Today's News

  • Lady Knights make all star teams

    The Kentucky Lion’s Eye Foundation announced the names of the members of the 2013 senior and junior all-star teams recently. After winning Miss Basketball, Makayla Epps will headline the senior game and will wear the No. 1 jersey.  Along with Epps, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers and Logan Powell were named to the team.  The head coach of the team will be Chris Souder from Mercer County High School and the assistant coach will be Jennifer Parsons from Corbin High School.

  • Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours event is April 16

    All parents and community members are invited to the upcoming “Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours” event. Truth and Consequences is a program designed to show students the consequences of using drugs and alcohol by using role-play scenarios related to substance abuse. The Marion County Heartland Safe Community Coalition is sponsoring the event.

  • Education news briefs

    The following are education news briefs from the Marion County Board of Education’s March 26 regular monthly meeting.

    2013 Marion County High School graduation set

  • Miss Basketball

    That was the first word to come out of Makayla Epps’ mouth Friday night during her acceptance speech after being named Kentucky’s Miss Basketball.
    Surrounded by many of her peers, her coaches and her family at a reception held at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel in Louisville, Epps went on to say how special this award was to her.
    Epps is currently in Chicago, Ill., preparing for the McDonald’s All-American game tonight.

  • The Game Plan, April 3

    April 3


    McDonald’s All-American Girls High School Game (7 p.m./Live on ESPNU)

    April 4


    Knights vs. Metcalfe County (12 p.m./Home)

    April 5-6


    Lady Knights compete in Play it Again Classic (Clarksville, Tenn.)

    April 8


    Lady Knights vs. Adair County (Home)


  • Sen. Paul on his filibuster

    By Rand Paul

    U.S. Senator

    If I had planned to speak for 13 hours when I took the Senate floor to start my filibuster, I would’ve worn more comfortable shoes. I started the filibuster with the words, “I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination for the CIA. I will speak until I can no longer speak” — and I meant it.

  • Power of the Cross

    Stewart’s Creek Baptist Church presented a crucifixion drama, “The Power of the Cross,” on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30. The drama illustrated the events described in the Gospels about Jesus final hours on the cross.

  • Cooperative spirit affected 2013 General Assembly

    The 2013 General Assembly wrapped up with two days State Rep. Terry Mills described as “hectic, contentious and productive.”
    "The taxpayers got their money's worth for those two days, anyway," he said.
    On March 27-28, legislators stayed in session until midnight working on compromises on a variety of issues, including pension reform, which both parties agreed was the top priority for this session.

  • Big finish to a good session

    The 30-day session of the General Assembly concluded at midnight March 26, after two long days of hard work and bipartisan collaboration to ensure the state’s most pressing issues were addressed. 

  • Kentucky farmers could benefit from hemp bill

    It took nearly a year of study, months of debate and several long nights to finalize, but the General Assembly achieved its biggest goal this legislative session when it enacted far-reaching reforms of Kentucky’s public retirement systems early last week.