Today's News

  • School board hires interim superintendent for MCPS

    The Marion County Board of Education might have thought it was experiencing deŽjaˆ vu Tuesday, June 25, when it voted 3-1 in favor of hiring Steve Burkich as the acting superintendent of Marion County Public Schools.

      In February of 2011, the board did the exact same thing.

      But, last week's decision was not unanimous. Board member DeLane Pinkston cast the lone dissenting vote.

  • Stolen identity

    Margaret Brockman, 68, leads a simple life.

      She and her husband of almost 49 years, Paul, live in a modest home in Lebanon.

      When they aren't visiting with their four children and numerous grandchildren, Brockman likes to sew, garden and go on walks.

      But, according to the World Wide Web, Brockman leads a very different life and has had an affair, lent her boyfriend $750,000 and is a "confirmed fraud."

  • It's 'Live Action' - lighten up, y'all

    Don't poke Turtleman fans. They might bite.

  • 9-10 baseball all-stars win district opener

    The Marion County 9- and 10-year-old baseball all-stars are off to a good start in the 5th District Tournament at South Hardin Little League.

    Marion County cruised past Campbellsville, 14-2, in the first round.

    Marion County Coach Matt Thompson was pleased with how his team played.

    "Every one of them was very discplined at the plate," he said. "We had good at-bats. The pitchers pitched well."

    With the win, Marion County plays again Sunday at 5 p.m. against Glasgow.

  • Jail inmate charged with escape, says he lost his glasses

    An 68-year-old inmate who was doing community service work is facing a second-degree escape charge after getting separated from his work group, according to the Marion County Detention Center.

    James W. Bailey was part of a community service crew that was picking up trash along Gene Hunt Road on Wednesday, June 26. Around 12:45 p.m., when the crew reached the bottom of a hill, the MCDC deputy in charge of the crew noticed that one inmate was missing.

  • MAC gets 30-day contract extension

    Marion Adjustment Center has received a 30-day contract extension from the Department of Corrections.

    Jennifer Brislin, communications director for the Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety, confirmed that the temporary extension has been accepted by both the state and the prison.

    That means the contract will not end Sunday with the end of the fiscal year, but rather on July 30.

    Local push to save prison

  • 9-10 softball all-stars in district finals tonight

    Marion County’s 9- and 10-year-old softball all-stars have reached the finals of the 5th District Little League tournament.

    Marion County will play South Hardin at 7 p.m. tonight in Russellville. South Hardin defeated Marion County earlier in the tournament, 5-3.

    That means Marion County will have to defeat South Hardin twice to reach the state tournament, but South Hardin will only have to defeat Marion County once. If Marion County wins tonight’s game, they will play again tomorrow.

  • 11-12 softball all-stars heading to state

    Marion County’s 11- and 12-year-old all-stars are heading to the Little League state softball tournament.

    Marion County won the 5th District title Tuesday night by defeating Washington County, 8-6.

    Washington County scored first, but Marion County exploded for eight runs in the fourth inning, according to Marion County Coach Mike Benningfield.

    "We didn't hit the ball very well last night, except for one inning," he said.

  • 6-26-13 Honor Rolls

    The following Marion County High School students earned the honor roll for the last nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year.
    First honor roll

  • 4-H Camp