Today's News

  • Band competition has been moved

    The AAAA West regional marching band competition has been moved. This is the regional in which Marion County High School's band is scheduled to compete Saturday, Oct. 31.

    The competition was originally scheduled to be held at Warren East High School. However, due to the field conditions at Warren East, the AAAA West regional has been moved to the paved practice field at Bowling Green High School.

    Anyone planning to travel for the competition should be aware that seating for spectators will be extremely limited. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own seats.

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  • Flame on!

    Fighting fires is not for everybody.

    It's frightening work - not to mention sweltering and exhausting. Oh, and did we mention deadly?

    But, this past weekend we got an up-close and personal look at what firefighters do when they respond to a house fire. Editor/General Manager Stevie Lowery attended a live burn exercise Sunday morning, which was just a portion of the Marion County Fire School that took place this past weekend.

  • For the Veatches, farming and family go hand-in-hand

    Josh Veatch has been walking beside his father on the family farm for almost as long as he's been able.

    "My first step was in a tobacco patch," said Josh, 25, "and that's where I've been ever since."

    Today, he and his father run the farm together on land that's been in their family going back to his great-grandparents.

    "I'll be the fourth generation," Josh said.

    His wife, Jessica, 29, spent 21 years of her life on a farm, where she has memories of setting tobacco and stripping leaves.

  • Fire consumes home on Danville Highway

    A home located at 2070 Danville Highway was destroyed by fire in the early morning hours on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

    "The house was a completely total loss," Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said. "There was nothing there."

    No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

    Mattingly said he understood from talking to a neighbor that the home's residents, Beth Wayne and her children, were out of town at the time of the fire.

  • Lady Knights fall in region

    Heading into last Tuesday night’s match up against LaRue County, the Marion County High School volleyball team was expecting a tough nosed team.

    They got all that and more as the Hawks (25-14) took care of business in their 2-0 (25-20, 25-21) win at Green County High School on Tuesday of last week.

    The Knights (23-17) and the Hawks split the season series 1-1 with both teams winning on their own floor.

  • H1N1 vaccine supplies are limited

    As state and national health officials continue to offer recommendations about flu vaccines, several myths have surfaced on the Internet.

    These range from the conspiratorial (the vaccine is a means to inject people with microchips) to the skeptical (H1N1 isn't worth worrying about) to a more general anti-vaccine perspective (some people blame vaccines for problems, instead of crediting vaccines for preventing them).

  • Halloween festivities are this weekend

    Little ghosts and goblins will be invading Marion County this weekend for Halloween on Saturday.   The annual Halloween in the Park will be held Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Graham Memorial Park. The event is for all children ages preschool through sixth grade. Activities will include a hayride, sack races, candy cornhole, face painting, trick-or-treat candy, spider toss, Halloween golf and a fortune teller will be on hand. The costume contest will begin at 6 p.m. on the tennis courts. If it rains, the event is cancelled.

  • Kelly named circuit judge

    Gov. Steve Beshear ended months of speculation Monday by appointing Dan Kelly to fill the vacant judge's seat in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Division One. Kelly was sworn in Monday afternoon.

    The 11th Judicial District includes Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties.

    "Sen. Kelly has the appropriate temperament and experience for this position," Beshear said in a press release announcing the appointment. "I feel confident he will provide fair, honest and judicious service to the people of the 11th Judicial Circuit."

  • Knights gear up for season finale with Dragons

    Friday night’s arrival of the Green County Dragons (7-2) will make for good football, according to Marion County High School football Head Coach Jeff Robbins.

    “This ought to be a knock down drag out high school football game,” Robbins said.

    Both teams are district champs, both have identical win-loss records and the teams have a history starting to build.