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Today's News

  • Preschool funding slashed

    The 2011-12 school year has officially come to a close, and Marion County Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton said the year went very well with minimal distractions. That is, until recently when Hamilton learned that local preschool funding would be slashed by 61 percent (approximately $258,000) for the 2012-13 school year.

    "We were given some indication that we would probably see a reduction, but we were in no way prepared for a 61 percent reduction," Hamilton told school board members at the board's May 22 meeting.

  • How low can we go?

    National media commentators have made a big deal about President Barack Obama's relatively poor showing in the May 22 Kentucky Primary. Considering that he didn't have any opposition, it probably does mean something that more than 42 percent of the Democrats who did vote cast their ballots for uncommitted.

    On the Republican side former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney received 66.8 percent of his party's votes.

  • Getting a higher education online?

    By Erin McCoy

    It's about time there was a backlash against skyrocketing college tuition costs that are dooming countless young people in America to a lifetime of debt.

  • Landers Creek Road closed May 30-June 6

    Landers Creek Road in Eastern Marion County off Hwy. 68 will be closed starting May 30 through June 6, so the Marion County Road Department can replace the bridge.

    According to Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson, there are no detours. Drivers must use Hourigan Lane or Landers Creek from Hwy. 68 to the bridge.

  • MCHS report cards are available for pick up

    Marion County High School Principal Stacey Hall announced that report cards are ready to be picked up.
    Report cards will not be mailed home, according to Hall. Instead, they will be printed out or sent via fax.
    Parents or students can call the high school (602-6066) or stop by the office to pick up a report card.

  • Police seeking walk-away from MAC

    Law enforcement officials are seeking assistance in apprehending an escapee from Marion Adjustment Center.

    Early Tuesday morning, MAC officials learned that George Upton, 33, of Middleboro walked away from the facility. Upton is 5'11" and weighs 173 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair.

  • Lady Knights open regional softball tourney against LaRue County

    The Marion County Lady Knights (23-8) are scheduled to face LaRue County (13-21) in the opening round of the 5th Region softball tournament at 4 p.m. Monday, May 28, at Marion County High School.

    The Lady Knights are enter the regional tournament as the 20th District Champions after defeating Taylor County, 3-2, on May 23.

    LaRue County was the runner-up in the 18th Region, losing to Green County in the district final, 4-0.

    Marion County defeated LaRue County, 2-0, when they played April 3.

  • District Champions

                 The Marion County Lady Knights softball team competed in the first round of the 20th District Tournament on Tuesday of last week, playing Campbellsville and winning by a final score of 10-0.  This win would take them to the championship game last Wednesday night against Taylor County, and secure a 5th Region tournament appearance.

  • Knights season ends in heartbreak

     The Marion County Knights baseball team traveled to Taylor County High School on Tuesday night of last week, playing the Adair County Indians in the first round of the 20th District Tournament.  After a hard fought battle that went into extra innings, the Knights fell short 2-1 in the contest, taking away their chance to compete in the championship game and the regional tournament.  With this loss, Marion County finishes the season with a 15-18 record.

  • Lady Knights play for district softball championship tonight

    The Marion County High School softball team is scheduled to play host Taylor County at 6 p.m. Tonight, May 23, in the 20th District tournament championship.
    Marion County defeated Campbellsville, 10-0, in the opening round, and Taylor County reached the title game by defeating Adair County, 7-1.
    The Lady Knights and Lady Cardinals have played twice this season. Marion County won both games by scores of 4-2 and 6-0.