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Today's News

  • Pet of the Week

    Dozer is a 3-4-year-old terrier mix and weighs about 25 pounds. He is neutered and up to date on shots. If your pet is missing, call the shelter-it may be there. For a complete listing of pets with pictures visit adoption@petfinder.com. The shelter reminds pet owners that all cats and dogs should have a rabies shot. To adopt an animal, potential owners must complete an adoption application. The animal shelter accepts stray or unwanted animals. The shelter is located off of KY 208 and is open from noon until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday.

  • Elder competes on Pepsi Junior Tour

    More than 50 junior golfers from all over the state made a stop at Rosewood Golf Course on Tuesday of last week to compete on the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour.

    Among those golfers was Marion County’s Joseph Elder, whose home course in Rosewood.

    Elder shot a 46 on the front nine in the steady rain to finish ninth in the boys’ 15-and-16-year-old division. He is currently ranked No. 13 in the overall points standings in his age division.

  • Eyes on the road

    Texting and driving can be scary.   Just ask Andrea Luckett, 17.

    "I've actually been in a car with someone who was texting and driving," she said. "And it freaked me out because she was all over the place."

    When the driver crossed over into the opposing lane, Luckett said she screamed. She added that she wanted to jump out of the car.

    "I finally said, 'You got to put your phone down,'" she said.

  • Time to take my own advice

    I'm a hypocrite.

    That probably won't be a surprise to anyone who knows me, but it's also the truth in more than one area of my life.

    It's not that I intentionally fall short of my ideals or that I say things with the intention of doing the opposite later. Nevertheless, it happens.

    As I write this, however, one particular thing is on my mind - texting and driving.

  • State installing traffic signal at Hwy. 49, Veterans Memorial Highway intersection

    Editor's note: The following is statement was issued by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    Traffic signal installation is under way at the intersection of KY 2154 (Veterans Memorial Highway) and KY 49 (Loretto Road), in Lebanon.

    Engineers expect the sensor-controlled signal will be operational by mid-August.

    “As installation is completed, motorists will need to use caution as the community adjusts to the new signal,” Patty Dunaway, chief engineer for the Elizabethtown highway district, said.

  • 9-10 baseball team still alive in tourney

    After winning one and losing one in pool play, the Marion County 9-and-10-year-old baseball All-Stars were still in the hunt for the Little League State Tournament championship as of Sunday, July 18.

    Three North Oldham pitchers combined for a one-hitter against the Marion

    County 9-and-10-year-old Little League All-Star team as three first inning runs proved just enough as Oldham edged Marion 3-2 in the second round of pool play in the Kentucky State Tournament Sunday in Harlan following a nearly two-hour rain delay.

  • MCHS principal applicants will meet the public Wednesday

    Anyone interested in meeting applicants to become the next principal of Marion County High School will have an opportunity to do so Wednesday at noon.

    The candidates who were interviewed will be introduced by a member of the high school site-based decision making council between noon at 1 p.m. July 28 at the MCHS library.

  • More candidates file for Nov. 2 election

    Incumbent Marion County Board of Education member Alex Ackermann has filed to run again for the District Three seat. She is facing a challenge from Michael Mullins, who previously held the seat, but stepped down due to work obligations.

    Brad Mattingly, who was appointed to the District Four school board seat a few months ago, has filed to run for that seat in the Nov. 2 election. Mattingly will be running against Mike Cecil, who had already filed.

    In District Five, board chairwoman Sr. Kay Carlew is facing a challenge from Ed Hacker.

  • Loretto man arrested for cruelty to animals, conspiracy to promote gambling

    Thomas R. Butler of Loretto was one of nine people arrested Saturday in Edmonson County after police raided a cockfighting ring in Brownsville. He was charged with second-degree cruelty to animals and conspiracy to promote gambling.

  • Marion County softball teams finish second in the state

    Marion County softball produced two second-place teams in the 2010 state tournament.

    Thursday, July 22, Marion County's 9-10 team and its 11-12 team were both defeated by the respective state champions in their divisions.

    The 9-10 team lost to East Daviess. East Daviess was the only team to get a win over Marion County in the 9-10 division.

    In the 11-12 division, Marion County fell to South Shore.

    Look for more on the state softball tournaments in the July 28 print edition.