Today's News

  • MCPS is budgeting to make its 'six big dreams' a reality

    The Marion County Board of Education approved its 2015-16 working budget last week, which includes funding for its “big dreams,” such as model classrooms, a “dream bus,” and more technology for students.

  • Library rolls out new Bookmobile

    The Marion County Public Library has a new ride.
    After 22 years of driving the same Bookmobile, a 1993 Chevrolet box truck, the library unveiled its new set of wheels last week - a 2015 Ford Transit decked out with graphics and larger than life photographs of local library patrons.
    According to Amy Morgeson, the library director, the new Bookmobile was needed because the previous vehicle had a lot of wear on it and the heating and air-conditioning were on the fritz, as well.

  • Ham Days results

    Ham Days Window Decorating Contest
    All About You Beauty Salon is the 2015 winner of the Ham Days Window Decorating Contest sponsored by the City of Lebanon. The theme this year was “There’s No Place Like Home” as we celebrate Lebanon’s Bicentennial. All About You Beauty Salon will receive $50 and a certificate for the best decorated window.

    2015 Treasure Hunt

  • A portion of KY 289 will be closed this week

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will be performing bridge maintenance operations along KY 289 over Rolling Fork River near the New Market Community of Marion County. The bridge will be closed to traffic daily from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Depending on weather, these maintenance operations should be complete by the end of this week. During closure, local traffic will need to access KY 289 on the south/west end via KY 412 and on the north/east end via US 68.

  • Splat Out Cancer at Friday’s football game

    The Marion County High School FBLA, BETA, and FCCLA organizations have joined together to Splat Out Cancer in memory of the late Marion County Football Coach Jeff Robbins. Students will be selling paint balloons at Friday’s football game for $1. Balloons may then be thrown at the Splatting Out Cancer board. After fall break, the board will be on display at MCHS.  All proceeds will be donated to cancer research in the memory of Coach Robbins.  

  • Forkland Festival is Oct. 9-10

    The 44th annual Forkland Heritage Festival will take place Oct. 9-10 at the Forkland Communty Center located in Gravel Switch.
    Hours of the event will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
    General admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children under age 13 and preschoolers are free.
    Tickets for the supper theatre will be $15 for the supper and drama, or $3 for drama only. (You must have reservations for supper theatre.)

  • HAM DAYS: The Lebanon Bicentennial celebration continues with a Ham Days concert

    JD Shelburne, Nashville recording artist, will bring his talents to the 2015 Marion County Country Ham Days celebration. This free concert will be Saturday night from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the Maker's Mark/Kentucky Cooperage Main Stage. Last week, JD released his new video titled "Hometown.”

  • Citizens: Nuisance ordinance needed

    Concerned citizens attended the Marion County Fiscal Court meeting Sept. 3 and asked magistrates to consider drafting a nuisance ordinance that would address property eyesores and potential health hazards throughout the county.
    Julie Peake, who has lived on Tatum Lane in Lebanon for more than 20 years, said if the county doesn’t do something soon, things are going to get out of hand.
    “We need to commit to doing something as a community before we become a shanty town,” she said.

  • Tyler’s gifts

    Tyler Hamilton left this earth tragically and unexpectedly.
    On July 29, the 24-year-old Loretto man died after reportedly falling from a vehicle on West Main Street in Lebanon.
    But, that’s not the end of his story.
    As a registered organ donor, Hamilton saved five lives.
    “Maybe that was God’s plan all along,” Tyler’s mother, Carla Mudd Constant, said, holding a photo of her son. “Maybe that was Tyler’s purpose… to help other people live.”

  • Getting a Head Start

    Educating low-income children, preparing them for school, and helping their families break the cycle of poverty has been the mission of Central Kentucky Head Start since its beginnings 50 years ago.
    And it continues that mission today.
    “We’re probably the best-kept secret around,” said Pam Smith, director of Central Kentucky Community Action Head Start.