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Today's News

  • Marion County teams lose two

    Both the Marion County Knights and Lady Knights tasted defeat on the road over the weekend.

    On Dec. 14, the Lady Knights (2-1) were hosted by the Pleasure Ridge Park Lady Panthers (3-0) in the Dixie Highway Shootout. Unfortunately, the Lady Knights were overcome by the Lady Panthers, 60-54.

  • Getting the lead out

    It seems like we’ve reached another level in our downward spiral!

    As of Dec. 5, the Doe Run Company closed its doors, permanently.

    So what’s the big deal about one company closing up operations? Normally I’d say “What’s new,” it seems to be happening all the time.

  • Softball: Make-A-Wish Foundation

    Kroger recently held a softball tournament as a fund-raiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The first photos is Craig Drury’s team, which won the tournament. The second photo is Sabrina Johnson’s team, which was the runner-up.

  • Volleyball academic award winners

    The Marion County volleyball student-athletes pictured were recognized for academic excellence awards for maintaining a 3.2 GPA and higher. The awards were presented during the volleyball banquet Dec. 4. Front Row (from left): Maggie Blandford, Shelby Mattingly, Morgan Mattingly, Alyssa McCray, Abby Miles, Madeline Sandusky, and Lydia Fogle. Back row:  Kaitlyn Rollins, Maddie Hagan, Kelly Overstreet, Shelby Goode, Sarah Abell, Kelsey Maupin, Paige Buckman, Alexis Calhoun, Aubrey Logan, and Abby Murphy.

  • Songs of the Season

    The Mid-Kentucky Chorus at St. Catharine performed its “Beautiful Music of Christmas” concert Sunday at St. Augustine Church in Lebanon. The performance included traditional and new Christmas songs, solos, duets and quartets accompanied by violin, cello, flute, piano, hand bells and percussion instruments.

  • Linescores, Dec. 18

    Marion County Youth Basketball

    Dec. 14-15 

    At St. Charles Middle School 


    Girls 7/9 League

    Dream 11 (0-1): Danasia Cowherd 2, Michaela Hutchins 2, Grace Magana 1, Marisa Nulle 1, D’Asya Spalding 3, Ann Preslee Thompson 2

  • Montgomery County man gets one year for wanton endangerment

    Thomas D. Jacobs, 42, of 130 Montgomery Court in Lebanon was sentenced to one year in jail for first-degree wanton endangerment (police officer), theft by unlawful taking, operating on a DUI suspended license, resisting arrest, speeding and disregarding a stop sign. His sentence will be imposed consecutive to sentences in previous cases.
    Charges of DUI first offense, first-degree fleeing and evading, receiving stolen property under $10,000, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving and first-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.

  • Citizen complaint filed against Bluegrass Pipeline

    Opponents of the Bluegrass Pipeline may have their day in court.
    On Dec. 5, a citizens group filed a complaint against Bluegrass Pipeline Company, LLC, in Franklin Circuit Court. The complaint also includes a petition for a declaration of rights as it pertains to eminent domain.
    Attorney Tom FitzGerald of the Kentucky Resources Council filed the complaint on behalf of KURE, Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain, Inc.

  • Deer photos, Dec. 18
  • To sniff and serve

    Aaron Caldwell’s goal of becoming a police officer came true three years ago when he joined the Lebanon Police Department. But being an officer also helped him realize he wanted to be something more.
    “Once I got into law enforcement, I wanted to go into the K9 program,” he said.
    In August, Caldwell found out that dream would become a reality, when the department sent him to Southern Ohio Police K-9. That’s where he met Speedo, a Belgian Malinois.