Today's News

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights win double OT thriller in region tourney

    Jordan Boggs’ last-second three clanked off the rim, and the marathon was finally over. A battle of the ages had finally come to an end.

    It was the game that would never end, the game with so many ups and downs, the game where both teams left everything out there and then some. One thrilling moment begot another. One crazy sequence led to another.

    With their season hanging in the balance, the Lady Knights summoned all their fight, determination and energy to grit out their hardest — and most important — win this season.

  • Rising to the occasion

    If athletes play long enough, they will win a lot of games and lose a lot of games. They will be on both ends of blowout games. Sometimes, they will face crushing defeats. However, at some point, they will likely be a part of a thrilling victory, a comeback or maybe both.

  • The Gameplan - March 6

    March 7
    Lady Knights vs. Garrard County (Away), 6 p.m.

    March 9
    Knights vs. Lincoln County (Away), 12 p.m.

    March 16
    Knights vs. Pulaski County (Away), 4 p.m.

    March 18
    Knights vs. East Jessamine (Home), 6 p.m.

    March 19

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Bulldogs end the Knights’ season in region semifinals

    The John Hardin Bulldogs remain unbeaten.

    John Hardin ended Marion County’s season in a 74-55 triumph in the Fifth Region Tournament semifinals Friday night at Hart County High School.

    The Bulldogs shot a blistering 59.5 percent for the game. Marion County, on the other hand, was held to 38.2 percent shooting.

    John Hardin (35-0), who defeated Taylor County 62-51 Saturday to win the region and advance to the state tournament at Rupp Arena, opened the game on a 12-1 run. Stars Trevon Harris and Alex Matthews led the early charge.

  • Giving back to the game

    Makayla Epps has been around basketball since she was a kid, and she’s always wanted to give back to the game, a game she loves so much.

    Epps is getting that chance to give back to the game, recently completing her first season as head coach of the Marion Maroon middle school basketball team. She coached the seventh and eighth grade teams.

    After 18 years of playing basketball at different levels, it’s safe to say Epps could never stay away from the game for long.

  • VAUGHTS VIEWS: Ed Beck made a big impression on UK fans they did not forget

    By Larry Vaught

    More than 50 years ago Dale Polley was living in Hopkinsville and he can remember his parents taking him to Madisonville to hear Ed Beck preach.
    “To this day I remember part of his sermon — pretty impressive for a young boy to remember something positive that long ago that happened at church,” Polley, who now lives in Nashville and is a past chairman of the Music City Bowl, said.

  • A let down


    Perception plays a huge role in our daily lives. It’s the ultimate way of understanding or interpreting something. Usually, our perception is based on what we see and what we hear.

  • Examining financial barriers to work

     Imagine you are a supervisor at a local business. Joe, a single father of two, is one of your most successful employees and has earned a promotion that will raise his pay from $15 per hour to $20 per hour. 

  • School safety bill could soon become law

    As we approach the latter days of the 2019 Regular Session, the Capitol remains as busy as ever. Countless visitors from across Kentucky advocated important issues in a week that had no shortage of legislative activity.

  • Children’s issues lead House activity

     I joined my fellow members of the House in passing several good, meaningful pieces of legislation this past week, all aimed at improving the quality of life for all Kentuckians. This was our last full week of this legislative session, with only eight legislative days left in the 2019 Regular Session.