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Today's News

  • Four county officials have taken the oath of office

    Four Marion County elected officials took the oath of office shortly after noon Dec. 20 at the Marion County courthouse.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly, Marion County Jailer Barry Brady, Marion County Sheriff-Elect Jimmy Clements and Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding took the oath of office. Circuit Judge Allan Bertram administered the oath.

    Mattingly, Brady and Spalding were re-elected Nov. 2. Sheriff-elect Clements does not officially become the sheriff until Jan. 1, but he was required to take the oath of office on or before that date.

  • One Call Now apologizes for glitch

    Pam Spalding, the administrative assistant for the Marion County Board of Education, sent an email Thursday afternoon regarding the One Call Now system that is used to notify teachers and parents of school closings.

    According to the email, there was a glitch as a result of "update maintenance" performed Dec. 14. The email reads that Lynn Williams from One Call Now called to apologize for the glitch that meant some parents and teachers were not notified of the school cancellation Dec. 16.

  • Marion County man dies during hunting outing

    By Donna Carman

    Landmark News Service

     

    A father-son hunting trip turned tragic Saturday as a Marion County man was found dead in a rugged wooded area in Casey County following an extensive search in brutal weather.

    William "Bill" Gruber, 51, of Bradfordsville, was pronounced dead about 1:30 a.m. Sunday by Casey County Coroner Tommy Clark, most likely the result of a heart attack.

  • Big decision

    No one is perfect.

    We all make mistakes. We don't always use the best judgment and, occasionally, we act before we think.

    We are human, after all.

  • Show that you care

    Can you imagine leaving your family, your home and basically all of your belongings and starting your life from scratch?

    Last week, I met a woman who has been forced to do just that. She is a victim of domestic violence. Or, rather, I should say she is a survivor.

  • Knights surprise Commanders

    On Friday night at the Roby Dome, the Marion County Knights varsity boys’ basketball team picked up their first win of the season, defeating the border rivals of Washington County by a score of 52-30.
    In Head Coach Anthony Epps’ first game, the Knights came out on fire and never looked back. Senior guard Josh Brockman paved the way for the Knight victory with a 29-point explosion.  

  • Holiday tournament time

    The Marion County Knights will hit the road to face Casey County tomorrow night in Liberty at 8 p.m. The Knights split their two decisions with the Rebels last year, coming away with a home victory on Dec. 18 and a road loss on Dec. 23.  Both games were decided by less than five points. 
    The following night the boys will be back at home to host Campbellsville at 7:30. Last season, Campbellsville ended the Knights brief postseason appearance with a 75-59 decision.

  • State title coming?

    With the Lady Knights starting the season 5-0, they appear to be poised for another run to the state tournament.  
    Last season ended in heartbreak and disappointment for the Lady Knights who ran into eventual state champions, Mercy, on March 10, 2010, in the opening round of the state tournament at E.A. Diddle Arena.  This season’s schedule holds a rematch with Mercy on Feb. 15 when Marion County travels to Louisville to face the Jaguars.  

  • Hunting
  • Girls win two