Today's News

  • Examining financial barriers to work

     Imagine you are a supervisor at a local business. Joe, a single father of two, is one of your most successful employees and has earned a promotion that will raise his pay from $15 per hour to $20 per hour. 

  • School safety bill could soon become law

    As we approach the latter days of the 2019 Regular Session, the Capitol remains as busy as ever. Countless visitors from across Kentucky advocated important issues in a week that had no shortage of legislative activity.

  • Children’s issues lead House activity

     I joined my fellow members of the House in passing several good, meaningful pieces of legislation this past week, all aimed at improving the quality of life for all Kentuckians. This was our last full week of this legislative session, with only eight legislative days left in the 2019 Regular Session.

  • Lady Knights fall 60-42 to E’town in semifinals on Monday evening

    The Marion County Lady Knights fell to Elizabethtown 60-42 on Monday, March 4, in the Fifth Region Tournament semifinals at Green County High School. Marion County finishes this season with a 27-7 record.

    “I’ve always based my coaching, not on the wins and losses, but how much they care at the end, and these kids truly cared about what they were doing,” Head Coach Kelly Wood said.

    Dailyn Spalding led Marion County in scoring with 13 points. Tanika Williams added 11.

  • The Gameplan - Feb. 27

    Feb. 28
    Fifth Region Tournament
    Lady Knights vs. Bardstown (at Green County), 7:45 p.m., Eastern

    March 1
    Fifth Region Tournament
    Semifinal games (at Hart County), 6 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., Eastern

    March 2
    Fifth Region Tournament
    Championship game (at Hart County), 7 p.m., Eastern

    March 4
    Fifth Region Tournament

  • Onto region

    The district tournaments across Kentucky have wrapped up, and now the regional tournaments for Kentucky’s 16 regions have begun. The road to the state tournament for the teams still alive in the postseason has become more clear.

    The Marion County boys and girls basketball teams both advanced to the regional tournament after appearing in their respective district championship games. The Knights took on Bardstown last night in the regional tournament at Hart County, while the Lady Knights will also take on Bardstown tomorrow in Green County.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights’ comeback falls short, Cards win district title

    The Marion County Knights have trailed in many games this season, only to surge to victory behind rally after rally.

    To win the most important game yet this season, the Knights would need another rally against the Taylor County Cardinals Friday evening at the Roby Dome. They rallied, but it wasn’t enough. For another season, the district title has eluded the Knights.

    The Knights fell behind by 13 after the first quarter, then rallied to make it a five-point game in the third, but the Cardinals took the 20th District Championship 71-58.

  • VAUGHTS VIEWS: Could Josh Allen be No. 1 pick in NFL Draft?

    By Larry Vaught

    Kentucky’s special football season could end in an even more special way at the NFL Draft in Nashville in April.
    Josh Allen still has a chance to be the No. 1 overall pick. No, mock drafts are not projecting him No. 1. Most have Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa going first to the Arizona Cardinals. However, most drafts also have Allen going second to San Francisco.


    The Lady Knights waited a whole year to avenge last season’s loss in the district championship. They did not let that opportunity slip away Saturday evening, defeating Taylor County 57-41 in the 20th District championship at the Roby Dome.

    “We came up short last year, so we came out with a chip on our shoulders, and I really think that contributed to coming out with the win,” said Dailyn Spalding, who was named the game’s MVP.

    Spalding scored 15 in the game and went 5-7 on free-throws.

  • Broccoli dishes that even kids will enjoy