Today's News

  • Heavy hearts hold your heads high

    Many people within the Marion County Public School system have had heavy hearts lately. It's been a tough school year so far. In August, Lebanon Elementary lost one of its beloved teachers, Betty Jo Higdon, after a long battle with cancer.

  • Brown qualifies for state

    Though the Lady Knights missed qualifying for state as a team, junior Amy Brown continued her best season yet by earning an individual berth to the state tournament.

    Brown finished with a 90 Monday of last week at Elizabethtown Country Club to claim the fourth and final qualifying spot for state from the region.

    Senior Hayley Abell finished with a 93, finishing fifth for an individual berth. The top four individuals are allowed to move on to state.

  • Lady Knights tie Pulaski

    The Marion County High School girls' soccer team showed signs of making a post season run by tying 15th Region powerhouse Pulaski County on Saturday in Somerset.

    "They've had a pretty strong season and it was their senior night," Head Coach Hart Hagan said. "They have the second or third best record in their region. Everything was kind of lining up to be a long night. We played a full 80 minutes and got a goal on the board first."

  • Looking for the 'It' factor

    When my brother, my sister and I were younger, we were told to read for at least one hour a day during the summer. While my mother was at work, somehow I was sure that she would know if I hadn't done my daily reading. Since I knew I was supposed to be reading anyway, I looked for things that would hold my attention.  But I also wanted a challenge.  The copy of "It" that I found in a local bookstore was more than 1,000 pages. When I picked it up, I thought it would fit the bill, and "It" certainly did.

  • Barktoberfest is Saturday

    Barktoberfest returns to Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Saturday, Oct. 9.

    Registration begins at noon, and the contests will be held between 1 and 4 p.m. that day.

    The contests in this year's Barktoberfest include best costume, smallest dog, largest dog, talent, best tail wag, owner-dog look-alike contest and an agility course. Registration is $5 per dog, and all proceeds go to benefit the Marion County Animal Shelter.

    All dogs 4 months or older must have a current rabies tag attached to their collars.

  • Knights win one in Harrodsburg


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    On Friday night in Harrodsburg, Marion County and Mercer County looked to be playing hot potato.

  • Fiscal Court meets at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for today's meeting is as follows:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - KACo/CoLT ordinance/loan agreement for the jail roof project

    - Update to the Marion County Detention Center policies and procedures

    - Memorandum of agreement between the Marion County Detention Center and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

  • A reason for unity

    Beka Hardin is hoping to make a change, starting here in Lebanon. Sunday, Oct. 3, she is holding the first of what she hopes is many spruce up days for what she is calling Unity4Peace. She plans to meet with like-minded individuals outside of Centre Square around 1 p.m. The premise is simple: people helping people.

  • Popoca wins Pokey Pig

    Around 300 runners and walkers participated in the Pokey Pig 5K road race Saturday in Lebanon during the Ham Days festival.

    Geovanni Popoca from Anaheim, Calif., was the overall winner, finishing in 16 minutes, 32 seconds.

    Popoca also claimed the best first year male runner prize and the winner of the 18-24-year-old male category.

    Bekah Southwood was the first female to cross the line, completing the race in 21:24. Southwood also won first place in the 13-17-year-old female category.

  • KSP conducting death investigation

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of Robert T. Hughes, 21, of Lebanon.

    He was found Monday, Sept. 27, at approximately 4:52 p.m. in his residence by family members.