Today's News

  • The Game Plan - March 21, 2018

    March 22
    Knights vs. Washington County (Home), 5:30 p.m.

    Lady Knights vs. Green County (Home), 6 p.m.

    Knights vs. Bardstown (Home), 4:30 p.m.

    March 23
    Knights vs. Nelson County (Away), 5:30 p.m.

    Lady Knights in Meade County Mighty March Matchup (at Meade County)

    March 24

  • Improbable

    Friday night in Charlotte, North Carolina. No one thought history would happen inside the Spectrum Center. No one thought by the end of the night, the most improbable would happen. The night began with a basketball game between Virginia and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. It ended with the most shocking upset in NCAA Tournament history.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights prepare for tough games against Green County, Holy Cross

    Erin Benton is going back to her high school alma mater.
    Over the weekend, Marion County will travel to Meade County High School for the Meade County Mighty March Matchup. The Lady Knights will play the Assumption Rockets at 8 p.m., Friday. The Lady Knights get the Presentation Toppers at noon, Saturday, and the Holy Cross (Louisville) Cougars at 2 p.m., Saturday.
    “[Holy Cross] was a pretty good challenge for us last season,” Marion County coach Erin Benton said.

  • TENNIS: Knights still waiting to take court for first match

    Marion County has been waiting ever so patiently to get on the court for its first match. After the season opener against LaRue County was cancelled due to snowfall, the Knights had another match cancelled on Friday against the Campbellsville Eagles, who said scheduling conflicts their players had with other events prevented them from competing.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Track team prepares for 2018 campaign

    The Marion County track team has been practicing for the past few months as they work toward the 2018 season, which was scheduled to kick off yesterday at the Shelby County All-Comers meet.
    “It will be a great, competitive meet and we'll be able to find out where we stand early in the season,” Coach Daniel Johnson said.
    Johnson is leading the team along with Dallas Robinson, with the duo in their second season coaching the track team together.

  • Vaught’s Views: Kentucky signee Keldon Johnson proves himself as an elite player

    By Larry Vaught

    Kentucky signee Keldon Johnson will be playing in the McDonald’s All-American Game March 28 in Atlanta. But that will just be the start of his all-star experience.
    The 6-6 guard has also been invited to play in the Jordan Brand Classic and Nike Hoop Summit. Players who get invited to all three games are the best of the best and Johnson’s father, Mike, says the family feels blessed by the honors.

  • Last day of school tentatively May 31

    The last day for Marion County Public School students (as of press time) is Thursday, May 31. The last day for staff, closing day, is Friday, June 1. And, Marion County High School’s graduation is set for Saturday, June 2. 

    If the county receives more inclimate weather, it’s likely the district will choose to use non-traditional instruction days, if at all possible.

  • Who’s ‘ignorant’ and ‘uninformed?’

    By Tom Eblen

    Lexington Herald-Leader


    Just when you thought Gov. Matt Bevin couldn’t stick his foot further into his mouth, he goes on the radio and lets loose a new blizzard of insults and nonsense.

    Appearing on WVLC radio in Campbellsville on March 13, Bevin went off on Kentucky teachers angry that he and Republican lawmakers want to cut billions from their retirement benefits.

  • Pension reform efforts unclear at this point

    As we approach the end of session, we continue to await Senate revisions to our House budget, which fully funds pensions and restores cuts proposed to public education. I expect us to receive the Senate’s proposed two-year budget very soon.

  • Cigarette tax is good health policy, especially for Kentucky babies and youth

    More than 23,000 more Kentucky youth who become smoke-free adults. Nearly 1,200 healthier newborns every year. One billion in long-term health care cost savings.

    Isn’t that worth a dollar more?

    Health advocates are calling for a $1 per pack increase in Kentucky’s state tax on cigarettes because it will reduce tobacco use, particularly among youth and pregnant women. Less smoking means healthier babies and youth and a significant reduction in the health care costs paid by taxpayers.