Today's News

  • Cecil celebrates 90th birthday

    Rita Mattingly Cecil celebrated her 90th birthday on Dec. 31, 2017. She is the former Rita Miles formerly of Marion County.
    Her children are Donnie and Tom Mattingly, Laura Benningfield, Kathy Vaughn, Joyce Mattingly, Alicia Biven, Helen Jones and the late Stevie and Tony Mattingly. She has 17 grandchildren and one deceased and several great-grandchildren.

  • 1-24-18 Senior Citizens Menus

    Monday, Jan. 29: spaghetti with meatballs, roasted Brussels sprouts, garlic breadstick, and fruit cocktail.
    Tuesday, Jan. 30: taco salad, beef chili, lettuce, onions, cheese, corn chips, and mixed fruit.
    Wednesday, Jan. 31: ham, pinto beans, pickled beets, buttered spinach, pear crisp, and cornbread.
    All meals are served with skim milk.

  • 1-24-18 Birth Announcement
  • Junkyard or repair shop?

    There has been an on-going disagreement between a local business and the City of Lebanon for approximately two years. The business in question is Joe Bert’s Garage located at 531 East Main Street.

    Complaints have been issued about the number of cars and auto parts that are visible out front.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff begins Friday

    The 2018 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff  (KBMK) is returning to the Roby Dome at Marion County High School this Friday and Saturday.

    Featured guests are Grammy nominated Michael Cleveland and the Flamekeeper, Danny Roberts: six-time winner of the SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year Award, Garth Brooks’ own fiddle player Jimmy Mattingly and four-time banjo champion Gary “Biscuit” Davis.

  • 2018 Primary Election update

    As the Jan. 30 deadline to file for the 2018 Primary Election quickly approaches, more people are throwing their hats into the ring.

    Last week, Dudley Friend Adle Jr. filed to run for the office of county clerk. Which is currently held by Chad G. Mattingly. 

    Adle ran for magistrate in District E in 2014, but was defeated by Craig Bishop. He also ran for a seat on the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District Board, but received the fewest number of votes. 

  • Safety study done at middle school

    Feedback from a recent safety study conducted at Marion County Middle School has given the school’s staff an even better understanding of how they can make the school safer.

    The safety study was completed on Jan. 9 by Green River Regional Education CO-OP, and it included interviews with students, administrators, parents and teachers. The safety study also included safety inspections at the school.

  • Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march was an uplifting and well-attended celebration for the City of Lebanon on Sunday, Jan. 21. Having originally been postponed due to inclement weather, the march was met with warm weather with not a cloud in the sky. 

    The celebration was sponsored by the NAACP Lebanon Chapter and hosted by Lebanon Baptist Church and Pastor Dr. David Whitlock. 

  • Legislative update: Budget outlines pressing needs

    While House and Senate leadership continue to work on a revised pension bill, attention has shifted to the budget situation facing our Commonwealth. We recently heard the governor present his budget outlook in the State of the Commonwealth address, where he outlined the fiscal challenges we are facing, while also delivering some good news.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Means posts first career double-double in win over C’ville

    Marion County had been off the court since Jan. 9 due to wintry weather that dumped nearly a half-foot of snow across Central Kentucky last week. After seeing four games get cancelled due to the treacherous weather, the Knights finally got back on the court Saturday against Campbellsville.
    Over five minutes into the game, Campbellsville and Marion County had combined for a mere seven points. Time for Lez Means to provide a spark to the sluggish Knight offense.