Today's News

  • Former school board secretary seeks reinstatement of unemployment benefits

    A former school board secretary has filed six separate but related complaints against the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Commission and the Marion County Board of Education.
    On Nov. 12, Pam Spalding filed six “verified complaints seeking judicial review of a decision of the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Commission” in Marion Circuit Court.

  • Former Marion County coach offers lessons for Knights

     “God will open the right doors for you, and He’ll close the wrong doors for you.”

    Those are the words of former Marion County Knights basketball coach Kelly Wells as he spoke at the Knights tipoff banquet on Nov. 16 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

    Wells, who now coaches the University of Pikeville Bears, coached Marion County from 1995-1997 and led the Knights to their last 5th Region tournament title.

  • You don’t need to get a deer to have a good season

     Here it is, 10 days after the start of the 2014 modern gun season. And, in our Zone Three, it’s the last day of our 2014 modern gun season.

    Oh, there’s still archery until Jan. 19 and crossbow season until Dec. 31. Plus, we have a muzzleloader season Dec. 13-21.

    So, here I am, thinking about other seasons and not the one we’re in.

  • Building future leaders

    T.J. Veatch wants to give something back to the Marion County community, and the Marion County High School senior believes he’s found a way to do that as one of the founding members of the student ambassadors program at Marion County High School.
    “Through the application process, you could tell they wanted true leaders,” Veatch said.
    His fellow senior Paris Manson agreed, adding that they want to show the community what amazing things students are doing in local schools.

  • Deer photos, Nov. 19
  • Honoring those who served

    Marion County High School hosted its annual Veteran Day program on Nov.  11. The JROTC program ran the program, and the featured speaker was Congressman Ed Whitfield.  To the veterans in attendance, Whitfield said, “On behalf of a grateful nation, thank you for you service, for your sacrifice.” As part of the program, the students also shared the history of “The Star Spangled Banner,” which was written 200 years ago.

  • State, districts prepare for possible missed school days
  • State legislature reviews school safety

    Last week, the Department of Education released its latest annual report on school safety, a study that gives the public a truly comprehensive look at the discipline issues our students, teachers, staff and administrators face.
    Overall, the news is good. Nearly 90 percent of the 660,000 students who attend public schools were not involved in any infractions in 2013-14, and of the remainder, only a small percentage was engaged in violent behavior.

  • Attention cattlemen - Vote yes on Nov. 20

    By Steve Downs
    2014 KCA President

    Fellow cattlemen - we are in a unique position to invest in our future in a way that will have a profound effect on our livelihood for years to come. On Nov. 20, a referendum will be held, asking you to support an additional dollar check-off for our Kentucky producers. This investment in our future will help ensure that, as cattlemen, we are best positioned to maintain our prosperity even in the face of the challenges that could lie ahead.  

  • Parents should share parenting

    Months ago, a concerned grandmother came to my office.
    It was a Monday morning, and I was busy, but I could tell by the distressed look on her face that she needed someone to talk to.
    She proceeded to tell me about a situation involving her son and his custody battle involving his children. The court had ruled that he could only see his children every other weekend.
    She was devastated.
    Up to that point, she had been extremely involved in her grandchildren’s lives, and she was convinced this was going to change things dramatically.