Today's News

  • He's a good man, DENNIS BROWN

    What has Brown done for you? Quite a bit if you are a student in Marion County.

    Dennis Brown has helped local sports programs, worked to improve the equipment available to local technical school students, and generally been an active member of the community.

    It's those contributions, above and beyond his duties as TG Kentucky's general manager general administration division that led the Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce to make Brown the first winner of its newest award, Outstanding Industry Manager.

  • County hasn't given up on E-911

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly and the Marion County Fiscal court are going back to the drawing board this week to begin the process of acquiring Enhanced 911 services for Marion County.

    Mattingly and other community members were scheduled to meet with John Patterson, Commercial Mobile Radio Service administrator, yesterday to discuss the county's next steps. According to Mattingly, the county had submitted an E-911 grant to the Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board last summer. However, that grant was rejected because of a technicality, he said.

  • Seven apply for police chief

    The City of Lebanon has received seven applications from individuals seeking to become the next police chief.

    Five members of the Lebanon Police Department - Lt. Joe Bell, school resource officer Wally Brady, Sgt. Elisa McHolan, Sgt. Byron Richardson and Sgt. Greg Young - have applied. The other two applicants are Alan Riggs of Campbellsville and John R. Riley of Goodells, Mich.

    Shelton Young retired as police chief at the end of January. Sgt. Mike Luckett is serving as the interim police chief.

  • Mother Nature messes with tryouts

    For the first time in his coaching career at Marion County, baseball Head Coach Chad Spalding had to cancel try outs last week due to snow.

    In 14 years, snow has never messed with baseball tryouts.

    Due to the set backs, Spalding still had one day of tryouts earlier this week.

    "Lack of gym availability makes it tough to finish up try outs. We want to give the kids a fair chance," Spalding said.

    Spalding said he'd rather see the players show off their skills outdoors but the weather has been a deciding factor.

  • Knights skid into postseason

    A promising start to the regular season ended Saturday night at Bryan Station as the Marion County Knights lost their fourth in a row and their 15th in the last 17 games.

    Knights senior Austin Spalding missed three of the last four games, all of which the Knights struggled. Junior Kendrick Knopp, one of the state's best three point shooters, also missed the East Jessamine game.

  • Jail, prison residents will count toward local population

    As federal officials gear up for the 2010 Census, a few people are questioning how the census counts inmates and prisoners.

    Marion County Jailer Barry Brady said he tries to keep the daily count at the Marion County Detention Center around 290. The center is a 297-bed facility that house local, state and federal detainees and prisoners.

    Arvil Chapman, the warden at Marion Adjustment Center, said the average population at MAC is approximately 815 prisoners.

  • Spalding makes All Region

    Marion County senior Austin Spalding capped off a solid season by being selected to the 16-member All Region team.

    Spalding joins Fifth Region stars such as Bryton Taylor, Deshawn Curtis, Kyle Sandusky, Roosevelt Emerson and James Berry on the list.

    Campbellsville cleaned up this year with senior Bryton Taylor earning Player of the Year honors and Tim Davis winning the Coach of the Year award.

    Spalding finished the regular season averaging 16.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.


  • Education is the key, black history speaker says

    Charlene Hampton Holloway was arrested when she was 13 years old.

    She was arrested for participating in a march in downtown Louisville in 1961. The march was intended to raise awareness about businesses that discriminated against African-Americans.

    "I wasn't afraid," Holloway said. "I felt like they would release me to my parents or my grandparents."

    After her first arrest, she was taken to jail, but that didn't discourage her and others from continuing to march. The second time, she was taken to a children's center.

  • Local legislators like having lobbyists' input

    Jimmy Higdon admits that he did not have a good impression of lobbyists before he was elected as a state representative in 2002. Today, Higdon is still part of the General Assembly as a state senator, but he has a more favorable impression of what lobbyists do.

    "Generally, when you say lobbyist, most people will think negatively," he said. "That's what I thought until I came to Frankfort and got into the process."

  • Lady Knights win first round regional game

    The Marion County Lady Knights defeated North Hardin, 59-38, in the first round of the Fifth Region tournament Monday night.

    Marion County will play Green County at 5 p.m. Central time (6 p.m. Eastern) Friday at Hart County. Green County defeated Bardstown, 63-49, in their first-round game.