Today's News

  • Barktoberfest is Saturday

    Barktoberfest returns to Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Saturday, Oct. 9.

    Registration begins at noon, and the contests will be held between 1 and 4 p.m. that day.

    The contests in this year's Barktoberfest include best costume, smallest dog, largest dog, talent, best tail wag, owner-dog look-alike contest and an agility course. Registration is $5 per dog, and all proceeds go to benefit the Marion County Animal Shelter.

    All dogs 4 months or older must have a current rabies tag attached to their collars.

  • Knights win one in Harrodsburg


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    On Friday night in Harrodsburg, Marion County and Mercer County looked to be playing hot potato.

  • Fiscal Court meets at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for today's meeting is as follows:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - KACo/CoLT ordinance/loan agreement for the jail roof project

    - Update to the Marion County Detention Center policies and procedures

    - Memorandum of agreement between the Marion County Detention Center and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

  • A reason for unity

    Beka Hardin is hoping to make a change, starting here in Lebanon. Sunday, Oct. 3, she is holding the first of what she hopes is many spruce up days for what she is calling Unity4Peace. She plans to meet with like-minded individuals outside of Centre Square around 1 p.m. The premise is simple: people helping people.

  • Popoca wins Pokey Pig

    Around 300 runners and walkers participated in the Pokey Pig 5K road race Saturday in Lebanon during the Ham Days festival.

    Geovanni Popoca from Anaheim, Calif., was the overall winner, finishing in 16 minutes, 32 seconds.

    Popoca also claimed the best first year male runner prize and the winner of the 18-24-year-old male category.

    Bekah Southwood was the first female to cross the line, completing the race in 21:24. Southwood also won first place in the 13-17-year-old female category.

  • KSP conducting death investigation

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of Robert T. Hughes, 21, of Lebanon.

    He was found Monday, Sept. 27, at approximately 4:52 p.m. in his residence by family members.

  • Suicide is preventable

    Suicide Prevention Week just ended on Sept. 11. The topic of suicide is an important one: suicide kills more than most people realize but is very preventable. Nationwide, there are two suicides for every homicide. In Kentucky, there is a three to one ratio. Suicide strikes certain demographic groups more than others. White men, those in jail, and people living on some Native American reservations have higher rates of suicide than what is found in the general population. Among teenagers and young adults suicide is one of top three killers nationwide.

  • Boy's golf picks up the pace

    The Marion County High School boys golf team looks to be a threat at the upcoming region tournament as they appear to have hit their stride late in the season. The Knights finished fifth overall in the third annual Marion County Invitational at Rosewood Golf Club Saturday. They shot of a team score of 326, behind champions Ballard (305), Boyle County (311), Male (320) and Central Hardin (322).  The biggest surprise of the day, however, was the near miss of Marion County's  Joseph Elder.

  • Loretto mayoral candidate: Robert G. Miles

    Robert G. Miles

  • 'Spectacular'

    Clear skies and cooler temperatures welcomed an estimated crowd of more than 30,000 people to Marion County Country Ham Days over the weekend.

    "Overall, I thought things ran very, very smoothly," Marion County Chamber of Commerce President Brad Mattingly said. "We had spectacular weather."

    This year, 4,780 breakfasts were served over the weekend, 500 more than last year, Mattingly said.

    Individual events drew good numbers as well.