Today's News

  • Changes approved to state legislative districts

    Marion Countians won't see a change in their representation in the General Assembly, according to the redistricting plan signed into law Friday by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    The new boundaries did involve some controversies, which Beshear alluded to as well.

    "Redistricting is always a partisan process, and the current situation is no exception," Beshear said in a press statement.

  • Jury recommends death in kidnapping of Marion County native

    Convicted murderer Michael Dale St. Clair will be sentenced next month for his most recent murder conviction Friday in Hardin County.

  • Get empowered at 'Women on the Rise'

    Keisha Mathies wanted to give something back to her hometown, and next month, she is doing just that. Mathies has organized a conference, which she is calling "Women on the Rise."

    The event is scheduled for 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Hampton Inn in Lebanon, and it is free. Men are welcome to attend as well, but Mathies asks that attendees not bring any children. This is so the attendees can get everything possible out of the event.

  • Epps Sets Another School Record

    On Tuesday night, the Marion County Lady Knights traveled to Georgetown to face the Scott County Lady Cardinals.  After exploding for 30 points in the opening eight minutes, the Lady Knights went on to rout Scott County 84-47.  Marion County shot nearly 50% from the field in the game and easily picked up the victory to improve to 17-3 on the season.

  • Man arrested after allegedly shooting his mother

    A Lebanon man is under arrest and his mother is recovering from a gunshot wound after an incident early Sunday morning on Three Pines Road in Lebanon.

    Shane Ray Wright, 32, is being held at Marion County Detention Center on a charge of first-degree assault, domestic violence. Additional charges are expected, according to Kentucky State Trooper Billy Gregory.

  • Loretto man airlifted after truck overturns in Nelson County

    From The Kentucky Standard

  • Knights Grind Out Win Over Cardinals

    On Friday night, the Marion County Knights hosted the Taylor County Cardinals in a pivotal district matchup at the Roby Dome.  The Knights needed a win in order to remain in contention for the number one seed in the the upcoming district tournament, and that is what they got.  After a hard fought physical game, the Knights connected on key free throws down the stretch to seal the 59-51 victory.

    TCHS     14     13     14     10  -  51

  • Lady Knights Split Last Two Games

    On Friday night the Lady Knights hosted the Taylor County Cardinals in the Roby Dome and came away with an easy victory to remain unbeaten in 20th district play.  Junior Makayla Epps led the way for Marion County with 18 points in the 72-25 rout.

    TCHS     5     4     12     4  -  25

    MCHS    27  18     15    12 -  72

    Taylor County (5-11): Hannah Howard 13, Rachel Riggs 10, Kassie Miller 2

  • Indoor marijuana growing operation in Marion County

    The Kentucky State Police seized 31 marijuana plants, more than a pound of processed marijuana, two firearms, $830 and drug paraphernalia on Jan. 17 in Marion County.
    In response to an anonymous tip, the state police discovered an indoor marijuana growing operation at 4 p.m. Jan. 17 at three residences on KY 49.
    No arrests were made at the time of the discovery, but the information will be presented to the Marion County Grand Jury.

  • Interested in the arts? Let us know about it

    By G. B. Dixon
    Kentucky Classic Theatre Director

    Is there genuine interest in and support for expanding the arts in Marion County? City and county leaders say yes. They say Lebanon is growing and that the arts are a natural, necessary part of all thriving communities. They believe that along with sports recreation, the arts help give constructive expression to youth's energy and open enriching activities for adults. They say. What do you say? We wish to know.