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Today's News

  • Lady Knights, E'town to play in regional championship

    The Marion County Lady Knights are one win away from a return trip the Sweet Sixteen, but they will have to defeat Elizabethtown to get there.

    Marion County (24-6) and Elizabethtown (29-3) will play for the Fifth Region championship at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Roby Dome.

    Marion County defeated Nelson County (18-13) in the first semifinal game Friday night, 53-47. Elizabethtown defeated LaRue County (27-4) in the other semifinal, 56-44.

  • Special-called fiscal court meeting Saturday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special-called meeting for 8 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The court has two items on its agenda. The first is a E-911 considerations, and the second is the county's administrative code/personnel policy handbook, which is being revised.

  • Minority parent needed for Superintendent Search Screening Committee

    The Marion County Public School System is in need of a minority parent to be on the Superintendent Search Screening Committee.

    So far, the committee consists of the following individuals:

    - Ed Hacker – board representative

    - Brad Mattingly – parent representative

    - Marilu Farnham - teacher representative (Glasscock Elementary School)

    - Hollie Buckman – teacher representative (Lebanon Middle School)

  • Fiscal court meeting at 4 p.m. March 3

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in regular session at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Rural and secondary road report/proposal for 2011- District  4  Hwy. personnel

    - Consider renewal of county employee  Delta Denta plan

    - Request for funding  -  Marion County High School annual “Project Graduation”

  • Knights top LaRue County in first round

    The Marion County boys basketball team edged out LaRue County March 2 in the first round of the Fifth Region tournament, 55-53.

    The Knights (16-12) advance to the regional semifinals. They will play Bardstown (22-4) at 4:30 p.m. Central time (5:30 p.m. Eastern) Monday, March 7, at Green County High School.

    Bardstown defeated John Hardin in their opening round match-up, 62-57.

  • Mission or intermission?

    The mission of the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission is to develop, increase and promote tourism in Lebanon and surrounding areas by featuring its history, culture, products and recreation/convention facilities.

    Our goal is to become a choice destination for group travel, conventions and individual leisure/recreation travel. Through these efforts, the commission seeks to increase visitor spending, local revenue and job development, thereby enhancing the area's quality of life.

  • Column: House remembers fallen veterans

    Over the course of the last week, the Kentucky House of Representatives honored fallen military members and their families in a solemn, moving ceremony in the House chamber. This tradition began in 2004 and the service has become one of the most significant experiences of the session.  

  • Column: Senate bills would help small business, honor veterans

    As the 2011 General Assembly Session draws to a close, many committees start to meet more frequently in order to address any unfinished business. Our mornings are occupied with committee meetings, reviewing bills with staff, and meeting with different advocates on the issues.

  • Column: Becoming the weird guy at the park

    When I was younger, I didn't view physical activity as exercise. Sports were just a fun way to pass the time. My brother and I would play baseball, basketball or football (depending on what was in season) with other kids in the neighborhood and our friends from school. I ran cross country in high school and played tennis my senior year. In college, I continued to play pick-up basketball, and I started making the weight room part of my weekly routine.

  • Lady Knights named to All-District teams

    At the conclusion of the 20th District Tournament, several Lady Knights players were named to the regular season and postseason all-district teams.  
    Marion County High School junior Emily Fenwick was named to the 20th District All-Academic team along with Hope Wiggington from Taylor County, McKenzie Martin from Adair County and Murphy Lanham from Campbellsville.