Today's News

  • Four chances to donate blood this month in Marion County

    The American Red Cross is facing a critical need for blood. With that in mind, there are four blood drives scheduled for this month in Marion County.

    - July 12, 2-6 p.m. at Farmers National Bank

    - July 15, 2-7 p.m. at the Gravel Switch Community Center

    - July 17, 2-7 p.m. at the Marion County Area Technology Center. This is the "Empower Youth" drive, sponsored by HOSA.

    - July 28, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Charles Church.

    For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

  • Flash flood watch issued for Marion County

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from 3 p.m.July 10 through 6 a.m. Thursday, July 11.
    The watch includes several parts of Kentucky, including Marion and surrounding counties. A flash flood watch means conditions could develop that lead to flash flooding.

  • Game plan, July 10

    July 10

    State Little League softball tournament in London

    July 11
    State Babe Ruth tournament begins in Lexington
    State Little League softball tournament in London

  • All-stars eliminated after repeated rain delays

    As of Monday, Marion County’s 11-year-old baseball all stars were still trying to complete the 5th District tournament at South Hardin Little League in Elizabethtown.
    Marion County was originally scheduled to play July 3 against Campbellsville in the championship round of the tournament.
    Because of rain earlier in the week, the entire tournament was pushed back a day. And because the rainfall persisted throughout the week, the game had been pushed back until Monday evening.

  • State softball champions!

    Marion County's 11-12-year-old softball all-star team are the state Little League softball champions.

    Marion County won the state title by defeating Clay County Saturday afternoon at North Laurel Little League in London.

    The team is scheduled to return to Lebanon around 8:30 p.m., and they will receive a police escort as they return to town.

  • Marion County in Babe Ruth state tournament

    Marion County’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth team is scheduled to open play in its state tournament tomorrow night in Lexington.
    Marion County is schedulded to play South Lexington at 8:15 p.m. July 11 on Elam Field at Shillito Park.
    This is a double elimination tournament. If Marion County wins, it will play again at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13. If Marion County loses, it will play at 4 p.m. Friday, July 12.

  • Going wrong

    Every golfer at some point has hit an errant shot off the tee, looked quizzically at his playing partners with arms out, and asked, “What did I do wrong?”
    Where did you learn to play the game?
    Who has influenced you?
    Who do you turn to help you with your problems?
    For most of us growing up in central Kentucky, formal lessons with a professional was not a consideration and we were pretty much self taught or turned to our friends for assistance.

  • Wet week could affect fishing strategies

    This 4th of July can be summed up in one word, wet!
    Sorta ruined everyone’s long weekend. Course I’m talking about some cookins’, some parties and some lake time.
    What it didn’t ruin was the reason July 4th isn’t just another date on the calendar. If ya don’t know what I’m talkin’ about, shame on you!

    With a solid week of rain we’re likely to see our lake levels on the rise. What does this mean to anglers?

  • Harness racing at the fair
  • High school volleyball tryouts are July 15

    Tryouts for the Marion County High School volleyball team will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 15, at MCHS.
    Athletes must have a complete physical.
    Anyone with questions can contact Coach David Hibbard at david.hibbard@marion.kyschools.us.