Today's News

  • St. Francis/Loretto baseball team

    Members of the St. Francis/Loretto baseball team reunited on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Cozy Corner Tavern in Loretto. The team participated in the Tri-County Catholic League, which was created in 1946, and some of the members continued to play until the mid-1970s. Members include, front row from left, Doug Cambron, Bobby Gardner, J.W. Mills and Steve Thompson; second row from left, John Mattingly, Julian Thompson, Billy Gardner, Donnie Thompson, Tommy Donahue and Bill Lyon; and back row from left Cooper Mattingly, Leon Hamilton, Billy Joe Nalley, Joe Paul Mills and Junie Mattingly.

  • Art on display at Heritage Center for Ham Days

    This Saturday and Sunday during the Marion County Country Ham Days festivities, the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council will be displaying art work on the first floor of The Marion County Heritage Center. 
    The art gallery show and sale will feature 12 local artists. The display will include paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, scarves and wreaths.

  • Hunting season is for the birds

    Our Mid-Kentucky Bass Anglers finished the regular 2013 season on Sunday, but we still do have our “classic” on Oct. 5-6.
    Anyway, Sunday ended the points race for Angler of the Year. Going into this “Ham Days Open” tournament, the teams of Jason Spalding/Gary Wilkerson and Danny Marcum/Brad Taylor were tied! Sunday would tell the tale!
    When it ended Jason and Gary had edged Danny and Brad by .29 of a pound. Gary also took the “Big Pig” trophy and money with a bass of 1.45 pounds.

  • Bourbon Festival champs

    Angie Leake of Raywick and Heather Richards were the grand champions and winners of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival's 2013 Mixed Drink Challenge in Bardstown. Their drink's name is “A Sidecar Named Desire.”

  • Lebanon City Hall open Saturdays in October

    Lebanon City Hall will be open every Saturday in October from 8 a.m. to 12 noon for people to make their property tax payments.

  • Industrial foundation approves hiring Japanese representative

    Japanese industries have been a presence in Marion County for decades, and the Marion County Industrial Foundation is looking to have more permanent representation in Japan.
    During the foundation board’s Sept. 19 meeting, the members voted in favor of hiring Jiro Hashimoto to represent them in Japan at a rate of $2,000 per month.
    This is not official yet as no contract has been signed.

  • Library is back online

    The Marion County Public Library’s Internet service is back up.

    Yesterday the library started the process of changing Internet providers, and that process continued this morning.

    Patrons can use the library's computers to access online services again.

  • Two chances to learn about ‘Obamacare’

    The Marion County Public Library will host a speaker from the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.
    The speaker will be on site to discuss the Affordable Care Act and kynect, Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection.
    The event will include a presentation from the speaker beginning at noon, followed by a question and answer session. The event is open to all.
    For more information, check out www.marioncopublic.org, like the library on Facebook or call (270) 692-4698.

  • Lebanon Post Office to celebrate 100 years

    The Lebanon Post Office will be celebrating 100 years of service, from its existing building, located at 101 E Main St., on Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on the front steps. The post office is inviting all retirees, and anyone that has worked there in the past, along with the general public.
    Refreshments will be provided and old photos will be available for viewing. A door prize will also be given away.
    For more information, contact Postmaster Tony M. Young at 270-692-2270.

  • Suspect in triple homicide at Danville business eludes capture

    By Kendra Peek
    The Advocate Messenger

    A gunman who killed three people Friday at a Danville business remained at large Saturday, and police said they had no surveillance photos of the suspect.
    Police were looking for a man described as 40-50 years old, heavyset with a “pot belly,” and wearing a camouflage jacket who robbed ABC Gold, Games and More on South Fourth Street about 9 a.m. Friday.