Today's News

  • Free Throw Champs
  • Leathers recognized for service

    Longtime coach Freddie Leathers was recognized for his 26 years of coaching service at Marion County High School Friday night during halftime of the boys basketball game.
    Leathers served as the assistant girls basketball coach for 10 seasons under Coach Beverly Sis Roby, head girls basketball coach for 11 seasons after Roby retired, and boys and girls golf coach.

  • Knights lose big to John Hardin at home

    The Marion County Knights varsity boys basketball team hosted the John Hardin Bulldogs on Tuesday of last week at the Roby Dome. The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as John Hardin defeated Marion County by a final score of 75-52. Freshman Alex Smith scored a game high 22 points. Smith’s 22-point outburst marked the first time that a freshman Knight had scored 20 or more points since March 8, 2005, when Mitchell Lancaster scored 20 points against John Hardin in a regional tournament game.

  • Person needed to represent Marion County on board of directors

    Central Kentucky Community Action Council Inc. is soliciting nominations for a person to represent the families of low-income in Marion County on the board of directors. The board of directors meets six times per year, in January, March, May, July, September and November. The meetings are routinely held in Elizabethtown on the third Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Mileage to and from the meetings will be reimbursed.
    Submit nominations to the Marion County Community Action Office at 334 Hood Ave., P.O. Box 830, Lebanon,  KY 40033 prior to the election date.

  • Opera House to host art exhibit

    Springfield’s Opera House will host an exhibit of artwork in various media by local artist/educators. These pieces will be available for viewing on the lower floor of the building, while an exhibit of student work will be located on the second floor.
    Marion County High School art teacher Susan Crum-Cox will exhibit as will Marilyn Peters and Tara Burkhead, both from Washington County schools.
    Opening reception will be Sunday, Feb. 27, from 1-4 and the public is invited free of charge.

  • McClain graduates from basic training


  • Church Briefs

    Financial Peace
    The United Presbyterian Church in Lebanon (beside the Marion County Public Library) will be hosting a Dave Ramsey “Financial Peace University” class at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 27. The class is free. For more information, contact Amy Bland at (859) 494-0526.

    Dr. James Jones will hold revival at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, through Wednesday, March 2, at Lebanon Baptist Church.
    The community is invited to a daily luncheon at noon.

  • Come enjoy Habitat Tasting Bash 2011

    The My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity is hosting a “Tasting Bash” on March 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, South Spalding Avenue, Lebanon. This event features a smorgasbord of delicious goodies and treats sure to satisfy any taste buds. The cost of the event is $10 and this includes all you can eat and drink (finger sandwiches, fruit/cheese/desserts).

  • African-Americans helped shape Marion County

    Each February, the country recognizes Black History Month to acknowledge the contributions of African-Americans to our nation's development.

    African-Americans have played important roles in Marion County for centuries. With that in mind, here are some notable examples of how blacks have helped shape our county.

    Military service

  • Finding hope in rehab