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Today's News

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. events are today

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization and the Marion County chapter of the NAACP will be hosting events Sunday to commemorate Martin Luther King Day.
    The UCCO is hosting its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March on Sunday, Jan. 19. Anyone interested in participating in the march should gather before 3 p.m. at the Lebanon Post Office, 101 E. Main Street.
    Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. For more information, call Maria A. Bell at 270-402-4917 or 270-321-4133.

  • Lady Knights learning and improving

    It’s been six weeks since the Marion County Lady Knights first hit the court this season, and as they prepare to hit the halfway point, it has already proven to be one heck of a ride.
    “It’s mainly been a learning experience for them,” Lady Knights Coach Anthony Epps said.
    The Lady Knights (7-7), who are spending the season learning, rebuilding and playing, have experienced both ups and downs on the on the court.

  • First candidate files for county judge

    Douglas Lee Mattingly is the first candidate to throw his hat in the ring in the 2014 race for Marion County judge/executive.
    Candidates have until 4 p.m. Jan. 28 to file their nomination papers for the 2014 primary elections.
    Here are the candidates who have filed so far, according the Kentucky Secretary of State’s website. An (I) indicates the candidate is an incumbent.

    U.S. Senate
    Republicans: Matt Bevin of Louisville, Gurley L. Martin of Owensboro and Mitch McConnell (I)

  • Listen up to learn about duck, predator hunting

    Ran across a guy the other day that asked why I had “gotten so up-ity.”
    When I recovered I asked him just what he was talking about.
    Seems like the last two times he’d seen me he, spoke to me and I walked away without even acknowledging his presence.
    I guess this might have happened before and will undoubtedly happen again so I’ll explain why.
    When I act like I don’t hear you, I don’t hear you! Boys and girls, I’m deaf! Well, just deaf in one ear, I still have about 50 percent in the other ear.

  • Industrial tournament winners
  • Making music-al instruments

    The Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians had their hands full when they got together to assemble dulcimers from kits on Jan. 9 at Calvary Elementary School. Dulcimers are stringed instruments similar to a lap guitar but with three strings.
    The instruments will be donated on Jan. 24 to children in the Bluegrass in the Schools program sponsored by Farmers National Bank.
    Brad Lanham, who was leading the gathering, said Calvary Elementary music teacher Jessica Floyd is helping to keep one of Kentucky’s natural resources (bluegrass music) in the schools.

  • Off to state

    Marion County’s Distinguished Young Woman Bailey Spalding left for the state competition Sunday. On Friday, her family and the local Distinguished Young Woman committee hosted a send-off reception for her at the Marion County Public Library.
    The state program is Jan. 17-18 at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington.

  • Show of dedication

    Members of the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard have served their country in times of war and times of peace. Today, they honor their fellow veterans by leading military funeral rites throughout Central Kentucky — no matter the weather.
    In the midst of last week’s bitter cold, the honor guard was on hand for Jan. 6 services at Lebanon National Cemetery. According to weather.com, the temperature was 0 degree Fahrenheit with a wind chill that made it feel like -20 degrees that afternoon.

  • Kicking ‘grass

    The 2014 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff could be a pretty “lonesome” affair.
    Flatt Lonesome will be making a return appearance at the festival this year, and the Lonesome River Band is the headliner for this year’s dinner show.
    “For the quality of this show, you have to go to Branson [Mo.] or Pigeon Forge [Tenn.] to see anything close to this,” said Brad Lanham, president of the Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians.

  • Casey murder trial moved: Judge concerned biker gang may have intimidated jury pool

    By Todd Kleffman
    The Advocate-Messenger

    LIBERTY — Concerned that potential jurors may have been intimidated by the influence of motorcycle gang members, Casey Circuit Judge Judy Vance granted a last-minute motion by prosecutors Jan. 7 to move David Salyers' murder trial to another venue just before jury selection was to begin.