Today's News

  • Sunday alcohol sales - community remains divided on the issue

    The Lebanon City Council took a step toward allowing Sunday alcohol sales at local restaurants Dec. 8. That night, a majority of the council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would allow restaurants to serve alcoholic drinks between noon and 10 p.m. on Sundays.

    The issue is far from settled in the minds of many in the community, however.

    Supporters of Sunday sales see it as a way to help local restaurants during difficult economic conditions, and possibly as a way to attract new restaurants and events to the community.

  • Lebanon City Council approves Sunday alcohol sales

    The Lebanon City Council voted 4-2 to approve the second reading of a proposed ordinance that would allow restaurants to sell alcohol by the drink on Sundays.

    Before the law takes effect, however, it must be published officially. 

    Council members Denise Fogle, Dennis George, Bill Pickerill and Darin Spalding voted in favor of the second reading, and council members Elizabeth Ann Osbourne and Jim Richardson cast the opposing votes.

    Look for more on the council's decision in the Dec. 24 print edition.

  • Sunday alcohol sales passes first reading

    Monday evening, the Lebanon City Council took the first step toward allowing Sunday alcohol sales.

    The council voted 4-2 to approve the first reading of a proposed ordinance that would allow restaurants to serve alcohol by the drink between noon and 10 p.m. on Sundays.

    A separate provision in the ordinance would allow alcohol sales from noon to 1 a.m. when New Year's Eve falls on a Sunday.

  • Lady Knights outlast Lady Titans

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights opened with a slow start but used a big second and third quarter to squash Mercer County High School in the first game of the Lady Admirals Tournament in Danville on Friday night. 

    Trailing 8-6 after one quarter, the Lady Knights turned up the intensity and the pressure. They led 30-21 at half time,  after a 24-point second quarter. 

  • Knights fall to West Jessamine

             The Marion County Knights suffered their second loss in as many days in the Jessamine County Invitational against host team West Jessamine on Friday night in Nicholasville.

    Down by only two at half time, the Knights collapsed in the fourth quarter and lost 78-60. 

  • Knights run out of chances


    The Marion County Knights missed shot after shot in the paint on their way to a 67-61 loss against a beatable Frankfort High School team. 

    The Knights shot horrendously from the floor but remained within reach the entire game. 

  • Fiscal court meeting Thursday, Dec. 18

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    According to the agenda, the court will be discussing an ordinance dealing with false alarms and unnecessary emergency runs. The court will also discuss the judicial center bid opening, estimates on street lighting on the Lebanon bypass and the revenue outlook for the remainder of the fiscal year.

  • No school in Marion County Wednesday

    Snowy, icy road conditions caused school to be cancelled Tuesday, Dec. 16, in Marion County. Schools will also be closed Wednesday, Dec. 17.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are working to combat freezing precipitation that is making driving conditions treacherous. Several county crews have reported heavy freezing rain and sleet. 

  • Bill would give independents more options

    Jodie George wants more people to have their voices heard in Kentucky's electoral process.

    "It's important that everyone is allowed to vote," she said, "and anything that increases public participation is the right thing to do."

    To that end, George spoke with State Rep. Jimmy Higdon about allowing independent voters to participate in primary elections. George said many states around Kentucky allow registered independents to vote in primaries.

  • Some plants provide winter interest

    This December has been a cold one thus far. I don't mind a gloomy day here or there, I actually find them somewhat restorative.

    Too many in a row, though, can be sort of depressing.

    We all say we want winter interest but sometimes we forget about it once spring rolls around and we get excited about a new season.

    Have you selected things that will capture your eye in January? Look out the window and tell yourself what you see and then take some notes.