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Today's News

  • Honor flight for World War II veterans

    Veterans who served during World War II are invited to apply to participate in an honor flight to the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. There is no cost for any World War II veteran who wishes to make the trip, according to Ben Ford, of VFW Post 5910 in Lebanon.

    To receive an application, veterans should call the VFW post at (270) 692-9233 or visit the post, which is located on Veterans Drive in Lebanon.

    More information about the honor flight is available online at www.honorflightbluegrass.com or by calling (502) 387-7006. 

  • Tech center renovation on a 'super fast track'

    Superintendent Roger Marcum, who will retire at the end of June, would like the Marion County Area Technology Center's renovation and addition to be on a "super fast track."

    If at all possible, he'd like to have a shovel in the ground by June 30, and the board of education took the first step to making that a reality last week when it voted to hire RossTarrant Architects of Lexington to design and oversee the project.

  • Farm, legislators share information at Farm Bureau legislative breakfast

    The Marion County Farm Bureau held its annual legislative breakfast Jan. 31. State Rep. Jimmy Higdon, and county and city officials attended the meeting along with area farmers.

    The local Farm Bureau chapter also shared information on the state legislative priorities.

  • Cooking is good after power is restored

    After 11 days with no electricity, and a lot of fast food and sandwiches, this is the first thing I cooked for myself.

    I had lost the contents of my refrigerator and freezer, so it had to be something that didn't need any refrigerated ingredients.

    It was delicious, and I ate like a ravenous hyena.

    Try it; you'll like it.

    Rice Pilaf with Cashews and Raisins

    3 T. olive or vegetable oil

    1 large onion, diced or slivered

    1/2 t. garlic powder

    1 c. long grain rice

  • Junior varsity, freshmen Knights wrap up season

    The Marion County High School junior varsity and freshment boys’ basketball team recently wrapped up its seasons.

    The junior varsity team finished the year with a 5-13 record. Here's a look at the games they've played in February.

    Nelson County 26, Marion County 14

    Marion     4  0  7  3 - 14

    Nelson    11  3  9  3 - 26

    Marion County - Justin Price 8, Kendrick Knopp 4, Kendall Taul 2

  • Debate over tax increases headline legislative action this week

    House members spent much of this, the second week of February, discussing the daunting task of how to address the $456 million budget shortfall that is adversely affecting our state and studying the merits of a revenue bill that has been proposed as the first step on a long road to economic recovery. 

    For more than two months, legislative leaders from both chambers have been meeting to find a solution to our state's dire financial situation and crafted this plan as a compromise that they feel lays the groundwork to help us regain our financial footing.

  • More than 54,000 lost power because of wind storm

    Editor's note: This is a press release from the Kentucky Public Service Commission

  • Tornado watch for Marion County

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Marion County that will remain in effect until 6 p.m.

    The tornado watch also includes 48 other counties in Kentucky. 

  • POWERless

    Friday afternoon Dorothy Mattingly watched as utility crews were working on a power line at her neighbor's house on Clell Mattingly Road in Raywick.

    She and her husband, Hawk, have been living without power since 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27.

    And she had reached her breaking point.

    "I had such a bad day yesterday," she said. "Anytime anybody looked at me I just cried. It's just been so stressful."

  • City to continue debris pick-up

    During its meeting Monday, the Lebanon City Council postponed a decision regarding hiring contractors to help clean-up the debris from the recent ice storm.  In the meantime, city workers will continue to pick up debris as they are able, and citizens who don't want to wait can continue to take their debris to the landfill or the transfer station on Fairground Road.