Today's News

  • ‘It’s all worth it’

    They’ve logged thousands of miles up and down the road. They’ve spent several long nights getting their trucks ready for a truck pull. They’ll tell you there’s not much money in it and that you have to love the sport. Indeed, Dakota Clark and James Sullivan love what they do, no matter the obstacles or struggles they might face.

  • Vaught’s Views: Just a “normal kid” who can really shoot a basketball

    By Larry Vaught

    Kentucky signee Dontaie Allen knows shooting is what he does best — and what Kentucky coach John Calipari obviously liked about the 6-6 Pendleton County senior.

  • Distillers pour money into Kentucky bourbon

     I was beaming with pride when representatives of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association recently appeared before the Interim Joint Committee on Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations. As they talked about the state of their industry, I couldn’t resist pointing out that I represent a district where half of the world’s bourbon is being stored.

  • 11-14-18 Church Briefs

    Celebrate Recovery
    Celebrate Recovery and Celebration Place helps people find healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups. We’re committed to see people set free and experience hope and transformation. CR meets at Lebanon United Methodist Church, 236 N. Spalding Avenue, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. It starts with a meal, then large group gathering and celebration place, (CR for Kids) at 6:30 p.m., followed by open share groups at 7:30 p.m., and solid rock café (desserts) at 8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.

  • Smokey the Bear and firefighters visit St. Augustine School


    St. Augustine School celebrated fire safety last month by inviting special guests to their school. Smokey the Bear talked about fire safety outdoors and firefighters with the Lebanon Fire Department talked about fire safety in the home.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights look to take next step in 2018

    Kelly Wood said he spent last season figuring out his new team.

    “I did a lot of things last year to find out what we would be best at,” Marion County’s second-year head coach said. “This year is different. I pretty much know what I want right off the bat. I know my team better and they know me better. We had ups and downs like any season is going to have.”

    Now, with a full season and offseason under their belts, Wood and the Lady Knights have high hopes for a successful 2018 campaign.

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  • WMES students celebrate Red Ribbon Week


    West Marion Elementary recently celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Students participated in a variety of activities and learned the importance of making healthy choices and of saying no to drugs. Students in grades kindergarten-2nd participated in a coloring contest and students in grades 3rd-5th participated in a poster contest.

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  • FOOTBALL: "It's not working"

    Four consecutive losing seasons have left football players and community members frustrated with the direction Marion County High School’s football is heading in, and that frustration has many calling for a shakeup in the coaching staff.

    Low scoring, running clocks and blowouts have dominated Marion County football for the past four seasons. Marion County has gone 4-36, been outscored 1,586-542, shutout five times and allowed 30 or more points in 32 of the past 40 games.