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Today's News

  • Lady Knights lose to Lady Waves

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent

  • Lady Knights lose to Lady Waves

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent

  • Start of something new

    Chad G. Mattingly didn't plan on becoming an elected official. In fact, not too long ago he told his family that he wouldn't ever go that route.
    "A year a half ago in July on family vacation, I told my family that I was never, ever running for any kind of public office," said Mattingly, 34.
    He said he'd had friends who had run for office, and his perception was that the political climate and the nature of campaigns was something he did not want to be in the middle of.
    "But never is a long time apparently," Mattingly said.

  • Practice

    By Casey Sowers

    Sports correspondent

  • Nice, cold weather, but not enough ducks

    It’s been cold, real cold! When it’s this cold the inclination is to hunker down and avoid “being out in it” as much as possible.
    You know who complains the most? Not those who have to be out in it for extended time. It’s those whose exposure is limited to that distance between their vehicle and a building. This is usually around 50 yards and three minutes of “exposure time.”

  • Cecil elected school board chairman

    With the first meeting of 2015, the Marion County Board of Education elected new leadership.
    Mike Cecil was elected to serve as chairman by a majority of the school board, while Jerry Evans was a unanimous selection as the vice-chairman.
    Outgoing chairman Rev. DeLane Pinkston opened the meeting and introduced the election of the next chairman.
    “As my final act, I nominate Mr. Mike Cecil,” Pinkston said.
    The board’s newest member, Kaelin Reed, then nominated Butch Cecil to serve as chairman.

  • Linescores, Jan. 14

    YOUTH BASKETBALL
    Scores from Marion County Youth Basketball at Lebanon Middle School, Jan. 10-11
     

  • Commission wants updates on theater program’s plans

    Kentucky Classic Theater now has a two-year contract with the City of Lebanon to use Centre Square for shows and events, and it has commitments of $15,000 from both Marion County Fiscal Court and the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. All of which were conditions the tourist commission included when it approved its funding for the theater program last month. On Jan. 12, the commission gave Executive Director Nena Olivier the go-ahead to send its funding to Robin Humphress, the founder of Kentucky Classic Theater.
    But, that's not the end of the conversation.

  • No ordinary fish

    I don’t know about you, but my mind has been consumed with “bad news” lately.
    So, if I may, I’m going to lighten the mood for a bit.
    I want to tell you a story about a fish named “Dempsey.”
    Dempsey is no ordinary fish.
    For starters, he’s a parrot cichlid, and his ancestors were first created in Taiwan around 1986.
    He’s “manmade” so to speak.

  • Kentucky’s Regular Session is in full swing

    The Kentucky General Assembly convened its 2015 Regular Session this week, with more than 200 bills already filed and ready for consideration.
    In many years past, the first week of this off-year “short” session was spent mainly on formalities like electing leaders and appointing committees, with the real work of passing bills beginning in February. But with only 30 days to accomplish so much, I’m proud to say the Senate got down to business passing legislation.