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Today's News

  • Lady Knights get revenge

    The Marion County High School girls' golf team avenged the blemishes on their match play record this season by offing Taylor County and Adair County on Thursday at Pinewood Country Club in Columbia.

    The Lady Knights previously lost to Taylor County and tied with Adair, thus ruining their perfect match play record.

    Hayley Abell shot an astounding 37 to lead both teams. Amy Brown shot a 42 while Olivia Carrico shot a 44. Taylor Howard finished with a 56 while Brianna Reynolds left with a 67.

  • Good Resonance

    The Sisters of Loretto have had a major presence in Kentucky and in Marion County in particular for hundreds of years. From their beginnings, they have sought to better the communities in which they work in a number of ways.

    Some of those ways have been more prominent than others, such as their work as educators. Visitors are welcome to walk around the grounds of the Motherhouse, located just outside Loretto. They offer retreat space for groups and for individuals as well.

    But another service they offer has been more subtle.

  • Lady Knights net first win

    Marion County High School's girls' soccer program netted their first win of the season on Sunday, beating North Laurel 2-2 during a penalty kick shoot out at Elmer J. George Field.

    Sophomore Claire Hagan was a wall in the net, keeping North Laurel out of the goal in the second half and coming up big during penalty kicks.

    "I told her before the shoot out started, 'This is where you make a name for yourself,'" Lady Knights Head Coach Hart Hagan said. "Any nerves she had she put them aside. It just shows how strong her instincts are."

  • Block Party Boogie

    The Generation Gap hosted its annual Block Party over the Labor Day weekend. In addition to music, games and food, the Generation Youth held a dance contest. The Marion County Youth Center also performed a few dance routines for the crowd. 

  • Consistently good chicken recipes

    Here are two chicken dishes I have fixed for many years with consistently good results. The Chicken Parmesan is as close as I could get to the dish my grandma Dillon and my mom made. My kids (and most taste-testers) always liked it. It's easy and delicious. I always serve spaghetti with it, to soak up the extra sauce.

  • Knights fall to John Hardin in opener

    For three quarters, it looked as though the smaller, slower Knights could pull an upset over the second best team in Class 5A.

    Athleticism and size prevailed in the fourth however, as John Hardin High School used big plays to put the Knights away at John J. Boswell Field on Saturday night during the Heart of Kentucky Pigskin Classic.

    The Knights nearly took a big hit for the rest of the season, however, when junior quarterback Ryan Peterson went down on the last play of the first half with an apparent rib injury.

  • JV golfers step up

    The Marion County High School boys' golf team showcased new talent on the varsity squad on Saturday during the Tates Creek Invitational as the Knights shot a team score of 333.

    Aaron Hamilton, Logan Medley and Korey Hundley hit the links for the Knights in the tournament as the team was without number three and four golfers Brian Loper and Blair Gorley.

  • Knights set to tangle with Collins

    The Marion County High School football team will test its pass defense on Friday night when Collins High School comes to town.

    The pass happy team puts a lot of points on the board, averaging 48.5 points per game in their first two games in existence.

    "They run a spread offense with (senior) Branden Cresap at quarterback. Everybody is touting him as a possible Mr. Kentucky. He's the real deal," Knights Head Coach Jeff Robbins said.

    Cresap has a big target in 6-4 receiver Ben Axline and a solid front line.

  • Beat the Heat

    Aiden Mudd from Raywick enjoyed a blast of water from his soccer coach, Jeremy Bowman, after the first soccer game of the season for the 6-year-old-and-under league at Graham Memorial Park recently. The temperature is expected to reach 95 degrees today and tomorrow and then cool off to the mid-80s for the weekend. The cooler temperatures will make this Labor Day weekend even more enjoyable and give local residents a break from the unseasonably hot conditions. Until recently, temperatures have been over 90 degrees for the majority of the summer.

  • State eliminates KCHIP premium

    Low-income families now have one less obstacle to providing health insurance for their children.

    Last week, state officials announced that the $20 monthly fee for the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program has been eliminated.

    "We do think that the $20 premium requirement did present a hardship on some families," said Vikki Franklin, a spokeswoman for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.