Today's News

  • Generous and gentle

    Wes Daugherty was a successful businessman, owning and operating a local grocery for decades and as one of a group of local investors who purchased Citizens National Bank in 1983.

  • Marching Knights reach semifinals

    The Marion County High School Marching Knights finished sixth in the AAAA East Regional competition Oct. 20 in Berea. As a result the Marching Knights will advance to the AAAA semifinals Oct. 27 at Barren County High School.

    Marion County received a score of 79.15 in the semifinals. Anderson County won the regional competition with 88.925 points.

    The times and order for the semifinals have not yet been announced.

  • Lady Knights bow out early in regional soccer tourney

    Last Wednesday, the Marion County High School Lady Knights soccer team was hoping to ride the momentum of their first ever district championship win into the regional tournament.
    Instead, the team lost to the Bardstown Lady Tigers, 11-1, in the first round of the regional tournament Oct. 17 at Central Hardin High School.
    After drawing a first round bye, the Lady Knights played their first game in the semifinals of the tournament.  Marion County junior Colleen Rakes sat out the game with a concussion.  

  • Perfect weather marks start of muzzleloader season

    I feel sorry for those who missed ... for whatever reason ... this past weekend’s early muzzleloader season!
    The weather was about perfect and the deer sign was everywhere. A few days earlier we ... Brian Walls and I ... had found a scrape/rub line that was textbook perfect.
    Eight scrapes, with licking branches, were in a line across a ridge and it looked like someone had taken a weedeater to the brush and trees.
    It was a classic setup, classic!

  • The Game Plan, Oct. 24

    Oct. 26    

    Knights at Anderson County

    Oct. 27
    Cross Country

    Marion County at KTCCCA Meet of Champions in Lexington (Middle School State Championships)

  • Fire school will be held Oct. 27-28

    Firefighters from all over Kentucky will arrive in Lebanon this weekend for the sixth annual Marion County Fire School.

    The school will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28 at various locations. Classes will include fire behavior and control, firefighter survival, arson/crime scene management and drivers training.

    Live training exercises will include safety, fire behavior, using portable extinguishers, ladders, fire hoses and appliances, water supply, ventilation and forcible entry.

  • New Harmonies events continue this week with multiple free events

    Four events are scheduled over the next seven days to coincide with the New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music Exhibit.

    Thursday, Oct. 25, the Friends of the Library and the Kentucky Humanities Council are sponsoring a Chautauqua event at 7 p.m. at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building in Lebanon. This event is free, although donations will be accepted.

  • Lady Knights reach regional semifinals

    Last week, the Marion County Lady Knights hosted and competed in the 5th Region Volleyball Tournament at Marion County High School.
    The Lady Knights defeated their first round opponent, Larue County on Oct. 15. However, in the semifinal round Oct. 17, Marion County fell to Central Hardin, who went on to defeat Green County and win the 5th Region Tournament.  The Lady Knights finished the season 31-7 and 8-0 in the district. Kyvin Goodin-Rogers and Valerie Mattingly were selected to the 5th Region All-Tournament team.

  • Art show and reception Thursday at the judicial center

    The Marion County Judicial Center will be hosting an arts reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25.  The reception is free and open to the public.

    The reception will showcase a variety of paintings on display at the judicial center. A number of Kentucky artists, including several from Marion County, have pieces on display.

    Much of the artwork was created specifically for the judicial center. The reception will include music and light refreshments.

  • Deer: Murphy

    Addi Murphy of Lebanon bagged her first deer, a 7-point buck, on Oct. 13, during the youth hunt. She is the 10-year-old daughter of Carla and Louis Murphy.