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Today's News

  • Little League Life - Baseball is more than just a game to the Mattingly family

    The Mattingly family has a special passion for the game of baseball.

    The countless hours spent at the park, the miles and miles spent behind the wheel, and the endless planning to squeeze in all of those practices and games can be stressful, but they love it anyway.

    John and Martha Ann Mattingly have five children, and four of them have competed in the Little League program in Marion County in some way.

  • Dirt Bowl is this weekend

    The Marion County Youth Center will be hosting its second annual Dirt Bowl basketball tournament starting at 11 a.m. until around 7 p.m. June 25-26 at Cleaver Court in Lebanon. This is a fund-raiser for the Marion County Youth Center.

    The tournament is for players ages 8-18. Participation is free for boys and girls teams.

    In the event of rain the tournament will be rescheduled for July 9-10.

    Teams from Marion, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties are invited to participate.

  • Tennis players take honors

    The Marion County Knights tennis team held its annual banquet Friday to award some of the players for their performances this past season.

    For the Knights, five players took home honors. Alex Spalding received the 110 percent award, while Michael Spalding and Ryker Cassidy were each awarded the Most Improved Award. The doubles team of Noah Swencki and Jacob Burdette, who made it to state competition this season, received Most Valuable Players honors.

    Lady Knights...

  • Women's Volleyball League Standings

    Poor Boys                  12-1

    Family Matters           11-2

    Girls Night Out           9-5

    Stewarts Creek          8-6

  • Special city council meeting tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 20.

    The agenda includes two items: a request from Jim Tabor and discussion regarding the Marion County Area Technology Center house.

  • UPDATE: Epps apologizes to family, friends, community

    Anthony Epps resigned as the Marion County High School boys basketball coach following his arrest early Saturday morning for driving under the influence.

    Epps was arrested June 18, according to Captain David Earl Gribbins of the Marion County Detention Center and Sgt. Mike Luckett with the Lebanon Police Department.

    In an email statement, Epps apologized to his family, friends, the school administration and to the community.

  • Fiscal Court meets at 4 p.m. June 16

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in a regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    Items on the agenda include:
    - Minutes of June 2 and June 4 meetings
    - Second reading of the 2011-12 fiscal court budget
    - Standing order to pre-approve certain recurring expenses
    - Transfer of funds within the 2010-11 budget
    - Second reading of the revised Marion County Administrative Code

  • Fiscal Court meets at 4 p.m. June 16

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in a regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    Items on the agenda include:
    - Minutes of June 2 and June 4 meetings
    - Second reading of the 2011-12 fiscal court budget
    - Standing order to pre-approve certain recurring expenses
    - Transfer of funds within the 2010-11 budget
    - Second reading of the revised Marion County Administrative Code

  • 'Faces of Cancer' photo exhibit coming to library

    The Kentucky Cancer Program has created a photographic tribute to cancer survivors. The exhibit will be on display at the Marion County Public Library from June 21-30.
    A reception is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 to coincide with the opening of the exhibit. Inspirational stories about each survivor pictured are also part of the exhibit.
    Martha Mattingly of Lebanon is one of featured survivors.

  • Drug testing decision tabled

    There will not be student drug testing at Marion County High School, for now at least.

    The Marion County Board of Education tabled the decision to approve a drug testing policy Tuesday evening, June 14, during its regular monthly meeting.

    In March, the board unanimously voted to adopt a resolution for a drug-testing program at MCHS for the 2011-12 school year.