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Today's News

  • Powell signs with Norfolk State

    Marion County Lady Knight senior Logan Powell signed with Norfolk State University in Virginia last week to play basketball. Pictured with Powell, standing from left, are Marion County High School Athletic Director/Assistant Principal Robby Peterson, Jalen Powell, Kendyl Powell, Marion County High School Principal Stacey Hall and Marion County Head Coach Trent Milby; seated from left are Powell’s mother Dietra Briscoe, Logan Powell, and Powell’s grandmother Hilda Powell.
     

  • 'Swiss cheese' annexation case

    The fate of an annexation approved more than six years ago by the Lebanon City Council now rests in the hands of the Kentucky Supreme Court.

    On Nov. 14, Attorney Keith Brown presented the city's case, while Attorney Jim Avritt Sr. spoke on behalf of the property owners who opposed the annexation.

  • Bradfordsville Christmas in the Country drawing near

    It's almost time for Bradfordsville's annual Christmas in the Country celebration.

    Judging for the best decorated house and business in the Bradfordsville area will take place Nov. 30. Participants should make sure their lights are on between 6 and 9 p.m.

    For more information about the decorating contest, call Amy or Kevin at (270) 337-4911.

  • The hero

    "The hero."
    I got goose bumps every time I heard those two words Saturday during Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes' funeral.
    Anytime an officer referred to Deputy Rakes, he or she wouldn't say his name. Instead, they would say, "the hero."

  • Corrections and Clarifications, Nov. 21

    In last week's edition, a photo misidentified the Glasscock Elementary School "Mallet Madness" group as the West Marion Elementary School Choir.

  • Heavy Hearts

    Marion County is reeling.
    On Saturday,  we said goodbye to Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes, who was killed in the line of duty early Nov. 14. Rakes was living a lifelong dream of working in law enforcement.
    Rakes' death would be enough to leave us saddened, but his death was one of a string of tragic events that have plagued our county over the last two weeks.

  • Christmas in the Park is tonight

    Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon will be all aglow Wednesday, Nov. 21, when hundreds of holiday displays and lights will be turned on for the annual Christmas in the Park event.

    The event officially begins at 6:30 p.m., with free cookies, popcorn and hot chocolate. The lighting of the park will occur at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive, in style on one of Lebanon's finest fire trucks, at 7:15 p.m. The event will end at 8 p.m.

  • Pride, prayers and support

    By John G. Mattingly
    Marion County Judge/Executive

    There is no way to make it right, you can't explain it, a senseless act of violence will change a community like no other event. The tragic death of Deputy Carl Anthony Rakes last week shocked the Marion County community to its very core. It is a shame that it takes a real tragedy to bring a community together. Marion County showed how much they can and do care about their fellow citizens, and especially those who seek to protect them on a daily basis.

  • Dickens Christmas is Friday

    The annual Dickens Christmas celebration returns to downtown Lebanon on Friday, Nov. 23. The Lebanon Main Street and Marion County Chamber of Commerce are once again hosting the celebration.

    The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Friday with the lighting of the community Christmas tree.

    The Dickens Christmas parade will take place at 7 p.m. with Santa Claus as the grand marshal. After the parade, Santa will be available at Joe's Deli on Main for pictures.

  • Loretto Christmas Parade

    There will be a Christmas Parade on Friday, Nov. 30, in Loretto. A tree lighting will take place at the post office parking lot at 5:45 p.m., and the parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. The parade will start at Loretto City Hall and end at the car wash. Following the parade will be refreshments and photos with Santa at Loretto City Hall.