Today's News

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  • 'I believe in the future of agriculture...'

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    Late last week I was scrolling through Facebook and noticed a video PETA made about the dairy industry had worked its way into my newsfeed.
    I watched, deciding to see what shenanigans and propaganda they were spewing that day.
    They were on their soapbox, talking about how cruel the dairy industry is. How they keep their cows locked up, constantly pregnant and take their calves away as soon as they’re born.

  • Different spokes for different folks

    Someone stole our bikes. The realization couldn’t have stunned me more than if I had been slapped in the face.
    My wife, Emily, and I were only a few months into our first year of teaching in South Korea. I remember that spring day when we saw the two shining bikes glistening in the sunlight outside a shop next to the bus stop. I could imagine the tiny bells on the handlebars ringing at us, calling out for us to buy them.

  • New state laws take effect

    The halls of the Capitol may be relatively quiet when July arrives, but that doesn’t detract from the month’s importance when it comes to running state government. It marks the start of another fiscal year and, in even-numbered years, is when most new state laws take effect.


    Craig Pennington, 52, of Springfield, has been arrested and charged with two counts of murder in connection with the disappearance Robert K. Jones, 38, and Crystal J. Warner, 35, of northern Kentucky.

  • Filly euthanized after harness racing accident

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    The Marion County Fair harness races on Wednesday, June 29, ended in tragedy after an accident involving three drivers and their horses.
    Miss Jane Jones, a 2-year-old filly, driven by Randy Crisler and trained by Timmy Jones, took a bad step in the first turn of the race and collided with another sulkie, launching the driver out. Then another sulkie hit them from behind.

  • All-Stars are state bound

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Marion County’s 10U All-Star Softball Team won the 5th District title last week and are moving on to the state tournament where they are the defending state champs.
    They took a 6-2 win against Russell County on June 28.

  • Tee Time: Wear the shoe if it fits

    By Dennis George

    It happens in every sport.
    It’s when a competitor does something minor to try to get into an opponent’s head.
    The late Seve Ballesteros was a master at it, most notably in the Ryder Cup when the head-to-head competition against the Americans was like a one-on-one basketball game.
    In two of the most famous incidents — and in both instances he was correct — he called out his American foes for what might seem to be a minor rules violation.

  • Baseball: Ethan Wood to play for Team USA

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Ethan Wood has always dreamed of playing for Team USA in baseball, and after four years of hard work, his dreams finally came true as Wood was selected to play for the Team USA 14U recently.  
    "I am super excited to play,” he said. “I had come close several times before and now I finally got it."

  • To the Summitt

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Legendary Tennessee Volunteers women's basketball coach Pat Summitt passed away on June 28 at the age of 64. Summit had suffered from Alzheimer's since 2011 and retired from her coaching position in 2012. Summitt had coached the Vols since 1974 and had compiled a record of 1,098-208, good enough for a win percentage of .841. She was also a 16 time SEC Tournament champion, an eight-time NCAA national championship winner, and made 22 appearances in the Final Four.