Today's News

  • Getting used to high-tech phones

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    The first time I saw one of those strange little QR codes in an advertisement, I thought it was a mistake. It looked like a graphic artist had mangled a photo or barcode.
    Quick Response codes have been around since the mid-1990s but their popularity has increased since the introduction of "smartphones."
    They've even been showing up in ads in the newspaper.

  • Correction, July 25

    In the July 11 edition, a photo from the harness racing at the Marion County Fair should have identified Tyler Shehan as the driver of the horse Caribbean Treasure. Barry Armstrong is the horse's trainer.

  • Tonight's state tourney games have been postponed

    The Kentucky Little League state tournament games scheduled for tonight have been postponed due to storms.

    The tournament is being played in Prestonsburg. Marion County's 11-12 baseball team was scheduled to play Knox County tonight, but that game has been rescheduled for Wednesday.

    As a result of the delay, the state semifinals will be played Thursday and the finals are scheduled for Friday.

  • Blood drive July 26 in Loretto

    The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Loretto Community Center.

    There is a critical need for all blood types at this time.

  • Thunderstorm warning in effect until 5:35 p.m.

    A thunderstorm warning is in effect for Marion County until 5:35 p.m.

    A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for Marion County until 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24.

    The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm watch for 67 Kentucky counties, including Marion County.

    A thunderstorm watch is issued when the conditions for a storm are expected. A warning is issued is a storm is present in the area.

  • Springfield man dies in motorcycle wreck

    Jason E. Payne, 39, of Springfield died Saturday as a result of a motorcycle accident.

    The accident occurred at 6:24 p.m., on KY 208 in Calvary, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Payne was traveling east on KY 208 on a 1993 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he crossed the center line and struck a westbound 2009 Chevy operated by Mary L. Beaven, 59, of Lebanon.

    Payne was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County Coroner. He was not wearing a helmet, according to police.

  • Marion County 11-12 Year Old All Stars in Prestonsburg

    The Marion County 11-12 year old all-star team headed to Prestonsburg on Saturday to play their first game of the 2012 Kentucky State Little League Tournament.  In their first game of pool play, Marion County easily defeated Anderson County 10-0 in five innings.  Marion County will continue pool play tomorrow evening when they take on Fleming- Neon at 7:00 P.M.  (Read more) 

  • Fiscal court to meet July 19

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    - Minutes of the July 5 meeting

    - Presentation on employee disability insurance coverage (AFLAC)

    - Detention center policy revisions

    - Copier purchase proposal

    - Request from Marion County Historical Society for seating removal and storage

    - Second reading of the Maker's Mark bond ordinance

  • No one injured after tractor-trailer turns over Tuesday

    A Russell Springs man is OK after the tractor-trailer he was driving turned over at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday near 1920 Liberty Road (Hwy. 49). Anthony C. Byrd, 41, was driving south July 17 in a 2000 Kenworth pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with wood when the accident happened, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.
    The truck got off the edge of the roadway and the load shifted, causing the truck and trailer to turn over, Clements said.
    No other vehicles were involved and Byrd was not injured, Clements said. Byrd was driving for Lee Transport of Dunnville.

  • Clarification, July 18

    In the Athletes of the Year section published last month, some additional information has been provided about one of the entries. Jeremy Mattingly, the football player of the year, is the son of Mickey and Beth Cooley and Kerry and Gloria Mattingly.