Today's News

  • Reed wins bronze at Bluegrass State Games

    Kaelin Reed of Lebanon won the bronze medal in the men's 3.0 level tennis competition at the Bluegrass State Games in Lexington on July 15.

  • Superintendent, school board discusses visions, goals

    School starts for local public school students exactly one week from today.

    So, it seems fitting that the Marion County Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton spent time last week reviewing and discussing the district's vision and goals during a special called meeting Thursday, July 26. (Board Member Bernard Miles was not in attendance.)

  • St. Catharine women's hoops adds two to staff

    By SCC Sports Information

    Officially, they will be called "new" as members of Lena Bramblett's women's basketball coaching staff at St. Catharine College. But the coaches now on board for the Patriots are by no means new to the Patriot program.
    Gone is Terreka Walker, who spent the last five years with Bramblett as her only full-time assistant. Joining the staff for the 2012-13 season are Sara Sexton and Tyler Campbell (Lena's brother). Both have strong ties to the college as a whole and also to Patriot basketball.

  • Wise guilty of morphine murder

    A Washington County jury found a Campbellsville woman guilty Monday of intentionally murdering her husband with liquid morphine and has recommended that she spend life in prison for her crime.

    The verdict was returned just 20 minutes after the jury began to deliberate. The jurors took 10 minutes to recommend the life sentence.

  • Finding a cure for cancer


    We all have a story. Now we can all be part of changing that story.

    Taylor Regional Hospital is doing something very exciting. They are participating in an American Cancer Society study to help pinpoint what causes cancer.

    Can you imagine a world without cancer? I hope I live to see that day.

  • Drought underscores need for long-term conservation planning

    Submitted by the National Association of Conservation Districts

    This summer, Kentucky has been hit hard by a severe drought, with serious impacts on crop production across the state. The latest precipitation summary shows the region of Marion County having a 7.29-inch rainfall deficit.

  • Facebook status updates from Manton, USA

    If you asked my wife if I were addicted to my cell phone, she would shout, "YES" before the question ventured past your teeth.

    With that comes an incessant need to check social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    A lot of times I like to try to craft witty Facebook status updates. I didn't say I was witty, I just said I like to try.

  • Always Faithful

    William "Buster" Mattingly is not a man who brags about what he has done, but as we have learned, what he has done is worth talking about.

    Mattingly entered the Marines Corps in 1944, just a few years after President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order requiring the military to allow anyone to serve regardless of race. That order may have opened the doors for African-Americans, but it did not end the attitudes that had kept many of them out of the service.

  • 2012 MCHS graduate dies after traffic accident

    Curt Nalley, who graduated from Marion County High School in May, died Monday evening following a two-vehicle traffic accident. Two other individuals are in fair condition following the collision.

  • 11-12 Year Olds are State Runner-Up

    The Marion County 11-12 baseball all-stars finished the season as the 2012 Little League state runner-up.

    On Friday, Warren Southern used a pair of three-run home runs get the 8-5 over Marion County despite the local team's comeback effort.

    Thursday, Marion County defeated Russell-Flatwoods, 11-1, in the state semifinals to set up the championship game match-up.