Today's News

  • Marrett resigns from tourism commission

    Following a tense and heated tourism meeting Monday, Oct. 4, Commissioner Kenny Marrett decided to resign.

    "Tourism is on a path of destruction and I don't want to be a part of it," Marrett said during a telephone interview Wednesday morning.

    Tuesday of last week, Marrett sent a notice of his resignation to Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw who appointed him to the commission in June. Crenshaw said Marrett's resignation was "a bit of a surprise" and he hasn't decided who will replace him.

  • Don't let your green tomatoes go to waste

    This summer was so hot a lot of my tomatoes just dried up, but the plants that are still alive are now full of green tomatoes of all sizes.

    If yours are good-sized ones, you can make fried green tomatoes, but what do you do with the rest? We're bound to have a killing frost soon, and I absolutely hate to waste food, so here are some recipes I use every year at this time.

  • Knights end season with a win

    The Marion County boys soccer team finished the season with an explosive win over Berea Tuesday of last week.

    The Knights won 5-2 at Berea to garner momentum for the upcoming 29th District tournament.

    "It was a 1-1 game at the half. I didn't think we were playing as aggressive as we should have. Then we erupted in the second half," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said. "We had five good goals. We did everything offensively we need to do every game. Things went very well."

  • Charity softball game will be Oct. 17 in Loretto

    The softball game between the 97.5 WAMZ HAMZ and the Loretto Fire Department has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 at the city park in Loretto.

    The game was originally scheduled for Sept. 11 during the Mark Mattingly Memorial Loretto Homecoming.

    A DJ will play music, and concessions, raffles and a 50/50 drawing will also be available along with the game. All proceeds will go toward the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

    For more information, call (270) 699-5669. 

  • Marching band competition Oct. 16 at MCHS

    Knight-Fest, a marching band competition, will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, at Marion County High School. Seven bands will be competing to be the grand champion.

    The preliminary rounds are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. The finals will start around 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5.

    For many of the bands performing, this will be their final performance before regional and state competitions.

  • Happy and healthy

    The Marion County Health Department hosted Family Fitness and Safety Day at Graham Memorial Park on Saturday.   Families were invited to take part in a variety of fitness, health, and safety-related activities.


  • Lebanon Fire, EMS responds to two fires

    The Lebanon Fire Department and Marion County EMS responded to two house fires in the past week.

    - At noon, Oct. 5, the Lebanon Fire Department and Marion County EMS responded to a fire at 950 Barbers Mill Road.

    Jimmy Bradshaw was home at the time of the fire. He received some minor injuries in an attempt to put the fire out himself, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly.

  • Finley family loses home to fire

    A family from Finley escaped unharmed from a fire at their home early Saturday morning, Oct. 9, but they lost their home and much of its contents.

    “We had just got home,” said Mary Mattingly, who lives at 2719 St. Matthews Cemetery Road with her husband and three children.

  • U.S. Rep candidate Brett Guthrie

    Federal office questionnaire

    Name: Brett Guthrie

    Age: 46

    Educational background: Bachelor's Degree, U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Master's Degree, Yale University

    Work Experience: U.S. Army; U.S. Army Reserves; V.P. of Human Resources, Trace Die Cast

    Family Information: Wife Beth, children Caroline, Robby, Elizabeth

    Organizations (church, civic groups, etc.): Church of Christ

    1. Why did you decided to run for Congress?

  • Let's get moving

    For years, we've been hearing how families spend less time together now than they did in previous generations. We've also seen countless reports on the growing (no pun intended) obesity rates in the United States. Maybe now is the time to do something about it. Just ask long-time physical education teacher Danny Marks. He is living proof of how important regular exercise is. He's not only been a P.E.