Today's News

  • Police investigating triple fatality

    By The Kentucky Standard

    Three young Bardstown men were killed and a fourth Bardstown man was seriously injured in a head-on collision on Louisville Road (U.S. 31E) Sunday morning. Late in the afternoon, Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin confirmed the identity of the three deceased: Tyler Foster, 25; Keaton Hall, 24; and Jordan Hickman, 24.

  • Corrections & Clarifications - Dec. 23, 2015

    In the Best of Marion County section last week, Henry Brockman was listed on the back page for Best Concrete Finishers. As reflected on the inside of the section, Brockman and Sons, owned by Tracy Brockman, was actually voted Best of Marion County this year. We regret this error and any confusion it might have caused.

  • Pension funding options will influence upcoming budget debate

    As we approach the holidays I would like to take this opportunity to say Merry Christmas to each of you and to your family. My wish is that you can take time out of your busy schedules to enjoy family and celebrate the reason for the season.
    The holidays provide a brief break before the 2016 General Assembly. The debate of how to address the Kentucky employees’ and teachers’ retirement systems combined estimated $25 billion in unfunded liabilities will likely dominate to session as legislators work to pass the state’s next 24-month budget.

  • Counting our blessings

    Around this time of year, we often find ourselves counting, whether it is the number of days left in the year, the number of presents we still need to buy or the number of calories we put on our plates. The holidays are when many count their blessings as well.
    In that regard, 2015 has turned out to be a pretty good year in many respects for the commonwealth.

  • His life mattered

    Horatio "Bud" Olive
    Deceased: Dec. 8, 2015
    Born: Jan. 15, 1936

    That’s the only information included in Horatio “Bud” Olive’s obituary on the Oldham County Funeral Home’s website.
    His name, his birth date and his death date.
    That’s all.
    But, after talking with two of his friends at his funeral Friday, I know a little bit more about him. I wish I knew more.
    I know that he was born and raised in San Diego, California.

  • Boys basketball: Knights notch first win, coach earns 100th victory

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights were still in search of their first win of the season, and they looked to notch it against the Green County Dragons as part of a boy-girl doubleheader on Dec. 15.
    But, the Knights once again came up short and lost 87-52.
    "We came out flat and had no energy," Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said.
    Green County shot 55.6 percent from the field and dominated the glass as the Knights were unable to muster any momentum.

  • The Game Plan - Dec. 23 edition

    Dec. 26-28
    Knights at Campbellsville tourney

    Dec. 27-30
    Lady Knights at Mercer County Tourney

  • Are you all in?

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    One of the hardest parts of any task or project is starting it. The easiest is finishing it or reaping the benefits from it. 
    But what's the hardest part? Figuring out how to complete it the right way? Maybe. Getting the tools necessary to complete it? Also, maybe. 
    What about staying committed? It's hard to keep doing something when it's fatiguing, complex, and difficult to complete, isn't it?

  • Girls basketball: Lady Knights defeat Generals on road

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights began the week by going on the road to face the Thomas Nelson General on Dec. 14, the first of three games this week.
    The Lady Knights, riding Halei Howard's 20-point night, won by 10, 44-34.
    "Our defense helped us win that game. The girls played hard and stuck to the defensive plan," Head Coach Kenny Mills said.
    The Lady Knights held the Generals (5-2, 2-0) to only six field goal and also racked up 14 steals.

  • Boys basketball: Irvin achieves 100th win

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin has been coaching in the high school ranks since 2007, and has seen hundreds of players come and go. 
    On Dec. 16 at Bethlehem, Irvin got his 100th victory as a high school coach with a 60-45 win. 
    Irvin began his coaching career at Shawnee High School in Louisville, where he coached the Golden Eagles for three seasons.