Today's News

  • Lady Knights honored

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team held its annual banquet Sunday and several players earned awards for their performances throughout the 2011 season.
    A large group of seniors each earned an award for their contributions to the program over the past four years. Casey Jo Walls, Evan Thompson, Ann Morgan Reynolds, Allison Mattingly, Allye Hamilton, and Tiffany Sapp all took home the senior awards. Walls also nabbed the most improved award, Hamilton collected the most strikeouts from the mound, and Sapp drew the most walks and smashed the most home runs.

  • Recruiting class, talented returners could be right mix for Lady Patriots

    What is a recipe for basketball success in the tough Mid-South Conference? For the St. Catharine College women’s team, head coach Lena Bramblett thinks she has cooked up just the right concoction during this off-season.
    Start with a solid base of returning players, mix in some talented redshirts and throw in the best recruiting class in Bramblett’s nine years as top chef of the Patriot program. That is exactly the recipe St. Catharine has mixed up in hopes of rebounding from last year’s 12-21 campaign.

  • Police chief dies

    UPDATE: The funeral for Lebanon Police Chief Joe Bell will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Marion County High School.

    Bell died Monday, June 6, at Taylor County Hospital, where he was undergoing prostate surgery. He was 58.

    Bosley Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Visitation at the funeral home will be at 4 p.m. Friday, June 10. Public visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at the high school. The service is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. He is to be buried in the St. Augustine Cemetery.

  • Old Mill Days is this weekend

    Bradfordsville will be hosting its annual Old Mill Days Friday through Sunday, June 10-12. The highlight of this year's event will be the dedication of the old school building at 6 p.m. Saturday.

    Old Mill Days has raised money to help with the renovation of the building for several years, and the building is nearly ready for use.

  • Juneteenth celebration is Saturday

    The third annual Juneteenth/Camp Crittenden Celebration will take play from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Graham Memorial Park at the park expansion on Fairground Road, across the street from the fairgrounds.

    This year's event will include living history demonstrations by the 12th United States Colored Heavy Artillery and the 14th Kentucky Light Artillery. The event will also feature a display of a flag collection, including a replica of the flag that was used in Lebanon during battle.

  • Library hosting college-preparation event

    Future college students and their parents may want to attend "Destination: On Your Own" from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the Marion County Public Library. The event is being presented in collaboration with the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) and AmeriCorps, via the Central Kentucky Community Action Council.

  • Summer Reading kick-off is June 11

    The Marion County Public Library will kick off its summer reading program from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the tennis courts at Graham Memorial Park. Bring a swimsuit, be ready to get wet, and come enjoy music by the Steel Away Drum Band.

    This year's summer reading program for young children is themed "One World, Many Stories." For teens and tweens, the theme is "You Are Here," and the adult program is "Novel Destinations."

  • Prepare for extreme heat

    With summer fast approaching, Marion County Emergency management is encouraging citizens to be prepared for extreme heat. Older adults, young children, and people who are sick or overweight are most likely to be affected by extreme heat, particularly if they have overexerted themselves.

  • Car crash survivor 'appreciates life more'

    By Lindsay Kriz, KPA Summer Intern

    Justin Blandford was not expected to survive last Halloween.

    In the early morning of Oct. 31, 2010, Blandford, 22, of 2150 Loretto Road was driving his 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier west on Spencer Hamilton Road. At approximately 3:29 a.m., the vehicle veered off the road, struck a ditch, and overturned.

  • End of an Era

    Sonny Pickerill remembers a time when Marion County had seven new car dealerships. Those days are long gone,

    "I've seen a lot come and go," he said. "I guess you'd say we outlasted all of them."

    As the old adage says, all good things must come to an end. For Pickerill Motor Company, the end was April 29, 2011, after more than 77 years as a place to buy a new car, trade in an old one or get a car repaired. Since 1934, Pickerill Motor and Chrysler were synonymous in Lebanon.