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Today's News

  • Rare view

    Thanks to the wonders of technology, a group of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) students at Marion County High School watched an open-heart surgery live via videoconference last week.
    And they had the operating room all to themselves, so to speak.
    MCHS was the only school in the state that was viewing the surgery live from Jewish Hospital Wednesday.

  • Finley man facing federal marijuana charges

    A Marion County man is facing federal charges for growing marijuana.
    Eric M. Thomas was indicted Nov. 6 in the United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville. He has been charged with knowingly and intentionally possessing marijuana with intent to distribute 100 or more marijuana plants, which are considered a Schedule I controlled substance. He has also been charged with knowingly using and maintaining premises for the purpose of manufacturing, storing, distributing and using controlled substances (marijuana).

  • Youth football

    Two Marion County Youth Football teams played in championship games Sunday at Campbellsville University. In the first-second grade game, the Dolphins (Marion County) fell the Ravens (Campbellsville), 34-22. In the fifth-sixth grade championship, the Cowboys (Marion County) lost to the Eagles (Campbellsville), 26-0.

  • Going down Marion County’s memory lane

    By Donna Kapfhammer

    I was horrified the day my husband came home for lunch and never returned to work as the editor of The Lebanon Enterprise. Incredibly, it took 36 years for me to realize that we left America’s marijuana capitol.
    When I was 24, I married and moved from Elizabethtown to Lebanon in 1977. My husband, Ron, was the new editor of The Lebanon Enterprise in Marion County.

  • If you like your plan, you can’t keep it

    By Senator Mitch McConnell

    For nearly five years, Kentuckians heard President Obama repeat one very familiar phrase: “If you like your current health care plan, you can keep it.” Kentuckians took the president at his word as he echoed this promise over and over again.

  • We all are responsible for keeping our roads safe

    One of the more persistent challenges facing our country is finding ways to reduce the number of people killed or injured in a traffic accident.
    In one sense, we have come a long way. Four decades ago, for example, the number of highway fatalities regularly topped 50,000 a year, but the figures for 2011 were the lowest the United States has seen since 1949, a testament to tougher laws, safer roads, more focused enforcement and better technology in the cars and trucks we drive.

  • Man flown to Louisville after car wreck

    Daniel Mattingly, 60, was flown to University Hospital in Louisville after he was involved in a one-vehicle car accident Monday afternoon, Nov. 11.

    The accident occurred at 1 p.m., on KY 49, one mile south of Loretto, according to Kentucky State Police.

    The police report states that Mattingly was driving a 1993 Chevy north when he lost control, ran off the shoulder of the road and struck a culvert. He was not wearing his seat belt, police said.

  • Composting diseased plant material

     

  • Farmers should test their hay, silage for quality nutients

     

  • Limestone Branch Distillery featured on ‘Moonshiner’s’