Today's News

  • MCPS providing free books through literacy campaigns

    Through the use of three separate summer literacy programs, Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser and Marion County Public Schools are trying to ensure that children throughout Marion County have ample access to reading material during the summer months.
    Young people in the county have already started receiving free books from the school district and will see more in the near future through three programs: the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Scholastic’s My Books Summer program, and a preschool summer readiness program.

  • Feeding Marion County

    By Gary Miles

    While we may not like to admit it, hunger is everywhere, in every single community, including Marion County.
    While the economy has been improving, food insecurity and poverty remain higher than before the Great Recession of 2008 began. And while food insecurity rates have declined, the millions of people still facing hunger could be falling further behind.

  • New program helps young adults ‘gear up’ for manufacturing careers

    By Trish Niles

    As a member of the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (LTWDB) and a human resource professional, I can relay firsthand our region’s growing demand for skilled workers in the manufacturing industry. At the same time, we know there are young adults living in our region who are interested in meaningful careers in manufacturing, but need help to get a successful start.

  • Never-give-up Knights not done yet

    There was a sense of déjà vu in Marion County's dugout Saturday afternoon in Lexington.
    The Knights held a three-run lead two days earlier against Hazard. Now, against the Knox Central Panthers, the Knights led by six runs.
    Hazard rallied to tie Thursday's matchup with Marion County. Knox Central rallied, as well, to tie things up, putting six runs across in the sixth. The six-run lead for Marion County became a 7-7 tie.
    Another lead lost for the Knights.
    So, what did they do?

  • Cleveland is down but not out

    The Golden State Warriors are perfect no more. 
    Cleveland caught fire from three-point range in Game 4 last Friday, a host of Cavs poured in points, stellar play, tenacious effort and downright fire in the belly, holding off the Warriors' celebrations plans for another game in a 137-116 win that had it all. 
    A series lacking any zeal or excitement suddenly got jolted with some drama, flare and a stunning show of dominance from the Cavs. Those Cleveland Cavaliers, who seemed down and overwhelmed, aren't out just quite yet.

  • Youth soccer champs
  • Just say ‘thanks’ this Father’s Day


  • 6-14-17 Church Briefs

    Vacation Bible School
    Lebanon United Methodist Church will have their Vacation Bible School June 19 through June 21 from 6-8:30 p.m. for ages three through fifth grade.

    Ivan Parker will be in concert at the Bradfordsville School on June 25 at 6 p.m. Bradfordsville Baptist Church in hosting the event. For more information call 859-481-3240.

  • Local students named to dean’s, president’s lists

    The academic honors’ dean’s and president’s lists for the spring 2017 semester has been announced by Dr. Donna Hedgepath, Campbellsville University’s vice president for academic affairs.
    • Dean’s list - from Lebanon: Alexandria Abell, a junior; Kimberly Bowen, a senior; Lindsey Browning, a senior; Lindsey Buckman, a junior; Jacob Burdette, a senior; Allye Hamilton, a senior; Amanda Hamilton, a senior; Kaleb Ibarra, a junior; John Spalding, a junior; Kenlee Stout, a sophomore; and Taylor Wright, a sophomore.

  • Blandford named to dean’s list