Today's News

  • Family's trip to Alaska was experience of a lifetime

     Try searching for information on the topic of “Mass Migration of Cranes From Marion County” and you won’t find much.

    But there are some clues.

    The earliest dating back to 1959.

    That’s when Mr. and Mrs. James Crane loaded their 10 children into the back of a blue and white pickup James had converted into a modern covered wagon and headed off to Alaska.

    It was to be a journey 17-year-old Bob Crane, eldest of the brood, would never forget.

  • Flatlick Express to perform in Springfield

    Mid-Kentucky Arts opens the season with a music celebration of popular Kentucky music. 

    Several featured groups include FlatLick Express, a young bluegrass band from central Kentucky, Heartland Dulcimer Club based in Elizabethtown, the Stephen Foster Singers from Bardstown, and the Mid-Kentucky Chorus whose members hail from many surrounding communities. 

    Celebrate Kentucky! concerts are held in St. Catharine Hall, St. Catharine Motherhouse, Hwy 150 near Springfield, Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m.

  • Learn the facts about your health care needs

    By Anne Harrison, PT, PhD and Marilyn Fox, PhD

    The U.S. health care system is very complex, but one thing is clear: it’s expensive. The U.S. spent $3.2 trillion dollars overall on health care in 2015, about $9,900 per person, or 17.5 percent of our gross domestic product. That’s why it’s vital that everyone understands the basics of the current law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) and compare it to the various healthcare bills being proposed by Congress.

  • Employers struggling to find able-bodied Kentuckians

    Autumn is already upon us as we celebrate the return of fall colors and cooler weather. In advance of the special session, members of the Kentucky General Assembly have been busy during the interim period. Although we are not in session currently, there are many issues that face our Commonwealth that can be addressed outside of the convened legislative body including hearing from citizens across the state about issues that directly affect them.

  • Power of the press is the content, not the delivery platform

    By Gene Policinski
    Newseum CEO

    WASHINGTON — The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of value.

    Notice in those words not a mention of celebrity content, mobile devices nor “aspirational” reportage that feels good without doing any good.

  • Marion County teen competed in national motorcross series

    A Marion County teen traveled more than 9,000 miles to compete in an ATV Motorcross National Series.

    Bryce Duvall, son of Chris and Sherri Duvall of Raywick, raced at tracks this year in Alabama, Michigan, Tennessee, New York, Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana.

    He was able to bring home the National Championship in the 125cc class. Along his journey, he has met many friends to add to his close net racing family.

  • Vaughts views: Magnolia Vale to play pre-game show

    By Larry Vaught

    After he was asked about joining Christi Thomas on the two-hour Countdown to Kickoff on the UK Radio Network, former Kentucky quarterback Freddie Maggard wasn’t sure what to expect.

    He had never met her and knew she would be the first female to host a pregame radio show for any Southeastern Conference football program if the idea worked.

  • Golf Knights finish third at Region in Campbellsville

    On Sunday night, before Marion County’s regional match, Ethan Spalding sent Joey Reed a text message.

    “Coach, I’m going to state. I don’t care what it takes but I’m going,” the senior golfer told his head coach.

    Indeed he is going, after shooting a 74 last Tuesday at the Campbellsville Country Club and making good on his prediction of a state tournament berth.

    “Pretty awesome if I must say so myself,” Reed said.


  • Fall Classic under way

    After nearly six months, the 2017 MLB regular season finally came to an end back on Sunday. One-hundred and sixty-two regular season games gave way to games with huge implications and stakes that couldn’t get much higher.

    The postseason is underway. The Fall Classic has begun.

    Back on Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins played the New York Yankees in the Big Apple in the AL Wild Card Game while the Arizona Diamondbacks hosted the Colorado Rockies today in the NL Wild Card Game. Win and you’re in; lose and your season is over.

  • Volleyball Lady Knights shut out on senior night

    Before Marion County took on Green County last Tuesday, six seniors were honored, presented with gifts and given a round of applause from the crowd gathered at the Roby Dome.

    The good feelings from the pregame festivities quickly evaporated, with the Lady Knights falling in two sets, 22-25, 18-25, to the Lady Dragons in the final game for Marion County at the Roby Dome this season.