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Today's News

  • It's a New Year, baby

    Wesson Ryder Edelen was the first baby born at Spring View Hospital in 2015. Wesson was born Jan. 2, and he weighed 7.7 pounds. He is the son of William S. and Kelsi N. Edelen of 6471 Spurlington Road in Lebanon, and his older sister is Kinley Edlen. His maternal grandparetns are Willie and LeAnn Bland, and his paternal grandparents are Steven and Kim Hayden. His great-grandparents are James Edelen and Billy Joe Kerr.
     

  • Year in review: A year of pain, change, conflict

    Looking back on the year that was, 2014 brought tragedy, change and controversy to Marion County.
    The county clerk and a local football coach were two people we lost to health issues, while crime and accidents took even more people from our community.
    Marion County jurors heard a murder trial for the first time in several years, and the school system seemed to deal with one controversy after another throughout the year.

  • Guest editorial: How legislators divert student aid

    The Courier-Journal

    It’s a new year for Kentucky college students, bringing new pressure to pay for the fast-rising costs of higher education in this state.
    The first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or the FAFSA, that students attending or planning to attend college must complete in order to get federal and state financial aid for the coming academic year.

  • Kentucky’s rankings are both good and bad

    As states look for ways to improve their quality of life, the first thing they usually do is see how well they stack up with the rest of the country.

  • Bits and pieces to start the new year

    With a new year just beginning, it's a good time to remind everyone to be careful on the roads.
    That is never truer than when emergency vehicles are trying to reach a scene. Anyone who has been in a car has been on the road when the flashing lights have appeared and sirens have been sounded.
    Unfortunately, too many of us fail to do what we should to help those emergency vehicles. That means pulling over as close to parallel as possible to the edge or curb of the road, per Chapter 189.930(a) of the Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter.

  • Kentucky NCRC predicts workplace success

    By Jim Skees

    Finding the right talent to fill available jobs is a top concern for more and more business leaders. In fact, many employers ready to expand or relocate say a competitive workforce weighs heavier in their location decision than the availability of shovel-ready sites.
    While every job requires its own specific skills and knowledge, existing and potential employers alike seek candidates with proven workplace skills – the basics that demonstrate a candidate can solve problems and succeed.

  • YEAR IN REVIEW: Top Sports Stories of 2014

    The biggest stories don't always have happy endings, and sometimes they transcend the sports pages.
    Marion County had a lot to celebrate in 2014. The Lady Knights claimed more district titles in basketball and volleyball, and the Knights tennis team had a year to remember on the court.
    Individual players reached career milestones and turned in spectacular single-game performances.
    Unfortunately, Marion County lost one of its sideline generals to a difficult disease.
    Here are the biggest sports stories of the past year.

  • Marion County sweeps C'ville

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent

    The New Year started off great for Marion County, with both the Knights and Lady Knights winning over Campbellsville on Jan. 2.
    The Lady Knights (6-5) played the Lady Eagles (5-9) first, and won, 58-24.
    “It was a good district win for our team,” Head Coach Anthony Epps said. “I really liked the effort and energy our team played with. It was our third win in a row. Hopefully, we can keep the momentum going in the New Year.”

  • Teaching, learning about hunting with an 11-year-old

    Finally, after scouting for days, heck weeks, I found a field that a small flock of Canada geese were using (feeding in). One field, one flock. That's it!
    Anyway, Tate, my 11-year-old grandson, was coming over from Adair County, and we figured on giving the geese a try. I'd previously tweaked his interest by having him "watch" the geese, so he was hyped at an opportunity to shoot one.

  • Winter sports

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent

    No one is really fond of winter, but one thing to be excited about is the sports that come with it. What I mean by that is, there’s always an athletic event on TV, such as football, basketball, swimming or the Winter X-Games.