Today's News

  • Get involved in good, wholesome 4-H

    I spent an entire week at 4-H camp with some of Marion County's finest youth. Of course the Adair, Green and Clinton County kids, teens and adults were awesome, too!
    If you have kids and want to expose them to good, wholesome fun and a learning experience, then you can't go wrong by getting them involved in 4-H.
    There's fishing, my venue, which meets the third Tuesday of every month. Want to shoot archery, shotguns, muzzleloaders and rifles the correct and safe way?
    If so, the 4H Shooting Sports Program is for you.

  • Riley Road will close for approximately 30 days

    Riley Road will be closed temporarily near its intersection with US 68 starting on Monday, June 11, as the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues its work on US 68. Cabinet officials estimated the closure will last approximately 30 days.

    The closure is needed so that 700 feet of Riley Road's approach can be reconstructed to match the grade of the new section of US 68. Signs will be set up to indicate a detour during the construction.

    Landers Creek Road closed May 30-June 6

  • Marion County softball finishes as 5th Region runner-up

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team became the first team in school history to reach the finals of the 5th Region Tournament. Before that, four teams had made it to the semifinals in 1995, 1998, 2002, and 2010.

  • Turkey: Raikes

    Houston Raikes killed this 16-pound Jake on April 6 on their family farm. He is the son of Johnnie and Linda Raikes of Bradfordsville.

  • Mayor offers $8.8 million budget proposal

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw has proposed an $8.8 million budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year. He delivered his annual budget address May 31 to the Lebanon City Council.

    "The budget process each year is a learning experience for those of us who work together to come up with the best way to allocate the city's resources," he said. "All of us involved in the process have our own ideas of what is needed or desired."

  • Fishing tournament winners

    Woodlawn Baptist Church held its second annual bass tournament on Saturday, May 26 at Fagan Branch. There were a total of 13 boats and 24 people fishing. The winners of this year's event were, first place, with total fish weight of 3.50 pounds, John Wright (left) and Josh Fowlers. Second and third place, which tied with total fish weight each of 3.27 pounds, were Stacy Benningfield and Joe Hickey and the boat team of Harold and Edward Orberson. The big bass winner was John Wright with a single fish weighing 1.92 pounds.

  • Marion County native to turn 109

    Frances Ann Crowdus was born the same year that the Wright brothers made their famous first flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. That was nine years before the Titanic sunk and 11 years before World War I began.

    On June 11, 1903 in Simmstown, on the Marion-Washington County border, Crowdus became the 12th of 13 children born to Joseph and Katherine Furman.

    She'll turn 109 on Monday.

  • Volunteers needed for Warrior Dash

    With more than 5,000 people already signed up to participate in the state's inaugural Warrior Dash, event organizers are looking for volunteers to help make the event run more smoothly.
    The event will take place on Saturday, June 23, at Popes Creek Ranch in Lebanon.
    Who can help

  • Hunger Games

    The Marion County Public Library hosted a Hunger Games party May 29 for teens and tweens. The activities included a scavenger hunt in the library, making miniature bows and making white roses (which are worn by President Coriolanus Snow).

  • Industrial hemp presentation in Lebanon June 16

    State Sen. Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville wants to talk about industrial hemp, and he hopes the community will join in the discussion.

    At 2 p.m. June 16, he will be giving a presentation about industrial hemp at the Marion County Extension Office. There will be a question and answer session after the presentation.

    "We'd like for everybody to come out," Pendleton said.