Today's News

  • Nine die on Kentucky roadways during Thanksgiving holiday

    Preliminary statistics indicate that nine people died in eight separate crashes on Kentucky roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period (Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010). Last year there were eight highway fatalities during the same time period.
    All of the crashes involved motor vehicles and four victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Hancock, Marshall (two), Owsley, Rowan, Shelby and Trigg counties. The crashes in Marshall and Owsley counties involved the suspected use of alcohol.

  • Linescores 12-01-10

    Lebanon Middle School
    Nov. 18
    Lebanon Middle Eighth-Grade 50 (4-1): Zach Abell 17, Eddie Ponce 3, Anton Cowherd 10, Dre Bridgewater 5, Robbie Spalding 10, Nick Barnett 2, Tye Murphy 3.
    Spencer County 36.
    LMS    12 3 9 26 - 50
    Spencer Co.    7 8 11 10 - 36

    LMS Seventh-Grade 37 (record 4-1): Tyler Wethington 4, Tye Murphy 14, Deshay Epps, 13, Austin Douglas 2, Kyle Milburn 4.
    Spencer County 39.
    LMS    8 12 2 15 - 37

  • Got Thanksgiving leftovers?

    This week’s recipes are good if you have a little leftover turkey or ham and are tired of sandwiches.
    The first recipe is delicious and extremely versatile.  You can bake it in a casserole and serve it hot over chow mein noodles.
    Or, if you don’t have time to cook it, or your oven’s not working, or whatever, you can serve it cold on salad greens and sprinkle chow mein noodles on top and call it Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad!

  • It’s time to prune roses

    It is alright to go ahead and cut your roses back and cover the bud union to protect it from winters chill. We have had enough cold weather now that roses have finally started down the road to dormancy for their annual long winter nap.
    When cutting your roses back there is one very important thing to keep in mind, such as what kind of roses do you have? There are different pruning requirements for different rose types.

  • Look what turned up!
  • Public Record 12-01-10

    New drivers
    NOTICE: Any permit holder wishing to take the road test can call (270) 692-2681 to schedule an appointment.
    The following passed the road test Nov. 23, 2010, and earned their Kentucky driver’s license.
    Jessica R. Krenning
    Tyler A. Gerard
    Zachary T. Buckler
    George L. Rakes Jr.
    Meagan J. Medley
    Tadahito Nanri


  • Trees... fresh-cut, live or artificial?

    Picking out the perfect Christmas tree is serious business for me.  Some may find it a trivial chore but I want a tree that will be worth the effort of cleaning, moving furniture, hauling boxes, lights, step ladders and more.  But once the mundane is done then the fun begins.  Each ornament that adorns the tree has a story to tell about my grandparents, parents or me.  The tree is indeed important because it holds the past. And it must hold the past, in the form of many beloved ornaments, securely and with style.

  • Schools save over $190,000 in energy costs

    Marion County Schools has made a positive contribution to the environment while improving the quality of education for students.
    From 2006-10 the school district has saved $192,000 in energy costs and reduced annual greenhouse gas emissions by 3,051 tons. This is the equivalent of:
    · 660 cars not driven for one year
    · 7,095 barrels of oil not burned
    · 392 household’s electricity use for one year
    · 25 acres of forest saved from deforestation
    · And saving more than $192,224 in energy costs

  • Knights finish preseason games

    The Marion County High School boys’ basketball team wrapped up their last preseason scrimmage Saturday against Holy Cross and Metcalfe County at Campbellsville.
    The Knights started their preseason schedule against Madison Central Wednesday of last week at Roby Dome. The Knights and Madison Central each won two quarters.
    Senior Kendrick Knopp led the way for the Knights with 22 points. Junior Carlos Litsey scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
    Knopp scored 15 and 11 against Holy Cross and Metcalfe County.

  • State meth labs reach all-time high

    As the methods for illegally obtaining the ingrediants to create methamphetamine evolve, it becomes easier to manufacture meth and law enforcement is seeing a spike in meth lab incidents.  Kentucky State Police (KSP) released the October methamphetamine lab statistics today and the number indicates an all-time high in the Commonwealth.
    KSP reports that there were 111 meth labs found during the month of October, exceeding all previous monthly totals, bringing the 2010 statewide total to 919.