Today's News

  • Former extension agent enters Alford plea in animal cruelty case

    A former Marion County agriculture extension agent has entered an Alford plea in a case involving accusations of cruelty to animals.

    Ed Lanham Jr., 47, of 1035 Logan Hill Road in Gravel Switch received 12 months of probation in exchange for his March 22 Alford plea.

  • Lebanon councilman not 'feeling the beat'

    Lebanon is touted as the "Heart of Kentucky" but Lebanon City Councilman Kenny Marrett isn't feeling the beat when it comes to the efforts of the local tourist and convention commission.

    Marrett discussed his concerns with the commission and Executive Director Chris Hamilton during the commission's regular monthly meeting March 8. According to Marrett, when he served on the city council years ago he was on a committee that researched whether or not to establish a tourism commission.

  • Panel has interviewed police chief candidates

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw said a new police chief may be appointed this week.

    Last week, the City of Lebanon's interview panel conducted interviews with candidates to become the next chief of police.

    The panel included Crenshaw, Lebanon City Attorney Kandice Engle-Gray, Josh McKay, Lisa Nally-Martin and Lebanon City Administrator John O. Thomas.

    Thomas said the panel chose to interview the five in-house candidates for the position. Those candidates are Lt. Joseph Bell, Sgt. Wally Brady, Sgt. Elisa McHolen, Sgt. Byron Richardson and Sgt. Greg Young.

  • Junior Mister is Saturday at MCHS

    The Marion County High School Beta Club is pleased to present the 5th annual Marion County Junior Mister Pageant this Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Roby Dome.

    This amusing event is held each year to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation. There are 12 young men competing in this year's program who will perform fitness, poise, and talent presentations.

    Tickets will be sold for $5 in advance at MCHS and $7 at the door. All proceeds go to the Make A Wish Foundation. 

  • Senate tackles drugs, domestic violence

    As we wrap up the fiftieth legislative day, the Senate continues to build on our body of work by passing bills addressing domestic violence, education, drug use and treatment, and government efficiencies.

  • Easter egg hunt is Saturday at Graham Memorial Park

    The annual Easter egg hunt at Graham Memorial Park will be held this Saturday, March 27, beginning at 10 a.m., at the playground. Children up to age 10 are eligible to participate.  

    For more information, contact the park at (270) 692-9358. 

  • Football practice begins

    Tuesday of last week, the process began to fill the biggest football uniforms Marion County has seen in recent history.

    With the departure of Wes Stayton, Derrick Mattingly, Dustin Crane and Zack Shewmaker, the Marion County Knights football team looks to replace enormous amounts of size and experience on the line.

    Knights football Head Coach Jeff Robbins and his staff began the search for replacements at the kick off of spring practice.

  • MCHS girls begin season against Nelson County

    Marion County High School's softball season began Tuesday against Nelson County. They continue play at Elizabethtown Thursday at 6 p.m. Friday they travel to Lincoln County. That game begins at 6 p.m.

    On Monday, John Hardin comes to town. The first pitch for that game will be at 6 p.m.

    The Lady Knights lost no players to graduation last season. They look to improve on their 18-17 finish last season.

  • New chief, assistant chief sworn in

    The City of Lebanon has a new chief of police.

    Joseph Bell was sworn in as the chief Saturday afternoon following a special-called meeting of the Lebanon City Council. Wally Brady was sworn in as the new assistant chief.

    Bell joined the Lebanon Police Department in 1975. In 1979, he completed Department of Criminal Justice training.

  • Budget measure could cost county

    State officials have been vocal about the need for cuts to the state budget to address a projected budget shortfall that could exceed $1 billion over the next biennium.

    But one aspect of those proposed cuts has local officials concerned about the impact it could have on everything from trash collection to mowing of public property in Marion County.

    The Kentucky House of Representatives approved a budget bill (HB 290), which includes more than $30 million in savings through a possible early release program for some state prisoners.