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Today's News

  • Bass fishing team may be in place next year

    In late November last year, Marion County High School was given the go ahead to create a bass fishing team by the Marion County Board of Education. The 4-1 one vote in favor of the team passed on Nov. 26. 

    But, even with the board’s blessings, the team has gotten off to a slow start.

    And now, the question arises, will there be any fishing team at all?

  • LMS hires new leader

    Becoming principal at Lebanon Middle School was not part of Christina McRay’s plan when she began serving as its interim principal in January.
    In fact, she was apprehensive about serving as interim.
    “My whole entire career was in high school,” McRay said. “That was my gig. That was my comfort zone.”

  • MCHS girls soccer coach resigns

    On April 18, Devin Johnson resigned as the Marion County High School girls soccer coach with an announcement that he will be returning to college.

    He plans to return to school at Kentucky Christian University to get a degree in sports management and to resume playing soccer. 

    Johnson said he will miss being with his teammates because there was always something to do and laugh at during games and at practice, but that coaching doesn’t actually replace playing soccer.

  • 4-23-14 Church Briefs

    New church opens this weekend
    Open Arms Community Church will be hold its grand opening at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 27. The church is located at 2205 Danville Highway in Lebanon. Bro. Phil Bishop is the pastor. For more information, call (859) 583-4089.
     

  • Tonya Ford loses appeal in murder case

    She has lost a chance at freedom, and could spend 15 more years in prison before getting another one.
    Campbellsville resident Tonya Ford, 40, was found guilty of shooting and killing her husband, Lebanon Police Officer David Ford, in August of 2012. A month later, she was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for her crimes.

  • Two seek to challenge Whitfield for Congressional seat

    Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield has represented Kentucky’s First District since 1994.
    In 2012, Marion County and a sliver of Washington County were added to that district, but two Democrats are hoping 2014 will bring another change.
    Wesley Bolin, 25, and Charles Hatchett, 62, may be part of opposite ends of the generational divide, but they are united in seeking to unseat Whitfield in November.
    Both see themselves as quite different than the incumbent Congressman.

  • Beshear undecided on special session on heroin

    By Mike Wynn
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Hours after an effort to stem heroin abuse died in the Kentucky legislature, Gov. Steve Beshear said April 16 that he hasn’t decided whether to call a special session to resurrect the bill.
    Proposals to combat heroin with tougher penalties for dealers and more money for treatment languished on the House floor on the night of April 15 as lawmakers debated smaller bills and ran short on time. But supporters say the issue is too important to wait until 2015.

  • Guard against phishing in wake of Heartbleed Bug

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – With reports of the Heartbleed bug spreading like wildfire, it’s important to stay vigilant against potential scams.
    The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions is warning consumers about possible phishing attempts in the wake of the Heartbleed bug – a critical security vulnerability that has put many systems at risk.

  • Mid-Continent classes still meet despite decision to close

    By Kathleen Fox
    The Paducah Sun

    MAYFIELD - One day after Mid-Continent University announced full layoffs and a closure date at the end of June, students, faculty and staff members worked to salvage what’s left of the more than 60-year-old college.

  • Successful session is complete

    Sine die came on April 15 at midnight. In case you don't know what “sine die” means (I did not until I ran for the House of Rep) it is Latin for “the end.” This 60-day session was a very busy one with more than 800 pieces of legislation filed, and just over 100 passed into law. The most important bills of this session were the budget bills.