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Today's News

  • Honorary graduate

    Amanda Lyvers receives an honorary diploma from Marion County High School. Lyvers is a Marion County resident who recently graduated from the Kentucky School for the Blind. Also pictured is Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.

  • Epps resigns as Lady Knights basketball coach
  • County judge: Let us know about road problems

    The recent storms have kept Marion County road crews busy, according to Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty.

    Crews were out late last night and early this morning trying to clear debris, according to Daugherty. He said that three tress fell on Jed Gaddie Road and Salt Lick Road was impassable for a time.

    He also encouraged the public to notify the county if they find roads that are obstructed.

    "If you see something, please let us know," Daugherty said.

  • City council meets Monday

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 13, at city hall.

    The agenda includes:

    • Delegations

    • Minutes of previous meetings

    • Payment of bills

    • Department reports

    • Old business

    • New business:

    - Discussion of the 2015 city property tax rate

    - Recommendation for a zoning change

  • Tourism commission meets Monday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to hold a regular meeting at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 13, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Treasurer's report

    • Executive director's report

    • Old business:

    - Election of treasurer

    - Marion County Fairgrounds sign

    • New business

  • Flash flood watch in effect until Wednesday morning

    More periods of heavy rainfall are expected Monday and Tuesday, July 13-14, according to the National Weather Service, which has issued a flash flood watch for Central Kentucky, including Marion County.

    The flash flood watch is in effect until 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 15.

    According to the weather service, rounds of "strong to severe" thunderstorms are expected to continue through Tuesday evening. Large hail, torrential rain, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible, according to the weather service.

  • UPDATE: All-stars game rescheduled for Thursday

    The Marion County 9-10 all-star softball team opened the 2015 Kentucky Little League State Softball tournament by defeating Russell-Flatwoods, 3-2, on Saturday at Zane Collins Community Park in Morehead.

    Marion County will play North Laurel in its next game. That game has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16. The loser of that game will play Russell-Flatwoods at 8 p.m. 

  • Flash flood watch in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Central Kentucky, including Marion County.

    The flash flood watch is in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday, July 11.

    According to the weather service, more rounds of showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are expected to move through the region Friday.

  • School board meets today

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    • Amend Agenda 

    • Presentation of 2015 Honorary Diploma to Amanda Lyvers

    • Communications

    - Superintendent report 

    - Substitutes committee report, Jennifer Osbourne

  • A gift of good food is a gift of love