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Today's News

  • Alcohol charges dismissed against UK player Epps

    Two alcohol-related charges against University of Kentucky women’s basketball player Makayla Epps have been dismissed. The charges — possession of an alcoholic beverage by a minor and possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle — were dismissed June 10 on the recommendation of the county attorney, with leave to reinstate. The court record notes that Epps completed 20 hours of community service.

  • Beware terrors of the deep woods

    I’ve been in or around the woods almost all my life. While I’ve never been scared, I’ve been real concerned a few times.
    Those rare times usually resulted from encounters with killer mice and snakes!
    Yes, I said mice ... and snakes. But mostly mice! Not the little gray mice that sometimes get in the house or are left on your doorstep by the family cat (as a gift).
    I’m talking about those evil deep woods mice. The kind with big, crusty yellow teeth and blood red eyes.

  • Softball champs

    The Spice Girls were the 2015 8-and-under softball league and tournament champions. Front Row (from left): Head Coach Mark Caldwell, Kendra Gaddie, Ally Cecil, Chloe Gootee, Kendall Thompson and  Elizabeth Morris. Back Row:  Maddie Hardin, Coach Greg Gaddie, Reece Caldwell, Rose Caldwell, Tori Gribbins and Coach Kirby Gribbins. Not pictured: Addison Lee, Zoe Medley and Arabella Riggs.

  • Baseball champs

    The Reds were the 2015 8-and-under baseball league and tournament champions. Front Row (from left): John Richard Edelen, Luke Mattingly and Kadon Willett. Second Row (Left to Right) - Austin Wise, Caleb Spalding, Brinton Bland, Joe Conner Edelen, Layne Ramey, Dylan Gibson and J.R. Mattingly. Back row: Coaches Brian Bland and B.J. Mattingly   

  • Sports briefs, June 17

    Another win for Starz
    The Southern Ky Starz won the War on the Floor on June 7 in Owensboro.  
    Emily Helms and Dailyn Spalding of Lebanonplay for the Starz. Robert Spalding of Lebanon is one of the team’s coaches.
    The Starz previously won the AAU Hilltopper Hoopfest in Bowling Green and the 2015 AAU State DII Tournament in Lexington.  

    Little League linescores
    Softball
    June 5

    Dodgers 1, Tigers 0

  • A Year Down Under

    Anna Winebrenner had her whole world turned upside down during her sophomore year of high school. She spent 10 months in Australia.
    “I went through culture shock really badly … You wouldn’t think so,” she said.
    But when she arrived, she found the food was different. They drove on the other side of the road, and the town was bigger than she is accustomed to.
    “When you’re from Lebanon and everybody knows each other, it’s not really like that,” Anna said.

  • Book signings coming to library

    A pair of book signings are planned for the Marion County Public Library before the end of June.
    Charlie Bickett is back with another round of stories with “Raywickians” volume 2. This is another collection of stories about people from in and around Raywick.
    Bickett said that $2 from every book sold during his book signing, scheduled for 4-9 p.m. Friday, June 19, at the library, will be donated to the library.

  • Truck show, Blackhawk concert Saturday at fairgrounds

    The Marion County Fairgrounds will be roaring with activity on Saturday, June 20.
    The Central Kentucky Showdown and a concert featuring BlackHawk are scheduled for that day.
    The inaugural Central Kentucky Showdown will feature a variety of big trucks including one Big Azz Custom Truck and a Big Rig Event.
    Gates will open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the truck show, and admission is free. In addition to custom trucks and numerous vendors, concessions and activities for the kids will be available.

  • Jets Over Kentucky is returning in July

    The world’s largest remote control jet show will be back at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport from July 5 to 12.
    The 11th annual Jets Over Kentucky is expected to bring around 200 r.c. jet pilots to the area.
    Casual fans and remote control jet enthusiasts alike will recognize many of the planes at this year’s Jets Over Kentucky: F-15s, F-4 Phantoms, B-1 Bomber, A10, F-18 Super Hornet, BAE Hawk, F-100, Stealth Fighter Jet – even an SR-71 spy plane that is more than 13-feet-long and valued at $100,000.

  • Summer of fun

    At the Marion County Extension Office, teams of kids participated in a kickball game so big each team got five outs. At West Marion Elementary, Richard Crum laid down on a bed of nails as scores of students watched. Meanwhile students at the 21st Century Learning Center visited the Kentucky Railway Museum, and students at the Marion County Area Technology Center got an early look at what they could learn in high school.