Today's News

  • Vaughts’ Views: Olympic participation 'Icing On The Cake' for Kentucky cheerleaders

    By Larry Vaught

    Kelsey LaCroix thought about what it would be like to participate in the Olympics when she was a young gymnast.
    She assumed any chance to participating in the Olympics ended when she made the decision to stick with cheerleading over gymnastics at age 11.
    That decision worked out well, though, as she recently helped Kentucky win a third straight national cheer title. But now she’s going to the Olympics — along with other member of UK’s national cheerleading team.

  • Blast from the past

    Surprise! Glasscock Elementary staff found a time capsule hidden in storage, uncovering letters and memories from 1992, now inspiring the creation of a new time capsule to be left behind. 

    Chuck Lowery, custodian at Glasscock, found the hidden time capsule back in December, when he was moving new air filters out of a storage area and discovered the tube in a corner. 

  • Completion of Lebanon City Hall delayed

    The newly constructed Lebanon City Hall building was expected to be complete by Feb. 4, but due to a plumbing issue, the completion date has been pushed back approximately two to three weeks. 

  • And the winners are…

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet on Thursday, Jan. 25, at Centre Square in Lebanon. Awards were presented in the following categories: Outstanding Farmer, Healthcare Provider, Educator, Industry Person and Citizen. The Lebanon Main Street Committee also presented a Downtown Beautification Award. Award winners are as follows:

    • Educator - Laurie Followell

    • Industry Person – Donnie Brockman (Plastic Products Company)

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights to face Hornets, Commanders at home

    A brief two game home stand awaits Marion County (12-9) but before they can get back on the home court, the Knights will travel to Russell Springs this Saturday for a game against the Russell County Lakers.
    Game time is 8 p.m. Eastern. Through 20 games and before taking on Casey County Friday, Tate Richardson led Russell County in scoring with 16.6 PPG. Brayon Scales was second with 14.7 PPG.

  • Kentucky reports flu activity now epidemic

    The Department for Public Health now describes influenza activity in Kentucky as an epidemic. This season’s strain of the flu virus can be extremely serious, even deadly, not just for those in higher risk categories but to generally healthy Kentuckians as well. Kentucky is in its sixth consecutive week of widespread flu activity, which is the highest level of flu activity and indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.

  • Freshman boys basketball team wins tourney

    The Marion County High School boys won the Nelson County Freshmen Tournament on Saturday. Pictured are, front row from left, Lathan Hamilton, Devin Gibson and J.T. Lee; back row from left, are Head Coach Tony Tonge, Ethan Mattingly, Kanyon Spalding, Patrick Benton, Dominick White, Markell Bell, Spencer Lucas and Assistant Coach Mark Bell.

  • Blood shortage reaches critical level

    Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives and the resulting blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier this month. The Red Cross now considers the situation critical and is reissuing an urgent call for blood and platelet donors. 

  • Black history event to be held Feb. 10

     The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council would like for the community to join them Saturday, Feb. 10, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church. They are planning a cultural program, emphasizing historic accounts of African-Americans and presenting today’s diversity.

    Helen McKay will bring her choir from the First Baptist Church in Campbellsville, and Leah Hazelwood will reprise her act from “Hamilton.”

  • The Game Plan - Jan. 31, 2018

    Feb. 2
    Lady Knights vs. Taylor County (Away), 6 p.m.

    Swim meet (at Lebanon Aquatic Center), 6 p.m.

    Feb. 3
    Knights vs. Russell County (Away), 8 p.m.

    Lady Knights vs. North Hardin (Home), 2:30 p.m.

    Feb. 5
    Lady Knights and Knights vs. Metcalfe County (Home)
    Girls at 6:30 p.m.
    Boys at 8 p.m.