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Today's News

  • Lady Knights underestimate Tates Creek

    The young Lady Knights (4-2) brought their "C" game when they showed up to play on the second day of the Lady Admirals Tournament in Danville on Saturday.

    Tates Creek (2-5), who's first win of the season came the night before against Danville (2-2), held their own against the Knights for three quarters and then dominated the last stanza to win 60-49.

    "I think we weren't ready to play," said Head Coach Trent Milby. "We were lazy on defense."

  • Lady Knights underestimate Tates Creek

             The young Lady Knights (4-2) brought their “C” game when they showed up to play on the second day of the Lady Admirals Tournament in Danville on Saturday. 

    Tates Creek (2-5), who’s first win of the season came the night before against Danville (2-2), held their own against the Knights for three quarters and then dominated the last stanza to win 60-49. 

  • Changes, odd motions delay St. Clair trial

    HARDIN COUNTY - The chaotic prosecution beginning two months after (Marion County native) Frank Brady's 1991 kidnapping and murder entered its 17th year this month with a chief prosecutor retiring, two chosen to fill his shoes and a defendant demanding $20,000 payment for his work defending himself.

    The scenarios revolving around the seemingly endless prosecution of Michael Dale St.

  • County anticipates decrease in revenue

    The Marion County Fiscal Court's budget could be $30,000-40,000 below its projected revenue by the end of the 2008-09 fiscal year, according to Marion County Judge-Executive John G. Mattingly.

    Mattingly reported on the status of the budget during the Dec. 18 fiscal court meeting. He said the economic development office has estimated there will be approximately 330 fewer people working in Marion County next month than there were in January of 2007.

    Mattingly reminded the court that it did not increase the projected occupational tax revenue in this year's budget.

  • Lady Knights outlast Lady Titans

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights opened with a slow start but used a big second and third quarter to squash Mercer County High School in the first game of the Lady Admirals Tournament in Danville on Friday night. 

    Trailing 8-6 after one quarter, the Lady Knights turned up the intensity and the pressure. They led 30-21 at half time,  after a 24-point second quarter. 

  • Tomatillos are delicious and easy to grow

    I discovered tomatillos on a trip to Mexico in 1973. I saw them in an outdoor market and they were so unusual looking, like little green tomatoes enclosed in a husk. They looked like miniature Chinese lanterns.

    I bought some and asked the lady what to do with them (in very bad Spanish.)

    I didn't understand exactly what she was telling me, but I know it included onions, garlic and chicken.

    When I got back home, I looked for recipes and started to collect quite a few.

  • Tropical ginger adds spice

    Most of us know that the popular spice ginger comes from the root of the plant.

    Well, really it is a rhizome, and the hot and pungent flavor has more to it then just a taste sensation.  

    Ginger got its name from the Sanskrit word sringavera which means "root shaped like a horn." It has been used by the Romans, the Chinese, Europeans and others for thousands of years and has been endowed with an herbal and medicinal reputation.

  • More property owners may have to buy flood insurance

    The floodplains map for Marion County is being updated, and the changes could mean more property owners will be required to purchase federal flood insurance.

    The proposed changes are part of the Kentucky Division of Water's statewide map modernization effort. The preliminary revised floodplains map for Marion County was presented Dec. 18 at the David R. Hourigan Government Center by Carey Johnson of the Division of Water.

  • Merry Christmas from the shelter

    When I arrived at the Marion County Animal Shelter Monday morning, I was surprised to find a freshly cut Christmas tree, with all the trimmings, had been placed in our lobby. We had put up a fake tree a couple of weeks ago but this one was different, it was a real tree and all of the ornaments were hand made with material that you can find out in the woods. Red berries were strung up and placed on the tree along with other nuts, berries, pinecones and on top of the tree was a crystal stone that had been roughly cut to resemble the Star of Bethlehem.

  • Knights fall to East Jessamine

    The Marion County Knights boys' basketball team likes a challenge.

    In two of their three losses, the Knights have opened up with slow starts and raced back in the second half to make the game interesting. Both times they fell short.

    Their game Saturday against East Jessamine in the Four Bank Classic at Garrard County High School proved no different.

    "They (East Jessamine) came out hot and we didn't defend it well. We haven't had a good first half yet," Knights Head Coach Tim Peterson said.