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Today's News

  • GOLF: Knights finish third in conference, shoot under 320 for first time in seven years

    After Marion County’s performance in the Heartland Conference Tournament, Joey Reed is a very happy coach.
    Very happy.
    “I am the happiest coach in the state,” he said. “We have gotten better and better each week.”
    The Knights shot a 319 as a team - their first sub-320 outing in any tournament in seven years - and earned a third place finish on Sept. 12 at the Campbellsville Country Club. Taylor County shot a 295 while Campbellsville shot a 308.

  • Vaught’s Views: Sports broadcaster to cover his final UK game after 40 years

    By Larry Vaught

    He’s not flashy or overly dramatic, but just being himself worked perfectly for Rob Bromley at WKYT-TV (Channel 27) in Lexington for just over 40 years.
    That run ends Sept. 29 when Bromley retires after doing what he came to love — covering University of Kentucky sports.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Offense hot as Lady Knights grab win

    Marion County’s offense was hot. Very hot.
    Three Lady Knights hit double-digit kills and Marion County grabbed a four set win over the Boyle County Lady Rebels (26-24, 25-17, 24-26, 25-13) on Sept. 11 in Danville.
    “This was a good win for us against a very scrappy team,” Marion County head Coach David Hibbard said. “We played solid all night and our offense was as good as I have seen it. When you have over 50 kills in a night, you're doing some good things.”

  • BackPack program looking for community support

    For the past 10 years, the Marion County Community Education program has participated in Feeding America’s BackPack Program, which is designed to provide needy children who are at-risk of facing hunger with food for the weekend when school meals are not available.
    However, in recent years, the program has faced a new obstacle: funding. In the past, a large portion of the program’s funding came from a grant that is no longer available.

  • Leading the way

    In the first weeks of Eli Bright’s life, doctors told his parents he would likely die before his first birthday.
    He was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, which is the most severe of the four types of SMA. The condition can create problems with breathing and eating, much less crawling or walking. It’s the No. 1 genetic killer of children.
    Eli’s parents were completely devastated.

  • Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

    Master Sgt. Travis Greenwell (right), son of Margie and Jody Greenwell of Loretto, arrives at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, Aug. 30, to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Also pictured is Chief Master Sgt. Derek Whitmore (left). The Airmen will support aeromedical evacuation by removing patients from ambulances, processing them for air movement, and transporting them to a military aircraft to evacuate the area.
     

  • Celebrate Ham Days responsibly

    Local law enforcement officials encourage everyone to enjoy the Marion County Country Ham Days Festival this weekend, but do so responsibly or you could end up in jail.
    “People who are visibly under the influence or involved in any sort of altercation – they are going to go to jail,” Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said. “That’s just the bottom line. We’re not going to tolerate it.”

  • Marion County becomes hurricane haven for Florida evacuees

    Just days after Hurricane Harvey slammed Texas, reportedly killing 70 people and causing billions of dollars in damage, nearly 7 million Florida residents evacuated the Sunshine State, escaping the wrath of Hurricane Irma.
    Five of those evacuees, along with four cats, sought refuge in the Heart of Kentucky. A group from Melbourne Beach, Florida, traveled to Marion County on Sept. 9, and stayed at Butch and Kathy Cecil’s guest home in Raywick.

  • Tragedies & Triumphs

    Gravel Switch Methodist Church sits on a hill.
    Not a big hill.
    And not nearly as steep as the mountain Ollie Mae Wicker had to climb to become its pastor.
    Tragedies and triumphs have marked the life of the native and current resident of neighboring Bradfordsville.
    Her dad, Foster Cook, was blinded in an accident and took his own life when his daughter was barely a year and a half old.
    Her mom, Louise Whitehouse, was 25 when she was killed by her second husband. Ollie was only six.

  • ‘Servants of the Harvest’

    Looking for someone to help you have a healthy diet and a relationship with the Lord?
    If so, the doctor is in.
    In Gravel Switch that is.
    Actually, the 16-acre farm where Dr. Sharon Paul hopes to help others is about one mile south of the northeastern Marion County community, along Hwy. 337.
    The tract she has dubbed “Servants of the Harvest was discovered by the Michigan native after a five-year search.
    “My criteria was high,” says Dr. Paul. “I wanted a place suited to no-till, organic gardening.”