Today's News

  • Wynonna Judd to perform at Elizabethtown's State Theater

    By Ben Sheroan
    Landmark News Service

    Wynonna Judd is expected to make a big noise when she visits Elizabethtown in March.
    Judd, who rose to the top of country charts in the 1980s and ’90s singing duets with her mother, has released her first album in three years. She and her new band, known as the Big Noise, have added the Historic State Theater to their tour stops.

  • Raywick man injured in one-vehicle wreck

    John L. Mattingly, 62, of Raywick is recovering from his injuries after being trapped in his vehicle during a wreck Saturday afternoon.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the wreck occurred at 12:40 p.m., at the intersection of Highway 412 and Sallie Ray Pike approximately three miles east of Raywick.

  • Kindergarten entry age cutoff moves to Aug. 1

    Beginning with the upcoming school year, children entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before Aug. 1. Up until now, the cutoff was Oct. 1.
    The General Assembly changed the law in 2012, based on the premise that younger students may not be ready for kindergarten and may not get off to a successful start. The change takes effect for the 2017-18 school year, for which schools will soon be registering students.

  • Kentucky Dept. of Revenue accepting individual tax returns

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Monday, Jan. 23 opened tax filing season for individual taxpayers with the Kentucky Department of Revenue, the same date as the federal Internal Revenue Service. Electronic filing is the most efficient method for filing returns.

  • Fiscal court news briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court held its regularly-scheduled meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19. In the meeting the magistrates:
    • Approved the advertisement of a request for proposal regarding the multipurpose building. The project is in partnership with the City of Lebanon and the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. The RFP is not an official bid, rather a way for the building committee to see how much the project will cost.
    • Approved the payment of the second annual installment of funds to the fire departments and rescue squad.

  • Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. provides more than $3.6 million to Marion County

    Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. provided $3,646,799 in salaries and services to Marion County in 2015-16. Lynne Robey, CKCAC executive director, presented the certificate to Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty at the recent meeting of the CKCAC Board of Directors.

  • Nelson County: Man accused of assault after striking woman with sausage

    The Kentucky Standard

    A Bardstown man was indicted on assault and endangerment charges Wednesday, Jan.18, after allegedly using a frozen roll of sausage to physically assault a woman.
    According to an arrest complaint, Derek Kiesler, 24, is accused of striking a woman several times in the arms and face on Jan. 11. Kiesler also allegedly struck an infant in the chin before using a frozen log of sausage to hit the woman in the head.

  • Vaught’s Views: Makayla Epps plays her final home game Thursday

    By Larry Vaught

    Makayla Epps will play her final game in Memorial Coliseum Thursday when Kentucky hosts Mississippi State. She could play again in Lexington if UK makes the Sweet Sixteen since Rupp Arena will be a host site for one NCAA Regional.
    Epps has had an illustrious career. Her 1,664 points ranks fifth in UK history and her 389 assists rank eighth all-time.
    She has been able to take sophomores Maci Morris and Taylor Murray basically under her wing for two years. Next year they won’t have her with them for the first time.

  • Marion County Middle School baseball tryouts Feb. 18-19

    Try outs for the Marion County Middle School Baseball Team will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19. All students must have an athletic physical on file with the school prior to participating in practice or try outs.
    Baseball practices will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at the batting cages at Graham Memorial Park.
    Please contact St. Charles Middle School and/or Lebanon Middle School if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Boys basketball: Panthers escape Roby Dome with win

    Marion County converted half of their shots, but Frankfort countered with a blistering 61.7 shooting percentage. In a game with 17 ties and 18 lead changes before Frankfort went on a 9-0 run in the fourth, the Panthers were able to escape the Roby Dome with a 74-69 win Saturday afternoon with hot shooting and a double-digit effort from all five starters.
    Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said he was disappointed in his team's performance despite their 27-55 (49 percent) shooting effort.