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Today's News

  • Brett Guthrie goes to Washington

    By Ben Sheroan

    Landmark News Service

    More than a month before taking office, Brett Guthrie learned that in Washington, D.C., some elevators don’t go all the way to the top floor.

    In his first official introduction to the House of Representatives, Brett Guthrie experienced a hectic week of meetings, tours and presentations.

    He received his office assignment Friday. By tradition, freshman legislators draw for position to determine a selection order for what’s left after other House members have picked office space.

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    As much as I like cooking (and eating) it's not surprising that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. No shopping or gifts are required and everybody just wants to get together and eat (and maybe watch a little football.)

    In my family, it seems everyone eats so much they have to take a nap, and everyone blames it on the turkey (not the three helpings of dressing and gravy or the extra helpings of mashed potatoes.)

  • Pulling together in tough times

    Italics: The following column is a reprint of Marion County High School Principal Taylora Schlosser's comments during the Veterans Day ceremony held at the high school Nov. 14.   Thank you. It is an honor to be asked to close our Veteran's Day ceremony.

  • School board: Tech center is next project

    The recallable nickel may have been defeated at the polls Nov. 4, but the Marion County Board of Education still sees the need to make renovations to school buildings in the district.

    "We have to take our defeats as maybe an opportunity for the future," said Sr. Kay Carlew, board chairwoman.

  • Knights lose 35-7 to Bullitt East

    The Marion County Knights started strong against the Bullitt East Chargers, forcing three and outs on the first two possessions. The Knights even forced a Bullitt East punt on the Bullitt East 11 yard line, setting up the Knights from the Bullitt East 38. 

    The Knights would falter on fourth and three at the Chargers 22, turning the ball over and losing momentum for the rest of the game.

    Bullitt East took advantage of the turnover and  sent Jonathan Bernard on a 78 yard scamper to paydirt, putting the Chargers up 7-0.

  • Knight train derails

    The Marion County Knights played their big brother in the cold weather Friday night in Bullitt County. Big brother wasn't messing around.

    The Bullitt East Chargers beat the Marion County Knights in the same fashion the Knights have won all season - with a bruising ground attack.

    Knights' Head Coach Jeff Robbins put it simply.

    "We got whipped up front," he said. "Bullitt East played better on both sides up front. They took it to our guys. We didn't respond."

  • Soccer Knights awards announced

    Marion County High School boys' soccer Head Coach Greg Conley announced the team award winners at the soccer banquet, which was held Wednesday of last week. They are as follows:

    Varsity captains - Cody Smith, Derek Cissell and Chris Southall

    Junior Varsity captains - John Southall, Ethan Drury and Dylan Browning

    Varsity Most Improved - Evan Carter

    Junior Varsity Most Improved - Paul Spalding

    Best Offensive Award - Evan Childers

    Best Defensive Award - Chris Southall

    Coaches Award - Mark Corbett

  • Several Knights named to All-District team

    Several Knights were named to the District Four Region Two Class 4-A All-District team recently.

    Making first team All-District on offense were quarterback Eric Miles, receiver Bryson Bell and guard Wes Stayton.

    Making second team offense was tackle Dustin Crane.

    First team defense included linemen Jacob Tabor and Chris Means.

    Second team defense featured linebacker T.J. Jones, linebacker Dylan Peterson and defensive back David Litsey.

  • Fire damages N. Forest Street home

    The Lebanon Fire Department responded to a house fire at 215 N. Forest Street in Lebanon Thursday morning, Nov. 19.

    No one was injured in the fire, and the damage was mainly in the upstairs attic-area of the house Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said.

    "It's pretty extensive damage, but I'd say it's repairable," he said.

  • Two traffic accidents reported Wednesday

    Local law enforcement officials responded to two accidents yesterday evening.

    Scott Cissell of Raywick was transported to University Hospital in Louisville by LifeNet after a single-vehicle accident on Howardstown Road.

    The Lebanon Police received a report of an accident on Ky. 84 (Howardstown Road) two miles west of Raywick at 9:47 p.m. Nov. 19, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the Lebanon.