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Today's News

  • Parents plead for positive change

    Emotions were running high at Loretto City Hall Monday evening as concerned and curious community members gathered to discuss issues they are having with the Marion County Public School System, specifically with its leadership.
    Marion County School Board Member Mike Cecil organized the forum, but said the crowd was larger than he had expected (there were approximately 50 to 75 people there). With so many people in attendance, Cecil said he and Board Chairman DeLane Pinkston, who was also in attendance, would be doing a lot of listening.

  • Community rallies for injured teen

    What can you do in several seconds?

    Tie a shoelace? Type a search query? Dial a phone number?

    In some instances, seconds are all it takes for your life to change forever. 

    And on April 8, that’s exactly what happened to five Marion County teens.

  • Sidewalk Surfers

    Skateboarding conjures up many images: from Tony Hawk completing his famous 900, to the days of Dogtown and the Z-boys. One may think of long hair, rebellion, tattoos, quick wits and punk rock.

    For some, however, skateboarding is just a little bit different. 

    It’s an activity for family and friends. 

  • New Maker’s Mark commemorative bottle now available

    To celebrate the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration, Maker’s Mark released a commemorative bottle with the eight living Kentucky governors. Each label was scheduled to be hand-signed by each governor, and the bottles debuted at the centennial gala on June 7.
    All proceeds from these commemorative bottles will go toward efforts to preserve the governor’s mansion as a historical landmark, according to Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Executive Director Ann Evans.

  • Look for bass in deep, shallow water

     When I went fishing the other day the lakes water was an average of 82 degrees. None of the several (how many is several?) bass I caught had bloody tails and none were unusually fat.

    What all this told me was that the spawn is over. Oh, there might be some late spawners, but I kinda doubt it!

    Summer is here! If not here, the door is open and a leg is in.

  • ‘Group of Death’ awaits US soccer

     The most popular sport in the world will kick off its most popular event on Thursday, June 12.

    Brazil will host the 2014 World Cup. ESPN and its affiliates will air every single game – 64 of them in just over one month of action.

  • Relay for Life is Friday

    Marion County’s Relay for Life event will be held this Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, at Lebanon Middle School. Survivor registration begins at 6 p.m. The survivor ceremony begins at 7 p.m. The live auction begins at 9 p.m. The luminary ceremony will be held at 10 p.m.
    The American Red Cross will have its blood mobile at Relay for Life from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday.
    Activities are planned throughout the night.

  • Sluggers finish second

     Pictured are the 10U Sluggers who took second place in the All-American Showcase in Danville on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-25. They are, front row, from left, Maggie Overstreet, Aubrey Knopp, Leah Wright and Emily Clark; second row, Amber Farris, Brooklynne Bland, D’Asia Spalding, Alex Wheeler, Taylor Richardson, Emma Sullivan and Sarah Boblitt; back row, Asst. Coach Amanda Knopp, Head Coach Tim Wright and Asst. Coach Tony Clark.

  • Rays win regular season

     The Energy Insurance Rays are the regular season champions of Lebanon Little League 9-12-year-old fast pitch softball division. They finished with an 11-1 record and also placed second in the league tournament. Front row (from left): D’asya Spalding, Chlo

  • Children from Lebanon go Horsin’ Around

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Last week, some Lebanon children did what they had never done before.
    It was a cloudy day in Perryville on Thursday, June 5, but that did not damper the mood of the Power Kids. The group, set up by the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, made the trek from Lebanon to Camp Horsin’ Around for an all-day school’s out party.