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Today's News

  • Lebanon man arrested after fleeing sheriff’s deputy

    Ricky L. Garrett of Lebanon was arrested following a car and foot chase Monday evening.
    Garrett was supposed to start serving a three-year sentence in June, but did not turn himself in as ordered by the court, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
    At 7:56 p.m. Aug. 4, Marion County Deputy Sheriff Nick Gray tried to make a traffic stop on Garrett, 28, in Bradfordsville because Garrett had outstanding warrants

  • Dirt Bowl

     The fifth annual Dirt Bowl was hosted at Cleaver Court on Aug. 2-3. The first day of the tournament saw the smallest turn out yet, according to Jackie Moffit Thurmon, the event organizer. She said she was appreciative of the ones who helped her this year but added they’re losing support.

    On top of this, Thurmon said people had been practicing all week for the contest but by the end of the week, many did not want to play. 

  • Co-ed softball league sign-ups

     Co-ed softball sign-ups will be at the pavilion by the Lebanon Aquatic Center from 6-7 p.m.  Aug. 18. The registration fee of $300 per team covers the cost of umpires, balls, scorekeepers and other expenses.

    Games will be played on Monday nights starting Aug. 25. Each team will be guaranteed at least seven games during the season along with a post-season tournament (weather permitting).

    Teams are required to play at least four females each game.

  • Knight Time 5K early registration ends Friday

    The Marion County Marching Knights are hosting the Knight Time 5K at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Marion County High School.

    This will be a glow run/walk that will be held on the high school campus. This is not a race, and it will not be timed, but every member of the family is welcome to participate.

    Participants who register by Aug. 8 will need to pay $15. Anyone who registers on the day of the race will pay $20.

  • MCHS season passes are for sale

     Knights and Lady Knights fans can purchase season passes for the fall sports at Marion County High School.

    A pass for football is $20. A soccer pass (which includes boys and girls matches) is $25, and a volleyball pass is $20.

    A pass for all fall sports is $75. 

    Passes are not valid at district and regional tournament contests.

  • Updated candidate filings for the 2014 General Election

    Aug. 12 was the deadline for candidates to file and have their names appear on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot.
    Write-in candidates, whose names will not appear on the ballot, can register until 4 p.m. Oct. 24.
    Eligible citizens have until Oct. 6 to register to vote in the November election.
    Here are the candidates who have filed so far (an “I” indicates an incumbent):

    Federal offices

  • Cellular providers pushing for greater 4G access, service

    When smartphones first came out, the number of low-income families and individuals who purchased those devices surprised many people in the cellular industry.
    Eventually, they realized those devices offered a way to access the Internet at a lower cost than buying a computer and paying for in-home service, according to Hood Harris, president of AT&T Kentucky.
    That connectivity also meant more opportunities — more ways for anyone to search for jobs, send emails and learn about the world around them.

  • Broadway star

    Before the 2015 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman was announced, Bethany Spalding turned to Rachel Gootee.
    "She said, 'You better give me a big hug when you win,'" Gootee recalled.
    Even with that bit of foreshadowing, Gootee said she was surprised when her name was called Saturday night at Marion County High School.
    In addition to winning the overall title, Gootee also won Be Your Best Self, preliminary scholarship, self-expression and talent awards.

  • Accused murderer moved to Fayette County jail

    A man accused of being the shooter in a September 2012 murder in Dunnville will now spend his days awaiting trial in a jail cell in the Fayette County Detention Center.
    William R. “Bobby” Rigdon appeared in Casey County Circuit Court before Judge Judy Vance for a July 28 pre-trial conference.
    Rigdon, arrested in October 2012 and charged with murder in the shooting death of Gleason Pyles at Tarter Pallet Mill, has been housed in the Casey County Detention Center under a $1 million cash bond.

  • Fighting for another chance

    In the 1990s, federal officials decided to show they were getting tough on crime by implementing a “three strikes you’re out” law.
    Darrell Hayden’s third strike occurred in 1999 when he was arrested on federal charges of manufacturing marijuana and conspiracy charges in Michigan. He was convicted in 2001, and because Hayden had two prior convictions (also for growing marijuana), he was sentenced to two life sentences with 10 years of supervised probation.