Today's News

  • Yellow cake mix is main ingredient in these nine recipes

    Since this column will run on 9-9-09, I decided to feature recipes for nine things to do with a yellow cake mix.

    These are all very tasty and easy recipes-see if you can find one you like!

  • Knights fall to 0-2 while offense stalls

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  • Local students participate in GSP program

    Four Marion County students joined more than 1,000 students from across the state to participate in Kentucky's Governor's Scholars Program this summer. The students spent five weeks on a college campus during the program, which this year was held at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Morehead State University in Morehead and Centre College in Danville.

  • Special city council meeting Thursday

    The Lebanon City Council has scheduled a special-called meeting at noon Thursday at city hall to approve the second reading of its tax rate ordinance.

    Tuesday, the city council approved the first reading of its tax rate ordinance. The council held a public hearing before its Tuesday meeting, but no comments were made during that hearing.

  • Facebook is everywhere, so how do I avoid it?

    From time to time I get an email offering me an invitation to join facebook. To date, I have and plan to continue to decline this invitation.

    I don't remember when I first heard about facebook. I listened as friends explained to me that they were on it, that they loved it and inevitably that they wanted me to be on facebook, too.

    I've never been a big Star Trek fan, but my perception of facebook is that it is somewhat like the Borg from The Next Generation series. In other words, resistance to facebook is futile.

  • Fire will not affect production at NSU

    Firefighters from every department in Marion County responded to a fire reported at NSU Tuesday evening.

    The Lebanon Police Department received a call at 8:04 p.m. reporting that a thermal oil tank had caught fire at the NSU plant, located at  755 Industrial Drive in Lebanon.

    Firefighters were still on the scene as of 9:45 p.m. Tuesday evening. Marion County EMS was also at the scene.

  • Loretto man's drug conviction overturned

    John E. Clark, 50, of 15 Cissell Road in Loretto had a conviction on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia reversed by the Court of Appeals.

    As a result, all charges against Clark were dismissed based on a Court of Appeals order suppressing all evidence in this case.

  • School board, superintendent respond to lawsuit

    Superintendent Donald Smith and the Marion County Board of Education are seeking a dismissal of a lawsuit filed by employee Martha Spalding.

    Spalding was offered a contract as a classified employee for the 2009-10 school year, but she argued in her complaint that she should have been offered a certified contract. (A previous news item about the lawsuit incorrectly stated that Spalding was no longer an employee.)

  • Lady Knights rattle off wins

    The Marion County High School volleyball team put the brakes on a losing streak and rattled off four straight wins since Thursday.

    Last week started off poorly with a 2-1 (25-16, 17-25, 12-25) loss to Taylor County at home but quickly turned around with wins against Washington County twice (2-1, 2-0), Taylor County (2-0) and Meade County (2-0).

    Hosting the Marion County tournament proved invaluable for the Lady Knights as they defeated all comers in convincing fashion.

  • Knights slay Golden Lions

    The Marion County High School boys soccer team struck early and often in a onslaught against visiting Garrard County on Thursday night.

    Sophomore John Southall and senior Josh Reed led the way for Knights, both turning in hat tricks to pace all scorers.

    Head Coach Greg Conley noted that it was the best game Reed had played in quite a while, especially since being moved from defender to midfield this season.

    "He stepped in and scored three goals from 30 plus yards out," Conley said.