Today's News

  • Porter family celebrates 100th reunion

    Marion County is rich with tradition and families that have been around for generations.

    One such family, the Porters, recently celebrated their 100th family reunion on Sept. 2. Approximately 750 Porter family descendants attended, according to Rose Porter Graves.

  • Back to the drawing board

    A new Local Planning Committee has been formed, which is the first step in addressing school facilities in Marion County.

    The committee’s 20 positions were finalized Friday afternoon.

  • Protestors accuse Nally-Martin of mishandling animal abuse case

     A small group of protesters took to the sidewalk in front of Mattingly & Nally-Martin, PLLC on West Main Street in Lebanon Friday in response to Marion County Attorney Lisa Nally-Martin's handling of a recent animal abuse case in Taylor County.

  • Trial rescheduled for Lebanon man accused of rape

     The jury trial for Emmett Lee Cowherd, 54, of Lebanon, who is accused of rape, burglary and assault, has been rescheduled and is currently set for Oct. 22.

    A pretrial conference is scheduled for Sept. 20.

    Cowherd was arrested March 27, 2018 after being indicted in Marion Circuit Court for charges of first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • FOOTBALL: Knights can’t keep halftime lead in loss to East Jessamine

    Marion County put up their best first half performance. At one point, they held a 20-6 lead.

    But the East Jessamine Jaguars scored 29 of the games final 35 points as they defeated the Knights 35-26 Friday evening on John J. Boswell Field

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cards fend off Lady Knights for fourth straight district title

    The Taylor County Lady Cardinals have built a stronghold on the 20th District championship thanks to a mixture of excellent hitting, stellar defense and timely performances in the clutch.

    For one set, it looked like all that talent would capitulate them to yet another district title.

  • Disappointing endings

    Endings are always emotional.

    Dr. Seuss once said, “Don’t be sad because it’s over. Be glad because it happened.”

    Still, we can’t help but be sad when something comes to an end. When something ends, we can never get that same thing back ever again. Sometimes, when something ends, we say goodbye to that thing forever.

  • First ever alumni basketball game is Saturday

    The Marion County High School girls basketball team is hosting the first-ever Marion County Alumni Basketball Game this Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Roby Dome.

    The event is a fundraiser for the Marion County High School girls basketball team. Admission to the game is $5. Concessions will be available at the event.

  • The Gameplan - Oct. 17

    Oct. 17
    Fifth Region Tournament
    Semifinal games (at Marion County), 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

    Oct. 18
    Fifth Region Tournament
    Championship game (at Marion County), 7 p.m.

    Oct. 19
    Knights vs. Taylor County (Home), 7:30 p.m.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Cards defeat Knights 4-1, end Marion County’s season

    After a solid first 10 minutes, fatigue started to set in for the Marion County Knights. Playing in their second game in as many nights showed. Against any team, it would have hurt. But against Taylor County, it was disastrous.

    Season-ending, in fact.

    Taylor County defeated the Knights 4-1 in the 18th District Tournament semifinals last Tuesday at Campbellsville Elementary School. The loss ended Marion County’s 2018 season.