Today's News

  • Born to ride

    A howling wind, a blazing hot day, or the biting cold. A close call, a breakdown, sometimes multiple ones in a single day. Ronnie Mudd has experienced them quite often. Despite it all, however, he says he wouldn't trade his passion for anything.
    Ever since he bought his first bike in 2011 in Danville, biking has taken Mudd on a journey.

  • Officer’s best friend

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has a new tool to fight the war on drugs.
    Her name is Gracie, she’s a two-year-old Labrador retriever and she’s the sheriff’s office’s first K9 drug sniffing dog. She’s been working with her handler, Sheriff’s Deputy Tristan Hayden, since October.

  • Chronicling our lives through video

    Memories are a funny thing. They can evoke positive and negative emotions alike. They make us laugh, they make us cry. Sometimes they surprise us when we realize they have been locked away in the vault of our minds, only to be freed by a story from your parents or grandparents, or by a smell in the air, or a sound you haven’t heard since you were a child.

  • Kentucky is making progress for its children

    For more than a quarter-century now, Kentucky Youth Advocates has taken an in-depth look at the well-being of the commonwealth’s children, giving us a valuable year-to-year comparison in such critical areas as health, education and economic security.

  • Annual Ugly Sweater 5K winner

    Madison Hardin won first place in the Nicholasville second Annual Ugly Sweater 5K on Saturday, Dec. 10, running a time of 23:48 in a frigid 27 degrees. She also won this race last year. Hardin, 13, is an eighth grader at Lebanon Middle School. She is a member of the Marion County High School Lady Knights Soccer Team and also a member of the MCHS Track Team. She is the daughter of Michelle Cash of Lebanon and the late John Hardin. Her grandmother is Wanda Perkins of Lebanon.

  • WOODS AND WATERS: If you can’t find ducks or geese, hunt coyotes instead

    We’ve put a bunch of miles on our vehicles lately scouting for ducks and geese. While we’ve seen birds I’m thinking they’re mostly resident geese! Course the weather’s getting ugly up north so there should be new birds any day now.
    Fagan Branch, which is a “no hunting” area, is still a good indicator of duck and goose activity. If you go on a regular basis, at different times, you’ll soon be able to predict when the birds feed, rest and roost. And if ya get lucky ya might just see a bald eagle again this year!

  • Spalding signs with Asbury University

    Marion County High School baseball player Andrew Spalding signed with Asbury University last week.

  • Lady Knights guard Haeli Howard signs with Eckerd College

    Lady Knights guard Haeli Howard signed a letter of intent to play for Eckerd College on Dec. 5.

  • Vaught’s Views: Will the Cats continue their winning streak over the Cardinals?

    By Larry Vaught

    It’s never too early in this state to speculate about the upcoming Kentucky-Louisville basketball game at the KFC Yum Center Dec. 21.
    Both teams are nationally ranked — again. Kentucky has been sensational offensively most of the season, Louisville has been one of the nation’s best defensive teams.
    So which team has more at stake in this game? That’s a question I posed to several media members who cover the Kentucky basketball team on a daily basis.

  • Basketball bytes

    The Marion County Lady Knights won their 20th district opener at the Adair County Lady Indians Tuesday night, 71-45.