Today's News

  • Road ordinance revisions in the works

    Change is coming.

    That's not an election year slogan. It's a description of the Marion County road ordinance.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of a revised ordinance during it's Oct. 16 meeting, but decided to postpone the second reading until the Nov. 20 meeting.

    Marion County Judge-Executive John G. Mattingly said the changes to the ordinance were recommended by the county planning committee.

    "Most of the changes were corrective in nature," Mattingly said.

  • Soup is worth repeating

    My daughters both asked me to write down this week's recipe for them so they could make it. I first made it in 1999 and everyone who has ever tried it seems to really like it.

    I haven't run it in my column since 2000. So, here it is again in case you didn't get to try it the first time. I guarantee this to be delicious.

    I noted on my daughters' copy and will note here that when I make this soup, I use more onion, carrot and celery than is called for-maybe twice as much.

  • Letter to the Editor - Relay for Life to kick off

    Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. there will be a kick off meeting for the Marion County Relay for Life of 2009 at the Farm Bureau meeting room on Metts Drive.  The 2009 Relay will be held on June 5.

    The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life is a way to fight back against that terrible scourge, cancer.  It is also a way to celebrate those who have survived this terrible disease and to remember those who have lost this battle.

  • Knights open postseason against Fairdale

    On paper the Marion County Knights and the Fairdale Bulldogs are totally different teams. Friday night, fans will get to see how that translates to real life action.

    The Knights (8-2) travel to Fairdale's Greschel Stadium to take on the Bulldogs (6-3) in what Knights' Head Coach Jeff Robbins billed as one of the top first round playoff matches in the state.

    The Knights kick off the Class 4-A Region Two playoffs, hoping to extend their season by five games and making it to the championship game of the 4A KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl.

  • Suicide is a harsh, but preventable, reality


    People don't like to talk about it. People don't like to think about it. In fact, the word is taboo in many homes. But, it's something I had to face when I was only 10 years old. One of my very best friends at the time tried to commit suicide by taking an overdose of pills. Thankfully, she wasn't successful.

    I can still remember walking into the hospital to visit her soon after it happened. My mind was racing as my twin sister, mom and I made our way to her hospital room.

  • Letters to the Editor, Nov. 5

    Remembering our heroes at Christmas

    A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Lebanon National Cemetery at noon on Saturday, Dec. 13, to honor Lebanon's veterans. The public is invited to participate in what has become an annual tradition throughout the country.

    The Wreaths Across America story began over 15 years ago with a tradition of placing wreaths on the graves of our nation's fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery. It has since branched out to include 286 locations, including the Lebanon National Cemetery.

  • School board meets tonight

     The Marion County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Board of Education building, 755 E. Main Street, Lebanon.

    According to the agenda, board members will take the oath of office, and Martha Ann Mattingly will present a regional teen leadership award. Superintendent Roger Marcum will present his report, and Diane Evans and Lynne Keen will present a follow-up to the recent board retreat.

  • Lebanon Police release statement regarding MCHS's safety

    The Lebanon Police Department released a statement Monday, shortly before noon, about the current situation at Marion County High School.

    According to police, after an apparent suicide of a Marion County High School student on Friday afternoon, unsubstantiated reports were received by law enforcement suggesting possible threats being made toward students and staff at the school.

  • Fire at Angell-Demmel is contained


    Employees at Angell-Demmel Manufacturing in Lebanon were evacuated from the building shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday morning when a gas oven caught fire.


    According to Dawna Kelch, vice president of operations at Angell, the stack unit on the gas oven that exhausts the heat was on fire.

  • Fiscal Court meeting today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, Nov. 6, in the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    According to the agenda, the court will consider a "public use" policy for the government center.

    The magistrates will also review health insurance quotes, open bids on an ambulance, consider appointments to the Marion County Extension District Board and consider a request from the detention center staff.

    The fiscal court will also receive department reports, pay bills and consider old and new business.