Today's News

  • Lancers open with a win

    The Cincinatti Stallions started hot but cooled off enough in the second half to allow the Lebanon Lancers their first win on opening night in franchise history.

    "We've got a long way to go but we'll get it done," Head Coach Mark Bell said. "We've got to give them (Stallions) credit, they came to play."

  • County starts dead animal removal

    A truck has been purchased and approved for use, and earlier this week, the Marion County Fiscal Court started its dead animal recovery service.

    Any producer requesting the service should call between 7 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday. The phone number will have an answering machine. The number for the service is (270) 699-3277, or 699-DARS (for Dead Animal Removal Service).

    All producers should remember that there is a $20 fee for each site visit to remove animals.

  • French fried onions should top every casserole

    Is there any kind of casserole that is not improved by topping with canned French fried onions? I don't think so. The Green Bean Casserole that everyone has made forever is the first recipe that I used them in. It's on the side of the can of onions (and beans, too) and everyone I know likes it. The only problem I've ever had with this casserole is the temptation to eat the onions that go on top of the casserole while you're waiting for it to bake. (It's always good to have an extra can of onions just in case.)

  • Lebanon man indicted for manufacturing and possessing marijuana

    A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment last week charging Kenneth Wesley Hillman, 47, of Lebanon with growing more than 100 marijuana plants on his property.

    In the event of a conviction, the maximum potential penalties are 40 years incarceration and up to $2 million in fines or both, and four years of supervised release. The charges carry a minimum term of imprisonment of five years.

    Assistant United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., is prosecuting the case and it was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

  • Round ball Knights honored at end of season banquet

    Several members of the Marion County High School boys basketball team were honored recently at the post-season banquet, including senior Christopher Southall who took home season MVP honors.

  • Higdon sends stoplight request to transportation cabinet

    State Rep. Jimmy Higdon has sent a letter to Joe Prather, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet secretary, requesting a stoplight at the intersection of the Marion County Veterans Memorial Highway and Hwy. 49.

    The Veterans Memorial Highway, also known as the Lebanon bypass, intersected Hwy. 49 near the Hampton Inn.

  • 2009 regular session ends in atypical fashion

    As is tradition with every legislative session, the Speaker's gavel sounded adjournment to this year's Regular Session, but that is where the similarities to sessions of the past end. The 2009 General Assembly began with an air of uncertainty and proceeded with the passage of vital legislation. We have now adjourned using only one of our two constitutionally allowed veto days.

  • First-time homebuyer tax credit available

    If you are thinking of purchasing a home in the next year, you should be aware of the tax credit that is available to first-time homebuyers.

    In February, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which provides first-time homebuyers with a tax credit of 10 percent of the purchase price of a home up to $8,000 or $4,000 each for married persons filing individually. This credit can be used on the 2008 tax returns, due April 15, or 2009 tax returns due next year. Qualifying taxpayers must purchase a home by Dec. 1 to be eligible.

  • A love for the arts

    A shiny red dress, a crystal ball, and a stage jam-packed with students singing "The Kingdom of Swing"... those are a few of my fondest memories of school in Marion County.

    Notice, there is no mention of a textbook or even a classroom. In fact, instead of a pencil, there was a microphone. Instead of a desk and a chair, there was a stage. And instead of a chalkboard, there was a sea of my peers watching me complete my "assignment."

  • Washington County unveils 'secret weapon'

    In a solid week for the Marion County High School boys tennis team, weather and a surprise addition to the Washington County roster made for a colorful start to the season.

    Washington County added two previously home schooled players to their roster, putting them to work for the first time against Marion County.