Today's News

  • Ham Days merchandise for sale

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce is releasing the official design of the 2019 Marion County Country Ham Days 50th Anniversary t-shirt and collector pin. The t-shirt design is on a heather navy blue colored shirt and features a 50th Anniversary logo with the flying pig in the background. The back of the shirt will have the Marion County Country Ham Days logo. The collector lapel pin also features the 50th Anniversary Country Ham Days logo.

  • Biking to beat cancer

    Jennifer Mattingly is all too familiar with cancer.

    She saw her mother, Janet Blair, fight breast cancer in 2011.

    And, Jennifer, herself, recently battled breast cancer.

    Now, with a radically changed perspective, Jennifer is taking the chance to give back and do her part in fighting cancer, as a survivor.

  • VAUGHT'S VIEWS: Is John Calipari or Vince Marrow the better recruiter?

    By Larry Vaught

    Sports Correspondent


    Recently, a long-time University of Kentucky fan who has season tickets to both men’s basketball and football games posed a question that I was not sure how to answer. She wondered who I thought was the better recruiter — John Calipari or Vince Marrow.

  • Loretto mural complete

    Michael Cooper and his artistic crew from Murals & More LLC in Tennessee have completed their latest mural in Marion County. This mural, in the City of Loretto near The Cozy Corner, includes many elements that represent Loretto. The mural is just one piece of the Beautify Loretto Committee’s plan to beautify the community and enrich the lives of its residents.

  • Lebanon man charged with indecent exposure

    Editor's note: The following story contains sensitive content.

    A Lebanon man was recently charged with sexual abuse and exposing himself to children.

    According to the complaint, Nash Hayes, 75, of Cooper Drive was arrested on Aug. 21, and charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse, victim under 12 years of age, and five counts of first-degree indecent exposure.

  • Mattingly and Dolbeare marry on March 14


  • 9-4-19 Birth Announcements
  • Marion County Industrial Foundation hires new executive director

    Following a three-month national search, the Marion County Industrial Foundation has hired a new executive director “to lead the county into a new era of economic development,” according to a press release submitted by Freddie Higdon, the foundation’s president.

    Starting Oct. 1, Patrick Ford, a West Virginia native, will become the new executive director.

    According to Higdon, Ford has more than 30 years of experience in economic development and city planning.

  • 9-4-19 Senior Citizens Menus

    Wednesday, Sept. 4: taco salad – beef chili, lettuce, chopped onions, and shredded cheese, corn chips, and mixed fruit.
    Thursday, Sept. 5: tomato chicken Parmesan, spaghetti noodles, cucumber salad, wheat roll, and peach cobbler.
    Friday, Sept. 6: stuffed green pepper casserole, mashed potatoes, corn, cantaloupe, and whole wheat roll.
    Monday, Sept. 9: chicken Parmesan, baked potato, broccoli casserole, and pineapple delight.
    Tuesday, Sept. 10: barbecue pork, au gratin potatoes, cucumber salad, oatmeal raisin cookie, and wheat bun.

  • Marching Knights make their debut performance