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Today's News

  • A year later, Taylor County shelter doing 'best we can'

    It's been about a year since magistrates decided to no longer house animals from other counties at Taylor County Animal Shelter.
    And since then, officials say, changes have been made to see the shelter become even better than it used to be.
    Last year, allegations were made claiming the shelter wasn't operating as it should. Protesters stood at the shelter with homemade signs proclaiming that the shelter wasn't clean and animals were not being treated properly.

  • Epps scores eight day after wreck

    Former Lady Knight Makayla Epps was involved in an automobile accident Saturday evening on the Bluegrass Parkway, but that didn’t stop her from scoring eight points and grabbing three rebounds in the Kentucky women’s basketball win over East Tennessee State on Sunday.

    “Somebody ran into me. But, I’m here and that’s the best thing. Nothing terrible happened. I’m here and I got the opportunity to play,” Epps said in postgame comments posted on the UK women’s basketball website.

  • Soccer a net gain for Tom

    Marion County has a tradition of producing great athletes, but as parents and coaches know, once they have shaped their young, it’s time to let them fly. Such is almost always the case when they graduate from high school.

    Sabrina Tom is the daughter of Dr. Todd and Fazilah Tom and a former MCHS soccer player. After she graduated in 2010, she began her college athletic career. 

  • Marion County teams lose two

    Both the Marion County Knights and Lady Knights tasted defeat on the road over the weekend.

    On Dec. 14, the Lady Knights (2-1) were hosted by the Pleasure Ridge Park Lady Panthers (3-0) in the Dixie Highway Shootout. Unfortunately, the Lady Knights were overcome by the Lady Panthers, 60-54.

  • Getting the lead out

    It seems like we’ve reached another level in our downward spiral!

    As of Dec. 5, the Doe Run Company closed its doors, permanently.

    So what’s the big deal about one company closing up operations? Normally I’d say “What’s new,” it seems to be happening all the time.

  • Softball: Make-A-Wish Foundation

    Kroger recently held a softball tournament as a fund-raiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The first photos is Craig Drury’s team, which won the tournament. The second photo is Sabrina Johnson’s team, which was the runner-up.

  • Volleyball academic award winners

    The Marion County volleyball student-athletes pictured were recognized for academic excellence awards for maintaining a 3.2 GPA and higher. The awards were presented during the volleyball banquet Dec. 4. Front Row (from left): Maggie Blandford, Shelby Mattingly, Morgan Mattingly, Alyssa McCray, Abby Miles, Madeline Sandusky, and Lydia Fogle. Back row:  Kaitlyn Rollins, Maddie Hagan, Kelly Overstreet, Shelby Goode, Sarah Abell, Kelsey Maupin, Paige Buckman, Alexis Calhoun, Aubrey Logan, and Abby Murphy.

  • Songs of the Season

    The Mid-Kentucky Chorus at St. Catharine performed its “Beautiful Music of Christmas” concert Sunday at St. Augustine Church in Lebanon. The performance included traditional and new Christmas songs, solos, duets and quartets accompanied by violin, cello, flute, piano, hand bells and percussion instruments.

  • Linescores, Dec. 18

    Marion County Youth Basketball

    Dec. 14-15 

    At St. Charles Middle School 


    Girls 7/9 League

    Dream 11 (0-1): Danasia Cowherd 2, Michaela Hutchins 2, Grace Magana 1, Marisa Nulle 1, D’Asya Spalding 3, Ann Preslee Thompson 2

  • Montgomery County man gets one year for wanton endangerment

    Thomas D. Jacobs, 42, of 130 Montgomery Court in Lebanon was sentenced to one year in jail for first-degree wanton endangerment (police officer), theft by unlawful taking, operating on a DUI suspended license, resisting arrest, speeding and disregarding a stop sign. His sentence will be imposed consecutive to sentences in previous cases.
    Charges of DUI first offense, first-degree fleeing and evading, receiving stolen property under $10,000, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving and first-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.