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Today's News

  • Lady Knights reign at HAC

    It was an all Marion County final at the Heartland Athletic Conference tennis tournament on Wednesday of last week at Miller Park in Campbellsville.

    Kameron Simmons defeated teammate Leanna Begley (4-6)(6-4)(6-2) in a close one to set up their second consecutive HAC tournament final against one another. Last year the two described the final as a dream match up and their wish was granted again this year.

  • Rising against the flood waters

    May 2 was supposed to be a special day for the Bradys. Karen and Chris's oldest daughter, Kayla, 8, was making her First Communion at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church. The Bradys log cabin, located off Hwy. 208, behind the former Calvary Store, had been decorated for a party after the big event.

    But instead of celebrating Kayla's big day, the Bradys got a lesson in what it means to be part of a small community.

  • Democratic Senate candidate questionnaire: Darlene Price

    Darlene Fitzgerald Price

    Address: P.O. Box 279, Whitley City, KY 42653

    Date of birth: 10-07-61

    Family information: I am a native Kentuckian and a happily married, 48-year-old mother and grandmother. I come from a proud family of cops, union (blue collar) workers and four generations of veterans who served in WWI, WWII, Korean War and the Vietnam War. This includes my son who just joined the U.S. Navy.

  • Foodtown incident involving Lebanon Police officer under investigation

    An incident involving a Lebanon Police officer April 19 at Higdon's Foodtown IGA is under investigation. Jimmy Higdon made the complaint, according to Lebanon Police Chief Joe Bell's report to the Lebanon City Council.

    Bell said Monday evening that the Kentucky State Police are investigating the incident.

  • Springfield native acquitted of felony murder

    Jurors today acquitted Springfield native and 2006 Washington County High School graduate Vanessa Coleman of first-degree murder in the January 2007 torture-slayings of a West Knox County, Tenn., couple who were carjacked while on a date.

    They convicted Coleman of facilitation of felony murder and other lesser charges in the death of University of Tennessee student Channon Christian, 21, but acquitted Coleman of charges in the death of Christian's boyfriend, Christopher Newsom, 23, a trim carpenter.

  • Spalding promoted to assistant coach

    Robert Spalding will be taking over the role as assistant coach and junior varsity head coach for the Marion County High School girl's basketball program.

    Spalding was promoted by Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby to assistant coach from a volunteer assistant last season. Spalding replaces Anthony Epps, who served as an assistant until recently being hired as the boy's basketball head coach.

    Milby said Deasha Atkinson would remain in the same role as an assistant coach and in charge of the freshman program. Milby said she wished to remain in that position.

  • ECTC campus opens in Springfield

    The seeds of higher education were planted in Washington County nearly two years ago when ground was broken for the Springfield campus of the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College System. Now, the campus is in full bloom and ready to receive its first full-time students this fall. A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony took place Thursday afternoon to unveil the newest addition to the KCTCS.

  • Drying out

    According to the county's initial damage report on the May 2 flooding, 502 W. Central Avenue in Bradfordsville received three feet of water and received major damage.

    Hilda Perkins, 62, has lived in her house on W. Central Avenue for 45 years. She remembers it flooding before, in 1970, but this time was worse.

    Almost everything Perkins owns was drying out in her front yard three days later. A mattress, clothing, dishes and multiple photo albums were among the countless items water-logged by the flooding.

  • Lady Knights win C-ville Invitational

    After a 13-4 start to the season, the Marion County High School softball team limped through last week and is currently 16-8. Losses to Boyle County, Taylor County, Mercer County and Hart County set the Lady Knights back in district and region play.

    On a positive note, the Lady Knights won the Campbellsville Invitational Tournament over the weekend after falling to Hart County 6-5 in the first round.

  • Knights take their lumps

    After a tough week, the Marion County High School baseball emerged with a 12-11 record with five games to play before the 20th District tournament.

    Marion County 5, Wayne County 0

    The Knights ended the weekend with a victory while riding Joe Lewis and Paul Spalding for a win on Saturday afternoon at Pulaski County.

    Lewis threw a complete game for the Knights, giving up only four hits and walking none.