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Today's News

  • Local teen wins National Wild Turkey Federation contest

    A love for hunting and a well-written essay made Daniel Raikes, 13, of Bradfordsville a national contest winner and won him and his family an all-expense paid trip to Nashville, Tenn., recently.

  • Marion County takes second in JV tourneys

    The Marion County High School junior varsity girls basketball headed to Taylor County High School Wednesday to play in their 20th district tournament.
    After defeating Campbellsville in the opening game of the tournament, the Lady Knights fell to Adair County in a close game to take the runner-up title. Sophomores Colleen Rakes and Alexus Calhoun led the way for the junior varsity teams in each of the two games. Rakes scored 11 points in the Campbellsville game and Calhoun scored 10 points in the final against Adair County.

  • Senior night

    I have been involved in several senior night celebrations, both as a basketball and softball player and as a softball coach. Each time, it was an emotional time that I still remember to this day.

  • Knights fall to Bardstown

    The Marion County Knights varsity basketball team headed to Bardstown to take on the Tigers on Tuesday of last week. After a stellar first half where the Knights led by one point heading into the break, the defensive pressure by the Tigers stepped up and the baskets would not fall for the Knights in the second half.  Marion County would go on to lose this contest by a final score of 70-50, after hanging tough for much of three quarters. Senior John Southall led the way for the Knights with 23 points, 15 of those in the first half.

  • Knights lose in tough battle with Trojans

    The Marion County Knights took on the Trojans from North Hardin on senior night Friday night in the Roby Dome. The Knights battled all night long against the big, fast, and athletic Trojans and stayed within striking distance throughout the game. However, in the end they fell by a final score of 63-50. Senior Carlos Litsey led the way for the Knights with 13 points.

  • Lady Knights win battle of top 5 teams

    The Marion County Lady Knights traveled to John Hardin High School Saturday afternoon to take on the Boone County Lady Rebels in the Valentine’s Day Shootout. After a close game early on in which Boone County led at the end of two quarters, the Lady Knights closed the game on a 10-0 run to seal the 65-50 victory. Junior Makayla Epps led the way for Marion County with 21 points.

  • Correction, Feb. 15

    A story in the Feb. 8 edition should have described Fr. Ivo Cecil, the recent deceased former pastor of St. Augustine, as a "gentle giant."

  • The story of D.B. Cooper

    By James Roberts
    Landmark News Service

  • Legislature works to resolve issue for Amish citizens

    Greetings from Frankfort! Anyone visiting the capitol this week would have enjoyed watching democracy in action, both on an individual level as well as a grander level. We passed legislation that made road travel safer for the Amish as well as the "English," we moved forward in education, and we found consensus on congressional redistricting even as legislative redistricting moved to the courts. It was a full week.

  • State leaders working to fight prescription drug problems

    When the General Assembly began the legislative session last month, there was already broad agreement on what the three biggest issues would be: Writing state government's budget, realigning legislative and Kentucky Supreme Court districts, and limiting if not stopping prescription drug abuse.
    Last week, the latter two took center stage.