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Today's News

  • Lancers win overtime thriller

    The Lancers scratched their way to victory Saturday night. What started as an abysmal shooting night for the Lebanon Lancers (3-2) led to an overtime victory at the Roby Dome.

    The Lancers bullied their way down low against longer, leaner Kentucky Thunder in the first half to no avail as their close range shots clanged off the rim time and time again.    

    A buzzer-beating tip in was all that saved the Thunder from losing in regulation. Overtime, however, belonged to the Lancers.

  • Small towns are bringing sexy back

    Pop music star (and one of the best Saturday Night Live hosts in history) Justin Timberlake is not the only one bringing sexy back.

    Bardstown native Kim Huston, who just happens to be my ex-stepmother, (it's complicated) is bringing sexy back for small town USA with her new book Small Town Sexy. Her book, which is scheduled to be released this summer, explores the "new allure and appeal of living in small town America" and the "seductive charm these towns have," according to her web site smalltownsexy.com.

  • Tourism commission supports Sunday packaged alcohol sales

    Grocery, liquor and convenience stores in Nelson County could be selling packaged liquor on Sundays by this summer, and, according to some local residents, Marion County needs to follow suit or the local economy could be at stake.

  • Lebanon Middle heads to national competition

    The Lebanon Middle School archery team is taking a trip up I-65 this weekend to participate in the National Archery in the Schools Program national tournament at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, more than 5,000 elementary, middle and high school students representing 46 states will participate in the event.

    Hours for the competition are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 each day.

  • Next superintendent introduces himself to the community

    Marion County Board of Education member Alex Ackermann introduced Donald Smith, who will be the next Marion County superintendent, before he spoke at the Marion County Industrial Foundation's First Friday Forum May 1.

    "I'd just like to give a little personal observation about Mr. Smith," she said. "He has a passion for educating children, all children."

  • Opportunities at hand

    In tough times, change is often necessary.

    And there is no question that economically things are still tough. When the economy is bad it affects everything and everyone, and that includes education.

    In response, the leadership team at Marion County High School is planning some changes.

    Unfortunately, we already know that there will be fewer teachers on the payroll next year, and that means the teachers who are left will be asked to do a little bit more.

  • Ready for the worst

    Swine flu, or H1N1, has arrived in Kentucky.

    As of Monday, the CDC was reporting that at least one Kentuckian had a confirmed case of the latest flu incarnation, and the Kentucky Department of Public Health was reporting five probable cases, the most recent of which is a 3-year-old in Hardin County.

    With more than 280 confirmed cases in the United States, national, state and local health officials have continued to stress the importance of flu prevention measures - such as washing hands regularly and covering mouths and noses when people cough or sneeze.

  • Loretto is a place to reconnect

    The Loretto Motherhouse will be featured on Kentucky Life on KET1 May 16 at 8 p.m. and May 17 at 4:30 p.m. and on KET2 at 7 p.m. on May 17.

  • Board cuts nearly $1 million

    The Marion County Board of Education approved $975,000 in budget cuts for the 2009-10 school year during its regular monthly meeting last week. That's just shy of the $1.4 million in cuts needed to keep the school system in stable financial condition, with two to five years of budget cuts undoubtedly on the horizon.

  • Lady Knights limp out of district play

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights softball team (13-14) went into last week with the ability to control their own destiny and win their way out to gain the number one seed in the upcoming 20th District tournament.

    Instead, they lost back-to-back games to teams they had previously beaten to fall all the way to a number three seed in the tournament.

    "We weren't mentally ready to play in either game," Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby said.