Today's News

  • 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.

  • State benefits from summer school programs

    Next month, Morehead State University will open what will be the state’s second specialty high school geared toward our best and brightest students.
    The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics will ultimately be home to 120 high school juniors and seniors from across the state, all of whom will have a chance to earn up to 60 college credit hours over a two-year period.

  • Celebrating workforce and economic development

    By Mo Miller

    The Lincoln Trail region has much to celebrate in workforce and economic development.
    Communities throughout our eight-county region are welcoming new employers and seeing existing employers expand. Businesses like Metalsa in Elizabethtown, Itsuwa in Bardstown, Karbec in Hodgenville and Hendrickson in both Elizabethtown and Lebanon have decided our region is the place to invest and create jobs.

  • Flash flood watch in effect until 8 a.m. Tuesday

    More rain is heading our way, according to the National Weather Service.

    A flash flood watch has been issued for Central Kentucky, including Marion County, until 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 21. Multiple rounds of storms are expected to bring one to three inches of rain to the area, which may result in flooding in areas saturated from previous rainfall, according to the weather service.

    River flooding is also possible in areas where water levels are already high, the weather service is reporting.

  • Marion County all-stars win Little League state championship

    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. 

  • When the church bells stop ringing


  • Marion County opens with win at state tournament

    The Marion County 9-10 all-stars took an early lead and held on to beat Russell-Flatwoods on Saturday in the first round of the Kentucky Little League State Tournament.
    Marion County won 3-2 in the game at Zane Collins Community Park in Morehead.
    Marion County took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two-RBI double by Brooklyn Bland. Leah Wright and Emily Clark scored those runs.
    Russell-Flatwoods scored a run of its own in the bottom of the first inning, to cut the Marion County lead to one run.