Today's News

  • Racetrack slot machines hot topic at debate

    While the two candidates started the debate by stating their mutual friendship, clear differences emerged between the Democrat and Republican running for the vacated senate seat of Dan Kelly.

    The hour-and-a-half debate was hosted by PLG-TV 13 and featured questions from a panel of area newspaper editors for Bardstown Democrat Jodie Haydon and Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon.

  • To honor and remember

    The Marion County High School JROTC led a Veterans Day ceremony Friday, Nov. 13. The ceremony included the JROTC's POW/MIA ceremony, the recitation of the poem "We Are Not Dead," and a demonstration by the Eastern Kentucky University ROTC exhibition drill team. The guest speaker was Brig. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, the deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. Garrett encouraged the students to think about the military values, such as loyalty, honor and integrity, and think about how they can apply them in their own lives.

  • Fiscal court meeting Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in regular session.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Consider the distribution of FEMA payments to local fire and rescue departments

    - Consider the re-appointment of water board member Earl Sandusky

    - Consider the appointment of Marion County Extension District Board members

    - Approve the return of $875 in unexpected Pride Recycling Grant funds

    - Consider Marion County map back cover for directory of services display

  • Working like a dog

    It has been more than a year since the City of Lebanon passed its animal control ordinance.

    And, according to Marion County Animal Control Officer Jeff Wooldridge, enforcing the ordinance is taking up the majority of his time. As a result, he asked the Marion County Fiscal Court to make their current part-time employee a full-time employee to help with the additional workload.

    However, magistrates believe the City of Lebanon needs to chip in.

  • Shooter pleads not guilty to assault

    A shooting on Saturday morning, Nov. 7, has left a Lebanon man in the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen while the shooter is in jail being charged with first-degree assault.

  • A Good Run

    As the Marion County Marching Knights left the field Saturday after their performance in the AAAA state semifinals at South Oldham High School, band director Shane Mitchell was smiling.

    "That was a good run," he told them.

    Unfortunately, for Marion County, it wasn't quite enough to reach the state finals. The top four teams in the semifinals advanced to the state finals, and the Marching Knights finished ninth overall.

    "You should still be proud of what you accomplished this season," Mitchell told the band after the results were announced.

  • Employee injures hand at ATI Portland Forge

    An employee at ATI Portland Forge in Lebanon severely injured his hand Tuesday of last week, but rumors that his hand was cut off are untrue, according to a company spokesperson.

    The employee, whose name can't be released because of company policy, was operating a piece of equipment Tuesday of last week when at approximately 8:30 p.m. there was an accident, according to company spokesperson Dan Greenfield.

    "His coworkers got to him right away and they called 911," Greenfield said. "EMS were there in nine minutes, which is absolutely terrific service."

  • Second Chances

    Standing among the razor wire fences and security cameras at Marion Adjustment Center Wednesday of last week, there were dozens of bright eyes, smiling faces and even a few happily wagging tails.

    It was the first day of the prison's "Second Chances" canine program, and it wasn't clear who was happier - the dogs or the inmates.

  • In Brief: Candidates have started filing for primary election

    Candidates have started filing for primaries

    The special election for the District 14 Senate seat has been set for Dec. 8. Democrat Jodie Haydon and Republican Jimmy Higdon will be squaring off in that race.

    At the same time, candidates have started filing for the primary elections set for May 18, 2010.

  • Lady Knights named to All Region team

    Recently two Marion County High School girls soccer players were named to the 15th Region regular season all-region team. Senior Christan Montgomery was named first team all-region while freshman Makayla Epps was named second team all-region.

    Montgomery got the nod because of her defensive skills, often times serving as a brick wall in front of the goal as the Lady Knights goalie. She took a barrage of shots against Boyle County early in the season as the Lady Knights lost in respectable fashion.