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Today's News

  • Superintendent reports on first month on the job

    Taylora Schlosser has completed her first month as the Marion County Public Schools superintendent, and she reported on that month of activities during the Aug. 13 meeting of the Marion County Board of Education.
    On Aug. 6, the board and Schlosser discussed goals for the 2013-14 school year (see related story), and those goals were approved during last week’s meeting. Schlosser used those goals to shape her report.
    For example, one of the goals relates to teaching and learning.

  • Redistricting plans approved… again

    Last week, the Kentucky legislature approved redistricting plans for the state House of Representatives and Senate for the second time in two years.
    The new districts were signed into law Friday by Gov. Steve Beshear.
    "I expect these maps will withstand legal scrutiny, so all Kentuckians can be assured of appropriate representation in the General Assembly," Beshear said in a press statement.
    The General Assembly included an emergency provision so that the new districts took effect as soon as they were signed into law.

  • Senator introduces NGL resolution

    The General Assembly was limited to approving legislation related to redistricting during last week’s special session, but that didn’t stop legislators from introducing resolutions on other topics.
    State Senator Jimmy Higdon took advantage of that to propose a resolution regarding siting and regulation of natural gas liquids pipelines.

    A RESOLUTION regarding the siting and construction of natural gas liquids pipelines.

  • ‘More valuable than the dollar figure’

    Ron Cook and his wife, Kathy, have lived on their St. Francis property since 1976. Both grew up in big cities, but they moved to Marion County because they wanted to raise their children in a rural setting.
    “We put money into this farm, and we didn’t get anything out of it except for a way of life,” Cook said. “We’re just stewards of it. It was here before I got here. It will be here after I leave.”
    That’s also why Cook, 64, doesn’t want the Bluegrass Pipeline coming through or near his property.

  • Show horse

    Ken Wallen and Boomer took the Reserve Champion title in the Pleasure Pony division of the Rock Creek Show in June in Louisville. The photo is from the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Show. Boomer’s trainer is James Wallen of Cox’s Creek. “Boomer” is owned by Carolyn Tongate of Jeffersonville, Ind., who a client of James Wallen of Wallen Central, Inc at Gran Vin Stables in Cox’s Creek.
     

  • Thunder storms into tourney

    In a weekend filled with changes in weather and court surfaces, the Central Kentucky Thunder swept all four of its 18 Intermediate Group II matches, but still fell three games short of capturing the USTA Southern Section Championships 18 Intermediate Division.  
    In the opening match the Thunder drubbed Georgia 31-20, but the Peach State squad defeated their common group opponents by a greater margin than the Thunder.
    Georgia won 136 games while the Thunder fell managed 134.

  • 112 to compete in Lebanon Invitational

    By Dennis George

    While most invitational golf tournaments struggle to fill their spots, the Lebanon Invitational Tournament continues to flourish.
    The 55th annual event will be held this weekend at the Lebanon Country Club and tournament chairman Chad “Beno” Spalding says that 112  golfers will compete in the match play event.
    “Due to pace of play, we cut the field to 120 players for several years, but this year we have 112 guys coming,” he noted.

  • Knights take eighth in Bulldog Classic

    The Marion County Knights tied for eighth place with Greenup County in the Bulldog Classic over the weekend. Knights golfer Logan Medley however, tied for second place as an individual during championship, falling short by just three strokes from tieing with first place winner Beck Stodghill of DuPont Manual with a score of 71.
    “[I’m] very proud of Logan,” Knights Coach Chad Spalding said in an email.
    The Knights total score for The Bulldog Classic was 334 and they fell behind Butler by just one stroke.

  • Skeet Shoot

    The Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church hosted a fish fry and men’s skeet shoot on Saturday at their church off of highway 289. Participants were invited to bring their favorite scattergun for the event.
     

  • ‘Sportsman’s Christmas’ arrives September 1

    The closer it gets, the more excited I get. So what is “it”? “It” is the Sportsman’s Christmas. “It” is what we dream of and practice for. “It” is the first of September; the “almost official” kick-off to the 2013 hunting seasons, to be specific, the opening of dove season!
    Coming up this Sunday, Sept. 1, we get to pursue doves.