Today's News

  • Six seniors will lead baseball Knights

    Marion County Baseball Head Coach Chad Spalding begins his 17th season at the helm this year. He’s looking forward to the start of season for several reasons. One is that he believes his team is primed for a success.
    “We are a senior dominant team,” he said. “This is the first time we have had six seniors in a long time. We also have a junior that has as much experience as most or all of the seniors.”
    Spalding went on to discuss what this means for his team.

  • Big time awards

    As we get closer to the end of basketball season, several awards are preparing to be handed out. Most of these awards that are coming up now, are not your everyday, run-of-the-mill awards. These are big time awards that cover the entire state or in one particular case, the entire country.

  • Divine repeats as indoor pole vault champion

    Marion County High School senior Brooks Divine headed to Broadbent Arena this past weekend to compete in the Mason Dixon Games, which are the indoor state track and field championships in Kentucky. Last year, Divine brought home the state championship in the pole vault and was out to defend his title.  
    Not only did Divine repeat his performance, he broke the class AA state meet record in the pole vault event. Divine cleared 13’8” to bring home the title and eclipsed the previous record of 13’6”, which was set in 2000.  

  • Lady Knights national rankings, March 6

    National rankings
    ESPNW Power Rankings: Marion County: No. 7
    USA Today Sports Super25: Marion County: No. 6
    MaxPreps Xcellent 25
    Writer’s Poll: Marion County No. 5
    National Poll: Marion county No. 19

    State rankings
    Marion County is ranked No. 1 in all state rankings

  • Second half propels Lady Knights to 5th Region finals

    In the semifinal game of the 5th Region Tournament on Sunday night against Elizabethtown, Marion County found themselves in a position they hadn’t been in all season. At the half, the Lady Knights trailed 26-25, their first halftime deficit of the year. In the second half, the Lady Knights offense got on track and the team began to pull away. In the end, Marion County advanced with a 65-43 win.

  • Game Plan, March 6

    March 8


    Knights vs. Hart County (Home scrimmage)


    March 11


    Lady Knights vs. Thomas Nelson (Away)


    Knights vs. Garrard County (Home, 5:30 p.m.)


    March 12


    Knights vs. Bardstown (Home, 5:30)

  • House offers solutions for public retirement system challenge

    Like most other states, and many local communities as well, Kentucky is facing a serious challenge when it comes to the long-term viability of our public retirement systems.

  • Preserving our right to bear arms

    By Nick Schrager

  • Reasonable measures can reduce gun violence

    By James Spragens

    Guest Columnist

    Following the mass shooting at Newtown, Conn., I learned that there is not as much ground as I assumed between me and most gun rights advocates. Polls of National Rifle Association members helped me see this.

  • Cooperation needed on pension reform