Today's News

  • Registration begins for gardening class series


  • SWIMMING: Aquaknights impressive in third meet

    The Marion County Aquaknights impressed in both the boys and girls division in the third swim meet of the season on Jan. 7
    The boys finished third in team scores (172) while the girls posted a score of 124, good for second in the meet
    “Our team did excellent,” Head Coach Katie Johnson said. “I was beyond surprised of how well they did considering we just came off Christmas break and no practice during the snow days.”

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  • Vaught’s Views: Like father, like daughter

    By Larry Vaught

    From the time she stepped on the court at Kentucky, Makayla Epps knew there would be comparisons to her father, former UK point guard Anthony Epps.
    She didn’t mind because her father has had a huge influence on her game. However, she also thinks of him in a bit different manner.
    “Me and him are a lot the same. My mom says I am like his twin. It’s crazy because he’s male and I am female. We are 20 years apart but we are so similar with actions, emotions,” the Kentucky senior said.

  • Bluegrass in the Heart of Kentucky

    What better place to hold a Bluegrass music festival than in the heart of Kentucky. That’s what Brad Lanham thinks as he prepares for the annual Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff (KBMK), which is set for Jan. 27-28 at the Roby Dome at Marion County High School.
    Lanham, the president of the Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians, said he’s excited about the event that hosts everything from a dinner, to concerts and even workshops for aspiring musicians.
    “It’s a nice quality show,” Lanham said. “Something to be proud of.”

  • Ag Credit continues major sponsorship of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Music Kickoff

    Central Kentucky Ag Credit continues a partnership this year with the Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians to produce Kentucky’s Bluegrass Music Kickoff. The event is ranked by the Kentucky Department of Tourism among the top 10 events in Kentucky.
    Ag Credit has been a flagship sponsor of the event for several years, and is joined by a host of other area financial institutions and local businesses to provide funding for the musical event.

  • 75th Anniversary Annual Chamber Awards Banquet

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s 75th Anniversary Annual Awards Banquet will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, at Centre Square in Lebanon. The social begins at 6 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. The cost of the event is $25 per person. Invitations have been mailed to all chamber members but everyone is invited to attend. Please RSVP by Friday, Jan. 20, by calling the chamber office at 270-692-9594 or email info@MarionCountyKyChamber.com. Complete information is available at the chamber website MarionCountyKyChamber.com.

  • Human remains found in Adair County identified

    Human remains found in Adair County on Dec. 19, 2016 have been identified as Lawrence R. Chrisman, 63, of Lexington. Chrisman's remains were found at the bottom of an embankment off the northbound side of north KY 55 across from United Citizens Bank. The cause of death has not yet been determined. Kentucky State Police Detective Brian Gibson is investigating.

  • Burglary reported at Hart Mart

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a burglary that occurred at Hart Mart Grocery in Gravel Switch early Sunday morning.
    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, deputies responded to a burglary at Hart Mart Grocery at 2:31 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 15. Store security cameras are being reviewed to identify the person or persons involved.
    Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 260-692-3051. Deputy Tony Belcher continues with the investigation.  

  • State pulling workers out of 31 unemployment offices amid major cuts

    By Daniel Desrochers
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is pulling its employees out of 31 unemployment centers across Kentucky in an effort to save millions of dollars.
    Workers with the Office of Employment and Training throughout the state received a notice Jan. 10 that the cabinet was making drastic changes, shifting its focus to 12 “hubs” in Bowling Green, Covington, Elizabethtown, Hazard, Hopkinsville, Lexington, Louisville, Morehead, Owensboro, Paducah, Prestonsburg and Somerset.