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Today's News

  • Lebanon man indicted for manufacturing and possessing marijuana

    A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment last week charging Kenneth Wesley Hillman, 47, of Lebanon with growing more than 100 marijuana plants on his property.

    In the event of a conviction, the maximum potential penalties are 40 years incarceration and up to $2 million in fines or both, and four years of supervised release. The charges carry a minimum term of imprisonment of five years.

    Assistant United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., is prosecuting the case and it was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

  • Round ball Knights honored at end of season banquet

    Several members of the Marion County High School boys basketball team were honored recently at the post-season banquet, including senior Christopher Southall who took home season MVP honors.

  • Higdon sends stoplight request to transportation cabinet

    State Rep. Jimmy Higdon has sent a letter to Joe Prather, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet secretary, requesting a stoplight at the intersection of the Marion County Veterans Memorial Highway and Hwy. 49.

    The Veterans Memorial Highway, also known as the Lebanon bypass, intersected Hwy. 49 near the Hampton Inn.

  • 2009 regular session ends in atypical fashion

    As is tradition with every legislative session, the Speaker's gavel sounded adjournment to this year's Regular Session, but that is where the similarities to sessions of the past end. The 2009 General Assembly began with an air of uncertainty and proceeded with the passage of vital legislation. We have now adjourned using only one of our two constitutionally allowed veto days.

  • First-time homebuyer tax credit available

    If you are thinking of purchasing a home in the next year, you should be aware of the tax credit that is available to first-time homebuyers.

    In February, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which provides first-time homebuyers with a tax credit of 10 percent of the purchase price of a home up to $8,000 or $4,000 each for married persons filing individually. This credit can be used on the 2008 tax returns, due April 15, or 2009 tax returns due next year. Qualifying taxpayers must purchase a home by Dec. 1 to be eligible.

  • A love for the arts

    A shiny red dress, a crystal ball, and a stage jam-packed with students singing "The Kingdom of Swing"... those are a few of my fondest memories of school in Marion County.

    Notice, there is no mention of a textbook or even a classroom. In fact, instead of a pencil, there was a microphone. Instead of a desk and a chair, there was a stage. And instead of a chalkboard, there was a sea of my peers watching me complete my "assignment."

  • Washington County unveils 'secret weapon'

    In a solid week for the Marion County High School boys tennis team, weather and a surprise addition to the Washington County roster made for a colorful start to the season.

    Washington County added two previously home schooled players to their roster, putting them to work for the first time against Marion County.

  • Lady Knights control the court

    The Marion County High School girls tennis team wrapped up a 4-2 record after two weeks of play. A match against Mercer County wasn't finished due to weather.

    "Everybody is at this point pretty much doing what I expected. We're still trying to get our seeding all the way through," Head Coach Angela Holt said. "We just now got to where there are no conflicts with band. They're pretty much where I figured where they would be. They're all very enthusiastic and having fun. They're working at it pretty hard."

  • Sweet tooth calling?

    Here's a great little sweet that's really easy to make, delicious to eat and very pretty. These Mini-Cheesecakes keep well in the refrigerator for about a week, though I doubt that you'll have them that long.

    You can use a muffin pan with cupcake liners or the foil cupcake holders that stand alone.

    The first time I made these, I used the chocolate-caramel chips, because that was the only kind I had at the time. Since then, I have used regular semi-sweet chocolate chips and the half white/half chocolate chips. They all work equally well in this recipe.

  • Lancers open season April 11

    The Lebanon Lancers, central Kentucky's semi-pro basketball team, open the 2009 season at home against the Cincinnati Stallions, the KBDL's newest team, on April 11. Season tickets are now on sale for Lancers games.