Today's News

  • CU graduates record number of graduates

    By Joan C. McKinney
    Director of Campbellsville University Communications

    “Because I cannot add years to my life, I want to add life to my years. If I am not able to do anything about the length of my life, I can do something about its breadth and depth,” Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, 92, chancellor at the University of Richmond in Virginia told Campbellsville University graduates in his commencement address Saturday, May 12.

  • Lebanon native discusses the privilege of college during commencement speech

    By Madison Harris
    Student writer
    EKU Communications

    Raley Martin described studying at Eastern Kentucky University as a “privilege” in her commencement address to the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences on May 12. She chose that word for a reason.
    The Lebanon native believes that many students allow stress to steer them into thinking of their education as an “obligation rather than an opportunity.”

  • MCHS band performs spring concert

    The Marion County High School Band performed their spring concert recently. The band featured music from their spring assessment in which they received a distinguished rating. The ensemble also featured music from Star Wars and the musical “Hamilton.”

  • Student makes a difference in the world with school project

    Myliah Brown, 15, a Marion County Knight Academy student, didn’t just complete a school project recently – she made a difference in the world.
    Brown’s mother, Myranda Gray of Lebanon, said her daughter has been concerned with the well-being of others since she could speak. Brown would tell her mother that she wanted to help provide care for people who couldn’t afford it for themselves.

  • MCHS to hold Signing Day ceremony for seniors

    Marion County High School will have a Signing Day ceremony Tuesday, May 29, in the school’s gymnasium to recognize all MCHS seniors regardless of their post-secondary plans. Organized by Kentucky College Coach Sarah Begley and MCHS Principal Thad Elmore, the event will highlight members of the class of 2018 and their decision to attend college, join the military, or enter the workforce.
    Signing Day will begin at 2:00 pm and Lindsey Wilson College Dean of Students Chris Schmidt will serve as the keynote speaker.  

  • Teen Leadership Outstanding Leaders

    On April 24, Teen Leadership Marion County held its annual end-of-year banquet. At the banquet, Megan Kruse and Vedant Patel were recognized as the group’s Outstanding Leaders of 2018.

  • Training for the worst

    Marion County Emergency Medical Services participated in a week-long training and simulated exercise scenario for the event of a mass casualty emergency. The simulated exercise involved volunteer civilians acting as victims of a mass shooting. The simulation took place at Woodlawn Baptist Church on Saturday, May 19. EMS workers were tested on casualty recovery. 

  • Memorial Day events this weekend

    The Lebanon National Cemetery will be hosting Memorial Day events this Saturday and Sunday. At 8 a.m., Saturday, all members of the public are invited to come to the cemetery and assist in decorating the graves of our military’s fallen with flags. At 2 p.m., Sunday, the traditional Memorial Day service will be held for service members and the public. 

  • Marion County Music Fest is June 8-9


    The Marion County Music Fest is a two-day festival this year, taking place June 8-9 at Johnston Field behind Centre Square in Lebanon.

    The event starts at 5 p.m. Friday, June 8. The night’s events feature America’s Got Talent finalists Linkin’ Bridge, Battle of the Bands winners Gravel Switch, 2018 International Blues Challenge semi-finalists One Shot Johnny, the Perfect Fit Band, Ann Courtney Thompson and Elizabeth Medley.

  • Girls, Be The Wolf

    ‘Tis the season for commencement speeches.