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Today's News

  • Plan ahead while dreaming of Spring

    Plant and seed catalogs will be jamming the mailbox any day now. I always feel like January ushers in a clean slate for the garden: optimism abounds among the fresh ideas and new goals; and promises never to repeat a crop busting mistake are sharp in my memory.

    Sometimes the slate stays clean; sometimes it doesn’t.  Either way the next couple of months can be used to plan and prepare for the next growing season.

    Don’t get over whelmed by (or over indulge in) all the catalogs until you actually decide on what you want to accomplish for the year.

  • A funeral that shouldn't have happened

    The Marion County Honor Guard participated in its 95th funeral of 2008 Monday afternoon.

    It was also the 77th burial at the Lebanon National Cemetery this year.

    It's a funeral that shouldn't have happened, at least, not this soon. It's a funeral that was the direct result of a random act of senseless violence.

    William Scott Miller, 42, of Frankfort was buried Monday afternoon. He died after he was shot while driving on Interstate 635 in Dallas.

  • Letters to the editor, Dec. 31

    Profiteering and gouging should not be allowed

    Since the manipulated oil prices are down, it seems that overcharging for food and electrical energy should not be allowed.

    I'm speaking of the increases by the TVA and RECC. Both have no reason to gouge the public like they are.

    If government entities have overspent their budgets, that is not a reason to try and balance the books on the backs of the people.

  • Linescores

    SATURDAY

    Marion County

    Youth Basketball League

    At Glasscock Elementary School

    10- & 11-Year-Old-Girls

    Liberty 18: Alli Ryan 1, Taylor Wade 7, Abby Thomas 6, Paige Cecil 1, Emily Ford 1, Adrienne Hill 1, Kenlee Stout 1.

    Monarchs 14: Breanna Downs 2, Chelsie Wright 5, Janell Hardy 5, Cassidy Cope 2.

    Sun 13: McKenzie Reynolds 6, Allison Buckman 2, Shaniqua Young 5.

    Mystics 12: Samantha Daugherty 2, Rae Mills 4, Katelyn Daugherty 2, Abby Miles 2, Abby Turner 2.

    10 & 11 Year Old Boys

  • North Hardin dominates Wanneroo

    Fifth Region contender North Hardin dominated the Wanneroo (Australia) Wolves in the last game Friday at the Roby Dome.

    The Trojans opened up with a 45-2 lead over the Wolves and never looked back.

    North Hardin  35  21  22  23 - 101

    Wanneroo        2    9   13    6 -   30

  • Knights beat Marion County (Tenn.)

    Chris Southall atoned for missed free throws down the stretch earlier in the year Saturday night by draining four in the final minute against Marion County (Tenn.) to clench a 64-60 victory during the KFC/Taco Bell Holiday Homecoming Classic.

    Southall, named the player of the game afterwards, accounted for 24 of the Knights' points, 10 of which came in the crucial fourth quarter.

    The Knights held a 10-point lead early in the fourth quarter but watched as the Warriors chipped their way back into the game.

  • District play resumes this week

    Marion County and Campbellsville battle to resume 20th District play this week. The teams vie for the third seed in the district and a better seed in the end of season tournament.

    Adair County just wrapped up an appearance in the Republic Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic. They faced Madisonville-North Hopkins on Monday. They feature Jon Hood, a University of Kentucky recruit and a Mr. Basketball candidate. Results of that game were unknown at press time.

    Adair County resumes district play on Jan. 20 against Marion County.

  • Knights win one, lose three in Jessamine County Invitational

    The Marion County Knights claimed seventh place in the Jessamine County Invitational on Saturday afternoon with a 61-48 win against Pineville at East Jessamine High School.

    The Knights (2-5) finally got a win against struggling Pineville (7-4), who had only lost one game and was on a six game win streak before entering the tournament.

    Marion County jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first half and maintained it through the second half, holding off Pineville in a battle of four seeds on the last day of play.

  • Ho Ho Helper finds role rewarding

    Editor's note: Murray McCandless is the pastor at Lebanon United Presbyterian Church.

    When Santa needs help keeping public appointments during the holiday season, people like Murray McCandless step in.

    Santa's Helpers work in department stores, malls, parades and community events each year, filling in for the holiday icon. As one of them, McCandless takes his job seriously.

  • Knights, North Hardin in championship game of Holiday Classic

    The Marion County (Ky.) Knights defeated West Jessamine, 57-53, to earn a spot in the championship game of the KFC/Taco Bell Holiday Homecoming Classic at 9 p.m. tonight.

    The Knights will face North Hardin, which withstood a late rally by Doss, to win 48-43 in the last game Sunday night.

    Earlier in the day, Marion County (Tenn.) defeated Washington County, 81-72, and Lexington Lafayette beat the Wanneroo Wolves from Australia, 73-43.

    The schedule for Monday's games is as follows:

    3 p.m. (No. 3 seeds) Marion County (Tenn.) vs. Doss