Today's News

  • Pope’s Creek Ranch prepares for tomato conflict

    By Matt Overing

    Chances are high that you’ve never participated in anything like what is going down at Pope’s Creek Ranch on Saturday.
    That would be the Marion County Tomato Conflict, loosely based on La Tomatina in Spain. It’s essentially a massive tomato-chucking fight.
    Pope’s Creek Ranch general manager David Neville said the event is so unique, even he doesn’t know what to expect.

  • Education, healthcare, tourism and economy discussed during the interim
  • Kentucky must work harder to protect its children

    From a historical perspective, one of our country’s greatest success stories over the last century has been the steep decline in childhood mortality.
    Between 1907 and 2007, the number of children who did not make it to their fifth birthday dropped from about 1,400 out of every 100,000 to less than 30, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For those ages five to 14, the mortality rate went from 307 to 15.

  • Flag stolen from VFW

     An American flag has been stolen from VFW Post 5910 in Lebanon.

    The Lebanon Police received a call reporting the theft around 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, according to Police Chief Wally Brady.

    "Someone cut the rope and stole the flag," Brady said.

    Officer Alan Corbett is investigating. 

    Anyone with information about the theft can call the police department at 270-692-2121 or the Lebanon Police tip line at 270-692-5LAW (270-692-5529).

  • Lebanon reclaims President’s Cup

     The all-time President’s Cup series is back to even, 8-8, with Lebanon’s victory in this year’s event.

    Lebanon claimed the victory, 18-12, winning all three portions of the competition.

    Here are the results:

    Alternate Shot: Lebanon 4, Springfield 2 points 

    Best ball:  Lebanon 7, Springfield 5

  • Gribbins found guilty of wanton murder

    Shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday, a jury of six men and six women found Christopher Gribbins guilty of wanton murder in the death of David Litsey Jr.

    After handing down their verdict, the jury went into a second deliberation to determine its recommended sentence. Mary Ann McClain Sapp of the probation and parole office testified that the jury could sentence Gribbins to 20-50 years or to life in prison. She added that he would have to serve 85 percent of his term or 20 years, whichever was less, before he would be eligible for parole.

  • Murder trial continues

    Two days into the case of the Commonwealth vs. Christopher Gribbins, the jury had heard approximately eight and a half hours of testimony from 15 witnesses.
    Gribbins is on trial for murder in connection with the death of David Litsey Jr. on Nov. 9. 2012. Litsey was 22 years old at the time of his death.

  • Brittany Jones attends Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders


  • Participants announced in child, adult care food program
  • Taking charge: MCHS names two new coaches

    The spring semester proved to be one of trial and tribulation for Marion County High School’s athletic program.

    With victories and defeats aside, a couple teams lost their top leaders while a whole new team was formed and will soon be underway. 

    The  Lady Knights softball team and Marion County’s swim team each lost their coaches recently.