Today's News

  • Robey retires from Community Action, Goode takes over

    Lynne B. Robey is wrapping up an impressive 24 years with the Central Kentucky Community Action Council, five years as executive director, and is ready to hand the reins over to a new director.  

  • 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.

  • County’s agreement with Maker’s Mark is final

    During a three-minute special-called meeting Thursday evening, May 17, the Marion County Fiscal Court approved, for the second time, a bond resolution authorizing the issuance of industrial revenue bonds for Maker’s Mark Distillery. The vote was as follows: 

    - Magistrate John Arthur Elder III: Yes

    - Magistrate Jackie Wicker: Yes

    - Magistrate Craig Bishop: No

    - Magistrate Steve Masterson: Abstain

  • Friends honor lost kayaker - encourage lifejacket use

    Sunday, May 6, started as a carefree day amongst friends that turned into a nightmare in the blink of an eye when Anthony “Tony” Brown, went missing during a day of kayaking. 

    Brown, 28, affectionately called “Beans” by friends, had joined Jacob Kelty, Justin Davis, Jacob Noel and Jordan Reed for a day of kayaking when he fell over the Mill Dam and was pulled under by the current. 

  • ‘EMMA: a POP musical!’ opens at Centre Square

    The first showing of ‘EMMA! a POP musical!’ opened with the 8-12-year-old cast on May 17-19 at Centre Square, charming the socks off of the audience in a cute modern retelling of Jane Austen's classic novel. The show features iconic pop hits and dance numbers, showcasing the theatre’s brand new light system. 

  • 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.

  • Celebrate the true meaning of Memorial Day