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Today's News

  • 'Gentle giant' dies

    Rev. Ivo Cecil was a "gentle giant" who gave great hugs, said Mass quickly, and drove a little fast, and he is remembered fondly by those who knew him when he served as the pastor of St. Augustine Church.

    Cecil died Jan. 30 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was 85.

  • 3G or not 3G?

    Some smart phone users in Marion County may notice something missing when they are in Lebanon - mobile broadband service.

    AT&T operates the nation's largest broadband network with 29,000 hotspots in the United States, but for now, most of Marion County is served by the company's EDGE network, not its 3G or 4G broadband networks.

    Madison Dunn, an AT&T customer, has noticed a "major difference" when using her iPhone in Marion County compared to neighboring counties.

  • Ag extension agent has resigned

    George McCain resigned as the Marion County agriculture extension agent on Jan. 19, and for the foreseeable future, the county's other extension agents will be taking on some of those responsibilities. It's unclear when a replacement will be hired.

    "When there is a vacancy, the other agents pick up the slack," said Elizabeth Creed, the family and consumer sciences extension agent. "Rebecca [Hill] and I will pick up the slack for the ag position."

  • Ag extension agent has resigned

    George McCain resigned as the Marion County agriculture extension agent on Jan. 19, and for the foreseeable future, the county's other extension agents will be taking on some of those responsibilities. It's unclear when a replacement will be hired.

    "When there is a vacancy, the other agents pick up the slack," said Elizabeth Creed, the family and consumer sciences extension agent. "Rebecca [Hill] and I will pick up the slack for the ag position."

  • Business, professional

    Barry Brady isn't actually a businessperson, but the Marion County jailer has taken a business-like approach to running the Marion County Detention Center. He frequently speaks of ways to be more efficient and about the need to market the jail to outside agencies.

    His approach is also the reason he was named the 2012 Outstanding Businessperson by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Candidates have filed for the Primary Election

    The deadline for candidates to file for most primary races in Kentucky was Jan. 31, although the deadline for state legislative races and Congressional races was postponed until 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. (This is updated from the print edition. The deadline was extended again after press time.)

  • Safety improvements being made to Springfield roundabout

    Landmark News Service

    Local officials met with the Department of Highways last week to discuss improvements that need to be made to the roundabout on US-150 in front of St. Catharine College.

  • Convicted murderer sentenced to death

    By Marty Finley

    Landmark News Service

    Special Judge Thomas O. Castlen sentenced convicted murderer Michael Dale St. Clair to death on capital kidnapping charges Wednesday of last week in Hardin Circuit Court just minutes after St. Clair proclaimed his latest trial unjust.

  • Knights Hang Tough

    The Marion County Knights headed to Bardstown to take on the Tigers on Tuesday night.  After a stellar first half where the Knights led by one point heading into the break,  the defensive pressure by the Tigers stepped up and the baskets would not fall for the Knights in the second half.  Marion County would go on to lose this contest by a final score of 70-50, after hanging tough for much of three quarters.  Senior John Southall led the way for the Knights with 23 points, 15 of those in the first half.

     

  • Fire destroys house on Hwy. 289

    A house fire Tuesday afternoon caused extensive damage to 865 Hwy. 289.
    Richard M. and Bernice Lawson were allowing their granddaughter, Jennifer Hardin, and her two children to stay with them.  Hardin's children are Taylor, 9, and Lauren 7, and her boyfriend is Tim McCarty Jr.
    Hardin noticed smoke after taking a shower, and she got out of the house and called the fire department, according to Richard Lawson. He came to the house upon hearing the news.