The design contest, called Barkitecture, will invite local amateurs and professionals to create a functional outdoor doghouse. Just Paws invites individuals, groups or companies, to showcase their creative talents. The winner will receive an award. The houses will be on display at the Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce's Farm, Home and Garden Show April 3. The winners will be announced Sunday April 4 on stage at the show.

  • More candidates have filed for the primary

    Democrat Terry Mills and Republican Leo Johnson will be squaring off Tuesday, Feb. 2, in a special election to decide who will serve as the 24th District state representative during the 2010 General Assembly.

    But there will be at least one more candidate in the mix when the May 18 primary election is held. Bill Pickerill has filed to run in the Republican primary.

  • County, city may hire lobbyist in Frankfort

    During the Jan. 21 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting, Tom Lund, the executive director of the Marion County Industrial Foundation, asked the county to consider an agreement to hire a lobbyist in Frankfort.

    The proposal calls for the county and the City of Lebanon to share the cost of hiring Karen Thomas-Lentz, who is registered as a legislative agent (a.k.a. lobbyist) with the state. Thomas-Lentz's registration lists 43 employers, 15 of which are active at this time. She is the daughter of the late Sam B. Thomas, a former state representative from Marion County.

  • Special election is today

    The special election for the 24th District state representative is today, Feb. 2. Polls are open until 6 p.m.

    Republican Leo Johnson of Windsor and Democrat Terry Mills of Lebanon are running to fill the seat.

    If you are a registered voter, but don't know where to vote, call the county clerk's office at 692-2651.

  • We got spirit

    Marion County High School's cheerleading squad competed at the Fifth Region KAPOS region competition Sunday at Central Hardin High School.

    The squad finished third in their division.

  • Helping Haiti

    Peanut butter.

    Donating a jar of peanut butter is an easy way the people of Marion County could help the starving people in Haiti who are desperately trying to recover from a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck near Port-au-Prince Tuesday of last week.

    Brother Bud Owen, pastor at Lebanon Christian Church, says this community could save thousands of lives with simple jars of peanut butter and he's leading an effort to make that happen.

  • Fish and wildlife department adds rainbow trout to Fagan Branch Reservoir

    It was a day of firsts, including ice fishing in reverse?

    "I've ice-fished taking 'em out, but I've never ice-fished putting 'em in," cracked Raymond Atchison, a veteran Department of Fish and Wildlife employee.

    Atchison and his partner, Josh Mangan, were on their maiden fish-stocking effort of 2010. It was one week ago.