Today's News

  • Legislature pursues funds for education

    This week's legislative agenda was highlighted by two reform bills, one in education and the other regarding legislative pensions.  The first bill strongly positions Kentucky as we seek federal dollars for certain struggling schools.  The second bill helps close a loophole in the legislative pension system that has the potential to cost taxpayers millions of dollars. 

  • Time to shine

    Meg Halloran devoted several weekends during the past two years to working on a small, independent film. This weekend, she'll be enjoying the results of her and her friends' hard work at the Sundance Film Festival.

    "One Too Many Mornings," the film that Halloron co-produced, was selected as one of the films featured in the festival's new NEXT category.

    "The project is really special because it was a small group of people working on it," said Halloran, a 2001 graduate of Marion County High School. "It meant a lot of sacrifices."

  • Aquaknights defeat home teams

    The Marion County High Swim Team hosted Bethlehem and Nelson County High School swim teams at the Lebanon Aquatic Center Jan. 19. All three teams hold practice at the Lebanon Aquatic Center. Marion County boys and girls defeated their opponents: girls scores, Marion 40, Bethlehem 37, Nelson 12, boys scores, Marion 47, Bethlehem 15, Nelson 10.

    "I was very proud of our swimmers," said Head Coach Colleen Ryan. "A lot of the kids dropped significant time which enabled us to beat Nelson County and Bethlehem. They pushed themselves and each other."

  • Winter weather advisory has been issued

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory and a hazardous weather outlook for south central Kentucky, including Marion County.

    The winter weather advisory is in effect through 4 p.m. Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, snow will start accumulating in south central Kentucky this evening. Two to four inches of snowfall is anticipated with higher accumulation possible.

    This may cause travel difficulties. Drivers should be prepared for snow-covered roads with limited visibility.

  • Checks, balances important to candidate

    Leo Johnson has spent the last six years working for the Administrative Office of the Courts. He hopes Feb. 2 that voters in the 24th District judge him worthy of being their state representative.

    The 24th District includes Casey and Marion counties and part of Pulaski County.

    Johnson decided to run for office after much prayer and after discussing it with his wife, Kim, and their two children.

  • Second MAC escapee has been caught

    John K. Francis, an inmate who walked away from Marion Adjustment Center last week, was apprehended at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26.

    Francis and another inmate Brian Wyatt were found to be missing Jan. 17. Wyatt was recaptured Jan. 20 in Nelson County.

    Francis was caught in Mercer County by the Mercer County Sherriff's Department. He is being housed in the Marion County Detention Center. 

  • One of the MAC escapees has been caught

    Inmate Brian Wyatt walked away from Marion Adjustment Center Sunday, Jan. 17. He was recaptured at 3:10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.

    Wyatt was apprehended by the Nelson County Sheriff's Department, and he is being held in the Nelson County Jail.

    He was serving a 10-year sentence for engaging in organized crime-criminal syndicate and two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamines). His parole board date was scheduled for June 14, 2011.

  • Aquaknights dominate

    The Marion County Aquaknights swim team hosted a meet with Campbellsville and Taylor County High Schools at the Lebanon Aquatic Center Thursday.

    Marion County scored 136 points and Taylor County received 16 points while Campbellsville failed to score. First place finishers receive six points in relay events and four points in individual events. Second place finishers receive three points and third place receive one point in both types of events. Marion County received 1st place in 20 out of 21 events.

  • Political 'newcomer' has followed the issues

    Terry Mills spent 35 years working for the Social Security Administration, and now he hopes to serve the public in another capacity.

    Mills is the Democratic candidate in the Feb. 2 special election to fill the vacant state representative's seat for the 24th District, which includes Casey and Marion counties and part of Pulaski County.

  • Lady Knights knock off CAL

    They're number one. And they've earned it.

    This week included two "business as usual" wins in district play for the Marion County High School girl's basketball team and a signature victory over Christian Academy of Louisville. Here's a look at last week's results.

    Marion County 54, Christian Academy-Louisville 51

    In a highly touted match up of two of the state's best teams, Marion County emerged the winner and just solidified their number one ranking by winning at the Raatz Fence Classic at Mercy Academy in Louisville.