Today's News

  • Bradshaw earns degree from U.K.
  • President’s list announced at EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 1,559 students earned president’s list honors for the spring 2017 semester.
    The list includes: Michael Jared Wheatley, Johanna Claire Leake, Stephanie Ann Farmer, Abby Catherine Hamilton, Ann Courney Thompson, Katelyn Michelle Daugherty, and Samantha Joe Daugherty, all of Lebanon; Morgan Ellen Mattingly of Loretto; and Allison Paige Buckman of Raywick.

  • Local students make the dean’s list at EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 3,305 students earned dean’s list honors for the spring 2017 semester.
    The list includes: Michael Jared Wheatley, Johannah Claire Leake, Stephanie Ann Farmer, Kaitlyn Marie Mattingly, Abby Catherine Hamilton, Ann Courtney Thompson, Katelyn Michelle Daugherty, Samantha Joe Daugherty, and Jessica Lynn Hall, all of Lebanon, Morgan Ellen Mattingly, Lydia Ann Fogle, and Abby Renee Turner, all of Loretto, Allison Paige Buckman of Raywick, and Katelyn Michelle Riley of St. Mary.

  • EKU names dean’s award recipients

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced 424 dean’s award recipients for the spring 2017 semester.
    Among the award recipients is Lydia Ann Fogle of Loretto.
    To earn the dean’s award, students must achieve dean’s list honors at EKU for three semesters, not necessarily consecutive. A lapel pin is presented to students by the dean of their academic college.


    Running back Trey Downs began his senior season with a bang. 
    On the first of play from scrimmage of the 2016 season opener against the Nelson County Cardinals, Downs took a handoff from quarterback Mason Sullivan and scampered 51 yards of a touchdown as Marion County bolted to a 55-21 season opening win. 

  • Local students among spring graduates

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,999 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2017 semester.
    The graduates were honored at separate academic college commencement ceremonies May 12-13.

  • Stars shining bright in Miami

    The stars were shining bright in Miami. A 34-year old second baseman shined the brightest of them all, lifting his team to an extra-inning win last Tuesday. 
    In the 88th MLB All-Star Game, Robinson Cano homered off Chicago Cubs pitcher Wade Davis to lead off the 10th inning and the American League team defeated the National League team 2-1 at Marlins Park. The AL clinched its fifth straight victory in the star-studded affair that was dominated by superb pitching instead of powerful slugging. 

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Hoppes wins regional Olympic event, advances to national competition

    He was there just for the experience. 
    He got a lot more than he bargained for.
    Nate Hoppes, a sophomore at Marion County High School, recently competed in the Regional Junior Olympics at Cedarville University in Ohio July 6-8. Hoppes won the decathlon event, scoring 3,835 points and winning in his age group in the event by 632 points.   
    "It felt pretty amazing, Hoppes said. "I had a good time and I was glad all my hard work paid off." 

  • LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL: 8-10 Little League Softball All-Stars win state title

    The Marion County 8-10-year-old Little League Softball All-Stars are state champions. 
    Behind three strikeouts from Gracyn Mattingly and a four-run fifth inning, Marion County clinched the state title in LaGrange with a 4-2 win over Boyd County.
    "This was an outstanding, hard fought championship game by both teams," Head Coach Jim Reed said. "Gracyn pitched great. Defensively, we had a stellar performance, but offensively we couldn't get much going. Boyd County is a very well coached team." 

  • 10-12 All-Stars win state title, advance to regionals  

    Celebration was wide and abound at Walsh Park on July 12. 
    Marion County is going to Indianapolis. 
    The ever solid pitching and batting lifted Marion County to a 10-0 victory over North Oldham on July 12 as Marion County clinched the state title and a spot in the Little League Softball Central Region Tournament in Indianapolis. 
    “I am excited for these girls to get to be a part of this experience and represent the state of Kentucky against other state champions," Head Coach Joe Browning said.