Today's News

  • Tourist commision, city council both meet Feb. 13

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission and the Lebanon City Council are both scheduled to meet Monday, Feb. 13.

    The tourist commission will meet at 3:30 p.m. in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center. This will also be the first meeting for new Lebanon Tourist Executive Director Nicky Reynolds.

    The agenda for the commission meeting includes:

    - A delegation from Nancy Miles and Martha Potter on behalf of the Marion County Quilters.

    - Minutes of last month's meeting.

  • Lady Knights Defeat Boone County

    On Saturday evening the Lady Knights traveled to John Hardin High School to take on the Boone County Lady Rebels in the Duke's Valentine's Shootout.  After a close game early on, Marion County battled and stayed within striking distance.  The Lady Knights closed the game on a 10-0 run to take the win by a final score of 65-50.


    BCHS     14    16    12    8 - 50

    MCHS     16    11    13    25-65

  • Limited damage in Fairground Road fire

    The Lebanon Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 930 Fairground Road at 12:56 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.
    Most of the damage was limited to one corner of the house, the living room and the attic.
    Clarence Darnell, the homeowner, said he had placed an ash tray outside on the porch. When he went inside to get something, the fire started.
    "The wind got up a little bit and blew some ashes onto the chair," he said.
    The fire spread to the nearest corner of the house and eventually into the attic,

  • Knights Fall in Tough Battle

    The Marion County Knights took on the Trojans from North Hardin on senior night Friday night in the Roby Dome.  The Knights battled all night long against the big, fast, and athletic Trojans and stayed within striking distance throughout the game.  After tying the game at 33 point halfway through the third period, the Knights were outscored by the Trojans 30-17 for the remainder of the game and fell by a final score of 63-50.


  • Lady Knights defeat North Hardin

    The Marion County Lady Knights hosted the Lady Trojans of North Hardin Friday evening on senior night in the Roby Dome.  After a close game early on, the Lady Knights were able to pull away for the 15 point win.  North Hardin led 12-11 after one quarter, but the Lady Knights used a 12-3 run to open the fourth quarter to put the game away.


    NHHS     12     8     13     7 - 40

  • Marion County moving to the First Congressional District

    Marion County meet Congressman Ed Whitfield.
    The General Assembly on Friday approved a Congressional redistricting plan that moves Marion County from the Second District, which is represented by Republican Congressman Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, to the First District, which is represented by Whitfield, a Republican from Hopkinsville.
    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills both opposed the Congressional redistricting plan.

    On Friday, Gov. Steve Beshear said he will sign the plan into law.

  • District Pairings Set

    The pairings and times have been announced for the upcoming district tournament at Taylor County High School.  The tournament will be played on February 21-22 and 24-25.  The number one seeded Lady Knights will open up play on Tuesday February 21 at 6:30 P.M. against the number four seed Campbellsville Lady Eagles.  Later that evening, the top seeded Knights will take on the fourth seeded Eagles of Campbellsville.

  • Legislative redistricting deemed unconstitutional

    State legislators need the redo their plans for new legislative district boundaries, according to a temporary injunction issued Feb. 7 in Franklin Circuit Court.
    "Until the General Assembly passes redistricting legislation that complies with all applicable constitutional requirements to revise the districts ... the elections for the House and Senate shall be conducted with the legislative district boundaries in effect immediately prior to the enactment of House Bill 1," Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd wrote.

  • Cleaver Court basketball court vandalized

    Someone declared their appreciation for Muhammad Ali, "black coffee" and "black records" with spray paint in an act of vandalism early Feb. 8.
    And whoever did it used the basketball court on Cleaver Court as a canvas.
    "[Feb. 8] between 3:30 and 4 a.m., somebody vandalized it with white, black and yellow spray paint," Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said.

  • Aqua Knights win home meet

    The Marion County Aqua Knights hosted a high school swim meet Thursday at the Lebanon Aquatic Center with Bethlehem and Nelson County. It was a "Home Teams" meet since all three teams hold practice at LAC (Lebanon Aquatic Center). The Marion County girls narrowly defeated Bethlehem 46 to 43 with Nelson County girls finishing with three points. Marion County boys were also winners with 40 points, while Bethlehem boys out swam their Nelson County counterparts, 22 to 19. Points are scored for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each event.