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Today's News

  • Memorial Day program May 24

    A Memorial Day program will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at the Lebanon National Cemetery. The event is being hosted by VFW Post 5910.

    State Rep. Jimmy Higdon will be the guest speaker during this year's event.

    Ben Ford will serve as the master of ceremonies.

    The Marion County High School ROTC and band and the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard will be participating in the ceremony.

    Local Boy and Girl Scout troops will be decorating the gravestones for the day's events. 

  • SCC wins national tournament

    St. Catharine College's softball team had a busy weekend, winning the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship in Decatur, Ill.

    SCC is coached by former Marion County High School softball stand out Holly Smith. The local coach is in her fifth year as the head coach at SCC.

    Smith and her team experienced a dramatic finish in the title game as Sharonda Mangan hit a walk off grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the game.

  • Be certain animals are dead before calling for pick-up

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said many animal producers are helping protect water supplies and the general public by participating in the county's dead animal removal service.

    While Mattingly appreciates the participation, he also urged producers to make sure their animals are dead before requesting the service.

  • Lady Knights sink below .500

    It was a long weekend for the Lady Knights Hit Squad.

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights softball team (15-16) dropped a game below .500 after dropping two games in LaRue County at the Lady Hawk Classic.

    Prior to that they were heading into the weekend riding a two game winning streak.    

    In LaRue County on Saturday the Lady Knights fell 4-1 to Male and host LaRue County.

    Earlier in the week the Lady Knights had things going their way, beating Washington County 5-4 on the road and also John Hardin 5-2 at home.

  • Knights head into final week of season

    One got away but the rest of the week went well for the Knights. The Marion County High School baseball team waited on Mother Nature for several days last week before they finally found a dry place to play.

    Several games for the Knights (12-10) have been washed out thus far and such was the case last week as well. A few dry days enabled them to travel to Edmonson County as well on the weekend.

    Edmonson County 5, Marion County 4

  • Ex-ag agent's trial is scheduled for June

    Marion District Judge Amy Anderson has denied a motion on behalf of former Marion County agriculture extension agent Ed Lanham Jr. to suppress evidence found during a search of his property March 20, 2008.

    That search was conducted by David Thompson of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and it led to a search warrant being served on Lanham's property March 21, 2008.

    In the aftermath of that search, Lanham was indicted in May of 2008 for tampering with physical evidence and second-degree cruelty to animals.

  • A day like no other

    We knew it would come up sooner or later, and we should have known that Bardstown would beat us to the punch.

    The Bardstown City Council recently approved the first reading of an ordinance allowing Sunday alcohol sales in grocery, liquor and convenience stores. It's no surprise that some local residents want Marion County to do the same.

  • 'Living historians' coming to Lebanon

    Saturday afternoon the 12th United States Colored Heavy Artillery will return to central Kentucky.

    The unit - or rather Civil War re-enactors portraying the unit - will set up camp at Centre Square May 16, for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Juneteenth Celebration.

    "Celebrating Lebanon's African Civil War Soldier" will take place from 1-3 p.m. on Johnston Field behind the convention center.

  • City council to revisit Sunday sales ordinance

    Junior Adams of the Cardinal Den visited the Lebanon City Council Monday to request a change to the city's Sunday alcohol sales ordinance.

    "It didn't help me any even though I worked on this thing kind of hard," he said.

    Adams said he also spoke with people at the Lebanon Country Club, and they had the same concerns.

  • Track team gears up for region

    Last week was the last hurrah for the Marion County High School track team before they enter post-season competitions.

    The track team traveled to the Bardstown Invitational on Thursday of last week. The girls team claimed eighth place out of 11 teams with 33 points while the boys team finished seventh out of 12 teams with 45 points.