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Today's News

  • 25 years and 2,700 drawings later, hand-drawn film debuts

    By Kyle Arensdorf
    karensdorf@herald-leader.com

     
    A passion project 25 years in the making came to fruition Wednesday night, June 24, for a Lexington-based artist and filmmaker from Marion County.
    From a very young age, 61-year-old Bill Glasscock could be found with pencil to paper, scribbling in the margins of his notebook at school.
    He was always tasked with creating posters for his third-grade class and drawing the giant Santa Claus come Christmas time.

  • Adventure Achievers

    The 21st Century Learning Center has hosted the “Adventure Achievers!” camp twice this summer as part of Marion County Public Schools’ Summer Dream Academy. The June 8-12 camp for elementary school students, and the June 22-26 camp was for middle school students.
    Daniels Beams, director of the learning center, wrote that camps is intended continue learning while school is out and prevent the “summer slide” (learning loss that can occur during the break).

  • Voters split on clerks who refuse to issue marriage licenses

    By John Cheves
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A majority of Kentucky voters disagrees with the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, although voters are evenly split over the fate of county clerks who refuse to issue marriage licenses because of religious objections to the landmark ruling.

  • A new chapter begins

     By Gerard Flanagan

    Sports correspondent

    As we begin once more to go about our daily lives and start a new week, change is around us. Change is bound to hit us all at some point, whether we go back to school from summer break or move into a new house. Or start a new job, like I’m doing.

  • School board discussing tax rates on Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education will be holding a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the board office to discuss the proposed 2015-16 property tax rates. A regular board meeting will follow at 6 p.m.

    The school board’s current tax rate is 53.8 cents per $100 in property valuation. The board can consider a rate between the compensating rate and the 4 percent rate.

  • Game Plan, August 26

    Wednesday, Aug. 26
    SOCCER - Lady Knights at Grayson Co, 7:30 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 27
    GOLF - Knights at LaRue Co.
    SOCCER - Knights at John Hardin, 8 p.m.
    Volleyball - Lady Knights at Washington Co, 7 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 28
    FOOTBALL - Elizabethtown at Knights, 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 29
    SOCCER - Knights at N. Hardin, 11 a.m.
    Lady Knights at N. Hardin, 7 p.m.

    Monday, Aug. 31

  • Football: Despite loss, Knights ready for the season

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights opened the regular season Aug. 22 against the Nelson   County Cardinals in the inaugural Bardstown-Nelson County Bowl.  
    Unfortunately, the Knights left the field with a 35-7 loss to kick off the season.  

  • Soccer: Knights open with two wins, 14 goals

    By Gerard Flangan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights opened the 2015 season by rolling past Campbellsville, 9-0, on Aug. 18 at home.  
    Eight Knights players scored, including forward Alan Guzman, who scored two goals in the game. Colby Hood, Dalton Hammond, Blake Thompson, Shinnoskakee Mukae, Kelly Mattingly and Justin Elder also scored one goal apiece for the Knights against the Eagles (0-4).  
    “We had a well-balanced attack,” Knights Coach Greg Conley said.

  • Volleyball: Lady Knights drop two

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Marion County volleyball had a rough start in its first two matches of the regular season.
    The Lady Knights (0-2) travelled Aug. 18 to Woodford County for their first match, but fell in three sets, losing 25-22, 33-31, 25-25. Marion County returned to its home court on Aug. 20 to take on the Nelson County Cardinals, losing in five sets, 25-22, 21-25, 18-25, 25-16 and 15-13.

  • Don’t let the heat beat you

    By Bailey Foxworth

    Sports correspondent

    When I woke up last Tuesday, I didn’t know exactly what the day would hold. I knew I’d have to go to practice, eat breakfast, go back to practice, eat lunch, go back to practice, take a nap and go back to practice again. Cross country preseason training only really consists of eating, sleeping and running.
    But sometimes, things don’t always go according to schedule.