Today's News

  • Knights end streak, pick up two wins

    Though a burden to most, the ice storm that ravaged the state last week seemingly helped the Marion County High School boys basketball team.

    An eight game losing streak came to a halt and the Knights picked up their first win of 2009 last week on the road.

    The Knights ended a losing streak that dated back to late December on Thursday night against Christian Academy of Louisville (CAL) (11-11). The Knights (6-16) dropped a close game to Taylor County (15-6) the next night but picked up another win on Saturday against Hancock County (7-15).

  • 93 Kentucky counties named 'major' disaster areas

    Marion County is one of 93 counties that had been declared major disaster areas by President Barack Obama. As a result, federal disaster aid has been made available for Kentucky, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Nancy Ward, the acting FEMA administrator said federal funding is available to Kentucky and eligible local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations, on a cost-sharing basis.

  • Portable Generators Can be Source of Carbon Monoxide Exposure


    The following press release was issued by the Kentucky Poison Control Center:

  • Storm aftermath information

    Shelters still available While power is being restored to more parts of Marion County, shelter space is still available at Centre Square, 239 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. For more information about shelters or other services, call (270) 692-6666.   Contact insurance agents Homeowners should contact their insurance agents about what damages may be covered by their policies.

  • Proud to be a Marion Countian

    I write this on Sunday night, 13 days after the "Declaration of Emergency" was faxed to State Emergency Management Headquarters and another letter was expedited to the Governor, stating that Marion County was lacking the necessary resources to adequately address the unfolding crisis.

    My first thought is - thank you God - to date Marion County, still to my  knowledge, has not had an ice storm related fatality. All the people in Marion  County, with the good Lords' help, are responsible for this miracle.

  • General Assembly is back to business

    As we reconvened the February portion of the 2009 General Assembly, one of the first orders of business was to hear Governor Steve Beshear deliver his State of the Commonwealth Address.

    The Governor began by mentioning the devastating ice storm that left thousands of our citizens without electricity and sheer destruction in its wake. I extend my thanks to Governor Beshear for successfully gaining federal aid for our state.

  • Recipe for an ice storm

    Gov. Steve Beshear has called the 2009 ice storm the worst storm in Kentucky's history.

    Big ice storms are not common in Kentucky, but people still need to be aware of when they could happen, according to Tim Funk, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

    "Weather affects everyone," he said.

    Kentucky experiences a variety of types of precipitation - snow, sleet, hail and freezing rain - and the type of precipitation can be just as important as the amount, Funk said.

  • Gov. Beshear asks President Obama for major disaster declaration

    Monday Gov. Steve Beshear asked President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster for the commonwealth of Kentucky, following the devastating winter storm that has paralyzed parts of the state and left hundreds of thousands of  Kentuckians without electricity, water and heat.

  • Use kerosene heaters safely

    Editor's note: The following is a news release from the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

  • FEMA: Partnerships speed up response to storm

    Editor's note: The following is a FEMA news release   ATLANTA - After last week's severe winter storm knocked out power, radio and phone service in many areas of Kentucky, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) went into action providing direct response and relief, and coordinating efforts of federal partner agencies to help where Kentucky needs it.  The declared emergency made immediate federal assistance available.