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Today's News

  • Mattingly is appointed to school board

    Brad Mattingly of Lebanon was appointed to the Marion County Board of Education last week.

    Mattingly was one of six applicants that applied for the vacant board seat, which was left open when former school board member Joe Mattingly resigned. Mattingly was forced to resign after his daughter, Christina L. McRay, was hired as the assistant principal at Marion County High School. Under KRS 160.180, individuals who have a relative working for the school district may not serve on the school board.

  • Take one: SCC and Centre Square

    Last week, the cast of "Dearly Beloved" rehearsed in Angelic Hall at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building (the former Lebanon High School).

    The play is being performed twice this weekend by the St. Catharine College Players, but if everything goes according to plan, it could become the first of a series of artistic and educational opportunities that may soon be available in Marion County.

  • Deep roots

    Never say never.

    That's a valuable lesson Rick Goodin learned years ago after saying that he would never come back to live in his hometown of Lebanon or work at his family's business - Lebanon Oak Flooring.

    But, as Goodin can attest, sometimes it's good to be wrong.

    It's apparently paid off for Goodin, who was recently named Outstanding Businessperson by the Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Warning: Robots are coming

    I joke with my friends that the robot wars are coming. The only thing is: part of me is only half-joking (I think). It probably didn't help that I saw "iRobot" (in its entirety) for the first time this past weekend.

    Why am I concerned this week?

    No, it's not the release of the iPad, although that doesn't help. (Wireless technology will just make it easier for the machines to communicate with each other.)

    My concern starts with soccer and ends in space.

  • Knights spar during intra-squad scrimmage

    After three weeks of cumbersome drills, the Knights appeared thrilled to give each other a beat down Thursday night at John J. Boswell Stadium.

    The Marion County High School football team held its annual Maroon - White intra-squad scrimmage on Thursday and team members showed plenty of gusto for pounding each other on the gridiron.

    "All and all we were very, very pleased," Knights Head Coach Jeff Robbins said. "Their physicality was great. They got after it. That was very pleasing to us."

  • Knights shine in KOB

    For the second season in a row, Marion County has served up a lasting impression at the King of the Bluegrass tennis tournament in Louisville.

    The Marion County High School boy's tennis team finished fourth overall out of 16 teams in the 2010 Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass tournament over the weekend. Teams traveled from Ohio and West Virginia to participate.

  • Lady Knights nab honors

    A few familiar names came away with more hardware after the Lady Knights sensational season on the hardwood. Several players won awards at the recent Marion County High School girl's basketball banquet.

    Freshman Kyvin Goodin-Rogers earned honors for doing the dirty work, winning the shot blocker award and the leading rebounder award. Goodin-Rogers now holds the school record for most blocks in a season with 91.

    Freshman Makayla Epps finished the season as the leader in two-point field goal percentage, assists, free throw percentage and as the leading scorer.

  • Knights pitching staff steps up

    Marion County finished the weekend with two wins and a loss and relied heavily on their pitching staff along the way.

    The Marion County High School baseball team traveled to Green County over the weekend to compete in the Wooden Bat Invitational. With crafty work from their young bullpen, the Knights threw two shutouts in three games.

  • Lady Knights roll

    With a year of experience with Trent Milby at the reins, the Lady Knights are becoming more consistent.

    Last week was a good example of their maturity as they finished with two wins and a loss. While the Lady Knights are still off and on, Milby thinks a year of experience has helped.

    "We're trying to get more consistent," Milby said. "They just focus in on what they've got to do. When they focus in we're pretty good."

    Here's a look at last week's games.

    Marion County 3, Mercer County 1

  • Public and Private Partnership

    Gov. Steve Beshear made a quick stop in Marion County last week to present a $1 million check to the City of Lebanon.

    While Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw admits that a visit from the governor is always welcomed, it's even better when he has a check in hand.

    However, this time it was a bit more personal for Crenshaw.

    The check, which was a $1 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), will benefit Angell-Demmel North America Corp., with its upcoming expansion.