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Today's News

  • Divine breaks his own record, again

    The Marion County High School track team participated in its final meet of the regular season at Green County Friday night. Junior Brooks Divine, who had broken his own school pole vault record several times, once again eclipsed his personal mark. Divine surpassed his 14'2" mark by clearing 14'6" at the Green County meet. Full results will be available in next week's issue. The teams will be competing in regional competition for the remainder of the week before heading to state competition at the University of Louisville next Thursday through Saturday.

  • George named National Volleyball Player of the Year

    By Brandon Mattingly

    Landmark News Service

  • Brandon Stone: After a year, family holds out hope

    By Jennifer Corbett

    LCNI News Service

    On the one-year anniversary of his death, Brandon Stone's friends and family released 22 balloons into the sky - each symbolizing one year of his life.

    Some of the balloons had personalized messages written on them, others were a simple way to remember a fallen son, brother, cousin and friend.

  • Arts and Humanities Council plans summer camp

    Making music, dancing and sculpting wire animals are a few of the programs being offered at this year's arts camp, sponsored by the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council, in cooperation with the Marion County Extension Office and Marion County Family Resource Centers.

    The camp will be held July 16 to July 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marion County Extension office. Lunch is included. The camp is open to students in grades 3 to 8 (as of fall 2012). And the cost is $10.

  • Girl Scouts to celebrate 100 years

    Saturday, March 12, will mark the 100th year of Girl Scouts in the United States.

    Marion County's Girl Scouts will be celebrating next weekend with a birthday party Sunday, May 20, at Graham Memorial Park.

    In 2011, Marion County had 14 troops and more than 120 girls participating in Girl Scouts. Today, there are 3.2 million Girl Scouts - 2.3 million girl members and 890,000 adult members working primarily as volunteers.

  • Marion County's Got Talent

    Marion County residents will soon have the opportunity to audition for a chance to showcase their skills in the inaugural "Marion County's Got Talent" set for Saturday, June 2. Singers, dancers, jugglers, musicians, comedians, ventriloquists, magicians, and others with a unique talent they want to share are all invited to audition. The competition is being hosted by Kentucky Classic Arts (KCA) and Marion County 4-H.

  • Two teens killed in Taylor County collision

    Justin Atwood, 19, and Jade M. Sullivan, 17, both of Campbellsville, were killed Saturday, May 5, during a head-on collision.

    The accident occurred at approximately 7:08  p.m., on US 68,  one-mile east of Campbellsville, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Cornbread Craze

    A truck, loaded with books about a criminal syndicate, is stolen... it seems almost poetic, doesn't it?

    Or, a darn good publicity stunt, perhaps?

    No matter how farfetched it might sound, it's exactly what happened Saturday, April 28, at a truck yard in Elgin, Ill.

    A trailer, carrying 1,672 copies of Cornbread Mafia written by Jim Higdon III, was stolen.

  • Extension agent moving to Woodford County

    For at least a few weeks, Marion County will be down to one extension agent.

    May 1 was Elizabeth Creed's last day as the Marion County extension agent for family and consumer sciences. She has accepted the same position in Woodford County, but she said her time in Marion County has benefited her career.

    "I've learned a lot," Creed said. "Being in this type of position, you learn all you can in school and in training, but 90 percent of what you learn is on the job."

  • Beam's barrels a bonus for school system

    In a 3-1 decision, the Marion County Fiscal Court approved an agreement with Beam Global Thursday, which will grant the company 30 years of tax abatement but will also require it to invest more than $1 million in the Marion County school system.

    "We've come to a resolution that does a couple things. No. 1., it's fair to both parties," Magistrate John Arthur Elder III said. "No. 2, it gives us area for the future if those questions are raised again in regards to abatement."