Today's News

  • Veatch steps downs as MCHS coach

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent

    Jessica Veatch has resigned as the Marion County High School softball coach.
    She was hired after the 2014 season to replace Todd Spalding (who is now serving as a circuit judge). During her one season leading the Lady Knights, they finished with a 23-12 record. They were also the 20th District runner-up and advanced to the 5th Region tournament, where they lost to eventual regional champion Central Hardin.
    Veatch submitted her resignation after the season.

  • Kentucky Cooperage donates $2,500 to the Marion County Good Samaritans Foundation, Inc.
  • What is your favorite game to hunt?

    As an outdoorsman or -woman, have you ever played the “what if” game?
    What if you were given the choice of hunting one season and one season only? Take it even further and chose your weapon and one weapon only?
    What would it be? Would it be doves with a Browning over/under in 12 gauge? Dove hunting would be a good choice. Weather’s usually nice, the bag limit is generous, and you can hunt with a bunch of friends! And they’re good eatin’. You’ll shoot a lot, but hit less than you shoot.

  • County fair in full swing

    Animals, games, food, pageants and rides will return to the Marion County Fairgrounds June 27 through July 4.
    The 2015 Marion County Fair began Saturday, June 27, with the open dairy show.
    Starting Monday, June 29, the carnival will open at 5 p.m. each night through July 4 (weather permitting). Admission is $10 per person, and it includes the rides and nightly events.

  • Community Action’s finances continue to improve

    Lynne Robey had some good news for the Marion County Fiscal Court last week.
    Central Kentucky Community Action Council continues to improve its financial condition. When Robey took over as the CKCAC director a few years ago, the agency’s future was uncertain.
    Thanks to support from local governments in the agency’s service area and changes within the office, the agency is getting back on its feet, according to Robey.

  • Bump, set, SPIKE!

    As part of the Summer Dream Academy, Lebannon Elementary School hosted a Summer SLAM, a camp to teach basic volleyball and teamworks skills.
    Participants learned techniques to practice skills on the court and did team-building exercises off the court.

  • On Deck

    Marion County All-Stars practiced last week in preparation for Little League all-star tournaments. The 12-and-under and 10-and-under softball tournaments started this past Sunday.

  • Public comment meetings set on oil and gas development

    Kentucky Press News Service

    The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and its agencies have set the dates and locations for three public meetings to allow interested parties to submit comments concerning oil and gas development in the state. The locations will be in Madisonville, Somerset and Hazard.

  • Drug that was supposed to stem Ky.'s heroin epidemic creates a whole new problem

    By Mary Meehan
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Kentucky doctors have new restrictions for prescribing Suboxone after efforts to curb pill mills created a new cash-for-pills market and a street trade for the drug designed to safely wean addicts from heroin.
    "A lot of the pill mills morphed into facilities that dispense these prescriptions" for Suboxone, said Dr. John Langefeld, medical director of the state's department of Medicaid services.

  • Mock disaster drill a success

    Marion County emergency personnel and Spring View Hospital staff responded to a simulated meth lab explosion Wednesday, June 17, on Fairgrounds Road in Lebanon.
    According to Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson, the disaster exercise went very well.
    “There were three out-of-county evaluators that had nothing but praise for the responders of Lebanon and Marion County,” Johnson said.