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Today's News

  • Interested in the arts? Let us know about it

    By G. B. Dixon
    Kentucky Classic Theatre Director

    Is there genuine interest in and support for expanding the arts in Marion County? City and county leaders say yes. They say Lebanon is growing and that the arts are a natural, necessary part of all thriving communities. They believe that along with sports recreation, the arts help give constructive expression to youth's energy and open enriching activities for adults. They say. What do you say? We wish to know.

  • Drugs, budget and redistricting issues on Senate's agenda

    The second week of session saw several significant issues begin to be debated in committees. Drug abuse, weaknesses in child-protective services, and the state's debt level were all topics of discussion. The committee process is intended to inform the legislators of the pros and cons of each bill. Lively debate accompanied each piece of legislation.

  • House takes first step in redefining districts

    During the opening days of most legislative sessions in even-numbered years, the primary focus is getting bills moving through committee and readying for the governor's budget proposal.
    As many of you may know, however, this year is somewhat different, as the General Assembly is also taking on the once-in-a-decade task of redrawing the population boundaries for itself, the Kentucky Supreme Court and the state's six congressional seats. It's something all states do after each Census.

  • Dress for success and to impress

    Single ladies, listen up.
    I have some advice that is going to change your life.
    Thanks to my always helpful and never sarcastic news editor Stephen Lega, I recently had the pleasure of reading an insightful book, "The Woman's Dress For Success Book," written by John T. Molloy. It was published in 1977, two years before I was born.
    Stephen found the book at the Marion County Public Library. Since it was free, he got it for me. He's thoughtful like that. And, apparently, he was trying to give me a not-so-subtle hint about my work attire.

  • Leading by example

    Marion County has many reasons to be proud right now.
    We have the top girls basketball team in the state, numerous published (and soon-to-be published) authors, top-performing schools and, of course, the Turtleman, who continues to make the headlines and airwaves for his... ahem... talents.
    Saturday evening, Marion County added another accomplishment to our list.

  • Aqua Knights compete against 19 teams at Somerset

    The Marion County Aqua Knights swim team traveled to Somerset recently, and 19 teams competed. Numerous Marion County swimmers participated in various events. "We don't have a large number of swimmers, but for a small team they did well in the events they participated in," Coach Holly Buckman said.
    The Aqua Knights will be back in action on Jan. 28, when they travel to Shelbyville to take part in a meet.
    Individual and relay results from the meet in Glasgow are as follows:

    Girls 200-yard medley relay
    2:25.60

  • NFL playoffs

    This year, watching the NFL playoffs is different for me. Usually, I am cheering on my favorite NFL team, the Indianapolis Colts, to win each playoff game and make it to the Super Bowl. But, due to a 2-14 record after their star quarterback Peyton Manning didn't play a snap this season, the Colts didn't make it to the playoffs, which hasn't happened in several seasons.

  • The Game Plan, Jan. 18

    Jan. 20
    Basketball
    Knight and Lady Knights vs. Taylor County (Home)

    Jan. 21
    Basketball
    Lady Knights vs. Withrow, Ohio (Raatz Fence Classic) at Mercy

    Jan. 24
    Basketball
    Lady Knights vs. Scott County (Away)
    Knights vs. Collins (Away)

  • Knights hang on to defeat Bruins

    In the nightcap game of the Autism Awareness Classic held Saturday at Marion County High School, the Marion County Knights played Central Hardin. The Knights led most of the way, but allowed the Bruins to creep back into the game near the end. Marion County was able to hang on and take the 71-65 victory.

  • Knights handle Eagles

    In their second match-up of the season, the Marion County Knights defeated the Campbellsville Eagles Friday by a final score of 67-34. All but two Knight players broke into the scoring column in the rout led by sophomore Clay Lanham with 10 points. With the win, the Knights move into a tie with Taylor County for the top spot in the district. The Knights have yet to tangle with the Cardinals this season, and have one more game against Adair County in Columbia.