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Today's News

  • Field fire near Falcon Crest Subdivision now under control

    At approximately 3:10 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 20, the Lebanon Fire Department was dispatched to a field fire on St. Rose and Toad Mattingly roads, which was dangerously close to Falcon Crest Subdivision in Lebanon.

    Reports were that flames were getting dangerously close to the homes in that specific subdivision. St. Rose Road was temporarily blocked because the flames were so close to the roadway. But the roadway is now open, and the fire is out, according to Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson.

  • Short Line Pike home destroyed by fire

    Firefighters from across Marion County spent nearly four and a half hours containing a house fire at 250 Short Line Pike on June 19.  The interior of the house, which belongs to Bo and Nita Sherrell, was completely destroyed, and the roof was damaged as firefighters worked to get the fire out.
    No one was injured as a result of the fire. Neither the Sherrells nor their sons, Timothy (7) and Elliot (6), were at home at the time of the fire.

  • MCHS basketball camp

    Marion County High School hosted a basketball camp last week.

  • Dirt Bowl scheduled for this weekend

    The third annual "Dirt Bowl" has been scheduled for June 23-24 at the Cleaver Court basketball court in Lebanon. The Dirt Bowl is sponsored by the Marion County Youth Center and Community.
    Tip off is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and the event will last until approximately 7 p.m.
    In the event of rain, the Dirt Bowl will be rescheduled for June 30 and July 1.
    Five-person teams will compete in 8-11, 12-14 and 15-18 year old divisions. There will also be co-ed divisions for those same age groups.

  • Two Lady Knights play for Kentucky Junior All-Stars

    Over the weekend, the Kentucky Junior All-Stars played a pair of games against the Indiana Junior All-Stars, and two Marion County Lady Knights were selected to represent Kentucky.
    Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers both played for Kentucky Friday and Saturday in games at North Oldham High School. Indiana won both games.
    On Friday night, Indiana won 101-98 in spite of a 44-point effort by Becca Greenwell of Owensboro Catholic.
    Goodin-Rogers scored 11 points for the Kentucky squad, and Epps added six points.

  • Filly with local ties gunning for Kentucky Oaks

    By Peter W. Zubaty
    Landmark News Service

    "She looks awful good to us ... promising," said Doug Hawkins as we looked over the 2-year-old filly Be Wise Get Even shortly after we arrived at Cain's Thoroughbred Training Center in Russell Springs last week.

  • Linescores, June 20

    Girls Little League Softball
    June 9
    First round tournament
    Yankees   1  0  0 2  2 0 -  5
    Rangers   1  0  1 0  0 2 -  4
    The Yankees held on with the tying run at the plate in the sixth inning. Allison Maupin struck out nine and added three hits for the Yankees.
    For the Rangers, Sarah Clark scored three runs and batted in the Rangers other run.

    Reds    2  0  2  1  1  1   -   7

  • Little league baseball

    Here are some recent photos from Marion County Little League games.

  • A good reason to be a fan

    This year, we will again have the chance to witness a spectacle of human ability and achievement. It is equally a celebration of commitment and talent. The participants only have this opportunity once every four years, which adds to its significance.
    Obviously, I'm not referring to the Presidential election. Instead, in a little over a month, the 2012 Olympic Summer Games will begin in London, England.

  • No time to fish - it's Warrior Dash time!

    Just a few days now until the much-anticipated Warrior Dash. Last I checked there were more than 5,800 signed up to participate. Couple that with a requested 2,000 workers, who knows how many "observers" and we're looking at a major crowd on Saturday, June 23.
    I'm thinkin' this could be the biggest crowd... outside Ham Days... we're likely to see here for a one-day event!
    Am I doin' the dash? Heck no, too many years, too many miles. Besides, I already did my dash years ago!