Today's News

  • A Good Run

    As the Marion County Marching Knights left the field Saturday after their performance in the AAAA state semifinals at South Oldham High School, band director Shane Mitchell was smiling.

    "That was a good run," he told them.

    Unfortunately, for Marion County, it wasn't quite enough to reach the state finals. The top four teams in the semifinals advanced to the state finals, and the Marching Knights finished ninth overall.

    "You should still be proud of what you accomplished this season," Mitchell told the band after the results were announced.

  • Employee injures hand at ATI Portland Forge

    An employee at ATI Portland Forge in Lebanon severely injured his hand Tuesday of last week, but rumors that his hand was cut off are untrue, according to a company spokesperson.

    The employee, whose name can't be released because of company policy, was operating a piece of equipment Tuesday of last week when at approximately 8:30 p.m. there was an accident, according to company spokesperson Dan Greenfield.

    "His coworkers got to him right away and they called 911," Greenfield said. "EMS were there in nine minutes, which is absolutely terrific service."

  • Second Chances

    Standing among the razor wire fences and security cameras at Marion Adjustment Center Wednesday of last week, there were dozens of bright eyes, smiling faces and even a few happily wagging tails.

    It was the first day of the prison's "Second Chances" canine program, and it wasn't clear who was happier - the dogs or the inmates.

  • In Brief: Candidates have started filing for primary election

    Candidates have started filing for primaries

    The special election for the District 14 Senate seat has been set for Dec. 8. Democrat Jodie Haydon and Republican Jimmy Higdon will be squaring off in that race.

    At the same time, candidates have started filing for the primary elections set for May 18, 2010.

  • Lady Knights named to All Region team

    Recently two Marion County High School girls soccer players were named to the 15th Region regular season all-region team. Senior Christan Montgomery was named first team all-region while freshman Makayla Epps was named second team all-region.

    Montgomery got the nod because of her defensive skills, often times serving as a brick wall in front of the goal as the Lady Knights goalie. She took a barrage of shots against Boyle County early in the season as the Lady Knights lost in respectable fashion.

  • Mattingly earns a trip to state

    Finally, his time came. Marion County High School senior Matthew Mattingly finally achieved a goal he's had for two years by qualifying for the state cross country meet on Saturday during the region meet.

    Mattingly finished seventh out of 78 runners to qualify.

    "He was a shoe in last year but he pulled a hamstring. He's really been working hard," Cross Country Head Coach Sherbie King said. "His goal this year was to go to state. I told him before the meet he had to at least get in the top 10."

  • Lebanon City Council to meet Monday evening

     The Lebanon City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday evening in regular session at city hall.

    According to the agenda, a delegation is scheduled to discuss Sunday liquor sales with the council.

    Other items on the agenda include a take over agreement for Centre Square and a resolution accepting a grant, approving an agreement, authorizing an amendment of the local budget and authorizing the Lebanon Water Works to sign all related documents.

  • LaRue looks for revenge

    Revenge is never sweeter than in the playoffs.

    Friday night the LaRue County Hawks (7-4) hope to avenge a 33-7 home loss earlier this season to the Marion County Knights (9-2).

    "They have a lot of emotion, you can tell on video. It's going to be a knock down drag out I think," Knights Head Coach Jeff Robbins said.

    The Hawks are also looking to get a win against Robbins, who is 4-0 against LaRue County while serving as head coach for the Knights.

  • Knights set school record for longest win streak

    A slow start didn't stop Marion County High School (9-2) from nearly hitting the 70-point mark Friday night against Breckinridge County High School (3-8) in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs at John J. Boswell Field. It didn't stop them from setting the school record for longest winning streak at nine games either.

    Breckinridge led the Knights 14-7 early in the second quarter, shocking everyone in attendance. The Tigers passing game especially looked sharp.

  • First reading of property maintenance ordinance approved

    The Lebanon City Council voted unanimously in favor of the first reading of a proposed property maintenance ordinance Monday night.

    One council member did raise a concern, however.

    Councilman Kenny Marrett said he would support the first reading of the ordinance, but he planned to propose an amendment to do away with the five-member property maintenance code enforcement board included in the ordinance. Instead of having appeals go through a board, Marrett said he would prefer to have appeals come through the city council.