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Today's News

  • Knights beat Cards

    The Marion County Knights varsity football team hosted Taylor County in their first district game of the season at John J. Boswell field Friday night. Going into the game with two wins and three losses, the Knights were looking to get back to 500 on the season. After a shaky start to the game, Marion County was able to bounce back, playing a solid last three quarters to defeat Taylor County 42-14, taking their record to 3-3 on the season.

  • Emergency management director resigns

    After exactly eight years on the job, Kenny Blair has resigned as the Marion County Emergency Management Director. Blair submitted his resignation Sept. 26 to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

    "I enjoyed all of it," Blair said. "We've had some tough disasters. I appreciate the [fiscal] court's support and all the people."

  • Field Trip Roundup at Calvary Elementary

    Students in Tammy Parman's fifth grade class at Calvary Elementary School perform an original skit entitled, "Field Trip Roundup," during the Marion County Board of Education's meeting Sept. 27. The play incorporated the school's cowboy/western theme with drama, music, dancing and art.

  • Details on deputy jailers are released

    A pair of former Marion County deputy jailers were observed receiving contraband that was later found with inmates inside the Marion County Detention Center, according to an affidavit filed in federal court recently.

  • Outhouse Blowout is Saturday

  • Japanese Cultural Day is Oct. 9

    Japanese Cultural Day will be held Sunday at Centre Square in Lebanon. The event is normally held earlier in the year, but was postponed in the aftermath of the tsunami and earthquake that affected Japan in March.

    The Marion County Industrial Foundation will be hosting the events from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 9. The celebration will include martial arts, dancing, drumming, food and games.

    The schedule of events is as follows:

    - 1:15  - Yosakoi (Japanese dancing)

  • Tourist commission moves forward in search for director

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission met Sept. 27 in executive session to narrow down its list of applicants for the vacant executive director's seat. The commission received 30 applications.

    Commission Treasurer Dave Winebrenner said the commissioners narrowed the list to six possible candidates during last week's meeting.

  • Lebanon gets grant for body armor

    The City of Lebanon was awarded a $10,320 grant from the Law Enforcement Protection Program last week. The grant will be used to purchase body armor vest for the Lebanon Police Department.

    LEPP grants are administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and are given to appropriate agencies for defensive items needed for their duties.

  • Lebanon gets grant for body armor

    The City of Lebanon was awarded a $10,320 grant from the Law Enforcement Protection Program last week. The grant will be used to purchase body armor vest for the Lebanon Police Department.

    LEPP grants are administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and are given to appropriate agencies for defensive items needed for their duties.

  • Halloween event at the library Oct. 10

    The Marion County Public Library is hosting a Halloween-themed day of movies and mayhem on Monday, Oct. 10. At 10 a.m., the library will be showing a not-so-scary movie for younger children.

    At 1 p.m., the library will have a special showing of "Ghostbusters."

    The event will include crafts and spooky visitors as well. Space is limited, so anyone planning to attend is encouraged to register by either stopping by the library at 201 E. Main Street in Lebanon or by calling (270) 692-4698.