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Today's News

  • Letters to the Editor: Oct. 15

    Vote Palagi

    I am writing in support of Kate Palagi for Lebanon City Council. I’ve known Kate nearly six years and believe her professional experience, community involvement, and role as a mother of three make her an excellent candidate for city council. Kate is a true champion for Lebanon.

  • Lady Knights' soccer team blasts Garrard in district play

    The scoreboard read 4-0 but that may have been a little misleading.

    The more telling stat reads 18-2. As in 18 shots on goal for the Lady Knights and only two shots on goal for Garrard County.

    "We've had the ability to have a game like this," Lady Knights Head Coach Neil Payne said after the game. "We've been scared to pull the trigger."

    Payne said he emphasized before the game that if you don't shoot, you don't score. If you don't score, you don't win.

    He said the team focused on shooting leading up to the Garrard County game.

  • Lady Knights set their sights on the region crown

    Though the district championship adds a nice piece of hardware to the Marion County High School volleyball team's collection, Head Coach David Hibbard and his team have higher aspirations.

    "This is what I expected. We expected to win district," Hibbard said. "We expect to play well in the region. We hope our district play carries through to the region tournament."

  • House fire kills Loretto man

    Donald Mattingly, or "Hippie" as he was more commonly known, was a "heck of a good guy," according to Bobby Joe Corbett, Mattingly's boss at Maker's Mark Distillery in Loretto.

  • Senior night isn't sweet for boy's soccer

    Senior night didn't result in a happy ending for Marion County High School's boys' soccer team (1-14-1) Tuesday of last week at home.  Facing the number two team in the region, John Hardin (14-4-1), the second-to-last place Knights couldn't give the seniors a happy farewell.  However, Head Coach Greg Conley said the Knights played well and didn't give up any earned goals.  Conley said he has been very pleased with the last two weeks of play, which also included a 2-1 road loss to a ranked Berea team.

  • Bill Pickerill's candidate questionnaire for the Lebanon City Council

    Name: Bill Pickerill

  • Lady Knights capture district crown, move on to regional tournament

    The Marion County High School volleyball team captured its first district title since 2004 on Tuesday night. After three years of shortcomings, MCHS finally moved past Taylor County High School after three years of falling to them in the district championship.

    The Lady Knights swept through the district tournament, blowing by Adair County 2-0 in the first round and putting away a solid Taylor County High School squad 2-0 (25-18, 25-20).

  • Six city council seats on the ballot Nov. 4

    Seven people are vying for six seats on the Lebanon City Council.

  • Making a big decision about the 'nickel'

    As a community we have a big decision to make, one that bears life changing consequences. Many citizens wanted to have a voice in the making of this decision therefore, a petition was signed. Now the nickel tax will go to vote. Yep, that's the American way. Either the nickel tax will pass or it won't. But either way there are consequences. Either we use the money of our own taxpayers to better the facilities where the future of Marion County receives their education or we keep our money to ourselves.

  • Gossamer strings for spider flight

    It occurred to me the other day that I have not seen as many intricate spider webs this all at the farm.  I like my spiders, as long as they are not lurking on my shoulder or in my bed.  I enjoy seeing them in the garden or in the corner of a window where we can watch their work from indoors.

    Maybe I am not looking closely enough; perhaps the weather has made them act differently this year?