Today's News

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff is Jan. 22-23

    The Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff will take place Jan. 22-23 inside the Roby Dome at Marion County High School. This year’s headlining act is Seldom Scene, which has been playing bluegrass music since 1971, and are known for being a progressive group that took Bluegrass music to new heights. Returning this year will be Flatt Lonesome and four-time National Bluegrass Championship Winner Gary "Biscuit" Davis.

  • Marion County to take Kentucky Beta Convention by storm

    Marion County is going to be well represented at the upcoming Kentucky State Beta Convention Jan. 24-26 in Louisville. Not only will Marion County have the largest club there, but also the state Beta Club president is Marion County High School senior Leah Thompson and the convention is being organized by Marion County High School social studies teacher Jamie Brown, who is serving as the Kentucky state Beta sponsor this year.
    “Beta is a wonderful tradition at our high school,” Brown said. “We have incredible community support. And we have great kids.”

  • Marion County to host Chinese exchange students

    Eight Chinese exchange students will be making Marion County their home for the next five weeks. They will arrive this Friday, and will be staying with families in the community, attending classes at Marion County High School and participating in school activities, including the upcoming Kentucky Beta Club Convention Jan. 24-26 in Louisville.

  • January Jam

    "He must increase and I must decrease." - John 3:30

    That’s the inspiration behind a new, local Christian praise band that will be making its debut in Lebanon soon.
    CREW 3:30 will be hosting the first-ever January Jam at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Lebanon Baptist Church Student Ministry Building.

  • Local charity event to benefit Marion County cancer fighters

    Since March of 2013, when it first accepted applications, Marion County Good Samaritans Foundation has gifted more than $54,000 to 113 Marion County residents undergoing cancer treatment. Every penny of that money came from Marion County residents and went to benefit Marion County residents fighting cancer.

  • MCAHC to host event for Black History Month

    “Chains Are Falling” is the theme of this year’s annual Black History Month event sponsored by the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council. It will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church in Lebanon. 

  • Scam alert

    There’s a new scam and it’s hit Marion County. Scammers are calling and claiming they are with the Social Security Office. They state there are issues with the person's account and they need to update information so they can continue receiving their Social Security checks. The scammers are asking for social security numbers, bank account information for direct deposit, credit card numbers, etc. Do not give them any information. This is a scam. Don’t ever give personal information to anyone that calls.

  • Winery closes but local wine makers still in business

    WhiteMoon Winery has closed its doors, but co-owners Alex Payne and Bert Polston aren’t leaving the wine making business.
    While they will no longer have a winery for tourists to visit, they will still be making wine, and they have plans to eventually sell their product not only throughout the United States, but also in Cuba and India.
    “We can do so much more with our product and not have to incur the expense of operating a retail presence,” Polston said.

  • Kentucky’s Barktown Rescue represented in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl IX

    For the second consecutive year, two adorable puppies from Nelson County’s own Barktown Rescue will compete on “Team Ruff” and “Team Fluff” in the ever-popular, nationally-televised Puppy Bowl XII, Sunday, Feb. 7, beginning at 3 p.m. on Animal Planet.
    The nationally-televised Puppy Bowl showcases 84 adoptable animals from 44 shelters and rescues from across the United States and Puerto Rico, in an effort to bring awareness to the abundance of wonderful animals available for adoption each and every day.

  • Water tower mural a work in progress

    Mother Nature put a snag in the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission’s plans for a mural to be painted on the City of Lebanon’s water tower. The unusually wet December we experienced has caused a delay in the project, but it’s still in the works, according to Nena Olivier, executive director of the tourism commission.