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Today's News

  • Lady Knights in search of first win

    The Marion County Lady Knights soccer team has played three games this season, and is still in search of their first win. The team has lost a pair of 7-4 decisions and had a tough outing in a 7-0 defeat.
    First year, Head Coach Devin Spalding knows that his team has potential, but is still in search of finding that right combination to collect a win.
    After coming off an impressive 8-1 victory in their final preseason game against Whitley County, the Lady Knights were ready to open up regular season play against Berea on Monday of last week.

  • Lady Knights improve to 4-1

    The Marion County Lady Knights volleyball team competed in three matches last week, winning all three to improve their overall record to 4-1 on the season.  The wins came over LaRue County, Taylor County and Campbellsville.

    Marion County vs. LaRue County
    The Lady Knights traveled to LaRue County to play their fifth game of the season Thursday night. Marion County was able to take the first two sets, and after losing the third set, battle back to win the match in the fourth set.

  • Library film club to start Sept. 15

    The Marion County Public Library's Film Club will meet Sept. 15 to watch the movie "The Children's Hour" in the large meeting room at the library.

    Adults 18 and older are welcome to participate in the Film Club. The meetings will show thought-provoking and entertaining movies worth spirited discussion.

    Participation in the club is free. Anyone who would like more information, can contact Terry Brockman at the library, (270) 692-4698.

  • Lt. Governor to speak in Lebanon Thursday

    Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson will be in Lebanon Thursday.

    Abramson will be the featured speaker at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon Aug. 23 at the Marion County Extension Office on Fairground Road.

    Abramson was the longest-serving mayor of Louisville, winning five terms in that office. Last November, he was elected lt. governor as Gov. Steve Beshear's running mate. He is the chairman of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform.

  • Disaster preparedness training starts Aug. 28

    The American Red Cross is offering a free five-session course to volunteers and other agency members who work with disaster situations.

    The sessions will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., or Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The dates of the sessions are Aug. 28, Aug. 30, Sept. 11, Sept. 13 and Sept. 15. All of the sessions will be held at the David R. Hourigan Building located on Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.

    Pre-registration is required because classes are limited to 25 participants.

  • Do veterans deserve a discount?

    A question arose recently concerning businesses offering discounts to veterans. Should businesses offer, or better yet, should business owners feel obligated to offer a vet a discount on goods and services?
    Let me say that I hold the highest respect for the men and women who served and are now serving in  the armed forces of the United States.
    I especially appreciate the service of Vietnam vets who weren't treated with the utmost respect either during the war or after it ended with the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975.

  • Most local races are uncontested

    On Nov. 6, voters will be casting ballots for national, state and local offices, but the local races may have already been decided.

    Unless someone files to run as a write-in candidate, there will not be any contested races for city or school board offices. The deadline for write-in candidates to file is Oct. 26.

    In Lebanon, the only candidates who have filed are the six incumbents on the Lebanon City Council. They are Jerry Abell, Denise Fogle, Jay Grundy, Kate Palagi, Jim Richardson and Darin Spalding.

  • Health status

    By Nick Schrager, correspondent

    "What would a healthy community here look like?"

    That question, and many more, was posed at the Marion County Health Forum, which was held Monday, Aug. 13, at the David Hourigan Government Center.

  • Scrutiny is not dying

    I have to acknowledge a random stranger for some motivation and inspiration.
    Last Tuesday I was in Frankfort, and while I waited for Mike Haydon's memorial service to begin, a man behind me was engaged in a conversation that piqued my interest.
    The word "scrutiny" is what drew me in.
    The man, who I didn't know, was telling those around him that now was a good time to do something because there was less scrutiny than in the past because newspapers were going broke.
    Now, let me put a few things out there before I dissect what I heard.

  • Kentucky chamber pushes education changes, other issues

    By ROBYN L. MINOR

    The Daily News, Bowling Green

    Lawmakers may soon join students in heading back to class, or at least they will get schooled on business recommendations for changes in state law.

    Kentucky's largest business member group, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, is getting the word out about recommendations it has for improving the state's ranking in areas that help create jobs and improve the quality of life in the state.