Today's News

  • Power restoration more than 93 percent complete statewide

    More than 93 percent of the customers who lost power at the peak of last month's massive ice storm have had their electric service restored, according to new figures compiled by the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC).

    Information gathered from all electric providers in the state shows that 49,755 customers were without power as of this morning. That is about 6.5 percent of the 769,353 customers who lost power at the peak of the storm on Jan. 29.

    Most of the customers still without power are in western Kentucky, where the storm damage was the most severe.

  • School is cancelled for the rest of the week

    Marion County Public Schools will remain closed for the remainder of this week, according to an email from Superintendent Roger Marcum.

  • Fiscal court meets at 4 p.m. today

     The following is the agenda for the 4 p.m. Feb. 5 meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court:

  • Schools are closed Wednesday, Feb. 4

    Marion County Public Schools will remain closed Wednesday, Feb. 4. There are still many bus routes unsafe for travel because of tree limbs, low hanging utility lines and snow/ice.

    This is the eighth consecutive day of school cancellations and 11 days overall.

    The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has received many inquires about whether districts must make up the recent missed school days.

  • Facebook addict and proud of it

    Hello. My name is Stevie and I am a Facebook addict.

  • Basketball homecoming is Feb. 6

    Marion County High School will host its basketball homecoming games on Friday, Feb. 6.

    The Lady Knights will play the Taylor County Lady Cardinals at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Knights playing the  Taylor County Cardinals.

    At halftime of boys game, the school will be honoring the 1975 and 1980 girls' regional championship teams.

    All former players and coaches are invited to attend the game for free along with immediate family members.

    Contact MCHS Athletic Director Stacey Hall to RSVP.


  • Winter weather advisory in effect until 7 p.m.

      The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for central Kentucky, including Marion County, through 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3. An low pressure area is moving through Indiana and Ohio and will bring snow to the region through this afternoon.

  • January is National Blood Donor Month

    Approximately every two seconds someone in America needs blood. Blood is needed every day for patients with blood disorders, those being treated for burns or undergoing chemotherapy, and premature babies, just to name a few. The need is constant.   However, just 38 percent of the United States population is eligible to give blood and just a fraction of those eligible - 8 percent - actually donate.

  • Need a good houseplant?

    I haven't had a lot of news articles lately mainly because it's winter and I don't have a lot to say. But recently, I had a question that made me think. Which is the best houseplant?

    Obviously, that is up to debate because most people have their favorites. There are people that love African violets, those that love cactus and those that just love anything tropical looking. But I sat down one day to ponder just which is the one best houseplant.

  • !QUIDADO! Los generadores electricas producen gases toxico. !QUIDADO!

    Un alto número de apagones ha provocado que muchos residentes de Kentucky estén usando fuentes alternativas de calefacción, aumentando la posibilidad de exposición a niveles peligrosos de monóxido de carbono.