Today's News

  • Lebanon man indicted for sex abuse

    Hossain H. Al-Freji, a.k.a. Joe Al-Freji, 40, of Lebanon was indicted for first-degree sex abuse and first-degree attempted sodomy in Marion Circuit Court recently.

    According to the indictment between April and July 2008, Al-Freji subjected another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion. The indictment also reads that he attempted to engage in deviate sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion.

  • Empty cells, empty coffers

    This December will mark the seventh year that the Marion County Detention Center has operated without any funds from the county budget.

    Marion County Jailer Barry Brady wants the jail to remain self-sufficient, but unless the detention center has more inmates to fill its beds, he doesn't know how much longer the jail will remain in the black.

    "Empty beds are lost revenue," Brady said.

  • For Jo Jo

    Lebanon Elementary School held a special tribute to Betty Jo Higdon during the Marion County Board of Education's monthly meeting recently. Higdon, a special education teacher at LES, passed away in August after a long battle with cancer. During the special presentation, students performed and sang and a memorial bench designed by students and staff at LES was unveiled.

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  • Thanksgiving traditions

    Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade...

    Feasting on turkey and all the fixins'...

    Feeling miserable from eating too much...

    Taking an afternoon nap and watching some college football on TV...

  • Skipping Thanksgiving

     By David Whitlock     

  • Family offers reward to find missing woman

    The family and friends of Kara Tingle Rigdon, who hasn't been seen since July 17, are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts.

  • iLearning

    Marion County High School teacher Kurt Mattingly didn't have to do much to persuade his students to try something new in his class.

    "As soon as I mentioned the word iPod, their eyes lit up," he said.

    During the first trimester, students in Mattingly's resource math class used the iPod as a part of their studies. Mattingly created videos that summarized daily lessons, and he loaded those videos onto the iPods.

  • Mills had huge financial edge in fall campaign

    State Rep. Terry Mills won re-election with a strong show of support from Marion County voters, but his campaign also received a financial boost from contributors from around the state and country.

    According to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance, Mills had more than 27 times more funding for his campaign than his opponent, Leo Johnson of Casey County.