Today's News

  • Lebanon attorney named ABC commissioner

    Freddie Higdon of Spragens and Higdon, PSC, in Lebanon has been appointed as the commissioner of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Higdon’s appointment will take effect March 15, 2013. His term expires Dec. 31, 2016.

    Public Protection Secretary Robert D. Vance announced Higdon’s appointment by Governor Steve Beshear.

    Higdon is also a member of the Western Kentucky University Board of Regents and the president of the Marion County Industrial Foundation Board.

  • Have no mercy

    The Autism Awareness Classic was held at Marion County High School Saturday, and the Lady Knights played Mercy in the third game of the day. After a close first half, Marion County pulled away in the third quarter and came away with a 71-56 win. The 15-point margin was the closest for the Lady Knights all season, topping the 79-63 win recently over DuPont Manual.

  • Lady Knights and coach selected for all-star game

    Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers have been selected to play in the Ohio-Kentucky Girls Basketball All-Star game.
    Anthony Epps was selected to play in the boys All-Star game in 1993. The game will be played on Saturday, April 13, at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills. Crestview Hills is located about 12 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Lady Knight Head Coach Trent Milby has also been selected to lead the Kentucky squad.

  • Kentucky AG speaks to MCHS students



  • Countdown to 3,000: Epps needs 51 points

    After the win over Mercy Saturday in which Makayla Epps had 22 points, she now has 2,949 career points.  
    She needs 51 total points to reach 3,000 career points, joining only 20 other girls’ basketball players in Kentucky since 1975.
    Rebecca Greenwell surpassed 3,000 career points on Jan. 17, which will now make Epps the 20th member of the 3,000-point club.
    She currently is averaging 22.3 points per game.
    She will most likely surpass 3,000 points in the Raatz Fence Classic in Louisville this weekend.

  • Fire department has not received state aid since 2010


  • Higdon: Expect changes to pill mill bill

    By Randy Patrick

    Landmark News Service


    A comprehensive measure the Kentucky General Assembly enacted last year to curb prescription drug abuse is in need of changes, says one of the lawmakers who helped shape it.

    In an interview with The Kentucky Standard last week, Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, who helped lead efforts to revise House Bill 1 and get it passed in the Senate, said it has been effective, but has had unexpected results.

  • MLK Jr. Day - Celebrating the King

    Martin Luther King Jr. was remembered and honored Sunday in downtown Lebanon with a march, led by the United Concerned Citizens Organization, and an event hosted by the Marion County NAACP at the Lebanon United Methodist Church.

  • Local charity aims to help cancer patients

    Cancer has touched most, if not all, of Marion County in some way.

    “Everybody’s had family members that have been diagnosed with cancer,” Debbie Higdon said. “Until your family goes through it, you don’t realize the extra expense that goes with it.”

    Because of that, Higdon wanted to find a way to help provide some financial support to families as they deal with the disease.

    And she has.

  • Red Cross receives trailer

    The local chapter of the American Red Cross received a trailer Thursday that will make it easier to respond in the event of a disaster in Marion County.

    The trailer holds 100 cots, 200 blankets and 120 comfort kits that can be used to respond if a natural disaster strikes Marion County.