Today's News

  • Kentucky Career Center - Lincoln Trail first to earn region-wide certification

    By Daniel Carney

    As an economic developer for Springfield and Washington County, my job centers on business attraction and business retention for our community. Much like my counterparts throughout the Lincoln Trail region, my success is typically measured in job growth and more broadly what I do to help position the community for greater economic prosperity.

  • Marion County schools are closing at 1 p.m. today

    Marion County Public Schools are dismissing at 1 p.m. today, April 3.

    The schools are dismissing early because of the incoming weather this afternoon.

  • Tornado watch in effect until midnight

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch Friday, April 3, and that watch remains in effect until midnight.

    According to the weather service, strong thunderstorms with dangerous lightning, heavy rain, penny-sized hail and winds up to 40 miles per hour are possible.

    A tornado watch is issued when the conditions for a tornado may become possible. A warning is issued if a tornado is spotted in an area or indicated by radar.

    A flash flood watch remains in effect until 8 p.m. Friday, April 3, for Central Kentucky, including Marion County.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Annual Report of District 4 Highway Supervisor Patty Dunaway

    • Youth soccer annual request

    • Resolution to make April Autism Awareness Month.

    • Proclamation that April 3 be Arbor Day.

    • Annual contribution to the Heartland Safe Community Coalition

  • Committee to discuss school board's public comment policy today

    The Marion County Board of Education Committee was established to review the board’s public comment policy. The committee is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 2, at the Marion County Board of Education Central Office. 

    This is an open meeting to the public.

    The agenda of the committee meeting includes:

    - Chairperson election

    - Discussion of the committee’s purpose

    - Current public comment policy

    - Other district policies

    - Discussion

    - Timeline

  • Hair for a cause

    Marion County is within a hairsbreadth of raising a quarter of a million dollars for children's cancer research. Saturday at St. Augustine, more than 30 people offered their hair (and a few beards) to be shaved in exchange for donations for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
    Another $13,351.30 was added to that effort this year (so far). Marion Countians have offered their heads to raise more than $233,000 since Citizens National Bank started sponsoring the local St. Baldrick's event in 2007.

  • Game plan, April 1

    April 2


    Thomas Nelson at Lady Knights, 5:30 p.m.


    LaRue County at Knights, Lady Knights

    April 3


    Atherton at Knights, 6 p.m.


    Lady Knights vs George Rogers Clark, 6 p.m. at Russell Co (Lady Laker Classic)


    Central Hardin Invitational   

    April 4


  • Down to the Final 4

    By Casey Sowers

    Sports correspondent

  • Lady Knights defeat Boyle County by two

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent

  • Knights strike out Tigers

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent