Today's News

  • Tourist commission meets today

     The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in Room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Recognition of former commissioner Carlotta Brussell

    • Minutes of the Aug. 13 meeting

    • Treasurer’s report

    • New business

    - Patent and trademark renewal

    - Executive director search committee

    - Executive director search ad

  • Man injured in reported stabbing Sunday

     A Marion County man is recovering from a reported Sunday morning stabbing.

  • Spalding gets 15 years for manslaughter, assault, DUI

    A Lebanon man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years for second-degree manslaughter, second-degree assault, DUI first offense and four counts of promoting contraband.

    Joseph M. Spalding, 29, of 516 Valley View Apartments in Lebanon pled guilty to all the counts against him, and Judge Allan Bertram handed down the sentence Sept. 4 in Marion Circuit Court.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday, Sept. 4

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda is as follows:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Second reading of the budget amendment on receipt of Marion County Board of Education funds

    • Appointment of Marion County Public Library Board trustee

    • Memorandum of agreement with the Lincoln Trail Board of Health for emergency facility use

  • Tourism director resigns

    For the third time in four years, Lebanon will be looking for a new tourism director.
    Carla Abbi has submitted her resignation as the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. Her last day will be Sept. 16.
    In July, Abbi married Dr. Atam Abbi of Springfield. She said will be moving to Springfield and is stepping down to spend more time with her family.
    “In order to do this job correctly, I would have to give up more of my time,” Abbi said.

  • Fall, falling, and fallen


  • Game Plan, Sept. 3

    Sept. 3


    Marion Co. vs. Bethlehem at Maywood

    Sept. 4


    Lady Knights at Hart Co., TBA


    Washington Co. at Lady Knights, 7 p.m.

  • Marion County makes its point(s) in opener

    A slow and steady rain set the stage as the Marion County Knights opened their season by triumphing over the Green County Dragons in the Heart of Kentucky Pigskin Classic on Aug. 30.

    The Knights slayed the Dragons, 33-0.

    “It’s a great win. The kids have worked their butt off,” Interim Head Coach Matthew “Moo Moo” Mattingly said in the press box after the game. 

  • Welcome back to all fall athletes

    Welcome back Knights and Lady Knights!

    After a long summer, I’m ready to get back to covering Marion County High School’s athletic programs, as I’m sure many of you are eager to get back to playing and watching the games.

    Over the last two weeks, I’ve gotten to go to several games and was happy to get back to work - even though the heat is back with a vengeance.

  • Lady Knights lose two volleyball matches

     The Marion County Lady Knights got a rough start to their week by taking on the Bethlehem Banshees (8-1) on Aug. 25 and the Green County Lady Dragons (3-3) on Aug. 26.

    Despite making runs in all three sets, they fell to the Banshees 25-17, 25-12, 25-14.