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Today's News

  • School district sticking to its boundary lines

    Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton said the school district is starting to get requests from parents for specific schools for their children next year, and he wanted to remind the public that the district plans to stick to its district boundary lines.

    "We are sticking very closely to the attendance boundaries that were established by the board some years ago," Hamilton said during the school board's regular monthly meeting Tuesday of last week. "We really have to do this because all of our schools are full."

  • No decision on pill mill bill, road plan funding

    Once again, the legislature will be working overtime.

    April 12 was the final day of the 2012 regular session of the General Assembly, and on Friday, April 13, Gov. Steve Beshear issued a call for a special session, which started Monday, to address two issues: the transportation budget and the pill mill bill, legislation aimed at addressing the availability of prescription drugs.

    Beshear blamed his 2011 election opponent, Senate President David Williams, for the need to call the session.

  • Baseball Knights lose three of four

    The Marion County Knights varsity baseball team went 1-3 last week, winning over Elizabethtown but falling to Washington County, Danville, and Mercer County to take their overall record to 7-9 on the season.

    Mercer County 15, Marion County 1
    Saturday morning, the Marion County Knights varsity baseball team went on the road to play Mercer County. The Knights struggled in the game and collected five hits while committing four errors. Dylan Spalding led the way with two hits, while Michael Costello, Alex Gordon, and Eric Farmer picked up one hit a piece.

  • Barriers broken

    Major League Baseball celebrated a day that commemorated a moment that changed the sports history forever recently. Each year, on April 15, all across Major League Baseball all teams celebrate Jackie Robinson Day. Players on all teams wear Robinson's number 42 on their jersey, and at all stadiums around America a pre-game ceremony is conducted in honor of Robinson's achievement. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play in the Major Leagues, breaking a nearly six decade long color barrier.

  • State commission investigating incident at Raywick bar

    The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is gathering information about an April 5 incident at Susie's Bottoms Up in Raywick, in which multiple people said they were initially denied entrance to the bar because of their race.

    According to individuals who visited the bar that night, African-Americans were not being allowed inside, allegedly as a response to an incident the previous week.

  • The nuns of Marion County

    If you had any doubts about the Catholic roots in Marion County, you'll find plenty of evidence in the next few weeks.

    April 22-26, the Sisters of Loretto will be celebrating their 200th anniversary with a homecoming for members of their community at the Motherhouse in Nerinx.

    April 27-29, the Ursuline Sisters of Mt. St. Joseph will hold a centennial celebration, marking 100 years of service in Marion County.

  • The Game Plan: April 18

    April 19
    Tennis
    Knights and Lady Knights vs. Bethlehem (H)

    Baseball
    Knights vs. Taylor County (A)

    April 20
    Tennis
    Knights and Lady Knights vs. Danville (A)

    April 20-21
    Baseball
    Knights compete in LaRue County Freshman Tournament

    Softball
    Lady Knights compete in Bullitt County Invitational (At Bullitt East and Bullitt Central)

    April 21
    Track and field
    Knights and Lady Knights compete in Henry Clay

    April 22-23
    Tennis
    Heartland Athletic Conference at Miller Park in Campbellsville

    April 23
    Softball
    Lady Knights vs. Campbellsville (A)

    April 24
    Softball

  • Knights tennis team picks up win

    The Marion County Knights tennis team only played in one match this past week, defeating Washington County by a score of 5-0.
    In singles competition, Ryker Cassidy beat Washington County's Steven Cook, 6-1, 6-0. Marion County's Durbin Richardson defeated Stewart Young, 6-1, 6-1. Jonah Gillespie won his match against Chris Morrison, 6-1, 6-0.

  • Basketball players earn awards

    The Marion County Knights basketball team held their annual banquet at Marion County High School Wednesday, where several players took home honors for their contributions throughout the 2011-12 basketball season.
    Carlos Litsey took home three awards, including field goal percentage (60.4), most rebounds (250), and blocked shots (41).
    John Southall received five awards at the banquet, including best three-point field goal percentage (39.2), best free throw percentage (78), most assists (129), most steals (85), and the MVP award.

  • Lady Knights defeat Washington County

    The Marion County Lady Knights tennis team competed in one match this past week, playing Washington County on Monday of last week, winning 5-0.
    In the singles matches, Taylor Corbett defeated Erica Walker, 6-2, 6-1. Alyssa Farmer won her match against Washington County's Amelia Hilton, 6-0, 6-4. Marion County's Allie Evans beat Gabby Simms, 6-0, 6-0.
    In doubles competition, the duo of Elyssa Holt and Madison Cassidy won their match against Eric Weir and Rachael Cook, 6-1, 6-0. The Lady Knight pair of Madeline Peterson and Emma Thompson defeated Jessica Brady and Gabby Simms, 6-4, 6-3.