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Today's News

  • Lady Knights claim No. 1 district seed

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team played three games last week, winning two and losing one. The Lady Knights have a 5-1 district standing, making them the No. 1 seed in the district. The team's overall record is now 12-4.
    "This was a tremendous milestone for our program," Coach Todd Spalding said. "To replace seven of nine starters from last season and win the first regular season district championship in school history speaks volumes about our players."
    Spalding added that he is proud of how hard his team continues to work.

  • Tennis Knights win Heartland Conference

    The Marion County Knights tennis team had a stellar performance at the Heartland Conference on April 21-22, winning the championship. Alex Spalding won the crown of singles champion, while the pair of Noah Swencki and Jacob Burdette won the doubles crown.
    The Marion County Lady Knights tennis team came away with a doubles victory from the duo of Elyssa Holt and Madison Cassidy at the conference tournament. Here are the full results of the tournament.

  • Divine vaults to new school record at Heart of the Bluegrass

    The track teams were scheduled to go to Henry Clay to compete in the Heart of the Bluegrass meet Saturday, April 21. However, with prom scheduled for the same night, the team decided not to go.
    Brooks Divine did attend the meet, and intended on breaking some school and personal records. The previous school pole vault record was 13' 2", and Divine was able to clear an impressive 14' 2" to set a new mark.

  • Linescores, May 2

    April  20
    Athletics 13,  Dodgers    3
    Reds  10,  Braves  9
     
    April 24
    Reds 8, Athletics  7
    Braves 11, Dodgers 4
     
    April 27
    Reds 9,  Dodgers 6
    A's 12,  Braves 7
     
    Standings
    City of Lebanon Reds       3 - 0
    Gordon Construction A's   2 - 1

  • Turkey hunt, Raikes

    Daniel Raikes returned from a trip to Kansas recently after winning an essay contest. While there, he filled both his turkey tags. Raikes is pictured with his dad, Bee Raikes, and two turkeys.

  • Mattingly signs with Kentucky Christian University

  • AAR Precision Systems to close in June

    AAR Precision Systems will be closing June 19, and 61 employees will be losing their jobs as a result.

    "The plant closing is permanent," wrote Ami Woodworth, the director of Human Resources for AAR Corporation, in an April 19 letter to the Office of Employment Training.

    AAR Corporation is the parent company for AAR Precision Systems, which is located at 748 West Main Street in Lebanon. The letter also reads that the plant closure will take place during a 14-day period starting June 19.

  • Annexation case heading to state Supreme Court

    The City of Lebanon annexed 415 acres of land to the southwest of the city in 2006 over the objections of several property owners in the area. Six years later, the Kentucky Supreme Court will review the case.

    On April 18, the Kentucky Supreme Court approved an order granting discretionary review.

  • Raywick bar under new management

    Susie's Bottoms Up has become the Raywick Bar and Grill, and according to an ad in this week's paper, it is also under new management.

    A call to the bar was not returned before press time.

    Susie's Bottoms Up was accused of discriminating against African-American patrons on April 5. The Kentucky Human Rights Commission is investigating the incident, but no further information is available regarding that investigation at this time.

  • Book signing

    Jim Higdon III signed copies of his book, The Cornbread Mafia, April 26 at the Marion County Public Library. Higdon is pictured signing a book for Al Cross (far right), who covered Marion County for The Courier-Journal at the time the marijuana operations described in the book were taking place.