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Today's News

  • Wall to wall art at heritage center this week

    Walls and walls of student art will be on display this week at the Marion County Heritage Center. The art show, sponsored by the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council, will begin Wednesday, May 6, with the grand opening. It will feature art from elementary school students from all over the county.
    The arts council also has plans well under way for the Arts Camp, scheduled for July 13-17. Applications have been taken to all the schools for students to take home.

  • Black vultures pose a new problem for farmers

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    Disclaimer: The following story is graphic. We suggest you not be eating when you read this story. Proceed with caution.

    Few predators in recent years have created a stir quite like the black vulture. It is loved by biologists – and equally despised by farmers.
    You can curse it. You can bless it. What you can’t do is kill it.

  • Kentucky Writers Celebration May 22-24

    The 2015 Kentucky Writers Celebration culminates Memorial Day weekend, and will be bringing its two-night songwriter showcase to Lebanon. The 2015 Kentucky Songwriters Celebration Show will be held from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23. Also, song writers, noted authors, poets, journalists and writers will be at Historic Penn's Store during the day on Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, May 24.
     
     

     

  • Eddie Miles returns to Angelic Hall in Lebanon

    Nationally-known artist and Marion County native Eddie Miles returns to Lebanon this summer, June 26-27, with his intimate solo performance of music from some of America’s most beloved entertainers. His amazing concerts include songs from the legends of country music like Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty and others. With comedy and stories interspersed in the music, the second half of the show features Miles’ uncanny tribute to the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley.

  • Happy birthday, Lebanon

    The City of Lebanon is throwing itself a birthday party, you’re invited, and you don’t even have to bring a gift.
    This year is Lebanon’s bicentennial, and there are several events planned to celebrate the city’s 200 years of existence.
    “We’re excited,” Monica Pickerill, a member of the Lebanon Bicentennial Committee, said. “I think what we have planned is going to be really fun.”

  • Part of Sam Browning Road to be closed until May 8

    A section of Sam Browning Road will be closed until May 8.

    Sam Browning will be closed to through traffic from a point 2.5 miles from St. Rose Road to a point 0.2 mile from Hwy. 49 (Loretto Highway).

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty said county road crews are installing at box culvert.

  • Flash flood watch extended to 8 a.m. Saturday

    The National Weather Service has extended a flash flood watch for Central Kentucky, including Marion County, until 8 a.m. Saturday, July 4.

    According to the weather service, storms are expected to decrease this evening, but even brief downpours could lead to localized flooding.

  • Sluggers win tournament

    Marion County 8U Sluggers won the third annual Whitney Roberts Tournament in Lexington July 27-28, playing seven games to take the championship. Pictured, front row from left, are Gracie Benningfield, Maggie Jo Benningfield, Tori Gribbins, Kendra Gaddie, Graycn Mattingly and Coach Mark Caldwell; middle row from left, are Coach Daniel Mattingly, Reece Caldwell, Caitlynn Brady, Laurel Cochran, Chloe Cox and Rose Caldwell; back row from left, are Coach Kirby Gribbins and Head Coach Mike Benningfield.

  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet is Aug. 1

    Question of the week: In how many states can you hunt elk?
    Well, I don’t know either!
    What I do know is you can hunt them in Kentucky!
    What are the odds of getting drawn to hunt one of those Kentucky elk?

  • 9-10 softball team is state bound

    By Casey Sowers

    Sports correspondent

    Since 2007, Marion County has had either one or both Little League softball teams competing in the state competition.