Today's News

  • Distinguished state of mind

    Paige Wilson first learned about the Distinguished Young Woman program when her family moved to Marion County, but she feels prepared to participate in the state program, which is a little more than a week away.

    "I've been practicing as often as I can, and my family, they're excited for me as well," Wilson said.

    The 2012 Kentucky Distinguished Young Woman will be held Jan. 13-14 at the Singletary Center for the Arts at the University of Kentucky.

  • Fiscal Court to meet Jan. 5

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    Here are the items on the agenda:
    - Minutes of Dec. 15 meeting
    - Clerk's redistricting assistance request with Lincoln Trail Area Development District  
    - Clerks' budget for 2012
    - Department reports
    - Preliminary radon abatement proposal for the David R. Hourigan Government Center
    - Payment of bills  
    - New  Business /  Old  Business:

  • Lebanon woman dies in single-vehicle accident

    Just three days into the new year, Marion County has experienced its first traffic fatality.
    Stephanie J. Shewmaker, 53, of 6158 Bradfordsville Highway in Lebanon died in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon.
    Shewmaker was driving a 1986 Ford pickup on the Bradfordsville-Gravel Switch Road (Hwy. 337) approximately three miles outside of Bradfordsville. The accident was reported at 1:18 p.m. Tuesday.
    "She hit some ice, crossed the roadway, hit two trees and overturned," Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Tony Belcher said.

  • Knights pick up 10th win

         The Marion County Knights claimed a victory over Monroe County, 74-63, in the third place game at the Citizens Bank/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic.  The win pushes the Knights record to 10-5 on the season.  After a few days off, the Knights will be back in action for the first home game since December 6th, when they host Boyle County January 10th.


    MCHS     18     25    13     18  -  74

  • Epps Crushes Point Record

         The Lady Knights completed their quest for the title of the Mercer County/Harrodsburg Tourism Titan Christmas Clash by defeating the hosting Mercer County Lady Titans.  After a bit of a slow start, the Lady Knights pulled away and came away with the victory.  The team won't play again until next Saturday when they travel to Lexington Catholic.


    MCHS     10     20     17     13  -  60

  • Knights lose to Covington Holmes

         In the semi-finals of the Citizens Bank/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic, the Marion County Knights were defeated by Covington Holmes 58-44.  With the loss, the Knights are now 9-5 on the season and will play Monroe County tomorrow evening at 6:00 P.M. in the third place game of the tournament.


    MCHS     12     12     8     12  -  44

  • Epps Flirts With Point Record

         The Marion County Lady Knights made quick work of the Lady Cardinals of Sheldon Clark.  In the semi-finals of the Mercer County/Harrodsburg Tourism Titan Christmas Clash, the Lady Knights racked up a 41 point victory.  Marion County led by 22 at the half, and expanded the lead throughout the second half.  The Lady Knights will play in the finals tomorrow night at 7:30 P.M. against the host team Mercer County.


  • Knights Win OT Thriller

        Behind a career high 27 points from senior John Southall, the Knights won their first game in the Citizens Bank/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic.  Sophomore Latrelle Irvin, who added 21 points of his own, connected on the second of two free throw attempts with just 0.5 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime.  In the extra session, the Knights dominated and came away with the six point victory.  With the victory, the Knights will face Covington Holmes at 8:30 P.M. tomorrow night.


  • Epps Climbs on Point List

         The Lady Knights defeated Lincoln County in their second game of the Mercer County/Harrodsburg Tourism Titan Christmas Clash, and advanced to the semi-finals of the tourney.  Marion County held the Lady Patriots to just three points in the opening frame, and were in control throughout.  With the win, the Lady Knights will face Sheldon Clark tomorrow night at 7:30 P.M.


    MCHS     19     16     18     10  -  63

  • Fire damages house on Hwy. 289

    Firefighters from three departments responded to a fire at 4265 Hwy. 289 Wednesday evening.
    The initial report came in at 8:21 p.m. Dec. 28, and firefighters from Lebanon, Raywick and Bradfordsville remained on the scene for more than three hours.
    The damage to the house was extensive and possibly a total loss, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly.
    “It'd be awful close,” he said.
    The fire started in the living room of the house, but the cause has not yet been determined, according to Mattingly.