Today's News

  • West Marion Elementary celebrates Ham Days
  • New Opportunity School taking applications

    For 25 years, more than 600 women across Appalachia have been learning they have the strength and courage to finish their education and to build the self-esteem they need to find their potential. At no cost to them, women who find themselves in transition and are seeking to be inspired and build their confidence are doing just that through the New Opportunity School for Women (NOSW) in Berea, KY.

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  • Congressional race a ‘first’ for Marion County

    When the state legislature approved the new Congressional districts last year, Marion County was moved into the First Congressional District, which predominantly consists of counties in the most western parts of Kentucky.

  • Knights postseason run ends

    The Marion County Knights soccer team got a bye in the opening round of the Fifth Region boys soccer tournament in Nelson County, but lost in the semifinals Oct. 16 to the Central Hardin Bruins, 3-0.
    “We came in with high hopes, but left broken hearted,” Knights Coach Greg Conley said.  “I believe it was a combination of nerves and the turf.”  

  • Limestone Branch Distillery marks the opening of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour

    Limestone Branch Distillery marked the opening of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour on Oct. 18 by filling a special barrel. Owners Paul and Steve Beam and members of their family took part in the opening. From left: Paul Beam, Jimmy Beam (Paul and Steve's father), Freddie Beam, Steve Beam and Jack Beam. Freddie and Jack are Paul and Steve's uncles. Freddie and Jack are also retired from Barton's distillery.

  • Football ban? Not so fast

    The game of football has been around for a long time. There are even reports that early settlers at Jamestown, Va., played a game similar to football with inflated balls in the early 17th century. Now, in the several hundred years since that time, the game has changed in nearly every way. The rules are different, the equipment is different, and the players are different. In its early days, football used to be a very violent sport with some games being stopped because of varieties of very serious injuries.

  • Harriers prepare for regionals

    The Marion County cross country team traveled to the Kentucky Horse Park in Georgetown Saturday to take part in the Lexington Catholic cross country invitational.  
    “It was a great day for racing and we were able to compete against some of the top teams in Kentucky at the state meet course,” Marion County Coach Daniel Johnson said.  “I was glad our kids got to see that kind of environment. I knew it was the biggest race our kids have seen since they’ve been running, but we responded well.”

  • Knights fall to Lexington Catholic

    The Marion County High School Knights struggled in nearly all phases of the game in a 55-6 loss to host Lexington Catholic Friday night. However, the touchdown that Marion County scored in the third period snapped a streak of 11 consecutive quarters of scoreless football.

  • Generous and gentle

    Wes Daugherty was a successful businessman, owning and operating a local grocery for decades and as one of a group of local investors who purchased Citizens National Bank in 1983.