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Today's News

  • 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."

  • Spoil sports

    Rivalry games always inspire emotions, and that makes that game a little more special for players and fans on both sides.
    That's true of the Louisville-Kentucky rivalry. The Marion County-Washington County rivalry is no different.
    But that's not an excuse for vandalism, and unfortunately, that's what happened at both high schools last week. On Friday morning, we learned that the football fields at Marion and Washington counties had been defaced.

  • The sounds of history

    This weekend, Marion County residents will have the chance to see a little bit of the Smithsonian without ever leaving the county.

    The exhibit "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music" will open to the public starting Saturday, Sept. 22, on the top floor of the Centre Square Fine Arts Building in Lebanon. The exhibit is free of charge.

  • Family, fitness and fun

    Parents and their children exercising... together!
    I witnessed that very thing Saturday at the seventh annual Family Fitness and Safety Day at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.
    It was a welcome sight to see.
    I watched children and their parents compete in sack races, run through obstacle courses and they even humored me and did some of my "Girls on the Run warm-up exercises," which included squat jacks.

  • Overcoming the Odds: Moving forward

    Editor's note: This is the third and final story in a series of stories about local citizens who have overcome the odds and went on to thrive and do great things with their lives.

    Jared Wheatley will never forget Oct. 9, 2011, even if he can't really remember it.

    His last memory from that night was driving home from Kroger.

  • Board does not approve Lady Knights' basketball trips

    Approving trips and fundraisers is usually routine business at the Marion County Board of Education meetings, but it wasn't routine during its regular monthly meeting last week.

    When it was time to approve the overnight trips for the Lady Knights basketball team, Board Member Mike Cecil asked if there was a reason the paperwork was being turned in so early. The trips that were up for approval were trips to basketball tournaments in late December and January in Lexington, Mount Sterling and Louisville.

  • Two restaurants turned over to county attorney regarding tourism taxes

    McB's and Hometown BBQ have been turned over to the Marion County Attorney for being delinquent in turning in tourism taxes they have collected from their customers, according to a report presented Sept. 10 to the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

    According to the report McB's is nine months delinquent in turning in the tourism taxes it has collected, and Hometown BBQ is five months delinquent.