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Today's News

  • Hazelwood signs wtih Pikeville College
  • Soccer Knights have a good week

    The Marion County Knights soccer team picked up a pair of victories and nearly grabbed a third win last week.
    The Knights hit the road to play Mercer County on Tuesday of last week. The Knights quickly found themselves in a tough match due to Mercer County’s speed and physical play, according to Head Coach Greg Conley. The Knights allowed Mercer County to score the first three goals of the game before battling back to eventually lose the game 3-2.

  • Varsity volleyball team loses two

    The Marion County Lady Knights junior varsity and freshman volleyball teams were in action in the Lafayette 5 Star Classic Saturday. Both teams went 2-2 on the weekend. The freshman team beat both Lexington Catholic and Madison Central, but fell to Owensboro Catholic and Central Hardin.
    The junior varsity team beat Lexington Catholic in two sets, 21-15 and 21-19.  The team then defeated Madison Central in two sets, 21-14 and 22-20. Marion County then lost to Dunbar in two sets, 21-12 and 21-6 and also to Owensboro Catholic in two sets, 21-8 and 21-19.

  • Pigskin Classic

    The Marion County Knights football team hosted Clay County in the second game of the 2011 Pigskin Classic Saturday evening. After coming off of a 48-21 loss to Russell County last week, the Knights looked to even their record. After allowing the Tigers to score midway through the first quarter, the Knights had to fight back to stay in the game. Marion County would climb back into the game and tie the game at halftime, 14-14.  

  • Wrecks claim 3 lives in 1 week

    A tragic week in and around Marion County included multiple automobile accidents, three fatalities and multiple injuries.

    The accidents occurred Wednesday, Aug. 24, on Springfield Highway and Sunday, Aug. 28, on McElroy Pike and Short Line Pike.

    Washington County man killed in head-on collision

  • Drug testing company chosen for MCHS

    MC Consultant Services has been selected to conduct student drug testing for the 2011-12 school year at Marion County High School, according to a news release from Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton.

  • School bullying

    Getting on the school bus Tuesday, Aug. 23, Rachel Lamkin had a feeling that something bad was going to happen.

    Earlier in the school day, she had been warned about a possible fight on the bus. Taking her seat, Rachel noticed many of the students on the bus had their cell phones out, as if they were preparing to photograph or videotape something.

  • Chamber Connection

    Upcoming Events

    The Five O'clock Somewhere and the chamber monthly luncheon will not be held during the month of September due to Marion County Country Ham Days. They will both resume in October. The IFOS will be sponsored by Bluegrass Cellular and the monthly luncheon will be sponsored by Inter County Energy.

    2011 Marion County Country Ham Days T-Shirt Presale

  • Cinema at the Square is Friday

    Cinema at the Square, which was originally planned for Aug. 19, has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 2, at Johnston Field at Centre Square.

    Disney's "Tangled" will be the feature film. The gates will open at 7 p.m. and the movie is scheduled to begin at dark. The event is free to the public.

    Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Picnics are welcome, although vendors will be selling pizza, hot dogs, snacks, soft drinks and more. Pets and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

  • Block Party this weekend

    The Generation Gap is hosting its annual Block Party Sept. 2-4 at the Cardinal Den on M.L. King Avenue.

    In addition to food, music and live entertainment, there will also be contests and cornhole tournaments. To participate in the cornhole tournament, participants must sign up by 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The tournaments will begin at 5 p.m. There is an entry fee for the tournaments.