Today's News

  • MCHS falls short on ACT scores

    ACT exam results show that Marion County High School students aren't taking the appropriate "core" courses before their junior and senior years and, as a result, they aren't fully prepared for college-level work.

    "One thing that has to be worked on is scheduling at the high school," Marion County Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton said to school board members during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday of last week.

  • Boys soccer team picks up three wins

    The Marion County Knights played three games and were victorious in each of those contests last week. On Tuesday of last week, the Knights picked up a big win over Danville, and wins over Bardstown and Elizabethtown on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.
    In the Danville game, the Knights scored just one goal, but that was enough.

  • Lebanon City Council briefs

    City council expresses support for rehiring lobbyist

    The Lebanon City Council on Sept. 8 voted unanimously to express its support for hiring Karen Lentz to lobby on the city's behalf in Frankfort.

  • Mercer County topples Lady Knights

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights soccer team struggled against Mercer County last week and fell 8-0, and was narrowly defeated 1-0 by North Hardin.
    On Monday of last week, the Lady Knights hosted Mercer County. The Lady Titans are ranked in the state rankings and showed why.
    "They attacked early and often," Coach Devin Johnson said. "In the end, they were really just too much for us to handle."  
    Mercer County was able to score four goals in the first half on what Johnson called "mental mistakes on our part."

  • Lawsuit accuses dogs of killing calves

    A Marion County farmer has filed a lawsuit alleging dogs killed his cattle.

    Tommy Buckman filed the lawsuit Sept. 10 in Marion Circuit Court. Buckman has accused Tim Auch of failing to keep control of a Great White Pyrenees, which according to the complaint, killed seven of Buckman's calves between December 2011 and January 2012.

  • MCHS has new athletic trainer

    Josh Bohn, 23, of Pemberville, Ohio, is Marion County High School's newest athletic trainer. His first day on the job was Monday of last week.
    Bohn is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He's a certified athletic trainer, and this is his first position.
    Bohn has had experience in this line of work while in college on a supervised trial basis. Bohn works through KORT physical therapy, and has recently moved to Lebanon.

  • Marion County receives food, shelter grant

    Marion County has been awarded a $9,581 grant from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The grant will supplement emergency food, rent/mortgage and utility assistance programs.

    The National Board is headed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but also includes representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities USA and the United Way of America.

  • Third place finish for junior varsity Lady Knights

    The Marion County Lady Knights junior varsity team competed in a tournament Saturday, where they finished third in the silver division. The tourney consisted of pool play games, followed by tournament play.
    In pool play, the Lady Knights split with Bullitt East in the first match, 18-21 and 21-16. Marion County then defeated Grayson County 21-6 and 21-14. The Lady Knights split with North Bullitt 15-21 and 22-20. Marion County then fell to Bethlehem, 13-21 and 7-21.

  • Correction, Sept. 19

    A news item in the Sept. 12 print edition should have read that the Marion County Fiscal Court approved hiring a part-time employee to assist with cross-referencing mapping information that is required for the county to be eligible for E911 service. This will be an employee of the fiscal court, not the PVA's Office, although the PVA Office's is also assisting with the mapping.

    A news brief about the United Concerned Citizens early bird collection for its annual Thanksgiving Dinner should have read that Thanksgiving will be on Nov. 22 this year.

  • Happy, healthy and home

    Kirk and Amy Cecil of Lebanon don't need to be convinced of the value of the work done by the March of Dimes. All they have to do is look at their son.

    Luke was born in the 26th week of Amy's pregnancy, well ahead of his expected arrival at the end of June. But now he's home and healthy.

    "He's happy-go-lucky. He's a good baby," Amy said. "He's very content."