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Today's News

  • State Champs!

    The girls 9- and 10-year-old Marion County All-Star team made history by becoming the first All-Star softball team to win the state championship, bringing home a banner to Marion County. The team advanced to the state championship game by going 2-1 in pool play, only losing to North Oldham.  However, in the championship game of the tournament, the locals would defeat North Oldham by a final score of 2-1 to take home the crown.

  • Parade honoring 9-10 state softball champs is July 19

    A celebratory parade for the state championship 9-10-year-old girls All-Star softball team is planned for July 19. The parade will begin at Marion County High School at 6 p.m. before concluding at Lebanon Elementary School. Everyone is invited to come out and show their support for the team.

  • Winning by losing

    The Biggest Loser Resort is not your typical resort.

    Very little relaxing takes place there, but there's lots of exercising, learning and, surprisingly, eating - all healthy cuisine, of course.

    Lebanon native Rebecca Peers Schmidt, 35, spent a week at The Biggest Loser Resort Fitness Ridge in Malibu, Calif., in June and, while it was exhausting, she said she would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Voice of the basketball Knights - Jerry Reynolds

    Since 1987, Jerry Reynolds has announced boys basketball games at Marion County High School. During the past 26 seasons, Reynolds has seen a lot of basketball and two teams he remembers the most during his tenure.
    "The 1992 and 1993 teams stand out in my mind because they went to state," he said. "In 1992, we went to the state for the first time in school history, and in 1993, we won the state championship. It just doesn't get any better than that."

  • City council approves $4.5 loan consolidation for water company

    Lebanon Water Works is consolidating and refinancing loans of more than $4.5 million.

    On July 9, the Lebanon City Council unanimously authorized the Lebanon Water Company to consolidate and refinance a pair of loans. Councilwoman Denise Fogle served as mayor pro tem during the meeting as Mayor Gary Crenshaw was not present.

  • Preparation important for a successful hunt

    As I prepare to write this week’s article I can’t help but think that the “getting’ ready” i.e. Planning, projecting and just dreaming, about any activity is almost as exciting as performing the activity itself.
    Case in point: Duck and goose hunting!
    I just found out I (we) have an “in” at Ballard County this fall. So here it is the middle of July and I’m thinking about our new place to hunt in December!

  • Fall soccer registration set for July 28, Aug 4

    The Marion County Youth Soccer Association is preparing for the fall season.
    Registration for the upcoming season will be held July 28 and Aug. 4. Registration forms will be accepted both days from 9 a.m. to noon at the Graham Memorial Park Soccer Complex on Fairground Road.
    The deadline to register is Aug. 7.
    When you sign up, please bring completed registration forms, medical release form signed by a notary and registration fee with you, or mail the forms to:
    Marion Co. Youth Soccer
    Attn. Matt Mattingly
    P.O. Box 840

  • 8-and-under runner-up

    The Marion County 8 and under baseball team finished second in a tournament held June 30 and July 1 in Stanford. Front row, from left:  Reece Ward, Keegan Milby, Elijah Livers, Evan Hillman and Bailen Cull. Second row: Owen Cox, Gabe Nelson, Marc Shewmaker, Grant Brown, Brice Pirkle, Moises Davenport and manager Eli Nelson. Back row:  Coaches Johnny Nelson, Chris Shewmaker, Chris Brown, Brian Pirkle and Matt Davenport.

  • 11-12 Summer Slam winners

    The Lebanon Lumber Jaxx won the 11-12-year-old division of the Summer Slam at Graham Memorial Park over the weekend. Pictured, front row from left, are Kelly Mattingly, Luke Thomas, Ethan Spalding, and Logan Peterson. Second row: Dylan Bradshaw, Trent Farmer, Jacob Mattingly, Cameron Nalley, Jaron Morris and Travis Wiser. The coaches are Chad Spalding, Marty Mattingly and Tim Peterson.

  • The Gingerbread Tree is closed

    The Gingerbread Tree closed July 6, but that closure is temporary, according to officials with Central Kentucky Community Action.

    Pam Smith, the director of Central Kentucky Community Action Head Start, said they hope to reopen the center within the next three weeks as the Central Kentucky Early Learning Academy. She said they are in the process of repainting the facility and hiring staff.

    "We are working very diligently," Smith said, later adding, "We're looking to open up as soon as we can."