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Today's News

  • Shrimp never tasted so good

    I never met a shrimp I didn't like.

    I've tried hundreds of shrimp recipes over the years and even though some were definitely better than others, I can honestly say I had no trouble eating any of them.

    I think it's in my genes, as my father was also a shrimp-lover.

    When I was a little girl, we used to go to a wonderful restaurant in Danville, Ill., (home of Dick VanDyke and Gene Hackman) called Connou's. It was located in old railroad dining cars (green and silver, as I recall) and had wonderful food.

  • MCHS students design new school flag

    Students in Greg Conley's Special Topics class are putting the new Corel Drawx4 software to good use by re-designing a new flag for the school. Eighteen students took on the task.   The task was simple:   • Design a flag that represents the school with class.

    • Make sure to include the primary school colors - maroon (main), navy blue and silver as accent colors.

  • Veto period provides legislators time to reach agreements on unresolved issues

    As my colleagues and I left Frankfort on March 13 for constitutionally designated veto days, a common sense of relief was felt knowing we had approved some key pieces of legislation that are awaiting the Governor's signature into law and will have far reaching effects on a number of our citizens. In last week's column, I shared with you the highly anticipated passage of Senate Bill 1, which eliminates the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System through a phase out process.

  • County may take over dead-animal pick-up

    The Marion County Fiscal Court spent more than an hour Monday afternoon discussing its options for dealing with dead animals. No decisions were made, but the magistrates spoke favorably of having the county take over dead animal removal.

    The county has not had dead animal removal since its private service provider suspended its service Feb. 27.

  • Softball cranks up this week

    The Marion County High School fast pitch softball team began their season this week with a flurry of road games.

    The Lady Knights, under the helm of new Head Coach Trent Milby, opened the week Monday at John Hardin High School in Hardin County.

    John Hardin and Marion County never played last season. John Hardin finished the season 11-18, the fifth worst record in the Fifth Region. Marion County finished 7-14, the fourth worst record in the region.

  • Junior Mister is Saturday at MCHS

    The Marion County High School Beta Club is pleased to present the 4th annual Marion County Junior Mister Pageant this Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Roby Dome.   This amusing event is held each year to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation. There are 15 young men competing in this year's program who will perform fitness, poise, and talent presentations. For a price of $5, audience members will enjoy Saturday Night Fever and get to cheer on their favorite participants. Tickets will be sold at the door.

  • Meatless dishes can be delicious

    Here are a couple good meatless recipes that don't involve fish.

    The Mushroom Strata is delicious. My mom used to make a version of this that she served for Sunday brunch, but it's good anytime.

    The next recipe is from my Susan's Kitchen cookbook, page 81.

    My grandma and mom made this and it sure came in handy back when I first moved to Kentucky and had chickens.

    Mom served this on chow mein noodles, which is really good, but you could also use patty shells or toast.

    Mushroom Strata

    1 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 4-H events planned; volunteers needed

    The Marion County 4-H Council recently met and discussed the following upcoming 4-H events:

    • The 4-H Speech contests are underway in the schools beginning March 19 with Lebanon Middle School.

    Judges are still needed. If you would like to volunteer, contact the Marion County Extension Office, 692-2421.

    • The Marion County 4-H Council will once again be holding their silent auction at the Farm, Home and Garden Show, April 4 and 5. 4-H'ers, leaders and parents will be contacting local businesses for their support with this fundraiser.

  • Tennis serves up this week

    The Marion County High School boy and girls tennis teams began their seasons this week with a multitude of matches.

    The teams kicked off the season with a match against Bardstown at home on Monday afternoon. The Knights and Lady Knights hosted LaRue County on Tuesday.

    The tennis teams resume play on Thursday against Taylor County on the road. After a day off they continue on Saturday by hosting a Tri Match that includes Marion County, Nelson County High School and Casey County High School.

  • Q & A with former athlete Laura Spragens

    Laura Spragens is a 2004 graduate from Marion County High School who is currently enrolled at the University of Louisville.

    What sports did you play while you were at MCHS? What positions?

    I was a member of the Lady Knights soccer team on which I played mainly forward and midfield positions. I competed in the pole vault, long jump, and triple jump events for the track and field Team. I may still hold the records for the conference in the pole vault and triple jump? I was also a member of the Aqua Knights swim team for three years.