Today's News

  • County approves funds for PVA, detention center

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved a slight increase in funds for the Marion County Property Valuation Administrator's Office during its regular monthly meeting Thursday.

    The Finance Cabinet advised the fiscal court in March that the court should pay the PVA's Office $41,284.55. Based on the updated property values, the Finance Cabinet has increased that amount to $41,784.55.

  • Raikes wins Lebanon Invitational Tourney

    The Lebanon Country Club hosted the 54th Lebanon Invitational Tournament Sept. 1-3. The players were divided into 15 flights, including a championship flight.  

  • Family Fitness and Safety Day to offer many fun activities


    This free event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Graham Memorial Park. The event is open to children from preschool through the sixth grade and their families.

    The Marion County Fitness and Nutrition Coalition has organized the event, which features a number of family-friendly activities, such as a dunking booth, sack races, and an inflatable obstacle course.

  • Perfect weather kicks off hunting seasons

    The last couple of weekends have been the perfect kickoff to hunting seasons. This was courtesy of the first dove season, which opened Sept. 1. Couldn't write about it before due to my last early deadline!
    I attended the Peterson shoot on opening day. Course there were numerous shoots, mostly by invitation only! But, the invitation process was a pretty loose deal. You hear about a shoot from somebody who was "invited" maybe twice removed. Then they'd say "come on out," so thus you were invited!

  • A multi-million dollar opportunity

    Many Marion Countians want to make a lasting impact on their community, and last week Al Rider spoke about doing just that by creating a local community foundation.

  • Soccer Knights split four games

    The Marion County High School boys soccer team played four games last week and managed to split those four contests. The first win came against Campbellsville Wednesday before the team headed to Nelson County to take part in the Nelson County Invitational. The team dropped their first two games in the Invitational; one to Nelson County and one to Kentucky Country Day. The Knights finished off the Invitational with a win over Rowan County.

  • Lady Knights fall to top 15 soccer team

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights soccer team traveled to Boyle County to take on the Lady Rebels Tuesday of last week. Boyle County is ranked in the top 15 in the state according to Head Coach Devin Johnson, and it showed in the game. The Lady Knights fell in the game 10-0.
    "The score was definitely not as bad as it may appear," Head Coach Devin Johnson said. "We entered the game with a very defensive mindset, just trying to keep them out of our goal. And for the first 35 minutes we did a tremendous job of doing just that."

  • Lady Knights clinch No. 1 volleyball seed

    The Marion County Lady Knights volleyball team competed in the Abraham Slam Jam Tournament in LaRue County Saturday, and played district matches against Adair County and Taylor County throughout last week. Marion County won four out of five matches in the tourney, with their overall record now standing at 20-4. The Lady Knights were able to win the two district games against Adair County and Taylor County, taking their district record to 6-0, and giving them the No. 1 seed in the district tournament.

    Marion County in Abraham Slam Jam Tournament

  • Record number of MCHS students attend GSP

    Eleven Marion County High School students were chosen to participate in the Governor's Scholars Program this summer. They are Madison Avritt, Morgan Avritt, Jacob Burdette, Brad Gootee, Abigail Hagan, Abby Hamilton, Mary Helen Hamilton, Haberlin Roberts, Charles Shofner, Lauren Thim and Hannah Wilson.

  • Seniors get tips on how to spot scams

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT - About 70 seniors from 10 counties around Frankfort learned last week how to recognize and avoid investment fraud at a Senior Scam Jam seminar.