Today's News

  • Warrior Dashed Out? I hope not

    I'm going to open by saying what you are about to read is not the column I wanted to write.

    I wanted to write about how the Warrior Dash was a wonderful experience, about how it showcased our community and about how much I'm looking forward to participating again next year.

    Only I can't.

    Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed the Warrior Dash, and if it does return, I fully intend to do it again. Even if it doesn't return, I'll probably travel to run another one.

  • I am nostalgic

    By Nick Schrager

    I grew up a gamer. I am a gamer.

    The first gaming console my family had was back in the 80's when I was a wee one, the Sega Master System. In fact, I still have it somewhere, minus the electronic pistol it came with, I disassembled that when I was around seven during my phase of taking things apart to find out what made them work.

  • MAC escapee apprehended

    George Wesley Upton, 33, who walked away from Marion Adjustment Center May 29, has been apprehended.

    Upton was serving a 10-year sentence for first-degree wanton endangerment on a police officer and first-degree fleeing and evading.

    Details about Upton's capture have not been released. More information will be reported as soon as it becomes available.

  • A portion of Helm Schoolhouse Road will be closed Saturday for Warrior Dash

    On Thursday, the Marion County Fiscal Court approved a request to close a portion of Helm Schoolhouse Road on Saturday, June 23, the day of the Warrior Dash.

    The gravel portion of Helm School House Road, between the intersections with Ed Sullivan Road and Popes Creek Road, will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday morning until the Warrior Dash event has concluded. This is being done to insure emergency vehicles will have access to the race site in the event of an emergency.

    Residents who live on Helm Schoolhouse Road will still have access to their homes.

  • Warrior Dash preparations in full effect

    Kentucky's inaugural Warrior Dash will take place in Lebanon Saturday, and the following information was sent to participants via email:

  • Field fire near Falcon Crest Subdivision now under control

    At approximately 3:10 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 20, the Lebanon Fire Department was dispatched to a field fire on St. Rose and Toad Mattingly roads, which was dangerously close to Falcon Crest Subdivision in Lebanon.

    Reports were that flames were getting dangerously close to the homes in that specific subdivision. St. Rose Road was temporarily blocked because the flames were so close to the roadway. But the roadway is now open, and the fire is out, according to Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson.

  • Short Line Pike home destroyed by fire

    Firefighters from across Marion County spent nearly four and a half hours containing a house fire at 250 Short Line Pike on June 19.  The interior of the house, which belongs to Bo and Nita Sherrell, was completely destroyed, and the roof was damaged as firefighters worked to get the fire out.
    No one was injured as a result of the fire. Neither the Sherrells nor their sons, Timothy (7) and Elliot (6), were at home at the time of the fire.

  • MCHS basketball camp

    Marion County High School hosted a basketball camp last week.

  • Dirt Bowl scheduled for this weekend

    The third annual "Dirt Bowl" has been scheduled for June 23-24 at the Cleaver Court basketball court in Lebanon. The Dirt Bowl is sponsored by the Marion County Youth Center and Community.
    Tip off is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and the event will last until approximately 7 p.m.
    In the event of rain, the Dirt Bowl will be rescheduled for June 30 and July 1.
    Five-person teams will compete in 8-11, 12-14 and 15-18 year old divisions. There will also be co-ed divisions for those same age groups.

  • Two Lady Knights play for Kentucky Junior All-Stars

    Over the weekend, the Kentucky Junior All-Stars played a pair of games against the Indiana Junior All-Stars, and two Marion County Lady Knights were selected to represent Kentucky.
    Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers both played for Kentucky Friday and Saturday in games at North Oldham High School. Indiana won both games.
    On Friday night, Indiana won 101-98 in spite of a 44-point effort by Becca Greenwell of Owensboro Catholic.
    Goodin-Rogers scored 11 points for the Kentucky squad, and Epps added six points.