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Today's News

  • School district’s tobacco-free policy not being enforced

    All of Marion County’s public schools have a tobacco-free policy.
    The policy has been in place since 2000.
    But, it’s not being followed, and that makes Marion County Board of Education Chairman Michael Mullins angry.
    “We’ve been taking credit for something we’re not. I don’t think we should be doing that,” Mullins said during the Feb. 26 school board meeting.

  • Headed back to Diddle

    The Marion County Lady Knights made history by becoming the first team, boys or girls, to win four straight 5th region titles Tuesday evening. The Lady Knights defeated LaRue County in the championship game, which was played at Green County High School, by a final score of 82-60. The win secures the Lady Knights a spot in the Sweet 16 beginning March 13 in Bowling Green, and extends their undefeated streak to 35 games. 

  • Winter weather advisory issued for Marion County

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Marion County from 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, until 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a snow advisory. Rain is expected to change into snow after sunset, according to the weather service.

    Accumulations of one to two inches are expected, and drivers are advised to allow extra time for travel on Wednesday morning. Also, wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour could reduce visibility at times.

  • Second half propels Lady Knights to regional championship game
  • Mother charged with DUI after accident with child in vehicle

    A 40-year-old mother was arrested for driving under the influence while her 5-year-old son was in her vehicle after colliding with a rock wall Thursday afternoon.

    Pamela Bennett of Campbellsville was arrested for DUI third offense, first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, failure to produce an insurance card and failure to maintain insurance, according to the Kentucky State Police.

  • Epps and Goodin-Rogers named finalists for Miss Basketball

    The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation announced their list of five candidates for the Mr. and Miss Basketball award Wednesday, Feb. 27.  Five boys and five girls made the final cut.  

    Two Marion County Lady Knights have been named to the final list.  Teammates Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers will join Rebecca Greenwell from Owensboro Catholic, Larryn Brooks from Madison Central, and China Dow from Christian Academy in Louisville.

  • Lady Knights rout Commanderettes
  • Couple looking to rebuild after house fire

    A Lebanon couple is looking to rebuild after a house fire damaged much of their Lisa Avenue home on Feb. 18.

    Neither Anthony nor Melissa Carrington were home at the time of the fire.

    “We lost everything,” Melissa Carrington said. “We couldn’t salvage anything out of there.”

    The couple are staying at the Hampton Inn for now, and they are in the process of finding a place to rent until they are able to move back into their home at 641 Lisa Avenue. Melissa said that could be between four and six months.

  • Casino gaming and Kentucky United Horses

    By Ron Perry

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: Ron Perry is a Lebanon resident. What follows is his proposal for using casino gaming revenue to support the Kentucky’s horse industry.

    Under this proposal, profits from expanded gaming would be divided between casinos, the Kentucky United Horse Association and programs to aid the poor and disabled. 

  • New law will benefit university projects

    Last week was significant as the first piece of legislation for the 2013 General Assembly was signed into law.