Today's News

  • Epps Crushes Point Record

         The Lady Knights completed their quest for the title of the Mercer County/Harrodsburg Tourism Titan Christmas Clash by defeating the hosting Mercer County Lady Titans.  After a bit of a slow start, the Lady Knights pulled away and came away with the victory.  The team won't play again until next Saturday when they travel to Lexington Catholic.


    MCHS     10     20     17     13  -  60

  • Knights lose to Covington Holmes

         In the semi-finals of the Citizens Bank/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic, the Marion County Knights were defeated by Covington Holmes 58-44.  With the loss, the Knights are now 9-5 on the season and will play Monroe County tomorrow evening at 6:00 P.M. in the third place game of the tournament.


    MCHS     12     12     8     12  -  44

  • Epps Flirts With Point Record

         The Marion County Lady Knights made quick work of the Lady Cardinals of Sheldon Clark.  In the semi-finals of the Mercer County/Harrodsburg Tourism Titan Christmas Clash, the Lady Knights racked up a 41 point victory.  Marion County led by 22 at the half, and expanded the lead throughout the second half.  The Lady Knights will play in the finals tomorrow night at 7:30 P.M. against the host team Mercer County.


  • Knights Win OT Thriller

        Behind a career high 27 points from senior John Southall, the Knights won their first game in the Citizens Bank/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic.  Sophomore Latrelle Irvin, who added 21 points of his own, connected on the second of two free throw attempts with just 0.5 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime.  In the extra session, the Knights dominated and came away with the six point victory.  With the victory, the Knights will face Covington Holmes at 8:30 P.M. tomorrow night.


  • Epps Climbs on Point List

         The Lady Knights defeated Lincoln County in their second game of the Mercer County/Harrodsburg Tourism Titan Christmas Clash, and advanced to the semi-finals of the tourney.  Marion County held the Lady Patriots to just three points in the opening frame, and were in control throughout.  With the win, the Lady Knights will face Sheldon Clark tomorrow night at 7:30 P.M.


    MCHS     19     16     18     10  -  63

  • Fire damages house on Hwy. 289

    Firefighters from three departments responded to a fire at 4265 Hwy. 289 Wednesday evening.
    The initial report came in at 8:21 p.m. Dec. 28, and firefighters from Lebanon, Raywick and Bradfordsville remained on the scene for more than three hours.
    The damage to the house was extensive and possibly a total loss, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly.
    “It'd be awful close,” he said.
    The fire started in the living room of the house, but the cause has not yet been determined, according to Mattingly.

  • Time changed for legislative breakfast Jan. 4

    The legislative lreakfast hosted by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce has been changed to begin at 7 a.m. Jan. 4. The breakfast will be held on the third floor of the Centre Square Convention Complex.

    State Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Representative Terry Mills recently received notice they will be due in Frankfort later that morning.

  • Take a hike

    The renovation of the Cecil B. Gorley Naturalist Trail isn't quite complete, but the trail is suitable for walking again.
    "It's a beautiful trail," said Wayne Keen, the interim executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.
    The 3.2-mile trail follows the outline of the Fagan Branch Reservoir, 370 Fagan Branch Road in Lebanon.

  • Young Dems pick Lebanon for 2012 convention

    The Democrats are coming!
    Specifically, the Kentucky Young Democrats are coming to Lebanon.
    The organization announced last week that Marion County will host its 2012 convention, which is scheduled for March 2-4.
    Joey George, president of the Marion County Young Democrats, said they found out about the opportunity to host the convention last month, and the entire local chapter worked on the bid packet.
    "It doesn't hurt that we have a good Democratic election turnout for each election cycle," he said.

  • 46 inmates set for early release from MAC, county jail

    When Gov. Steve Beshear signed HB 463 into law in March, he praised it as a bipartisan piece of legislation aimed at addressing a problem hurting Kentucky "financially and socially."
    The law has been hailed as a cost-saving measure at a time with the state government is hurting for revenue. State officials have estimated it will save the state $420 million over the next 10 years.