Today's News

  • The Workforce Crisis Task Force: Crisis response in action

    Kentucky is enjoying economic growth, and the state continues to be home to successful established businesses as well as a hub for emerging entrepreneurs and start-ups.  

    The opportunities for Kentucky and the Lincoln Trail region are limitless, but the constraints on realizing those opportunities are real. Specifically, we face a workforce shortage in part due to this economic growth in so many sectors.

  • The Game Plan - Feb. 7, 2018

    Feb. 9
    Lady Knights vs. Boyle County (Away), 7:30 p.m.

    Feb. 10
    Knights vs. Bethlehem (Away), 7:30 p.m.

    Feb. 12
    Lady Knights vs. Danville (Home), 7:30 p.m.

    Feb. 13
    Knights and Lady Knights vs. Caverna (Home)
    Girls - 6:30 p.m.
    Boys - 8 p.m.

  • Reflecting back, looking ahead

    What are some of the greatest memories you’ve ever made? Getting married, having children, starting your own business? We’ve all made memories, had moments of pure elation and joy and have smiled like we’ve never smiled before. It is completely normal for us to have nostalgia over fond memories. It’s good we have made those memories and remember them.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights face Rebels, Admirals as regular season closes out

    Four more games remain for the Marion County Lady Knights and roughly a week and a half is left before the 20th District Tournament begins at Campbellsville High School.
    In their final game on the road for the regular season, Marion County will travel to Danville to take on the Boyle County Lady Rebels at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 9.
    The Lady Rebels won’t make it easy on Marion County, holding a 16-6 record before taking on Southwestern last night. Boyle County put the brakes on a three-game skid back on Feb. 2 with a 57-44 win over Danville on Feb. 2.

  • Vaughts’ Views: Olympic participation 'Icing On The Cake' for Kentucky cheerleaders

    By Larry Vaught

    Kelsey LaCroix thought about what it would be like to participate in the Olympics when she was a young gymnast.
    She assumed any chance to participating in the Olympics ended when she made the decision to stick with cheerleading over gymnastics at age 11.
    That decision worked out well, though, as she recently helped Kentucky win a third straight national cheer title. But now she’s going to the Olympics — along with other member of UK’s national cheerleading team.

  • Blast from the past

    Surprise! Glasscock Elementary staff found a time capsule hidden in storage, uncovering letters and memories from 1992, now inspiring the creation of a new time capsule to be left behind. 

    Chuck Lowery, custodian at Glasscock, found the hidden time capsule back in December, when he was moving new air filters out of a storage area and discovered the tube in a corner. 

  • Completion of Lebanon City Hall delayed

    The newly constructed Lebanon City Hall building was expected to be complete by Feb. 4, but due to a plumbing issue, the completion date has been pushed back approximately two to three weeks. 

  • And the winners are…

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet on Thursday, Jan. 25, at Centre Square in Lebanon. Awards were presented in the following categories: Outstanding Farmer, Healthcare Provider, Educator, Industry Person and Citizen. The Lebanon Main Street Committee also presented a Downtown Beautification Award. Award winners are as follows:

    • Educator - Laurie Followell

    • Industry Person – Donnie Brockman (Plastic Products Company)

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights to face Hornets, Commanders at home

    A brief two game home stand awaits Marion County (12-9) but before they can get back on the home court, the Knights will travel to Russell Springs this Saturday for a game against the Russell County Lakers.
    Game time is 8 p.m. Eastern. Through 20 games and before taking on Casey County Friday, Tate Richardson led Russell County in scoring with 16.6 PPG. Brayon Scales was second with 14.7 PPG.

  • Kentucky reports flu activity now epidemic

    The Department for Public Health now describes influenza activity in Kentucky as an epidemic. This season’s strain of the flu virus can be extremely serious, even deadly, not just for those in higher risk categories but to generally healthy Kentuckians as well. Kentucky is in its sixth consecutive week of widespread flu activity, which is the highest level of flu activity and indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.