Today's News

  • Indian summer unfolding this autumn


  • Many crops are harvested already due to dry weather


  • 10-28-15 Pets of the Week
  • Meeting to discuss Highway 49 improvements Thursday

    A public information meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, in West Marion Elementary School’s cafeteria to discuss improvements to Highway 49 near Cowherd Lane and at the intersection of KY 52.

  • Fall back on Sunday, Nov. 1

    This Sunday, we can sleep in an extra hour as we “fall back” into Standard Time.
    Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, which means you’ll want to turn your clocks back before you go to bed Saturday night, Oct. 31. The change is automatic for most smartphones, computers, tablets and other digital devices.
    The good news for the early risers is that sunrise will be about an hour earlier and there will be more light in the mornings, but it also means sunset will be around 5 p.m. on Nov. 1.


  • Priceless training to save precious lives

    The ninth annual Marion County Fire School was held this past weekend at various locations throughout the county.
    Classes included a live house burn to teach firefighters about fire behavior and how to control it.
    “This is priceless training,” Dustin Whited, captain at the Lexington Fire Department, said. “You put a new guy in this environment. He’s hot. He’s hurting. There’s low visibility. It’s a differently experience you have to get used to.”

  • Silver anniversary

    By the Reverend Anthony Gilbert
    Minister of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

    From its embryonic formation at the conclusion of the 1980's, the House of Foundation was the starting point, which evolved into the Community Service Center. The person responsible for this benevolent outreach to meet the needs of the less fortunate of Marion County was the Reverend Father Ivo Cecil. It was through his compassionate vision as guided by God that something special had been created and continues to the present.

  • It’s election time in the Commonwealth

    It’s hard to miss with the TV commercials, direct mailers and yard signs soliciting votes – but Kentucky is about to have a general election.
    The candidates, including those running for governor, have done their jobs. Now, it’s up to voters to do their jobs.

  • Putting tough topics in the spotlight

    As a matter of public policy, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and bullying were seldom discussed for much of our country’s history, much less adequately addressed. Thankfully, that era is largely behind us. Today, society is much more aware of these acts of aggression and how to stop them, and as a result, we’re seeing a greater number of victims get the care they deserve.

  • Soccer: Knights' season ends against Trojans

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Despite a loss in the district championship, the Marion County Knights advanced to the 5th Region Tournament, where they played the North Hardin Trojans on Oct. 1 at Nelson County High School.
    The Knights (10-11 overall, 6-7 regional) lost 5-0, ending their season in disappointment.
    "We played very well, with the exception of the last 20 minutes in the first half," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said.