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Today's News

  • Last day of school is still May 28

    Although students missed Monday, May 3, because of the recent flood, the last day of school will not change.

    According to Judy Gaddie, director of pupil personnel, students will report on May 28 for a full day of instruction. It will be the students' last day of school for the 2009-10 school year.

    According to Gaddie, the time lost due to schools being closed May 3 will be made up by using the seven minutes per day that are included in the school calendar plus two extended hours on May 28. Originally, May 28 was going to be an early dismissal day.

  • Democratic Senate candidate questionnaire: Daniel Mongiardo

    Daniel Mongiardo

    Address: PO Box 4023, Frankfort, KY 40601

    Date of birth: 7/4/60

    Family information: Allison Mongiardo (wife); Kathryn Allison (daughter)

    Educational background: B.A. Transylvania University; M.D. University of Kentucky School of Medicine

    Work history:

    Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff - Appalachian Regional Medical Center

    State Senator 2001-2007

    Lt. Governor 2007 - present

    Community activities (clubs, organizations, church, etc.):

  • Rise again

    Rev. Will Pierce stepped to the front of the church to address the approximately 200 people present for the May 9 service at Bradfordsville Baptist Church.

    "It is so wonderful to see you today in the building," he said.

    One week earlier, nearly two feet of water poured into the church, damaging the carpet and roughly half of the hymnals and Bibles in the church's pews.

  • Knights round out regular season

    With only five home games remaining, the Marion County High School baseball team looks to finish the regular season strong.

    On Wednesday, the Knights host Nelson County (14-12) at 5:30 p.m.

    "They have some kids that can play, we've seen them in the past," Head Coach Chad Spalding said. "It should be a good game and fun to watch. It's going to be all about the team that makes the routine plays. (Nelson County Head Coach David) Sparrow took over and has done a good job."

    On Thursday, the Knights host LaRue County (15-11) at 5:30 p.m.

  • How you can help flood victims

    Donations for flood victims are being collected and volunteers are needed to help with clean-up.

    Woodlawn Baptist Church is accepting donations for victims of the flooding that occurred as a result of the flooding May 2.

    Rev. Greg Haynes said Woodlawn Baptist would accept any donated items — furniture, clothing, etc. He said there are people who lost everything they owned as a result of the flooding.

    Anyone who would like to make a donation should call the church at (270) 692-4825.

  • President declares major disaster for Kentucky

    President Barack Obama issued a major disaster declaration for Kentucky in the aftermath of the severe storms that affected much of the state May 1-2 . Obama signed the declaration Tuesday, May 11.

    The declaration notes that severe storms, flooding, mudslides and tornadoes have affected the state.

  • Knights win HAC

    For the second straight year, the Marion County High boy's tennis team has dominated the Heartland Athletic Conference tournament.

    Last year, Noah Swencki and Jacob Burdette won the doubles championship while Joseph George placed second in the singles championship.

    This year, the Knights completed the sweep with Austin Spalding winning the singles championship and Swencki and Burdette repeating as doubles champs.

  • Keens resign from Marion County Board of Education

    Wayne and Lynn Keen handed in their letters of resignation to Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith Monday of last week.

    Wayne is the director of transportation and maintenance for the district, while his wife, Lynn, is the director of secondary education. They have both been employed with the board of education for 10 years.

  • Two ejected in district game

    An incident in the second inning of a crucial 20th District game could affect the outcome of Marion County High School baseball team's season.

    The Knights led Campbellsville 3-0 after the top of the second inning in a game that would likely determine the No. 1 seed in the 20th District tournament.

    Senior Tyler Wright took the mound in the bottom of the second inning after pitching a shut out first inning and allowing one hit.

  • A Bardstown man arrested after shooting incident at Cardinal Den

    A Bardstown man was arrested May 9 for his involvement in a shooting incident that took place at The Cardinal Den.

    Charles T. Poynter, 27, of Bardstown was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and alcohol intoxication in a public place. Poynter was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.