Today's News

  • Looking ahead to 2010

    With 2010 just around the corner, we've gazed deeply into our crystal ball, but some things still aren't clear to us.

    Based on what we could see, here's some of our hopes for 2010:

    - First and foremost, we hope voter fatigue doesn't set in.

    Dec. 8 voters in Marion County participated in the special election to fill a vacant state senate seat. Feb. 2, we'll be voting again to fill the now-vacant state representative seat.

    A few months after that, we'll be voting in primary elections, and then, of course, the general election will follow in November.

  • Deadline to switch political party is Dec. 31

    If citizens want to change their party registration in time to participate in their party's primary election that determines nominees for United States Senator, United States Congressional Representatives, state legislative races, and other partisan offices, they must do so by Dec. 31.

    Kentucky state law requires any citizen who wishes to change his/her voter registration and also vote in that party's upcoming primary election must be registered with his/her new party by Dec. 31 of the preceding year.

  • Celebrate New Year's Eve with black-eyed peas!

    If you need something to take to a New Year's Eve party, try one of these good recipes. Eating black-eyed peas is supposed to be good luck for the New Year, so this Black-eyed Pea Dip fills the bill deliciously. It's great with taco chips or pita triangles, and can even be served on lettuce leaves as a salad. It has so many vegetables in it; it's got to be good for you.

    The Artichoke Dip is one of my all-time favorites. I've taken it to potlucks for 25 years, and the pan is always empty when it's time to go home. If you do by chance have any left over, try this.

  • Police investigating murder attempt

    The Lebanon Police are investigating an attempted murder that took place Christmas Day.

    According to the police report, Justin L. Edlen of Olympia Drive in Bardstown was shot at 43 Maple Street Apartments. He was taken to Spring View Hospital where he was treated for gunshot wounds to his upper abdomen and right arm. He was transported to the hospital by Marion County EMS.

    Edlen was transferred to University Hospital in Louisville where he is listed in stable condition.

  • Fiddlin' around again

    The Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff is back, and it keeps getting bigger.

    This year's festival will be held Jan. 8-9 at Marion County High School.

    Gary "Biscuit" Davis is back again. Friday night, he'll be the featured performer during "Come Play with Biscuit," which is an opportunity for Bluegrass musicians to jam with the three-time national banjo champion.

  • Knights prepare for Eagles

    On Friday night, the Marion County High School boys basketball team travels to Campbellsville High School to take on the Eagles (6-2) in district play.

    Both teams are currently undefeated in district play and are looking for an advantage in gaining the top seed during the 20th District tournament.

    According to Knights Head Coach Tim Peterson, senior guard Bryton Taylor leads the Eagles. Taylor is a six-foot-two-inch shooting guard who can play inside and outside.

    Another threat for the Eagles is senior forward Thomas Downs.

  • Football team to begin off-season conditioning


    If Jeff Robbins preaches physicality then this is where his teaching begins.

    The Marion County High School football team will head back into the weight room to start building the foundation for next season, just a little over a month after their final game of the season.

    Robbins said the team, including current eighth-graders, is to report to off-season conditioning on Jan. 4 after school at the MCHS fitness center. The players will begin lifting on Monday, Wednesday and Friday's for the remainder of the spring semester.

  • Lady Knights beat Manual for the crown

    The Marion County High School girls basketball (10-0) team knocked off DuPont Manual (7-2) 44-42 on Tuesday night, Dec. 22, in the finals of the Republic Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic High School.

    In a match up against the state's top two teams, the Lady Knights prevailed despite shooting 29 percent from the floor. The Lady Knights held a 38-32 rebounding edge and forced Manual into 17 turnovers.

  • Offices will close and trash pick-up will change for New Year's holiday

    The New Year's holiday will affect the schedule for local government offices.

    The County Judge's Office will be closed Dec. 31 through Jan. 3 and reopen Monday, Jan. 4.

    The Marion County Clerk's Office, the PVA Office and the Marion Circuit Clerk's Office will close Dec. 31-Jan. 1.

    The Marion County Health Department will be closed Dec. 31-Jan. 1.

    Lebanon City Hall and the Marion County Sheriff's Office will be closed Jan. 1.

    Garbage pick-up will be affected by the holidays as well.

  • Another candidate files for magistrate's seat

    A third candidate has filed to run for the District E magistrates seat.

    Charlotte Brady Mattingly of McElroy Pike is the latest candidate to toss her hat into the ring.

    Mike Peterson of Miller Pike and incumbent Roger "Cotton" Smothers of Campbellsville Road previously filed to run.

    In addition to the local races, several state positions will be up for election in 2010.

    So far four candidates have officially filed to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Jim Bunning.