Today's News

  • Knights Fall in Close Contest

         The Marion County Knights were defeated in their second game of the Ft. Harrod Classic in Harrodsburg.  The Yellow Jackets of Woodford County were able to connect on key free throws down the stretch and give the Knights back-to-back losses for the first time this season.  Over the final 5:56 of the game, the Knights failed to score and only connected on 3-8 field goals in the final quarter to lose a close one, 57-51.  The Knights are set to face Greenup County at 11:30 A.M. on Thursday morning in the 9th grade gym.


  • Lady Knights Defeated

         On Wednesday afternoon, the Lady Knights played their third of four games in the Nike Tournament of Champions.  The Lady Monarchs of Mater Dei jumped out to an early lead and the Lady Knights were unable to recover.  Marion County will play tomorrow night at 6:00 P.M. MST (8:00 P.M. EST) against Dr. Phillips, a team from Orlando, FL.  The Lady Panthers are currently ranked at #9 in the national polls, and finished last season 34-2.


  • No trash pick up on Presidents Day, Feb. 17

    Some Marion County government offices and services will be affected the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 17.
    No garbage pick-up will take place Feb. 17. Instead, a double pick-up will take place Tuesday, Feb. 18. As a result, county residents are asked to put their trash out earlier than usual on that day.
    However, the Marion County Clerk's Office, the Circuit Clerk's Office, the PVA Office and Sheriff's Office will be open Monday, Feb. 17.

  • Pope's Creek Road home damaged by fire

    A Marion County family's vacation ended on a sad note when they learned their house had burned while they were away.
    At 1:41 a.m. Dec. 18, firefighters responded to a fire at 5130 Pope's Creek Road in Lebanon. The house belongs to Sarah and Timothy Gribbins.
    Sara said they were in Tennessee when they learned about the fire.
    "It destroyed our basement," Sarah said. "What the fire didn't get, the smoke got."

  • Simple steps can make a big difference in an emergency situation

    By Gary Luce

    A couple of extra seconds while talking with the 911 dispatcher can really make the difference when trying to locate your dwelling or residence!

  • This overachieving elf isn't on the shelf

    The Elf on the Shelf... If you haven't heard of this Christmas phenomenon yet, you soon will.
    Many of you already have an elf at your home. And, if you don't, well, there are some parents out there who would say you should consider yourself lucky. Apparently, there are some parents who don't particularly like having the "responsibility" of a little elf in their home.

  • Hard pill to swallow

    Look in your medicine cabinet. Take a peek in your glove compartment. Glance at your kitchen counter.
    You may not realize it, but you could be looking at one of the biggest drug problems facing Marion County and Kentucky.
    When used carefully and correctly, prescription pills can go a long way toward treating a lot of medical issues. Unfortunately, it doesn't take much for a medical treatment to turn into chemical dependency.
    We still have other drugs in our community, but prescription pills have become the biggest concern for local law enforcement.

  • Lady Knights Lose 1st Game of Season

  • 12-21-11 Public Record

    New drivers
    NOTICE: Any permit holder wishing to take the road test can call (270) 692-2681 to schedule an appointment.
    The following passed the road test June 17, 2011, and earned their Kentucky driver’s license.

    Prepaid fines
    Jason A. Clark, 2290 Old Calvary Pike, Lebanon, failure to wear seat belts, $25.
    April M. Reardon, 23 Parish St., Lebanon, improper equipment, $153.
    Thomas Heistand, 975 Wards Branch Road, Lebanon, failure to wear seat belts, $25.


  • 12-21-11 Early Files

    25 years ago
    Dec. 24, 1986
    Farming out prisoners
    Marion County Fiscal Court granted County Judge-Executive Abell Thomas the authority on Saturday to check into contracting with another county for the housing of Marion County’s prisoners.
    The court gave the authority to Thomas in light of recent discussions about the possibility of closing the Marion County Jail. Thomas was instructed by the court to gather figures on how much it would cost the county to have prisoners in some other jail and to determine if facilities are available to hold them.