Today's News

  • Upcoming New Harmonies events

    The week's events to complement the Smithsonian "New Harmonies" exhibit on display at Centre Square are as follows:

    - Friday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Amos Hopkins and The White Russians at Angelic Hall.

    The Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians will open at 7 p.m., and Hopkins is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m.

  • Lady Knights make soccer history

    The Marion County Lady Knights soccer team made history last week by capturing their first district title in program history. Victories over Taylor County in the opening round and LaRue County in the finals sent the Lady Knights to the regional tournament as 18th district champions.  
    "After a big win against them (Taylor County) just two weeks prior, I was afraid that we would come out slow and overlook them this time, but thankfully I was wrong," Head Coach Devin Johnson said.

  • Obesity, substance abuse identified as biggest local health issues

    Obesity and substance abuse are the two biggest health issues affecting the community.

    That was the consensus on Oct. 11, when community representatives met with regional and state health officials to follow up on a health forum held Aug. 13. During last week's meeting, the participants were asked to review the available data and identify the two biggest health issues in Marion County.

  • Limestone Distillery joins Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour

    The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour will officially open at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, and Limestone Branch Distillery will be hosting a reception to mark the occasion.

    "It's really a fantastic opportunity not just for the distillery, but for Lebanon," said Steve Beam, co-owner of Limestone Branch.

    Friday in Lexington, Gov. Steve Beshear helped announce the craft tour by driving a bung into a barrel filled with samples from each of the seven craft distilleries that are part of the tour.

  • Lady Knights win fifth consecutive volleyball district title

    The Marion County Lady Knights volleyball team claimed their fifth consecutive 20th District title Tuesday of last week, as they defeated the Taylor County Lady Cardinals to take their overall record to 30-6.

  • Nerinx Post Office hours to remain the same

    United States Postal Service officials met with a roomful of nuns Oct. 11 at the Loretto Motherhouse to discuss the future plans for the Nerinx Post Office.

    For now, at least, that plan means keeping things the same as they are. The Nerinx Post Office will remain open from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and from 8 to 11:15 a.m. on Saturdays, according to Rosemary Miller, a manager for the U.S. Postal Service.

    "We want to make our products and services available," Miller said.

  • School board applauds recent test scores

    Members of the Marion County School Board of Education literally broke out into applause when hearing the latest test scores for both local middle schools and Marion County High School during their meeting last week.

    In September, all eighth grade students at St. Charles Middle School and Lebanon Middle School took the EXPLORE exam, which is the first part of a testing system that also includes the PLAN and the ACT. All three test students in English, math, reading and science.

  • Mularky and other 'stuff'

    I wasn't sure what to expect when I applied for a press credential to cover the Oct. 11 Vice Presidential Debate, but I also knew this was an opportunity I might never have again. I went to Danville Thursday knowing only that, no, I would not be sitting in the auditorium, and that Centre College was hosting a festival to coincide with "The Thrill in the 'Ville II."

  • Lebanon men vie for 24th District seat

    Both candidates for the 24th District seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives are Lebanon residents, fathers, and grandfathers. They both have experience in government, and they're both hoping to serve in the state legislature in 2013.
    Terry Mills, 62, is the Democratic incumbent for the district that includes Casey and Marion counties and part of Pulaski County.
    "It sounds corny, but I just want to serve," Mills said. "I just want to give back. I've had a good life, a lot given to me. I just want to give back."

  • Tourist commission approves grant for quilt show

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has approved a $650 grant request for the Heart of Kentucky Quilt Show. The commissioners unanimously approved the request during their Oct. 8 meeting.

    Commissioner Tom Lund was not present at the meeting.

    Lizzie Spalding, the Marion County Extension agent for family and consumer sciences, made the request on behalf of the Marion County Extension Homemakers.