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Today's News

  • Santa Claus land is Grade A Entertainment

    When it comes to ideas for alternative crops, a Kentucky farmer may have the most electrifying of all time.

    Paul and Darnell Ruley have four acres of brightly lit Christmas decorations on their 250-acre spread in Marion County.

    What started with "just a handful" of holiday displays 30 years ago has grown into a menagerie containing over a half million lights, according to the couple.

    The spectacle of lights and sounds attract thousands of visitors from as far away as Somerset, Owensboro, and Indiana.

  • Lady Knights outgun Washington County 64-32

     Bre Elder led the way for the Lady Knights against Washington County on Friday at the Roby Dome. 

    Elder picked up 22 points with her gritty play in the post. No other Lady Knight scored in double figures. 

    Check Wednesday's print edition for more details and statistics. 

  • Knights roll 71-47

     Chris Southall led the way for the Marion Count Knights as they beat Washington County 71-47 on Friday night at the Roby Dome. 

    Southall had 17 points while Derrick Cissell added 11. D.J. Hall and Deshawn Douglas added 10 apiece. 

    Marion County play East Jessamine on Saturday at Garrard County High School. Check out Wednesday's print edition for more details and statistics. 

  • Knights come up short against Waggener

    The Marion County Knights boys' basketball team fought hard all night but in the end Waggener High School's height would have the Knights coming up short.

    Down as many as 19 in the second half, a late three pointer by Chuck Elder would bring the Knights back within two points at 74-72 with 3:31 to play. The small but loud crowd at the Roby Dome erupted after Elder's three. Austin Spalding brought the Knights even closer at the three-minute mark, putting them behind 75-74.

  • Try something super easy for Christmas

    I keep a special section in my holiday cooking file of super-easy, super-good Christmas candy and cookies.

    These are the recipes I've used for many years. They are foolproof and delicious, I guarantee.

    The first cookie is a roll-out sugar cookie, the one my grandmother Dillon made all during my childhood. I've used it ever since I started cooking and make at least a double recipe every year since my girls were little.

    I make them in many shapes and we decorate them with colored icing. It's a treasured memory for all of us.

  • Lady Knights win, Knights fall to district power

     The Marion County High School Lady Knights (2-1) basketball team beat Adair County (1-2) 57-48 on Tuesday night at Adair County.

    The Knights (0-2) fell to district power Adair County (3-0) 58-41 on Tuesday night at Adair County.

    The boys and girls will face Washington County in a double header at the Roby Dome on Friday night. Tip off is set for 6:30 p.m. for the girls and 8 p.m. for the boy. 

  • Looking to fill three big stockings

    The possible bailout of the Big Three American automakers has been prominent in the news for weeks.

    Many people have serious questions about giving money to companies that have a poor record of business management of late. The concerns are all the more understandable since the same people who have put the Big Three in their respective holes are the ones who intend to remain in charge.

  • Knights take on a heavy schedule

    The Marion County Knights boys' basketball team has a big week ahead, opening district play and facing region foes.

    Tuesday night the boys faced a tough Adair County (2-0) team that features two of the best players in the region in Darren Ballou and Nick Fudge.

  • No lions, tigers or bears within the city limits

    The City of Lebanon's animal ordinance has been the central topic of my articles for the past few weeks. I have been hoping to inform the public just exactly what the ordinance states and trying to decipher it into laymen's terms. Having talked about how many animals allowed and how much it will cost you, now I need to touch base on some of the other restrictions pertaining to this matter.

  • Campaigns are over; working across party lines must begin

    To many people, it must have been a remarkable picture.

    After months of bitter campaigning, President-elect Barack Obama sat next to Sen. John McCain for a meeting a few days ago. They talked at length about how they could reach across party lines to discuss - and move forward on - some of the nation's most challenging issues.

    If they can do this on a national level, why can't we do it in Kentucky?