Today's News

  • Cost of food remains affordable

    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food. That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income, that portion of income available for spending or saving, to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau president Mark Haney.

  • 4-H Brief

    Code Green 4-H

  • Onions are good crops for Kentucky farmers

    By Tim Coolong
    UK Vegetable Specialist

    Although we’re in the midst of winter, it is never too soon to think about next growing season. This is particularly true if you want to grow onions.
    Onions are a good crop for Kentucky farmers. Typically in late winter, it takes eight to 10 weeks to produce a reasonably sized transplant. If you want to plant in late March or the beginning of April, you should have seeded your transplants in late January.

  • Students place in region

    Marion County High School’s Academic Team competed Saturday, Feb. 19, in the Regional Governor’s Cup Academic Competition held at St. Catharine College. In competition with students from 17 schools in the 5th Region, Marion County placed fifth in overall competition and fourth in Quick Recall.
    In addition, students received three awards in written assessment:

  • Women’s Center has new rooms, services

    Some changes have occurred at the Spring View Hospital Women’s Center recently.
    Among those changes include a new service and a new suite.
    Of the brick and mortar variety, a new LDRP suite has been added. LDRP means that a woman giving birth is able to go through labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care all in the same room.

  • Softball, baseball coming up


  • Game Plan 2.23.11 - 3.1.11



    Girls 20th district semi-final - Taylor Co. vs. Adair Co. 6:30 p.m. (Home)

    Boys 20th district semi-final - Adair Co. vs. Taylor Co. 8 p.m.  (Home)




    Girls 20th district championship 7 p.m. (Home)




    Boys 20th district championship 7 p.m. (Home)

  • Knights win final game

    The Marion County Knights varsity boys basketball team hosted the LaRue County Hawks at the Roby Dome Friday evening. Despite a late surge by the Hawks in the fourth quarter, the Knights held on to defeat LaRue County with a final score of 63-58 on senior night. The win capped of the season for the Knights and they hold a 14-11 record heading into the district tournament. Three Marion County players scored in double figures, with junior Carlos Litsey leading the way with 17 points, connecting on eight of nine field goals in the game.

  • No Mercy - Lady Knights beat Jaguars 51-47

    The Marion County Lady Knights varsity girls basketball team traveled to Louisville to play the Mercy Academy Jaguars Tuesday of last week. Marion County led all but 34 seconds in the game, holding on to beat Mercy by a final score of 51-47.
    Junior Bre Elder and sophomore Makayla Epps led the way for the Lady Knights with 18 points and 16 points, respectively. The win gave the Lady Knights their fifth consecutive 20 win season.

  • AquaKnights compete in region meet

    The swim team participated in the Region 3 swim meet recently. According to Coach Colleen Ryan, this winter’s weather created some challenges for the team regarding its ability to practice and attend meets, but the swimmers didn’t let it slow them down.
    “We faced another obstacle when the flu took out two of my strongest swimmers, one was my Senior Captain Annaliece Mattingly, right before the regional meet while a third strong swimmer was unable to swim due to a death in the family,” she said.