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Today's News

  • A long night for the Knights

    Green County handed Marion County its worst loss of the season Friday night in Greensburg as the Dragons beat Marion County, 42-21.

    The 21-point margin ties for the worst loss of the season, the first coming at the hands of undefeated John Hardin.

     

  • UCCO seeks donations for Thanksgiving meal

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization will be holding its Thanksgiving Outreach 2010 Community Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, at Centre Square in Lebanon. Set-up and preparation will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24.

    The deadline for turkey contributions and call-in orders is Thursday, Nov. 18. Contributions can be dropped off at The Java House between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Monetary contributions should be in the form of a check or money order. Checks should be mailed to UCCO, Inc., PO Box 74, Lebanon, Ky. 40033.

  • Lebanon City Council candidate Elizabeth Ann Osbourne

    Elizabeth Ann Osbourne

  • County coroner candidate questionnaire: Dick Moraja

    J.R. Moraja, Sr. - Dick Moraja   Address: 246 S. Proctor Knott Ave. - Lebanon, Ky.   Date of Birth: September 11, 1941   Family Information:   Parents-  Cecil and Hattie Moraja (deceased) Wife-  Betty Blandford Moraja Son-  Richard Moraja, wife Pam Grandchildren-  Ann Carol and Alex Moraja All living in Marion County.   Educational Background: Attended St.

  • Mills wins state rep race

    Democrat Terry Mills was re-elected as the 24th District state representative in a tight contest with Republican Leo Johnson, 6,204 votes to 5,372 votes. This was a rematch of the special election held Feb. 2. Michael Mullins, Ed Hacker and Mike Cecil were elected to the Marion County Board of Education. In District Three, Michael Mullins defeated incumbent Alex Ackermann, 717 to 360. Ackermann has served on the board since she was elected during a special election in November of 2007. Mullins previously served on the Board of Education from 2003-07.

  • Marching Knights finish 10th overall

    The Marion County High School Marching Knights finished 10th with a score of 76.3 in the Class AAAA state semifinals Oct. 30 at South Oldham High School.

    Band Director Shane Mitchell said the band's improvement from the beginning of the season to Saturday was like "night and day", noting that they have improved every week.

    "The kids had a lot of passion today," Mitchell said following their performance. "And they were focused."

  • Lebanon City Council candidate Jerry Abell

    Jerry Abell

  • Knights fall in region

    The Marion County High School volleyball team couldn't get past Elizabethtown (31-11) in the second round of the region tournament Wednesday in Hodgenville.

    The Lady Knights (29-9) fell 2-0 to the Lady Panthers.

  • Progress on nuisance properties

    When Frank Spragens met with the Lebanon Property Maintenance Code Enforcement Board in September, they made it clear they wanted to see improvements to Spragens' properties at 322 and 412 S. Proctor Knott Ave and 226 W. Chandler Street.

    According to John Thompson, the Lebanon building inspector, Spragens has made steps toward compliance with the city ordinance.

  • Ham Days profits $51,000

    The 2010 Ham Days generated $124,279 in revenue, about $1,200 more than what had been budgeted, according to Marion County Chamber of Commerce President Brad Mattingly.

    "All in all, in today's economy, I consider that to be remarkable," he said during the Ham Days follow-up meeting Oct. 26.

    After expenses, the overall profit this year was around $51,000, Brad Mattingly reported. He added that a few small remaining expenses could decrease that figure slightly.