Today's News

  • Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Lebanon Middle School.

    According to the agenda, the board will recognize outstanding contributions to Lebanon Middle School, hear a chorus presentation and hear an ITEST presentation. The board will also hear a WLMS News broadcast and learn about academic progress at Lebanon Middle.

    The board will have a roundtable discussion with the Lebanon Middle Site-Based Decision-Making Council. 

  • Tough times ahead

    Got a job?

    If so, feel lucky because, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, the nation's unemployment rate reached a 14-year high of 6.5 percent in October as 240,000 more jobs were cut. So far this year, 1.2 million jobs have disappeared.

    Kentucky's unemployment rate is even higher than the nation's, at 6.7 percent, and Marion County's is the highest it's been in three years at 6.9 percent.

  • Letters to the Editor, Nov. 26

    School, students, law enforcement went above and beyond

    As a parent of a student at Marion County High School, I want to commend the administration of the school and the school system, state and local law enforcement for the way in which they handled the recent tragic situation that was encountered by the school, the students and the community at large.

  • Lady Knights soccer ends season with banquet

    Marion County High School girls' soccer Head Coach Neil Payne recently announced the team award winners at the soccer banquet, which was held Wednesday of last week. They are as follows:

    Offensive Player of the Year - Sabrina Tom

    Defensive Player of the Year - Erica Essex

    110 percent - Raven Blair

    Most Improved - Christian Montgomery

    Lady Knighted (award goes to player who never gives up, regardless of circumstances) - Kara Chapman

    The team also had12 academic All-State members.

  • Knights prepare for Bullitt East rematch

    Impressive as their season has been, the Knights have not found Bullitt County to be friendly terrain.

    The Knights' first loss of the season came in Mount Washington at the hands of a Bullitt East Chargers team that was 1-3 going into the game. Their second loss came to North Bullitt a few weeks later.

    The 13-10 loss to the Chargers was within the Knights' reach, as they turned the ball over three times in the red zone in four trips. A questionable fourth down call didn't help the Knights' cause either.

  • Former magistrate has died

    Kelly Bradshaw, who served as a magistrate from 1990 through 2002, died early Monday morning, Nov. 24.

    In addition to serving on the fiscal court, Bradshaw was an Air Force veteran, a member of St. Augustine Church and the Knights of Columbus.

    During his time on the court, the court voted to build a new detention center to replace the old county jail, and he supported the decision to expand the center shortly after it opened in 1997.

    Look for more about Bradshaw in the Dec. 3 edition.

  • Cut and cover rose bushes now

    It's alright to go ahead and cut your roses back. Our recent cold weather should have sent them into dormancy.

    Generally it takes a night or two in the low 20s and upper teens to accomplish this.

    The most commonly grown roses by homeowners are hybrid teas.

    Hybrid teas are the long stem type of roses such as the ones sold at florists.  This type of rose requires the harshest pruning; they actually require hard pruning to perform well.

    Hybrid teas should be pruned down to 8-10 inches.

  • LMS to play in state tourney Nov. 28

    The Girl's Sweet 16 is still several months away, but that doesn't mean there is a shortage of championship basketball being played. The Girl's Middle School State Tournament Final sponsored by the Kentucky Basketball Academy will be played at Rupp Arena on Nov. 28, at 1:30 p.m. This tournament has been going on since 2003. The KBA decided to add a little incentive to the tournament this year and play the finals at Rupp Arena.  

    The tournament started with 32 teams from all ends of the Commonwealth. Only a few teams are left standing for a chance to play in Rupp.

  • Brett Guthrie goes to Washington

    By Ben Sheroan

    Landmark News Service

    More than a month before taking office, Brett Guthrie learned that in Washington, D.C., some elevators don’t go all the way to the top floor.

    In his first official introduction to the House of Representatives, Brett Guthrie experienced a hectic week of meetings, tours and presentations.

    He received his office assignment Friday. By tradition, freshman legislators draw for position to determine a selection order for what’s left after other House members have picked office space.

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    As much as I like cooking (and eating) it's not surprising that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. No shopping or gifts are required and everybody just wants to get together and eat (and maybe watch a little football.)

    In my family, it seems everyone eats so much they have to take a nap, and everyone blames it on the turkey (not the three helpings of dressing and gravy or the extra helpings of mashed potatoes.)