Today's News

  • Seek many sources, then vote

    Last week, the Republican party held its national convention. This week, the Democratic party is holding one, too.
    Once upon a time, the conventions meant something. The parties sometimes did not know who their candidate would be until the week of the convention. Today, the nominees are known several months ahead of the conventions, and that turns the conventions into nothing more than glorified infomercials.

  • Tornado watch in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday

    A tornado watch is in effect for 67 Kentucky counties, including Marion County, until 8 p.m. Sunday, July 27.

    A tornado watch is issued when the conditions exist that could create a tornado. A tornado warning is issued if a tornado has been spotted or has been picked up on radar.

  • Judicial center will be closed Sept. 3-4

    The Marion County Judicial Center will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day, and Tuesday, Sept. 4, for a required furlough day.
    The judicial center houses the Marion Circuit and District Courts and the Marion Circuit Clerk's Office. The furlough day was ordered by John D. Minton Jr., chief justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court, for all court services statewide.
    The judicial center will reopen Wednesday, Sept. 5.

  • Loretto residents injured in head-on collision

    A Loretto woman is listed in fair condition Wednesday morning at University Hospital in Louisville as a result of a head-on collision Monday afternoon near Holy Cross.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Shannon Thomas of Loretto was driving south on Hwy. 49 in a 2005 Hyundai. At 3:58 p.m. Aug. 27, she cross the centerline approximately 2.5 miles north of Loretto and collided with a 1997 Dodge van driven by Thomas Cundiff of Loretto. Mary Rose Cundiff, also of Loretto, was a passenger in the van.

  • Bell and Litsey will marry Sept. 8


  • Senior Planning Night is Sept. 11

    Senior Planning Night will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Marion County High School Library.
    Jo Newton, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) Outreach Counselor for Marion County, will share free planning and student financial aid information for seniors planning to attend school after graduation.
    Students and parents will learn about online KEES accounts, as well as grants, scholarships, work-study, savings and Federal Direct Loans.

  • Turtle desserts R us


  • Berry speaks to the Freshman Read


  • CAIP education sessions are Aug. 30


  • 8-22-12 Farm Brief

    The educational session for all approved CAIP applicants will be held at the Marion County Extension Office at noon and 6 p.m., Aug. 30. You are required by Frankfort to attend this meeting! If you have any questions, please call the extension office at (270) 692-2421.