Today's News

  • Keeping the coyote population under control

    I’m not one to advocate killing something just for the sake of killing. So when I say all coyotes should be shot, trapped or in some way eradicated it’s not just for the killing. It’s a matter of control!
    This point was brought to my attention during our turkey season. On two occasions I came across a pile of turkey feathers and some body parts. Don’t know why the feathers and body parts were left since a coyote usually eats everything.

  • Back to state

    Spring sports seasons are winding down at Marion County High School as some teams are preparing for the end of the regular season while other teams have already began postseason competition. The tennis and track teams have already completed regional competition and both sports had some athletes qualify for state level competition.

  • Lady Knights win two, lose one on the diamond

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team played three games last week. The team’s record now stands at 19-8 going into the final week of regular season play.
    “A very disappointing week of softball,” Head Coach Todd Spalding said. “In order for us to have a realistic chance of advancing deep into the postseason some things have to change and change fast. We have entirely too much moping, pouting and self-pity among some. We still have time to get this right but with one week left in the regular season that time is running short.”

  • Four athletes qualify for state competition

    The Marion County track team hosted the regional track meet at Bardstown High School Thursday.
    Overall, the girls’ team finished in 11th place with 13 total points and the boys’ team finished in fifth place with 45 points.
    The top two finishers in each event automatically qualified for the state meet and then the next 10 finishers in an event from across the state advance to the state meet with an at-large bid.

  • Making a state-ment
  • Third tractor accident lawsuit filed

    A third civil lawsuit has been filed as the result of a tractor accident following last year’s Warrior Dash.
    Ronald Johnson of Greenup County filed a complaint April 26 in Marion Circuit Court against Steven Baudendistel and Elizabeth Bradshaw, both of 1190 Popes Creek Road in Lebanon, and against an unknown defendant.
    Baudendistel was driving a tractor that was pulling a trailer carrying several passengers June 23, 2012, the same day the Warrior Dash obstacle race was held.

  • Marion County's Got Talent is Saturday

    "Marion County's Got Talent" show at Angelic Hall at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Lebanon. Youth winners will receive an invitation to showcase their talent at the Kentucky State Fair on the 4-H stage. The competition will be hosted by Kentucky Classic Arts (KCA) and Marion County 4-H. Call (270) 692-0021 to register.

  • President Lincoln’s Own to perform at Lincoln birthplace

    President Lincoln’s Own band will be performing as part of the Summer Season Celebration on May 24 at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Hodgenville.
    Don Johnson of Marion County, the founder of Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, created President Lincoln’s Own, which was included in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” which was released last year.
    President Lincoln’s Own will perform from 7 to 8 p.m. May 24. Their concert will feature songs from the 19th century. A luminary display will follow the concert from 8 to 9 p.m.

  • Calvary Elementary goes wild!

    Kindergarten and first grade students at Calvary Elementary School performed "Wild Things - A Big Zoo Revue" recently.

  • Accused gang leader accepts 20-year deal

    By Jennifer Corbett
    Landmark News Service

    Five days before Deandre L. Douglas was set to go on trial, the accused leader of the Bardstown Money Gang accepted a plea deal offered by prosecutors.
    Douglas, 20, of Lebanon agreed to plead guilty on three pending cases Wednesday and settled before he was set to go to jury trial Monday, May 13.
    He is the second of three suspected gang members to plead guilty to the assault of a New Haven man in the parking lot of Huddle House in late November.