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Today's News

  • City approves health insurance plan

    The city council unanimously approved the health insurance plan for city employees on Monday evening, electing to go with a proposal from Humana.

    United Healthcare offered a renewal rate 29 percent higher than the city's current plan. The Humana offer is 8.6 percent less than the city's current plan.

    Under the Humana plan, the city will pay a monthly premium of $29,717.62.

  • GR8NESS

    Okay, so I know you see by the title of this column that I am going to write about the Kentucky Wildcats. Yes, it will be the last time I write about them, at least until next basketball season.
    Last Monday night was a wonderful night for all fans of the Kentucky Wildcats.  The Cats brought home a national championship to Lexington, the eighth championship in school history, and the first one since 1998, the year I graduated high school.

  • Trash talk: Garbage bill could increase

    Marion County residents may see an increase in their garbage fees in the near future.

    During the April 5 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly announced that the Nelson County Fiscal Court is increasing its fees for disposing of waste at the Nelson County landfill.

    Starting July 1, Marion County will be charged $11.45 per cubic yard of compacted trash delivered to the Nelson County landfill.

  • One day left for legislature

    Both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly have approved more than 130 bills so far during the 2012 regular session, and Governor Steve Beshear has signed 28 of them into law.

    Those new laws cover a range of topics - from alternate high school diplomas for students with disabilities - to sewer collection charges and pharmacy audits.

  • Hagan resigns as girls soccer coach

    Hart Hagan, Marion County High School Lady Knights head girls' soccer coach, resigned recently.
    At the most recent Marion County Board of Education meeting, the board accepted Hagan's resignation effective March 16.

  • March Madness Against Domestic Violence Basketball Tournament April 14-15

    The Caring Place in Lebanon is sponsoring the March Madness Against Domestic Violence Basketball Tournament, a co-ed tournament for interested elementary school students. It has been rescheduled for April 14-15, and the play times and schedule are still the same.
    The tournament will be offered to elementary schools (grades 4-5) in Marion, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties.
    There will also be a silent auction that will be on display the duration of the tournament.

  • Pitchin' and flippin' this weekend

    Well, what was originally forecast to be a miserable weather weekend turned out to be glorious.
    The fact that it was youth weekend for wild turkey, and they were gobbling their heads off, only made it better!
    While some hens have already laid eggs and are setting their nests, doesn't mean the hunting is on a downhill slide. We'll find plenty of gobblers still strutting for our adult season, which starts Saturday!

  • Soccer player/parent meeting is April 16

    A meeting for Marion County High School boys and girls soccer players and their parents has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the high school library.
    Players must bring a parent to the meeting if they plan on playing soccer in the fall.
    The meeting will cover summer soccer camps, training start dates, physicals, equipment needs and expectations.
    For more information, contact Greg Conley at (270) 692-3155 or greg.conley@marion.kyschools.us.
     

  • No blacks allowed?

    Desmond Spalding was planning a night out on the town with his wife and some of their friends Thursday, but he got a surprise when he arrived at Susie's Bottoms Up in Raywick.

    After he got out of his car, people started telling him to turn around because Susie's wasn't letting black people in that night. He assumed they were joking until he got to the door.

    "The bouncer said, sorry to tell you this, no black people can come in tonight," Desmond Spalding said.

  • Harley-Davidson ride proposed through Marion County

    Mark McGee of Harley-Davidson of Louisville and Keith Thomas of Loretto spoke with a short-handed Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission Monday afternoon about creating a motorcycle run through Marion County.

    According to their proposal, the ride would start in Loretto and end in Lebanon with an estimated 100-500 riders. The date of the event is still to be determined.