Today's News

  • New tourism director has been hired

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has hired a new executive director.
    Nicky Reynolds of Oak Ridge, Tenn., has accepted the position, and the commission voted Monday evening to approve hiring Reynolds.
    The commissioners who were there voted unanimously in favor of the hire. Commissioner Dennis George had to leave the meeting prior to the vote due to another appointment.
    In a phone interview Monday evening, Reynolds, 33, said she has had a good experience in her interaction with the commission.

  • School board to meet Jan. 10

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda is as follows:

    - Board member recognition

    - Proclamation by County Judge Executive John G. Mattingly 

    - T.J. Poliskie, school energy manager regarding Energy Star status for district schools

    - Superintendent's report

  • Tourist commission to meet Jan. 9

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, in room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following items:

    - Kandice Engle-Gray to discuss the lease agreement with the City of Lebanon

    - Don Johnson regarding the Kentucky Baroque Trumpets

    - Suzi O'Daniel regarding the Heart of Kentucky Antique and Craft Show

  • Lebanon City Council meets Monday, Jan. 9

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at city hall, 118 S. Proctor Knott Avenue.

    The agenda is as follows:

    - Delegation from the United Concerned Citizens regarding the Dr. Martin Luther King March.

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Payment of bills

    - Reports

    - Old business

  • Autism Awareness Classic

         Next Saturday January 14th, Marion County High School will host the second annual Autism Awareness Classic.  The full day of action will feature seven games beginning at 11:00 A.M.  Below is a schedule of the games on that day.

    11:00 A.M.     Green County vs. Mercer County                 Girls

  • A strong finish

    Well, we rang in the New Year Sunday, and it's now 2012, which I have a hard time writing. It always takes me a little while to get used to the fact.  

    But the point of my column this week is not to talk about sports in the new year, well not yet anyway. What I want to discuss is the strong finish to the old year of 2011 that both the basketball teams and an individual athlete had last week.

  • Game Plan: Jan. 4-10

    Jan. 6-7


    The Marion County Aqua Knights compete in Somerset (Away)


    Jan. 7


    Lady Knights vs. Lexington Catholic (Away)


    Jan. 10


  • Knights finish third in Campbellsville Holiday Classic

    In their second tournament over the holiday season, the Knights of Marion County took part in the Citizens Bank/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic. The team would play three games over three days, and pick up wins in two of those games. The Knights picked up a win in their final game, which gave them third place in the tournament.

  • Lady Knights take title in Titan Christmas Clash

    In their second holiday tournament of 2011, the Lady Knights of Marion County worked their way through several tough teams to take home the title in the Mercer County/Harrodsburg Tourism Titan Christmas Clash. In the four games of the tournament, the Lady Knights won by a combined 105 points with no game being closer than 14 points.

  • Record breaker

    Marion County High School junior Makayla Epps recently became the all-time leading scorer in school history.