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Today's News

  • Knights win HAC; girls finish second

    Marion County dominated at the Heartland Athletic Conference championship meet last Tuesday at LaRue County High School as the boy's team won the overall meet and the girl's team finished second.

    The Knights also dominated individual performances as Kendal Taul won the Ewing Award for the boys and Jassmine Franklin won the award for the girls.

    The boy's team scored 212 points in the meet, beating second place Green County by nearly 100 points to capture the championship.

    The girl's team scored 134 points, losing to Green County who finished with 188 points.

  • KSP investigating shooting in St. Francis

    A 26-year-old Nelson County man is listed in stable condition following a shooting incident Monday afternoon in St. Francis, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    Around 4 p.m. May 10, the state police received a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of St. Francis Road (KY 527).

    Michael Chad Greenwell later called Nelson County dispatch to report that he was at his home in New Hope and that he had been shot. Greenwell was transported to the New Hope Fire Department where he was airlifted to U of L, according to Gregory.

  • Knights earn a high seed

    Mother Nature limited the action on the field for the Marion County High School baseball team last week but the Knights managed to come away with the No. 2 seed in the upcoming 20th District tournament.

    Marion County 12, Adair County 2

    With a win on Friday at Adair, the Knights moved to 11-8 overall and secured the number two seed in district tournament play. The Knights swept the regular season series with Adair County, who finished regular season play 0-6 in district play and earning the four seed in the 20th District tournament.

  • 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.