Today's News

  • Girls stay undefeated in volleyball

    The Marion County Lady Knights volleyball team played two district matches on the road last week, traveling to Taylor County on Tuesday of last week and Adair County Thursday, with the Lady Knights winning both matches to take their district record to 7-0. The Lady Knights also participated in the LaRue County Invitational Saturday, making it to the semifinals of the tournament before falling to Nelson County. Marion County’s overall record now stands at 15-4 on the season.

  • Manning wins tourney

    Sept. 3-5, the Lebanon County Club hosted the 53rd Lebanon Invitational Tournament. More than 125 players were divided into bracketed flights according to their handicap. The players were divided into fifteen flights, including a championship flight.

  • Warriors wear Knights down

    Friday night, the Marion County High School football team hosted the Southwestern Warriors in a game where the size of the Warriors was very apparent. For the first three quarters, this did not affect the Knights, but in the fourth quarter the Warrior size began to wear down the Knights. The game gradually was moving toward the Southwestern side, and the final score ended up being 49-21, making the Knights record on the season 2-2.

  • Marion County soccer Knights have strong week

  • Parade to support Bradfordsville Post Office is Saturday

    The United States Postal Service recently identified the Bradfordsville Post Office as one of hundreds of branches across the country being considered for closure.

    At 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, Bradfordsville residents will gather in the Bradfordsville Baptist Church parking lot, which is on Second Street. At noon, a parade will travel from the church, down Main Street and end at the Bradfordsville school.

  • Family Fitness and Safety Day is Saturday

    The Marion County Fitness and Nutrition Coalition will host its 6th Annual Family Fitness and Safety Day from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at Graham Memorial Park. The free event is open to all children in grades Pre K-6 and their families.

  • Council approves tax rates for 2012

    The Lebanon City Council voted Monday to approve the second reading of an ordinance setting its tax rates for the 2011-12 fiscal year.

    The real property tax rate is 18.4 cents per $100 valuation. This is an increase over the previous rate of 18 cents per $100 valuation.

    The city's personal property tax rate is 20 cents per $100 valuation.

    The new tax rates will become official once they are published.

    In other business:

  • Couponing 101 teaches ways to clip and save

    A clip here and a snip there can pay off in the long run. Just ask Susan Lee of Lebanon.

    Lee said she has been clipping coupons for about 40 years, starting when she was a stay-at-home mom living in Lexington.

    She said she has never been an extreme couponer, but she estimated that she saved more than $1,000 a year (on the low end) when she was raising her children.

    "The people that stockpile can save a whole lot more than that," she added.

  • County receives CMRS grant for E-911

    The Kentucky Commercial Mobile Radio Services and Emergency Telecommunications Board has approved a $125,000 grant request by the Marion County Fiscal Court to help implement enhanced 911.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said he was informed Thursday that the county's application had been approved.

    "They approved the $125,000 grant, but it will be broken up into two phases," Mattingly said.

  • Magisterial districts may be changing

    The Marion County Fiscal Court and Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding met Friday morning with representatives from the Lincoln Trail Area Development District to review proposed changes to the county's magisterial districts.

    On Aug. 18, the county's reapportionment committee presented its recommended changes to the fiscal court. The magistrates had 60 days from that presentation to either approve the committee's recommendation or revise it.