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Today's News

  • Harriers run in regional meet

     After a season of running, the Marion Country boys and girls cross country teams’ final race was at the Class 2A Region 2 cross country championship on Saturday in Bowling Green.

    Marion County girls cross country runner Meredith Bartley, a sophomore, finished the girls 5K run with a time of 24:06.64. She placed 54 out 80. 

  • Fishing: Edwards

    Charles Edwards of Lebanon caught this 7-pound bass recently in a local farm pond.

  • Keep an eye out for big bucks during deer season

    As our “modern firearms” deer season approaches, Nov. 9-18 in our Zone 3, a conversation with other hunters usually turns to the size of bucks we’re likely to encounter.

    Sometimes I’ll hear statements like “There aren’t any ‘big’ bucks left.”

  • Knight Time 5K Results

     The Marion County High School baseball team hosted the Knight Time 5K Friday evening before the football border war between Marion County and Washington County.

    Overall male:  David Thompson 20:28

    Overall female: Shelly Peterson 22:52

    Overall results

    1. David Thompson, 48, 20:28

    2. Bryan Wheatley, 38, 21:14

  • Response to Fairfield carbon monoxide emergency shows value of Red Cross in times of need

    By Kristie Hamon
    Landmark News Service

    It’s common to hear of the Red Cross aiding people in times of national disasters, but the organization also works on the local level to assist those in need.
    The local chapter, which covers Nelson, Marion and Washington counties, responds to a variety of emergency situations. A recent emergency in Nelson County was an instance of carbon monoxide inside a home in Fairfield.

  • Hundreds arrested statewide in ‘Operation Black Friday’

    A joint effort by state and federal law enforcement agencies led to the arrests of hundreds of people statewide in what the Kentucky State Police dubbed “Operation Black Friday.”

  • Cookout to benefit homeless shelter

    There will be a Cattlemen's Cookout on Friday, Nov. 8, at the Lebanon Kroger from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Green River Homeless shelter, which lost its government funding due to budget cuts and is in need of help. Orders of five or more can be delivered to your workplace. Donations of baby wipes diapers, canned food, toilet paper, paper towels toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap and shampoo will also be accepted.
    To place an order, to make a donation, or for more information, please call Jennifer Reynolds at 270-321-0475.

  • New school board member is appointed

    The Marion County Board of Education has a newly appointed school board member. Robert "Butch" Cecil was appointed to the Marion County Board of Education on Oct. 31 by Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Terry Holliday. The appointment is to take effect immediately. After being sworn in, Cecil will assume the responsibilities. His first board meeting will be at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 12, at the board of education.

  • City conducting smoke tests of sewer system

    During November and December, the City of Lebanon will be conducting smoke tests of the city’s sewer system.
    These tests will help identify breaks and defects in the system. The smoke is non-toxic, non-staining and has no odor, according to the city. It will be white to gray in color and will not create a fire hazard.
    The smoke should not enter houses unless those houses have defective plumbing or dried up drain pipes.

  • County, MCHS to honor Veterans Day

    State Rep. Terry Mills will be the featured speaker at the 2013 Veterans Day Program at Lebanon National Cemetery.
    The program will begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 10. American Legion Post 49 and its Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Marple Caldwell Post 5910, the Marion County Honor Guard, local Boys Scouts, the Marion County JROTC, and the Marion County High School Band will be assisting with the program.
    A wreath will be presented in honor of the last local veteran interred at the Lebanon National Cemetery.

    High school program is Monday