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Today's News

  • Survey says…

    Every two years, the Kentucky Department of Education conducts a survey of the state’s public school teachers. The purpose of this survey is to track teachers’ opinions of the teaching and learning conditions at their respective schools.
    Statewide, 89.3 percent of teachers responded to the 2015 Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning Survey. In Marion County, 96 percent of teachers responded to the survey.
    The survey is focused on each school rather than the district as a whole.

  • Fracking hot topic during public forum

    By Laura Buchanan
    The Messenger, Madisonville

    Representatives from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and its agencies heard passionate statements from several area residents and fuel producers July 7 in the first of three public comment meetings regarding oil and gas development in the state.

  • The word of God has not changed

    By Jennifer Brockman

    I am writing in response to Rev. Bridgman’s article “Respect for One Another.”

  • Let Jesus and His apostles’ words speak

    By George L. Faull

    I saw a letter by Carrie Bridgman on “Respect One Another” concerning gay marriage. Her letter is dripping with niceness “no name calling” and encouraging tolerance.
    She says that she is not going to call those who disagree with her “bigots.” She says those of us who disagree with her is because we read the scriptures literally.

  • Helping the library

    By Molly McMasters
    Guest columnist

    The Friends of the Library (FOL) is a non-profit organization that exists only to support our local Marion County Public Library. Our group meets every other month (odd numbered months) on the second Thursday of the month at 5:15 p.m. in the small meeting room of the library.

  • Marion County wins 9-10 Little League softball title

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent

    After dealing with thunderstorms, lightning, and heat, the bad weather stopped long enough for Marion County’s 9-10 year old softball all-stars to bring home the Little League state title on July 17 by beating Russell-Flatwoods for the second time in the tournament, 4-2, at Zane Collins Community Park in Morehead.
    The win over Russell-Flatwoods also meant Marion County went undefeated during the tournament.

  • Up and at 'em

    By Casey Sowers

    Sports correspondent

     

    Everyone loves summer, but the rain seems to be a constant problem in this state this year, and when it’s not raining, it’s at least in the high 90s.
    With this bipolar weather, there are chances you get to play outside or you don’t get to play outside.

  • Proud to be called a redneck and a hillbilly

    Are you a backward, barefoot, gun-toting redneck?
    That was a classification made by a former writer … notice I said “former writer.” It seems as if our — yes, I’m proud to be one, just not barefoot — voices were heard.
    To determine is someone is a true redneck, just ask them what “season” we’re in. If they answer is “summer,” they may not be a true redneck. If the answer is “fishin’ season,” then you’re probably talking to a redneck.

  • Tutu Run returns on Saturday

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent

  • 8-and-under softball team unbeaten in Danville event

    The Marion County 8-and-under softball all-stars went undefeated to win the All-American Showcase in Danville, July 18 and 19. Front row (from left): Rose Caldwell, Gracyn Mattingly, Maggie Jo Benningfield, Kendra Gaddie, Kaylee Reed, and Payten Smith. Middle row:  Tori Gribbins, Chloe Cox, Reece Caldwell, Caitlynn Brady, Gracie Benningfield and Maddie Wiser. Back row: Coaches Daniel Mattingly, Mark Caldwell, Kirby Gribbins and Jim Reed.