Today's News

  • Tourism meets Monday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Conference Center.

  • Loretto fireworks moved to July 12

    The fireworks celebration in Loretto, orignally scheduled for July 5, has been rescheduled for Friday, July 12.

    The celebration will begin at 7 p.m. at the Loretto Ballpark. Fireworks will start at dusk.

    Refreshment stands will be available.

  • 11-year-old baseball game postponed

    The Marion County 11-year-old baseball all-stars were scheduled to play Russell County tonight at South Hardin Little League in the 5th District baseball tournament, but that game has been postponed again.

    The 11-year-olds are the only Marion County baseball team still alive in the district tournament. Marion County has already lost once in the double-elimination tournament.

    The winner will advance to the championship round against Campbellsville, who has not yet lost in the tournament. 

  • Flash flood watch in effect until 8 a.m. Sunday

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of central Kentucky, including Marion County, until 8 a.m. Sunday, July 7.

    A flood warning has also been issued until 3:15 a.m. A additional two inches of rain is possible tonight, according to the weather service.

    A watch is issued when the potential for flooding exists. A warning is issued when flooding is occurring.

    According to the weather service, law enforcement throughout central Kentucky have reported localized flooding of small creeks and streams.

  • Section of E. Main Street in Lebanon will be closed July 8-10

    A portion of US 68 (E. Main Street) in Lebanon will be closed between mile 11 and 12 from July 8 through 10. The closure is necessary for Department of Highways to complete pipe repair, according to the Kentucky Transporation Cabinet.

    Detours will be set up for traffic in both directions, and mobile message boards have been set up to notify drivers of the pending closure.

    Westbound traffic will turn right on KY 2154 (Corporate Drive), left on KY 55 (N. Spalding Avenue) and right to rejoin US 68 (E. Main Street).

  • School board meeting at 5 p.m. with search committee

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. with the superintendent search committee.

    A majority of the meeting is scheduled to be in executive session, as the search committee will be presenting its recommendations to the school board. The school board is not required to followed the search committee's recommendations, however.

    The executive sessions falls under KRS 61.80(1)(f), which pertains to discussions or hearings that might lead to the hiring, firing or dismissal of an employee.

  • Hagan wins outstanding student poster award


  • Marion County FFA travels to State FFA Convention
  • School districts set blistering pace in adopting new attendance standard

    Kentucky school districts are racing to adopt the new “Graduate Kentucky” standard to keep students attending school through age 18 or until they earn a high school diploma. Since Tuesday, June 25, the first day for school boards to adopt the policy, 75 districts, including Marion County, have updated the antiquated compulsory attendance standard of age 16.
    Governor Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday commended the districts for their speed in changing their policies.

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