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Editorials

  • Life goes on

    From The State Journal (Frankfort)

    The leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases and stroke. Accidents rank fifth on the list.
    Those accidents, however, are deaths caused by unintentional injuries, not by a terrorist incident such as the one that happened Monday, April 15, in Boston.
    The three most common types of accidents that result in death are car wrecks, falls and unintentional poisonings.

  • AMAZING

     Every time we think the Marion County Lady Knights can't do any more to impress us, they find another way.

    You would think finishing 39-0, winning a state championship and producing the first McDonald’s All-American in school history would be enough. But, not for these ladies.

  • Ladies First

    The Marion County Lady Knights have had quite a ride during the past four years.
    Four straight trips to the Sweet 16.
    Three trips to the final four.
    Two consecutive state finals appearances.
    And one perfect season, ending with the first girls basketball state championship in Marion County history.
    It’s hard to know where to begin in recounting this team’s success.
    They finished the season 39-0 becoming the first unbeaten Kentucky girls team since Marshall County in 1984.

  • History is the future

     

  • State must help court system carry out justice

    Prior to the mid-1970s, Kentucky’s judiciary looked nothing as it does today. There were nearly 1,000 courts back then, with many often having overlapping jurisdictions, and there was only one high court to handle all appeals.  In a word, it was inefficient.

  • Fine job: Marion County’s Distinguished Young Woman turns in another top 10 performance

    We want to congratulate Hannah Wilson for representing Marion County so well during this past weekend’s Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky competition.

  • Public Forum: Social media is not just a way to communicate with friends

    Social media is valuable for a lot of reasons.

  • CHEATED

    Denise Fogle has proudly served as a councilwoman for the City of Lebanon since 2008. However, Monday, when her fellow council members renewed their oath of office, she was forced to resign.

    Why?

    Retirement, or more specifically, because of the regulations governing the Kentucky Employees Retirement System.

    Confused? Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one.

  • Reasons to smile

     

    Without question, Marion County has had more than its fair share of bad news as of late. But, this past week has been a reminder to us of the many good things, and the many good people who live in our community.

    Maria Bell has continued a tradition started by her father, the late Henry Lee Bell, by organizing and hosting a Thanksgiving meal at Centre Square for anyone in the community. We also know volunteers and donations from the community make this possible.

  • Heavy Hearts

    Marion County is reeling.
    On Saturday,  we said goodbye to Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes, who was killed in the line of duty early Nov. 14. Rakes was living a lifelong dream of working in law enforcement.
    Rakes' death would be enough to leave us saddened, but his death was one of a string of tragic events that have plagued our county over the last two weeks.