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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.

  • Lady Knights advance to district championship

    The Marion County Lady Knights defeated the Taylor County Lady Cardinals 59-40 last night, Feb. 21, to advance to the 20th District Tournament championship game.

    Marion County will play the Adair County Lady Indians at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, Friday, in Adair County.

    Adair County defeated the Campbellsville Lady Eagles, 57-56, in triple overtime last night to advance.
     

  • MCHS baseball team holds tryouts, begins practice

    Aided by unseasonably warm weather, the Marion County High School Baseball Team conducted try-outs for the upcoming season on Feb. 15 and began spring practice.  Regarded pre-season as one of the top teams in the Fifth Region after 18 wins in 2016, the Knights welcomed 31 players to its 2017 roster, including most of last year’s varsity starting lineup. 

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights lose by two on senior night

    The Knights, down 10-0 within the first four minutes against LaRue County Friday night, looked out of sync and overwhelmed. However, they didn’t give up, keeping it close and eventually tying the game at 55 apiece with 35.9 seconds left.
    LaRue County got one more break than the Knights in the thriller, squeaking out a 57-55 win and putting a damper on Marion County's Senior Night, where seniors Jaren Epps, Isaac Lanham and Lamarcus Bell were honored.