Today's News

  • Wall to wall art at heritage center this week

    Walls and walls of student art will be on display this week at the Marion County Heritage Center. The art show, sponsored by the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council, will begin Wednesday, May 6, with the grand opening. It will feature art from elementary school students from all over the county.
    The arts council also has plans well under way for the Arts Camp, scheduled for July 13-17. Applications have been taken to all the schools for students to take home.

  • Eddie Miles returns to Angelic Hall in Lebanon

    Nationally-known artist and Marion County native Eddie Miles returns to Lebanon this summer, June 26-27, with his intimate solo performance of music from some of America’s most beloved entertainers. His amazing concerts include songs from the legends of country music like Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty and others. With comedy and stories interspersed in the music, the second half of the show features Miles’ uncanny tribute to the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley.

  • Kentucky Writers Celebration May 22-24

    The 2015 Kentucky Writers Celebration culminates Memorial Day weekend, and will be bringing its two-night songwriter showcase to Lebanon. The 2015 Kentucky Songwriters Celebration Show will be held from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23. Also, song writers, noted authors, poets, journalists and writers will be at Historic Penn's Store during the day on Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, May 24.


  • Back for another week

    Sorry about last week. Some of you … OK, the half-dozen or so who read my columns may be wondering what happened to my article!
    Well, it’s simple, I broke my arm. To be specific, I broke the humerus, the big upper bone, in my left arm late Saturday evening (April 25).
    Needless to say, it hurt too much, and the pain pills sort of goofed me out, so I didn’t bother with a column.

  • Lebanon man found guilty of cocaine trafficking

    Brandon T. Smith, 28, of Howard Avenue in Lebanon was tried in Marion Circuit Court last week for trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree (four or more grams of cocaine in a 90-day period).
    Smith was found guilty after a jury trial on April 27-28. Marion Circuit Judge Todd Spalding presided over the case.
    According to the original indictment, Smith was accused of trafficking in cocaine Dec. 4, Dec. 6 and Dec. 10, 2012, Jan. 17 and Jan. 30 and Feb. 7, 2013.

  • Linescores, May 6

    Little League softball
    May 3

    Dodgers 15, Rays 7
    Charleigh Browning, Molly Smothers and Deshia Newby score two runs each for the Dodges. Taylor Vaughn had the Rays only hit in the game.
    Rays      005 20 – 7
    Dodgers 550 5x – 15

  • Turkey, May 6

    Chris Brady of Lebanon took this turkey on Sunday evening May 3 in Marion County during the Spring turkey season. It weighed 22 pounds and sported a 10-inch beard with 7/8-inch spurs and scored 59 1/2 on a scale.

  • Speaking the same language

    School can present unique challenges for students who speak or are learning English as a second language. Jesus Berlanga, a 2012 Marion County High School graduate, has first-hand knowledge of what students are going through.
    Berlanga’s family moved to Lebanon in 2011. His second day here was also his first day at the high school. He had taken some English classes in Mexico, but he said it wasn’t the same as being surrounded by native English speakers.

  • Young named MVP for Midway College

    Marion County High School graduate ShaKyra Young was named the 2014 most valuable player for the Midway College volleyball on April 26. This is second consecutive season that Young, a sophomore, has been named the team’s MVP.
    “She kept the team in many matches
    this season and was a leader on the floor by her example,” Midway Coach Buddy Gallemore said
    Young is the daughter of Tony and Leslie Young of Lebanon.
    Midway College competes in NAIA Division II.

  • Lions Club host golf tournament May 9

    The Lebanon Lions Club is hosting its business/industrial appreciation Spring Invitational Golf Kick-off Tourney at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at Lebanon Country Club.
    The Lions Club still needs a few teams for the tournament, and anyone interested in participating should contact S. Thomas Whitehouse at 270-692-6973.
    This is a four-man best ball scramble with at shotgun start. Team scores will be adjusted by handicap.