Today's News

  • Australian feeling at home on Kentucky team

    By Larry Vaught
    Guest columnist

    When John Calipari flew to Indiana to watch Isaac Humphries play last season, he said it was during the “worst snow storm” he encountered last year.
    “I almost didn’t even go,” said Calipari.
    Once he landed, he called former Notre Dame coach Digger Phelps and current Irish coach Mike Brey who told him it never snowed like that.

  • Volleyball spends 2015 season playing catch-up

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County High School volleyball team could not uphold their eight-year streak this time around. The Lady Knights went 14-21-1 this season – their first losing record since 2007.
    The season was off to a rough start, after losing their first three games to Woodford County, Nelson County and Thomas Nelson. The Lady Knights went on a good run and evened their season record after defeating Adair and Washington counties and Bethlehem, but their success was short-lived.

  • Autism center open house this Friday

    There will be an open house for the new Working the Puzzle for Autism Inc. Autism Center from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., this Friday, Nov. 20.
    The new center is located at 748 West Main Street in Lebanon where the Communicare workshop is located.
    Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. entered into a use of space agreement with Communicare and has access to a 2,000 square feet area in the old KenMar building where the Marion County Industries workshop is located.

  • Christmas in the Country is Dec. 5

    The City of Bradfordsville encourages all homes to decorate for Christmas in the Country, which will be held Dec. 5. The day for the judging of best houses and businesses will be announced soon.

  • Upcoming Christmas events

    Christmas in the Park will take place at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Wednesday, Nov. 25.
    The event will officially begin at 6:30 p.m., with free cookies, popcorn and hot chocolate. The lighting of the park will be at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive on one of Lebanon's finest fire trucks at 7:15 p.m.

  • Central Kentucky Community Action to offer assistance to graduating college seniors

    Are you a college senior in need of help with tuition or graduation expenses?
    If you are a resident of Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson or Washington counties and your household meets the income guidelines you may be eligible for assistance. Please contact your local Community Action for more information.

  • Bullet shoots through building, over men’s heads

    Six men were victims of first-degree wanton endangerment last month when someone shot a gun and the bullet went through the building where they were working.
    According to Lebanon Police Officer Henry Keene, on Oct. 18, an unknown person fired a 40-caliber round in the vicinity of North Woodlawn Avenue. At the time, six men were inside a construction building on Mercer Avenue. Six people inside that building heard the bullet, and it went over several of their heads, Keene said.

  • City puts Morgan statue up for bid

    A piece of artwork that’s never been displayed and has been the center of controversy since it was created in 1999 is for sale.
    The City of Lebanon is accepting sealed bids for the Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan statue. During the Lebanon City Council meeting Monday, Nov. 9, Public Works Director Terry Bland asked the council to consider doing something with the statue, which is being stored and taking up space at the city service center.
    The council approved taking sealed bid for the sale of the statue.

  • Flu is 'miserable' for employers and workers

    By Laura Ungar
    The Courier-Journal and
    Jayne O'Donnell
    USA Today

    It pays to prevent the flu.
    It doesn’t just help you avoid a week or two of misery, it saves you – and your employer – lots of money. And it’s easier than ever to avail yourself of what doctors say is the best defense against the virus: the flu vaccine.

  • Southern Lights to run Nov. 20 to Dec. 31 at Kentucky Horse Park

    Kentucky Press News Service

    The Southern Lights holiday festival, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc., returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington Nov. 20 to Dec. 31. More than 125,000 individuals in more than 30,000 vehicles attend Southern Lights annually from Kentucky and beyond, making Southern Lights a premier holiday event in the region and nation, a news release said.
    Southern Lights has grown into a well-known Bluegrass tradition over the last 22 years. .