Today's News

  • Knights show promise

    The Marion County High School boys basketball team hit the road last week to open up their preseason with the first of two scrimmages.
    The Fern Creek Tigers hosted the Knights in the second annual Fern Creek “Jam”boree, and came away with a 76-43 victory in the varsity scrimmage. The junior varsity Knights also took on the Tigers, and also were defeated 43-32.

  • Lady Patriots to compete in state finals

    The Lebanon Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team competed in the state tournament held at Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington over the weekend, and advanced to the championship game, which will take place on Sunday, Nov. 27.

  • Lady Knights defeat Sacred Heart with no trouble

    The Marion County Lady Knights traveled to Bullitt East High School in Shepherdsville Saturday afternoon to begin preseason play. The Lady Knights faced the Sacred Heart Valkyries in a junior varsity/varsity double header as part of the 10th annual Bullitt East High Potential Showcase.
    The game was played in two 20-minute segments, in which the score was reset at the beginning of each. Marion County won each of the segments rather easily, and showed signs of playing to their full capabilities.

  • Christmas in the Park is tonight

    Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon will be all aglow tonight 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 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.

  • Dickens Christmas is Friday

    Carolers will stroll the streets, a live nativity scene will be on display and Santa will make an appearance during a parade Friday, Nov. 25, in downtown Lebanon. The Lebanon Main Street Committee and the Marion County Chamber of Commerce are once again joining together to put on the annual Dickens Christmas celebration.

    The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the lighting of the community Christmas tree next to the old Marion County Courthouse on Main Street.

  • Limestone Distillery open house is Friday through Sunday

    A new microdistillery in Lebanon will be hosting an open house during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

    The Limestone Distillery, which is located on the Marion County Veterans Memorial Highway between Loretto Highway and St. Rose Road, will have its open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 27.

    Steve Beam, who co-owns the distillery with his brother Paul, said they want to invite the community for a sneak peak of what they've been doing.

  • Government closings for Thanksgiving

    Several government offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, and some government services will be affected as well.

    The county will not pick up garbage on Thursday, Nov. 24. Instead Friday, Nov. 25, will be a double pick up day. County residents are asked to set their trash out earlier than usual this Friday.

  • 'Tis the season at Maker's Mark Distillery

  • Memorial ride for 'Big Jim' McMurtry is Saturday

    A memorial ride for "Big Jim" McMurtry will take place Saturday, Nov. 26, starting and ending at McB's Bar and Grill.

    Interested riders can preregister between now and Saturday, and sign-ins will take place between noon and 2 p.m. at McB's, 212 W. Main Street in Lebanon.

    All vehicles are welcome.

    Participation is free, although participants are asked to donate a toy for Christmas for local families.

  • Generation Gap's Christmas giveaway will be Dec. 22

    Each year, the Generation Gap hosts a Christmas giveaway at the Cardinal Den. This year's giveaway will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22.

    Members of the Marion County Fiscal Court donated $1,625 toward the event during the court's Nov. 17 meeting.

    Junior Adams, the president of the Generation Gap, said donations are welcome for children up to 12 years old.