Today's News

  • Canadian company continues to grow

    When Gov. Steve Beshear stopped in Lebanon Oct. 20, Mayor Gary Crenshaw pointed out that Beshear has been here five times in the last three and a half years.

    "Each time that he comes it's either to do a ribbon cutting or bring money and jobs to Lebanon and Marion County," Crenshaw said. "Governor, thank you very much, and I invite you over the next four and a half years to come back as often as you can."

  • Big heart & a new home

    When Billy Osbourne became the president of the Marion County Association for the Handicapped, he developed a five-year plan to build new group homes and new workshops for Marion County Industries.

    On Oct. 20, the first part of that plan came to fruition with the opening of Marion Meadows, a house for three individuals with mental disabilities.

    "It feels real good," Osbourne said at the open house.

  • Tensions persist, mayor urges commissioners to move forward

    The tension within the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission hasn't let up just yet.

    During a special-called meeting Oct. 20, the first item on the agenda referred to a commissioner's continued appointment, and it appears to have stemmed from an open records request made by Commissioner Dennis George.

    Mayor Gary Crenshaw attended last week's meeting and urged the commissioners to find a way to work together, even with their disagreements.

  • MCHS in regional marching band competition Saturday

    The Marching Knights will take the field for regional competition Saturday, Oct. 22, at Hopkinsville High School in Hopkinsville.

    Marion County will be competing in the Class AAAA West Regional. They are scheduled to perform at 9 p.m. Central time. Tickets for the regional competition are $10 apiece and can be purchased on site.

  • Fiscal court to meet Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Items on the agenda are:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Pauper funeral expense

    - Resolution and proclamation on behalf of St. Charles Church

    - Lease agreement of CD & D landfill site

    - Letter of intent (non-binding); real estate lease

    - Presentation concerning county employee - Humana Health Insurance Renewal

  • Tourist commission calls special meeting for Thursday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has scheduled a special-called meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes a few items.

    The first item is "Commissioner continued appointment to the LTCC discussion and action."

    This is followed by an executive session to discuss property acquisition and a personnel discussion.

  • Big Blue All-Stars to play at Roby Dome

    A team of former UK players and other former collegians with Kentucky ties will play against the St. Catharine College men's basketball team tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at the Roby Dome.  

    The Big Blue All-Stars team will consist of DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings), Ravi Moss (KBDL), Josh Harrellson (New York Knicks), DeAndre Liggins (Orlando Magic), Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), and Shelvin Mack (Washington Wizards).  

  • Connect Four

    The Marion County Lady Knights volleyball team captured the district crown Wednesday night at the Roby Dome. The Lady Knights won the title for the fourth consecutive year, beating Campbellsville in the first round of the district tournament on Tuesday night and defeating Taylor County in the finals. This win takes Marion County's overall record to 24-10, with their district standings at 10-0.

  • Knights fall to Danville in overtime in district

    The Marion County Knights soccer team traveled to Danville Tuesday of last week to play Danville in the second round of the district tournament, after defeating Garrard County 9-0 the night before in the opening round.

  • Boyle County eliminates Lady Knights from district

    The Marion County Lady Knights soccer team played Boyle County, the host of the district tournament, in the second round Oct. 11. They couldn't get on the scoreboard, losing the game 10-0 due to the mercy rule. They reached the second round after beating Garrard County, 2-0, on Oct. 10.  

    In the Boyle County game, the Lady Knights were outmatched.