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Today's News

  • Lady Knights begin practicing
  • Keep yourself busy with a weekend full of activities

     Coming up this Saturday, Aug. 2, we have a regular cornucopia of outdoor stuff to consider.

    First — by time line, not importance — is the Outdoorsman Expo in Adair County. The high school location provides enough space for a “mega” event.

    They’ll have just about everything for the outdoors. You can find mounted deer heads, see how they’re scored, and the last I heard, have your head scored! (That’s your deer’s head, not yours.)

  • KCA second at NASP World

     By Bobby Brockman

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky Christian Academy came up just a bit short at the NASP (National Archery in the School Programs) World Tournament in Madison, Wisc. over the weekend as the national champions placed second to Benton, La.

  • Marion County cheerleaders attend UK camp

     Marion County High School Cheerleaders attended UK Dance Camp on July 18.

  • MCHS students’ ACT average is on the rise

    In three of five categories, MCHS posted its highest scores since the Kentucky Department of Education required all high school juniors to take the test.
    That includes an overall average of 19.5.
    "I wish it was across the board with every area, but it's basically in three of the five areas, we've had the highest ACT scores. And the biggest one we're looking at is that composite score," Marion County High School Principal Mike Abell said.

  • 2015 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman Program is tonight

    Marion County Distinguished Young Women, Inc. will present the 2015 Marion County Distinguished Young Women Program at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at Marion County High School. Twenty-eight young ladies will participate in the program with a theme this year of “A Night on Broadway."
    The Distinguished Young Women logo is “emphasis on education” and its participants will be judged on scholastics, interview, talent, fitness and self-expression.

  • Clearing a new path

    City employees have started working to alleviate problems that contributed to the three flooding events that affected downtown Lebanon last year.
    Monday morning, public works employees dug up a section of the storm sewer system at the intersection of Main Street and South Spalding Avenue. Using a camera inside the sewer pipes, the city recently discovered a collapsed section that limited water flow during heavy rains.

  • Motion for new trial filed in murder case

    Christopher Gribbins was convicted of wanton murder for the death of David Litsey Jr. on July 17.
    On July 22, Gribbins’ attorneys filed a motion for a new trial in Marion Circuit Court. Gribbins’ sentencing hearing is scheduled for Aug. 7 before Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly.
    The jury recommended a 20-year sentence at the end of the trial.

  • Hood Lane, Sterk Avenue residents indicted for assault, robbery

    Samantha J. Rigdon, 25, of 289 Hood Lane in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree assault, first-degree criminal attempt to commit robbery and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about June 5, Rigdon caused serious physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, or she aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.

  • Holly Hill resident pleads guilty to sex abuse

    Ricardo Sunun-Gomez, 34, of 118 Holly Hill Inn in Lebanon pled guilty to six counts of first-degree sex abuse in Marion Circuit Court recently. The victim was under 12 years old.
    Sunun-Gomez, a.k.a. Miguiael Gonzales, is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 18.
    The court has ordered that he must undergo an evaluation by the sexual offender treatment program operated or approved by the Department of Corrections and the Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services.

    In other circuit court matters: