Today's News

  • Lebanon man indicted for drug charges

     Nicholas S. Beckley, 29, of 160 Hamilton Heights in Lebanon was indicted for tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and buy/possess drug paraphernalia. According to the indictment, on or about Feb. 26, Beckley concealed, removed, or altered evidence, which he believed was about to be produced or used in an official proceeding, knowingly and unlawfully possessed meth and drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $5,000. 


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  • BASEBALL: Knights face Adair to wrap up district

    The Marion County Knights finished 2-2 this week, dropping two games to the Campbellsville Eagles while also winning one against the Eagles and DuPont Manual.

    Marion County won the series opener against Campbellsville 9-8 on April 9, but dropped the second game, 12-2, on April 10 and the third game, 12-9, on April 11.

  • A spirited affair
  • Redemption

    On March 16, 2018, a little-known school from Baltimore, Maryland, making its second ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament, pulled off the unthinkable: it became the first 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

    The UMBC Retrievers trounced the Virginia Cavaliers 74-54 in that game, forever etching their name into college basketball lore. They would forever be known as the team that beat Virginia—the top overall seed in the 2018 tournament.

  • School board chooses new provider for school nursing services

     One Cross Medical Clinic has been providing school nursing services

    for Marion County Public Schools this year, but the school board has voted to go with a different company in 2019-20.

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser explained that when the school district lost its contract with the Lincoln Trail District Health Department last year due to budget cuts and limited staffing, the board chose to outsource its school nursing services to One Cross Medical Clinic in Campbellsville, which also has an office in Lebanon.  

  • Kentucky Classic Arts researches ticket sales, asks for more financial support

     Kentucky Classic Arts representatives attended the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission’s April 8 meeting to present their research behind ticket sales and reach within the community.

    Robin Humphress, director of Kentucky Classic Arts, came before the commission alongside Jodi George. George is assisting in the creation of a development office, and is researching the impact of the arts center. She also sits on the board of directors for the arts center.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Knights get 20 top 5 finishes at Thomas Nelson Meet

    The Marion County High School track and field team continued to find success this week, beginning with a meet on April 9 at the Thomas Nelson All-Comers Meet.

    The Knights had 20 top-five finishes in the meet—including seven first or second-places finishes.

  • Lebanon woman indicted for church vandalism

     A Lebanon woman has been indicted for criminal mischief after allegedly vandalizing St. Charles Church property on March 9.

    Deanna L. Rupa, 50, of 347 Long Avenue in Lebanon was indicted on April 8 for first-degree criminal mischief. According to the indictment, on or about March 9, Rupa intentionally or wantonly defaced, destroyed or damaged property belonging to another, causing a loss of $1,000 or more. 

  • Lady Knights win first 2 district games

    The Marion County Lady Knights set a goal this season to go undefeated in district play.

    After a 6-1 win over Taylor County on April 9 and a 6-0 win over Adair County on April 10, the Lady Knights have a 2-0 district record.

    “It’s where we want to be right now,” Head Coach Erin Benton said. “We’re going to keep working. We’re not going to settle for anything. Just push to do our best every day.”

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Irvin resigns

    Montrelle Irvin has resigned as Marion County High School’s head boys basketball coach after eight seasons.

    Irvin is returning to his alma mater, Taylor County, as its next boys basketball head coach. Irvin, a 1996 Taylor County graduate, takes over for Jeff Gumm, who served as Taylor County’s interim coach last season.

    Last season, Gumm led Taylor County to a 23-8 record, a district championship and an appearance in the regional final. Taylor County defeated Marion County 71-58 for the district championship in February at the Roby Dome.