Today's News

  • Deer-Mattingly

    Dylan Mattingly, 5, is the son of Bruce and Jamie Mattingly. He killed this 10-point buck on his dad's farm in Springfield during youth season.

  • Big sound

    After the Marion County Marching Knights concluded their season Saturday, band director Curtis Bennett sounded pleased.

    "We're one of the smallest bands in our class," he said. "Fortunately, we don't play like a small band."

    Marion County finished 13th in the AAAA semifinals at Barren County High School. Marion County received a score of 72.55.

  • City/county goes CodeRED

    The City of Lebanon and Marion County have a new emergency mass notification provider. The transition to Emergency Communications Network's (ECN) CodeRED mass notification solution from One Call Now began earlier this month. ECN recently acquired all One Call Now's Government Emergency Center/911 clients.

  • Gorley Trail vandalized again

    The renovated Cecil L. Gorley Trail, which was vandalized shortly before its debut to the public in April, has been struck by vandals again.

    According to officials with the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission, several of the signs and posts have been uprooted and tossed into the reservoir. Horses have also been on the trail, and have caused some damage to the trail and bridges.

  • This is the last weekend of the New Harmonies exhibit

    If you haven't seen the New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music exhibit yet, you are running out of time. The exhibit will remain on display in Lebanon through Saturday.

    "This is the last opportunity for residents of Lebanon to get to see a first-class, national Smithsonian exhibit," said Nicky Reynolds, executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. "Don't miss your opportunity."

    The exhibit is part of the Smithsonian Institute's Museum on Main program.

  • 14 more options in the race for President

    Only two candidates have received national attention, but Kentucky voters actually have 16 options on Nov. 6. Five candidates (including Barack Obama and Mitt Romney) will appear on the ballot, but 11 write-in candidates have filed as well.

    If you aren't satisfied with what either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney have to offer, here are your other options.

    The following candidates will appear on the ballot:

  • Obama, Romney vie for Presidency

    On Nov. 6, American voters will have the opportunity to decide who they would like to lead the nation for the next four years.

    The two major candidates are incumbent President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and challenger Mitt Romney, a Republican and the former governor of Massachusetts.

    In the past month, the candidates have debated each other three times, and their running mates, Vice President Joe Biden and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, even squared off down the road at Centre College in Danville.

  • More than just numbers at MCHS

    Building relationships with students and maintaining a healthy school culture are a primary focus for Marion County High School, Principal Stacey Hall told school board members during their regular monthly meeting, which was held Oct. 23 at MCHS.

    But, at the end of the day, Hall said he realizes what many people are going to be focused on is test scores.

  • Abandoned animals

    This month marks 30 years since the Marion County Animal Shelter was first opened.

    It's a place I remember well.

  • It isn't about the party, it's about values

    By Jodi George

    Guest columnist

    In 1992, only 51 Marion County residents voted in the Republican primary.  

    Today, the Marion County GOP's membership exceeds 2,000 registered voters.  

    A group that once could squeeze into a phone booth now needs a real meeting room to gather.