Today's News

  • Upcoming Christmas events

    Christmas in the Park will take place at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Wednesday, Nov. 25.
    The event will officially begin at 6:30 p.m., with free cookies, popcorn and hot chocolate. The lighting of the park will be at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive on one of Lebanon's finest fire trucks at 7:15 p.m.

  • MCPS prepares for winter weather season

    In the event that unsafe weather conditions occur while school is already in session, Marion County Public Schools will make a decision based on what is deemed safe for students and will contact parents via One Call Now. Media outlets will be contacted and information will be posted on the MCPS website also. If you are not currently receiving the One Call Now call, or would like to be removed from the list, please contact the Board of Education office at 270-692-3721.

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19.
    The meeting’s agenda includes:
    • Junior Adams with Generation Gap will be making a request for underprivileged children in the community.
    • Consider/approve to advertise in the Marion County Chamber of Commerce directory.
    • Consider/approve of the discontinuance of County Whole Life Insurance Plans for county employees.

  • State Rep. Terry Mills files for re-election

    Rep. Terry Mills officially filed his paperwork to seek re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives last week.
    He currently serves the people of Marion, Green and LaRue counties, which make up Kentucky’s 24th Legislative District.
    "It's been a privilege and an honor to serve the people of the 24th District for the past five years. I will work harder than ever to continue to represent the community I love,” Rep. Mills said.

  • MCHS honors veterans

    Marion County High School hosted its annual Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday of last week. MCHS gave special recognition to WWII, Korea, Vietnam and women veterans. This year has been designated the year of the woman veteran. This year is also the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, 65 years since the beginning of the Korean War and the 50th anniversary of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

  • Christmas in the Country is Dec. 5

    The City of Bradfordsville encourages all homes to decorate for Christmas in the Country, which will be held Dec. 5. The day for the judging of best houses and businesses will be announced soon.

  • School board meeting schedule to change in 2016

    The Marion County Board of Education will be meeting an hour earlier next year, according to its new schedule, which board members approved Thursday evening.
    All meetings will begin at 5 p.m.

  • Bourbon Barrels and Bats 5K scheduled for March 12

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission recently approved the Marion County High School Baseball Booster Club’s request for $3,000 for t-shirts for the Bourbon Barrels and Bats 5K, formerly the Turtleman Trek 5K.
    The booster club is partnering with Kentucky Cooperage on this event, which will be held at 9 a.m., March 12.

  • Barn lumber thefts on the rise

    A rash of barn lumber thefts in Casey County has authorities seeking the culprits who are responsible.
    Thieves stripped more than 100 chestnut oak boards from a barn on South KY 501 recently. Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in reporting suspicious activity around wood barns.
    Sheriff Jerry Coffman said his department is investigating several different cases where the old lumber has been taken.

  • Southern Lights to run Nov. 20 to Dec. 31 at Kentucky Horse Park

    Kentucky Press News Service

    The Southern Lights holiday festival, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc., returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington Nov. 20 to Dec. 31. More than 125,000 individuals in more than 30,000 vehicles attend Southern Lights annually from Kentucky and beyond, making Southern Lights a premier holiday event in the region and nation, a news release said.
    Southern Lights has grown into a well-known Bluegrass tradition over the last 22 years. .