Today's News

  • Excuse me, horses are what?

    On Wednesday June 8, an article was published on Jalopnik, a daily automobile news and gossip site, titled "Horses Are Pointless."
    Naturally, this peaked my interest as a horse person, so I clicked and read.
    The author, who should have stuck to writing about cars, proceeds to "let you know what the experience is like, from someone who's been around the block a few times with the idiotic beasts."

  • Demand a full environmental impact study on pipeline

    As many of you know, there has been a highly debated proposal to convert a natural gas pipeline that runs through Marion County and five of Kentucky’s six congressional districts into a natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline. An article from last week’s Danville Advocate reported that several community members that oppose this pipeline conversion were writing letters to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) demanding a full environmental impact study of the Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline Project.

  • War against illegal drugs is ever-changing

    It has often been said that the war against illegal drugs is an ever-changing battlefield. When we seem to be making headway on one front, another tragically opens up. Over the past dozen years, those “fronts” in Kentucky have ranged from meth and synthetic drugs to prescription pain medicine and heroin.
    According to the annual report the state’s Office of Drug Control Policy released last week, a new name has been added to that list: fentanyl.

  • Family Video rewards academic excellence

    Throughout June, students from kindergarten to college can get a free movie or game rental at Family Video for each A grade or equivalent mark they achieve in core subjects on their year-end report card. This tradition started 30 years ago and is anticipated by local students every year. The program has grown but its purpose remains the same: to celebrate students who put in the time and effort to achieve A's in the classroom.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court to meet Thursday, June 16

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m. today, Thursday, June 16, in room 201 in the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following items of business:

  • Eight MCHS students fail drug tests during school year

    Eight out of 348 students at Marion County High School failed drug tests during the 2015-16 school year, according to results released at the June 9 Marion County Board of Education meeting.
    The 2015-16 school year was the district's fifth year of randomly drug testing students at the high school. The drug testing policy requires high school students who participate in extra-curricular activities and/or drive to school to be included in the pool of students eligible for testing, as well as students who enroll voluntarily or are enrolled by their parents or guardians.

  • 6-15-16 Church Briefs

    Vacation Bible Schools
    • Lebanon Baptist Church will be having Bible School entitled Cave Quest on June 26 through June 29, from 6-8:30 p.m. Open to children age 3 through fifth grade. Registration is available online at lebanonbaptistky.com.
    • VBS Beach Party is coming to New Beginnings Community Church June 15-17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for pre-k to sixth grade. New Beginnings Community Church is located at 8876 Perryville Road, Springfield (Hwy 150 between Springfield and Perryville).

  • Jesus is the answer


  • This Father’s Day, try being there


  • ISC gives to Marion County Industries