Today's News

  • Decoys, duck hunting make for a good Thanksgiving Day

    Thanksgiving was a good day! Started with our traditional breakfast, sausage, egg, cheese sandwiches.
    This has to be the best part of Thanksgiving, but don’t tell the wife! Second only to the food, at least for opening day, is the actual duck hunt, and this year it was good.
    After breakfast we headed to the Quack Shack.
    Jason and C.C., the young guys, set about putting out a small spread of decoys, to include two “swimmers.”

  • Soccer teams annnounce 2013 awards

    The Marion County High School soccer teams held their annual banquets in November. The girls team held their banquet on Nov. 21 and the boys held their banquet on Nov. 25.
    Shown below is a list of players who received an award(s).

    Best Offensive — Joey Costello        
    Best Defensive —Alex Smith        
    110 percent award — Dylan Spalding and Jake Smith        

  • Deer: Raikes

    Bee Raikes, left, bagged a 9-point buck, and Tommy Joe Raikes, right, bagged a 10-point buck during gun season in Marion County.

  • Racing: Crum

    Richard Crum of New Market competed in the 2013 World Ford Finals recently at Beech Bend in Bowling Green. He finished first in the B2 Division with 5.68 second at 122 miles per hour. Crum races a 1985 Mustang Coupe with an SBF engine with nitrous oxide.

  • Country Christmas at Pope's Creek Ranch

    On Dec. 14, the public is invited to a Country Christmas at Pope's Creek Ranch in Lebanon.
    The event will officially begin at noon with Cowboy Santa and his cowgirl elves. A local folk singer will be performing mountain folk Christmas songs, and there will be a photographer there to take photos of children with Santa.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Pope's Creek Ranch is located at 2250 Popes Creek Rd. For more information, contact Amber at 270-699-6790.


  • Swimmers getting ready for season

    As the 2013-14 swim season approaches, the Aqua Knights have been spending a lot of time in the water. Look for more on the Marion County High School swimmers throughout the season.

  • Lebanon native killed in Green County wreck

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a deadly collision that occurred at 2:45 p.m., CDT, Saturday, Nov. 30 on KY 88 in Green County.

    Lebanon native Johnnie M. McElroy, 54, of Glasgow was driving a 2004 Chevy pickup truck west on KY 88 when a 2008 Ford pickup truck, being driven by Benny Scott, 67, of Hardyville, dropped off the shoulder of the road. According to police, Scott overcorrected, crossed the road and struck McElroy’s vehicle.

    McElroy was pronounced dead at the scene by the Green County corner.

  • The benefits of buying local

    Buy local. I think we have all heard of, and are aware of, the movement that is taking place all over the U.S. People are developing a strong interest in supporting small local businesses that bring an individual spin on the retail experience and are tailored to their region.
    With Christmas ahead, many of you will be hosting many festivities and family dinners. I hope you will take advantage of the many products and services Kentucky owned businesses offer throughout the region and state, when planning for your events.

  • Life’s breath

    Cara Cissell Brahm is waiting – and hoping – that some day soon she'll be breathing a little easier.
    Since this summer, she has been on the list to receive a double lung transplant.
    Cara, 37, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 10 years old. Two of her sisters (both older) were also diagnosed with the condition.
    “It mostly affects the lungs, but it can also affect the digestive system and the pancreas,” she said.
    Mindy died in 1999. Another sister, Lisa, received a transplant two and a half years ago.

  • Home for the holidays

    Marion County will be hosting a handful of holly jolly happenings this weekend.
    Christmas lights, parades and Charlie Brown will be part of the festivities.
    In Lebanon, the Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival will be taking place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7. The festival kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Friday with Dickens Christmas on Main Street. A tree lighting will take place outside of the Marion County Heritage Center.