.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Bourbon Chase will take place Oct. 10-11

    The Bourbon Chase, a 200-mile relay race that takes runners through several bourbon distilleries, returns to central Kentucky this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11.
    While the race will bring runners to Marion County, they will not be passing through Lebanon as they have in previous years because of some changes to the route this year.
    Runners will make two changes in Marion County.

  • Stray seedlings produce fruit that is a breed unto itself

     

  • Combat boots and tennis shoes

     Cutting through an autumn chill, four schools representing four major branches of the military came from across the commonwealth to compete in the Marion County JROTC Knight Challenge on Oct. 4.

    The Air Force JROTC unit came from Nelson County High School, the Marine Corps program came from Jeffersontown High School, the Army traveled from George Rogers Clark High School, and the Navy program came from Floyd Central High School.

  • Division 2: Somerset attorney challenging incumbent

    The second division Court of Appeals race in District Three features a well-known name against a long-time attorney.
    Incumbent James R. Lambert was elected to the Court of Appeals eight years ago.  His opponent, Paul F. Henderson, has been an attorney for 36 years.

  • Landowners should protect their property

     

  • Cub Scout Pack 90 participate in Ham Days parade
  • County waiting on Windstream to move forward on E911

    Marion County officials are now waiting on Windstream before the county can move closer to implementing Enhanced 911.
    The 911 Advisory Committee met Sept. 30 to discuss how things are progressing. No representatives from Windstream were at the meeting, however.
    Keith Brock, the Marion County solid waste and environmental coordinator, reported that the county has submitted its addressing information to the telecommunication company. Now, the county is waiting from Windstream to verify the county's information.

  • Forkland Festival is Oct. 10-11

    For 43 years, the Forkland school was open, and for the past 43 years, that building has served as the Forkland Community Center.
    This year also brings the 43rd annual Forkland Festival, which will take place from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.
    Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children under 13 and free for preschoolers and younger.
    Doris Purdom has been involved with the festival as long as it’s been taking place. She added that the school served parts of Boyle, Casey, Marion and Washington counties.

  • More Ham Days Memories...
  • Marion County schools are ‘proficient’

    Marion County Public Schools are improving, according to the latest K-PREP scores, which were released Friday by the Kentucky Department of Education.
    The district’s overall score rose from 68.5 in 2012-13 to 69.6 in 2013-14.
    Based on its score, Marion County is considered a proficient school district, and it placed in the 82nd percentile, which means it is among the top 20 percent of public school districts in Kentucky.
    The average district score statewide was 68.7 for 2013-14, which was up from 64.3 the previous year.