Today's News

  • Hilltop Tavern damaged by fire

    A weekend fire left the Hilltop Tavern a little worse for wear.

    "I wouldn't say the building was condemned, but it will take a bit of work to repair," Loretto Fire Chief Tony Hamilton said.

    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a report of a fire at 6350 Holy Cross Road at 2 a.m. Sunday. The Loretto Fire Department and the New Hope Fire Department also responded to the scene.

    By 2:35 a.m. the firefighters had the flames under control.

  • Tourism taxes $11,000 delinquent

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is waiting to receive $11,000 in delinquent taxes, interim executive director Wayne Keen reported during the commission's Jan. 9 meeting.

    This was down from the previous month's delinquent tax estimate of $19,000.

    Five restaurants and one temporary concession vendor remain more than two months delinquent on turning in restaurant taxes collected by their businesses.

  • New face of tourism

    Nicky Reynolds didn't set out to have a career in tourism, but that's exactly what happened, thanks in part to a job she had in college working for the National Parks Service.

    "Honestly, at the time, I couldn't have told you that I knew that I was in the tourism industry," said Reynolds, 33. "I just knew that I had a job and I enjoyed it."

    After college, she accepted a part-time position with the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • First-grader recovering from fall

    A West Marion Elementary School student returned to school one day after falling from gym bleachers before classes started Jan. 11.

    West Marion Principal Benji Mattingly said the student, a first-grader, may have been leaning on a rail on the bleachers when he fell from the third or fourth bleacher and hit his head on the floor.

    "I don't know for certain, but the railing may not have been in the loop the correct way. When it fell, he fell," Mattingly said.

  • Knights Fall Just Short

    The Marion County Knights found themselves behind nearly the entire game against the Adair County Indians in Columbia on Tuesday night.  A 36% shooting night doomed the Knights efforts for a comeback as the closest they came to the Indians was tied late in the game.  The Indians converted on nearly all their free throws down the stretch to send the Knights to their first district loss on the season, 65-57.  The updated 20th district standings are as follows:

    Taylor County 3-0

    Marion County 3-1

    Adair County 2-2

  • Lady Knights Hold Off Lady Indians

    The Lady Knights of Marion County had to hold off a series of comeback attempts by the Lady Indians of Adair County before coming out with a victory.  The Lady Indians were led by an impressive 32 points by Mercedes Cox, but the Lady Knights had five players in double-figures and came away with the tough 82-59 win.  With the victory, Marion County stays in first place in the district race with a 2-0 record.  The current 20th district standings are as follows:

    Marion County 2-0

    Taylor County 2-1

    Adair County 2-2

  • Knights Hang On to Defeat Bruins

    In the final game of the 2012 Autism Classic, the Knights of Marion County took on the Central Hardin Bruins.  The Knights led most of the way, but allowed the Bruins to creep back into the game near the end.  Marion County was able to hang on and take the 71-65 victory.


    CH      12     13     13     27  -  65

    MCHS  15     12     25     19 -  71


  • Lady Knights Win Battle of the Best

    The Marion County Lady Knights matchup with the DuPont Manual Lady Crimsons, as part of the 2012 Autism Awareness Classic, lived up to all the hype that was placed upon the game.  After finding themselves in an early hole, Marion County used a monstrous second quarter to get back in the game.  After a thrilling final half minute of play, sophomore Logan Powell connected on two free throws with just under three seconds left to seal the 63-61 win.


  • 2012 Autism Awareness Classic Results

    The 2012 Autism Awareness Classic is underway at MCHS. Results for the five games prior to the Lady Knights and Knights games to close out the Classic, will be posted here. The #1 and #2 girls teams in Kentucky are scheduled to square off at 6:30 P.M. tonight when the Lady Knights tangle with the Lady Crimson of DuPont Manual.

    Game 1 - Girls
    Mercer Co. 21 11 9 17 - 58
    Green Co. 15 23 13 15 - 66

    Game 2 - Boys
    Spencer Co. 11 8 13 8 - 40
    Bullitt Cent. 18 13 5 24 - 60

    Game 3 - Girls
    Wayne Co. 11 16 18 27 - 72
    Wash. Co. 21 12 17 16 - 66

    Game 4 - Girls

  • Knights Handle Eagles

    In their second matchup of the season, the Marion County Knights defeated the Campbellsville Eagles by a final score of 67-34.  All but two Knight players broke into the scoring column in the rout led by sophomore Clay Lanham with 10 points.

    With the win, the Knights move into a tie with Taylor County for the top spot in the district.

    20th District Standings

    Marion County 3-0

    Taylor County 3-0

    Adair County 1-2

    Campbellsville 0-5