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Today's News

  • Be certain animals are dead before calling for pick-up

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said many animal producers are helping protect water supplies and the general public by participating in the county's dead animal removal service.

    While Mattingly appreciates the participation, he also urged producers to make sure their animals are dead before requesting the service.

  • Lady Knights sink below .500

    It was a long weekend for the Lady Knights Hit Squad.

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights softball team (15-16) dropped a game below .500 after dropping two games in LaRue County at the Lady Hawk Classic.

    Prior to that they were heading into the weekend riding a two game winning streak.    

    In LaRue County on Saturday the Lady Knights fell 4-1 to Male and host LaRue County.

    Earlier in the week the Lady Knights had things going their way, beating Washington County 5-4 on the road and also John Hardin 5-2 at home.

  • Knights head into final week of season

    One got away but the rest of the week went well for the Knights. The Marion County High School baseball team waited on Mother Nature for several days last week before they finally found a dry place to play.

    Several games for the Knights (12-10) have been washed out thus far and such was the case last week as well. A few dry days enabled them to travel to Edmonson County as well on the weekend.

    Edmonson County 5, Marion County 4

  • Ex-ag agent's trial is scheduled for June

    Marion District Judge Amy Anderson has denied a motion on behalf of former Marion County agriculture extension agent Ed Lanham Jr. to suppress evidence found during a search of his property March 20, 2008.

    That search was conducted by David Thompson of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and it led to a search warrant being served on Lanham's property March 21, 2008.

    In the aftermath of that search, Lanham was indicted in May of 2008 for tampering with physical evidence and second-degree cruelty to animals.

  • A day like no other

    We knew it would come up sooner or later, and we should have known that Bardstown would beat us to the punch.

    The Bardstown City Council recently approved the first reading of an ordinance allowing Sunday alcohol sales in grocery, liquor and convenience stores. It's no surprise that some local residents want Marion County to do the same.

  • 'Living historians' coming to Lebanon

    Saturday afternoon the 12th United States Colored Heavy Artillery will return to central Kentucky.

    The unit - or rather Civil War re-enactors portraying the unit - will set up camp at Centre Square May 16, for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Juneteenth Celebration.

    "Celebrating Lebanon's African Civil War Soldier" will take place from 1-3 p.m. on Johnston Field behind the convention center.

  • City council to revisit Sunday sales ordinance

    Junior Adams of the Cardinal Den visited the Lebanon City Council Monday to request a change to the city's Sunday alcohol sales ordinance.

    "It didn't help me any even though I worked on this thing kind of hard," he said.

    Adams said he also spoke with people at the Lebanon Country Club, and they had the same concerns.

  • Track team gears up for region

    Last week was the last hurrah for the Marion County High School track team before they enter post-season competitions.

    The track team traveled to the Bardstown Invitational on Thursday of last week. The girls team claimed eighth place out of 11 teams with 33 points while the boys team finished seventh out of 12 teams with 45 points.

  • Stimulus funding to help with road project

    Federal stimulus package money will provide $3.7 million to be used to build a connector route in Marion County. This was one of three projects approved April 24 by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awards committee.

    According to the announcement from the governor's office, Nally and Haydon Surfacing LLC will receive the grant. The stimulus money will be used to extend the Lebanon bypass from US 68 to Industrial Drive in Lebanon.

  • Storm debris clean-up wrapping up

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly is informing the public that the clean-up from the ice storm is coming to a close.

    As a result, the staging areas - at the county transfer station on Fairground Road, in Lebanon at the corner of Mercer and Taylor avenues, in Raywick near the fire department and in Loretto near the former St. Francis Nursing Center - will be closing at the end of the month, according to Mattingly.

    He added that the county would appreciate it if homeowners could continue to haul their own debris to the staging areas.