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  • JROTC seeking new obstacles to overcome

    Life involves dealing with obstacles, but the Marion County JROTC students are planning to create a few for themselves.

    Specifically, they are working to construct an obstacle course near the tennis courts at Marion County High School.

    Hunter Winsor is a senior on the JROTC's Raider Team. This team participates in competitions that require a mix of land navigation/orienteering skills and physical tests, many of which require teams to work together.

  • It's a Lady Knights' three-peat

    Senior Coco May smiles as she cuts down the net following the Lady Knights' 56-39 win in the 5th Region championship game over Elizabethtown Sunday.

    The Lady Knights will open up play in the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls' State Basketball Tournament in Bowling Green tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. EST when they take on the Walton-Verona Bearcats from northern Kentucky, winners of the 8th region tournament.

    Marion County Public Schools will be closed tomorrow so students and staff can attend the game.

  • Ready, willing & able

    Hayden Johnson first became interested in emergency services watching hearses in his hometown of Dawson Springs. At the time, they were the only vehicles big enough to transport patients to the hospital.

    "I thought it was awesome to see that hearse go by with that red light flashing on top of it," he said.

    Johnson, 56, got his start in emergency services in the 1970s, and he took his most recent step in that field last October when he was named the Marion County Emergency Management Director.

  • Education briefs

    Test results released

    Data released from the Kentucky Department of Education last week shows that Lebanon Middle School leads the region in its math scores and ranks No. 1 in reading, regionally.

    Results from the EXPLORE and PLAN assessments show that Kentucky's public school students continue to improve in nearly every subject area tested. The percentages of students meeting college benchmarks also have improved in most subjects.

  • Education 2.0

    Kurt Mattingly works with technology every day, but he is not an IT guy. Instead, he helps teachers incorporate technology into their classrooms as the Marion County Public Schools technology integration specialist.

    "Technology has become so much more widely used, and it's advancing at a rate that we can't keep up," he said. "A lot of times kids know more about it than their teachers."

  • Young Democrats have a good time, talk strategy

    The highlight of the 2012 Kentucky Young Democrats Convention may have been an 80-year-old man, former governor and current Seventh District State Senator Julian Carroll.

    He shared some advice that has helped him succeed in politics for half a century, including how to treat people in general and tips on how to shake hands.

  • Missing 14-year-old has been located

    A missing 14-year-old male has been located.

    Samuel Isaiah Mudd was last seen Feb. 29 leaving Lebanon Middle School. At 12:48 a.m. March 8, the Lebanon Police received a call from James Brown of 6830 Danville Highway saying that Mudd was at his house.

    Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office picked up Mudd and brought him to the police department, Brady said. Mudd told the police he had been at the Danville Highway residence for two days.

    Brady said Mudd was released to his mother.

  • Paramedic in stable condition after ambulance accident

    Troy Hamilton is listed in stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville as of Tuesday morning.
    Hamilton, 41, is a paramedic with the Marion County EMS. He was injured when the ambulance he was riding in was involved in an accident around 5 p.m. Sunday on Miller Pike.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, Catharine Hubbell, 50, of Gravel Switch was driving the ambulance eastbound on Miller Pike when the vehicle dropped off the shoulder of the roadway, causing her to lose control of the vehicle. The ambulance struck a utility pole and overturned.

  • Lady Knights heading back to the Sweet 16

    The Marion County Lady Knights are heading to the Sweet 16 for the third time in as many years.

    Marion County (31-4) defeated Elizabethtown, 56-39, to win the Fifth Regional championship for the third year in a row.

    The Lady Knights are scheduled to play the Walton-Verona Bearcats at 2:30 p.m. EST Thursday, March 8, at Diddle Arena on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green.

    Walton-Verona (29-6) defeated South Oldham, 52-47, in the Eighth Region championship.

  • Tornado watch remains in effect until 9 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Marion County until 9 tonight, March 2.

    A tornado watch is issued when the conditions are present for the possibility of a tornado. If a tornado warning is issued, that means a tornado has been spotted or is indicated by weather radar.