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Today's News

  • January is National Blood Donor Month

    Approximately every two seconds someone in America needs blood. Blood is needed every day for patients with blood disorders, those being treated for burns or undergoing chemotherapy, and premature babies, just to name a few. The need is constant.   However, just 38 percent of the United States population is eligible to give blood and just a fraction of those eligible - 8 percent - actually donate.

  • Need a good houseplant?

    I haven't had a lot of news articles lately mainly because it's winter and I don't have a lot to say. But recently, I had a question that made me think. Which is the best houseplant?

    Obviously, that is up to debate because most people have their favorites. There are people that love African violets, those that love cactus and those that just love anything tropical looking. But I sat down one day to ponder just which is the one best houseplant.

  • !QUIDADO! Los generadores electricas producen gases toxico. !QUIDADO!

    Un alto número de apagones ha provocado que muchos residentes de Kentucky estén usando fuentes alternativas de calefacción, aumentando la posibilidad de exposición a niveles peligrosos de monóxido de carbono.

  • Witness to History

    Barack Obama became the first black man inaugurated as President of the United States Jan.

  • Ladies thump Adair, Taylor; Sacred Heart ends streak

    The Marion County Lady Knights were able to use their game Saturday against Sacred Heart in the Raatz Fence Classic at Mercy High School as a measuring stick for their success this season.

    Unfortunately for the Lady Knights, the results came up short.  

    "We didn't come ready to play. It looked like they were just out there. It was a total team effort. It was all of them. It was awful," Head Coach Trent Milby said. "They picked us apart. We didn't put any pressure on them, they out rebounded us, they out hustled us."

  • IMPORTANT: Conserve water

    Local officials are urging all Marion County residents to conserve water.   During the recent power outages, electricity has been out at the Lebanon water treatment plant, Lebanon City Administrator John Thomas said after an emergency meeting of city and county officials and emergency personnel Wednesday evening.

  • Gracie was abandoned by her owner

    We received a call last week concerning an abandoned dog living on the Calvary side of Lovers Lane. The caller stated that this dog had been left behind by a family that had moved out. We were also informed at this time that the dog was a female, and she had a litter of seven pups. She had also been hit by a car and her left front leg was permanently damaged. So we're talking about a stray dog with pups and on top of all that she was a three legged dog, not exactly the ideal dog to adopt out.  

  • National Weather Service: Falling ice can be hazardous

    The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for several counties in Kentucky, including Marion County. As temperatures rise and ice melts on trees, limbs and power lines, falling ice has the potential to create a hazardous situation. This may mean large pieces of ice will fall to the ground.

  • Home teams meet held at LAC

    The Marion County Aqua Knights hosted a high school swim meet on Thursday, Jan. 22, with Nelson County and Bethlehem. All three teams practice at the Lebanon Aquatic Center. Nelson County finished with 69.5 points; Marion County placed second with 46.5 points; Bethlehem rounded out the trio with 38 points.

  • Lady Knights claim top seed

    The Marion County Lady Knights are sitting pretty atop the 20th District standings with only one district opponent remaining.

    The Lady Knights locked up the first place seed in the 20th District Tournament that begins in late February. The girls will either face Taylor County or Campbellsville, depending if Taylor County beat Adair County on Tuesday night. Campbellsville and Taylor County split their head-to-head match ups this season but since the Lady Eagles won the second game, they hold an edge over the Lady Cards.