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Today's News

  • Remembering those we’ve lost

    Friday, June 19, would have been David Litsey Jr.’s 25th birthday.
    To mark the occasion, his family and friends gathered at his grave in the St. Augustine Cemetery. Balloons were passed out with a message on the side: “It’s been a long day without you my friend, I’ll tell you about it when I see you again!”
    As the family gathered to remember, someone read a poem, “The Loss of a Cousin.”
    Everyone released their balloons, and David’s mother, Linda, led a prayer.

  • Flash flood watch in effect from 11 a.m. through Saturday

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for several Kentucky counties, including Marion County, from 11 a.m. Friday, June 19, through late Saturday night, June 20.

    Rounds of storms are expected to bring heavy rainfall as Tropical Depression Bill passes through the area, according to the weather service. Flash flooding may occur in areas where the ground is saturated as "periods of torrential rainfall" occur, the weather service is reporting.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting 

    • Request for support for Central Kentucky Community Action

    • Second Reading of the LTDHD Blood Born Ordinance

    • Insurance settlement from the sheriff’s department.

  • Marion County hosting district softball tournament

    The 5th District Little League Softball tournament is scheduled to begin Sunday, June 21, at Graham Memorial Park.

    The Marion County 9-10 All-Stars will open at 1 p.m. against Washington County.

    The Marion County 11-12 All-Stars are scheduled to play Russell County at 3 p.m. 

  • Another day at the park

    By Casey Sowers

    Sports correspondent

     

    As a kid who used to play ball, championship week has not changed a single bit. It’s just as crazy as it was when I played. Kids screaming from the dugout, and the parents yelling and jumping in the stands. 

  • Alcohol charges dismissed against UK player Epps

    Two alcohol-related charges against University of Kentucky women’s basketball player Makayla Epps have been dismissed. The charges — possession of an alcoholic beverage by a minor and possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle — were dismissed June 10 on the recommendation of the county attorney, with leave to reinstate. The court record notes that Epps completed 20 hours of community service.

  • Beware terrors of the deep woods

    I’ve been in or around the woods almost all my life. While I’ve never been scared, I’ve been real concerned a few times.
    Those rare times usually resulted from encounters with killer mice and snakes!
    Yes, I said mice ... and snakes. But mostly mice! Not the little gray mice that sometimes get in the house or are left on your doorstep by the family cat (as a gift).
    I’m talking about those evil deep woods mice. The kind with big, crusty yellow teeth and blood red eyes.

  • Softball champs

    The Spice Girls were the 2015 8-and-under softball league and tournament champions. Front Row (from left): Head Coach Mark Caldwell, Kendra Gaddie, Ally Cecil, Chloe Gootee, Kendall Thompson and  Elizabeth Morris. Back Row:  Maddie Hardin, Coach Greg Gaddie, Reece Caldwell, Rose Caldwell, Tori Gribbins and Coach Kirby Gribbins. Not pictured: Addison Lee, Zoe Medley and Arabella Riggs.

  • Baseball champs

    The Reds were the 2015 8-and-under baseball league and tournament champions. Front Row (from left): John Richard Edelen, Luke Mattingly and Kadon Willett. Second Row (Left to Right) - Austin Wise, Caleb Spalding, Brinton Bland, Joe Conner Edelen, Layne Ramey, Dylan Gibson and J.R. Mattingly. Back row: Coaches Brian Bland and B.J. Mattingly   

  • Sports briefs, June 17

    Another win for Starz
    The Southern Ky Starz won the War on the Floor on June 7 in Owensboro.  
    Emily Helms and Dailyn Spalding of Lebanonplay for the Starz. Robert Spalding of Lebanon is one of the team’s coaches.
    The Starz previously won the AAU Hilltopper Hoopfest in Bowling Green and the 2015 AAU State DII Tournament in Lexington.  

    Little League linescores
    Softball
    June 5

    Dodgers 1, Tigers 0