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Today's News

  • Two vie for coroner

    The Marion County coroner's seat hasn't been decided in a contested election since 1989.

  • Treasure found

    The Marion County Country Ham Days Treasure has been found.

    Shawn Tungate found the hidden treasure on the property across from Ragetti’s.

     

  • Endurance team members visit Marion County

    When the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games begin Sept. 25, at least one Marion County family will have a reason to take a special interest in the results. Sunday afternoon, the 2010 Al Khampsa Convention concluded with a tour of Bob and Nancy Bliss' horse farm on Sam Browning Road. Among the visitors were several members of the U.S. Equestrian Team's endurance training team. Endurance is one of the eight disciplines that are included as part of the WEG, which is being held at the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • State forest dedication will be at 6 p.m. today

    A public dedication ceremony for the recently opened Marion County Wildlife Management Area and State Forest is scheduled for 6 p.m. today, Sept. 16.

    The ceremony for the new 1,293-acre WMA will be held in the parking lot, located in Siloam Road. 

    To get there from Lebanon, take U.S. 68 east. Turn right (south) onto Penick-Tatum Loop, right (south) onto Tatum Lane, and then right onto Siloam Road. The parking lot is approximately a half-mile on the right (west) side of Siloam Road. 

  • DMB kicks off big, easy adventure

    It's been five years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Last week, I had a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit "The Big Easy" and, I can say with full certainty, New Orleans is alive and well. After hearing stories from my mother, who lived in the French Quarter in the 1960s, I jumped at the chance to visit the city with my friend, Ann, who won tickets to the NFL Kickoff concert featuring the Dave Matthews Band. And... Oh yeah... Some sweet, young gal named Taylor Swift.

  • Fiscal Court meets at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. today, Sept. 16, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

  • What is "Small Town Country?"

    "Small Town Country" is the theme for this year's Marion County Country Ham Days (Sept. 25-26) and we want to know what that phrase means to you.

    What exactly is "Small Town Country?" Why do you enjoy the "Small Town Country" way of life? Do you have a funny story that reflects what that phrase means to you? Or, do you have a photo that you think best represents "Small Town Country?"

  • Free child passenger safety check

    Thursday, Sept. 23, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Quran, Quran: No-no-notorious

    A pastor of a small Florida church made waves internationally after the national media picked up a story about his plans to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11.

  • Knights among leaders in the state

    According to MaxPreps.com, Marion County's volleyball team has some of the state's leaders in stats.

    As of Monday, junior Laura Buckman was 11th in the state in assists with 4.9 per game.

    Junior Shakyra Young was 26th in the state in kills with 2.3 per game. Young was 28th in the state in aces with 0.8 per game. She's also 33rd in the state in assists with 0.7 per game.