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Today's News

  • Fenwick signs with St. Catharine

    Senior Emily Fenwick recently signed with St. Catharine College to play softball. Pictured, front row from left, are Lynn Fenwick, Emily Fenwick, and Bernie Fenwick; back row from left, MCHS Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Robby Peterson, St. Catharine Assistant Coach Felicia Smith, St. Catharine Head Coach Holly Smith, and former Marion County High School Head Softball Coach Trent Milby.

  • Baseball and Softball Update

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights softball game originally scheduled for March 23 at Bethlehem that was postponed due to rain has now been rescheduled for Thursday night March 29 at 6:00 P.M.

  • Loretto woman has died in single-vehicle accident

    From The Kentucky Standard

    A fatal accident on Sunday afternoon claimed the life of a Loretto woman and left a Loretto man in critical condition.
    The accident happened at 3:53 p.m. in the 8000 block of Loretto Road in Bardstown. According to a Kentucky State Police report, Clara Rene Donahue, 44, Loretto, was driving her 2002 Dodge Dakota southbound when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Nelson County coroner's office.

  • Softball Team Remains Unbeaten

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team played a pair of games last week, and picked up wins in both contests.  With the two wins, the team now holds a perfect 3-0 record.

    Last Monday night the team traveled to Washington County.  The Lady Knights found themselves in an early 4-0 hole before the bats came to life.  The Lady Knights scored at least two runs in each of the final four innings to win the game by a final score of 16-5.

  • Baseball Team Now 3-3

    Heading into last week, the Marion County High School baseball team held a 2-1 record.  After defeating Nelson County but falling to Washington County and John Hardin, the team now has a record of 3-3 on the season.

    Last Monday the team hosted Washington County.  After an explosive first inning, the two teams settled down and played some good baseball.  The Commanders came out on top by one run in a 5-4 final score.

  • Tornado watch in effect until 1 a.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 1 a.m. for several counties in central Kentucky, including Marion County.

    A tornado watch means the conditions for a tornado are possible. A tornado warning is issued when a tornado has been spotted or is indicated by weather radar.

    According to the weather service, a large, low-pressure system will move into the Ohio Valley tonight. This system could produce showers, thunderstorms, large hail, strong wind gusts, and lightning.

  • Raywick man found dead, apparent suicide

    William A. Bickett, 56, of 5780 Highway 84 in Raywick was found dead Friday morning from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

    Clements said he received a call Friday at approximately 10 a.m. from the deceased’s mother, stating that she hadn’t seen her son for several days.

  • Over a barrel

    The Marion County Fiscal Court and Beam Global are at a crossroads. The question is whether they will choose to follow the same path.

    Beam Global has plans to build new warehouses for Maker's Mark, but where those warehouses are built will depend on what incentives communities are willing to offer. Beam Global is seeking a 30-year tax abatement that could mean a difference of tens of millions of dollars.

  • KY 55 Yard Sale registration deadline is April 3

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission wants to make sure Lebanon is the biggest hotspot during this year's KY 55 Yard Sale.

    Lebanon will be one of 17 cities across the state participating in the scenic treasure hunt April 19-22. With close to 50 dining and shopping locations in addition to numerous yard sales, Lebanon's central location on the trail could make it a hub of activity.

  • Police force getting younger

    The Lebanon Police Department is going through a sea change.

    Since early 2011, Shelton Young retired as chief, and his successor, Joe Bell, passed away suddenly last summer. Sgt. Elisa McHolan retired March 1, and two other experienced officers will be retiring soon. Officer John Masterson has announced he is retiring March 28, and Sgt. Mike Luckett is scheduled to retire April 1.