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Today's News

  • Going with the flow

    John "Quincy" Thomas’s first full day as Lebanon Water Works Company’s superintendent was a doozey.
    It was Monday, Jan. 17, 1994, and it was 20 degrees below zero.
    Water lines were freezing and breaking all over the city.
    That morning alone, water lines had burst on Boldrick Avenue, at Graham Memorial Park and on Woodlawn Avenue.
    “That was my first day on the job,” Thomas said. “But, things got better real quick.”

  • Trio inspired by Loretto Motherhouse

    An artist must be inspired to create. That’s why the piano trio, Longleash, picked the Loretto Motherhouse as the location for their annual celebration of American new music called The Loretto Project.
    The event will be held on Aug. 19-20 in Loretto, and will continue on Aug. 21 in Louisville.
    The first day will feature Longleash, which is made up of a cellist, violinist and pianist. John Popham, the cellist, is originally from Louisville, but now lives in New York where the trio is based.

  • Joy Global to be acquired by Komatsu

    Joy Global recently announced an agreement to be acquired by the Japanese-based mining company, Komatsu, for $3.7 billion, but working through the acquisition could take some time.
    Job Global Advertising and Public Relations Manager Caley Clinton said that the agreement will not affect workers for at least another year.
    “Until the acquisition closes, which will be mid-2017, nothing changes in terms of our day-to-day,” she said. “It’s business as usual here.”

  • Sheriff’s office to purchase K-9 dog

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has plans to employ another officer to help fight drug abuse throughout the county.
    Only, she has four legs, a keen sense of smell and her growl can intimidate the harshest of criminals.
    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will be purchasing a K-9 in the near future, and Sheriff Jimmy Clements asked the Marion County Fiscal Court for financial assistance in paying for the animal and its training during the court’s meeting Thursday, Aug. 4.

  • Lebanon man indicted for wanton endangerment, assault

    Steven W. Worley, 26, of 158 Wrights Ct. in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment and fourth-degree assault in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about July 5, Worley manifested extreme indifference to human life and engaged in conduct, which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person. The indictment also states that he intentionally or wantonly caused physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument.

  • Sophie Clark named 2017 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman

    Marion County High School senior Sophie Clark was named the 2017 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman Saturday evening, Aug. 6.

    Clark also won the overall scholastic award, a self-expression award and a talent award.

    Clark is the daughter of Tim and Becky Clark of Lebanon.

    Other winners include:

    First runner-up: Anna Winebrenner

    Second runner-up: Carly Mattingly

    Third runner-up: Caroline Reed

    Preliminary scholastic winners: Caroline Reed, Carly Mattingly and Anna Winebrenner

  • Baker claims Home Run Derby title, team wins national competition

    By John Overby
    Landmark News Service

    Beau Baker was “very excited” when he was chosen to compete in the recent Baseball Youth All-Star Challenge in Branson, Missouri, but even that feeling was nothing compared to how he felt after winning the 10-year-old Home Run Derby and being a contributor on a team that would go on to win the event’s championship.
    “It was a good experience,” Beau said. “Not a bunch of kids get to do this … You’ve gotta take advantage of it.”

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights win season opener

    The Marion County Knights finally hit the soccer field for the season opener on Aug. 16 against the Campbellsville Eagles and notched a 6-3 win, powered by four goals from junior Logan Spalding, who played his first soccer game since the end of the 2014 season. He had left the team to focus on motor cross.
    "Logan absolutely exploded in this match," Head Coach Greg Conley said.

  • Tee Time: Don Wood is one of the top Super Seniors in Kentucky

    By Dennis George
    Golf columnist

    For the past six decades, 78-year-old Don Wood has been a fixture in Kentucky golf circles.
    The easygoing gentleman is well known to golfers in the area.
    Since 1961, he’s made the trip to Bardstown nearly every Sunday during the golf season to play golf with the likes of John Prewitt, Randall Burba, Haydon Spalding, Tommie Hurst and others.

  • Knights bolt to win season opener amidst lightning delay

    By Dennis George
    Correspondent

    The records will show that a flash of lightning early in the second quarter stopped the Marion County-Nelson County football game with the Knights leading 33-7.
    However, lightning actually struck much earlier - on the game’s first play from scrimmage when the Knights’ Trey Downs took a hand-off from Mason Sullivan and scampered 51 yards for a touchdown.