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Today's News

  • Extremely poor judgment

    If you search for "white pride" in any Internet search engine, you'll return hundreds of thousands of results. You'll notice quickly that those results contain frequent references to skinhead, neo-Nazi and Klan organizations. Knowing this, maybe you'll understand why we were concerned when a local elected official sent an email to the editor of this newspaper with the subject line "Proud to be white."

    That email came from George Edelen Jr., a city commissioner in Bradfordsville.

  • Lady Knights advance in the region

     The Marion County Lady Knights advanced past the first round of the Fifth Region tournament Tuesday night after making a quick exit the last two seasons. 

    The Lady Knights held on in the final seconds and beat the North Hardin Lady Trojans 48-47 at Nelson County High School. 

  • Screening committee begins selection process for next superintendent

    The superintendent screening committee for Marion County Schools held its first meeting Thursday evening.

    The screening committee members are Lee Ann Divine (principal at Glasscock Elementary School), Bernard Miles (school board member), Sarah Martin (teacher), Daniel Mattingly (teacher), Pam Spalding (board secretary and classified employee representative) and Dot Caldwell (parent representative).

    Limited information is available about the superintendent candidates at this time. The district received applications from 15 people — 12 are men, three are women. 

  • Spring Break is April 9-10

    Students and school faculty in Marion County can blame Mother Nature for their Spring Break being cut short this year.

    Due to the school days that were missed during the recent ice storm, the Marion County Board of Education approved only two days, Thursday, April 9, and Friday, April 10, for Spring Break.

  • Knights fight hard against top teams

    The Marion County Knights (8-21) couldn't win one for departing long time assistant coach Josh McKay but they came close enough to give a streaky LaRue County (21-5) squad a scare at the Roby Dome on Friday night.

    "It came down to a possession and we had two opportunities but never took a shot," Knights Head Coach Tim Peterson said. "A couple of guys hesitated. We just didn't execute and you have to execute in those situations. We never have gotten past that."

  • Dead animal removal service ending

    Friday, Feb. 27, is the final day that dead animals will be picked up in Marion County by Nation Brothers, according to a statement release by Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

    Mattingly wrote that he received notice yesterday from Gabe Nation that Nation Brothers would discontinue hauling and picking up animals.

    The decision by Nation Brothers was in response to new regulations by the Federal Department of Agriculture that require the removal of the brain and spinal column from bovine animals over 30 months old.

  • Women of Color's Black History Celebration this Saturday

    Saturday, Marion Countians will have an opportunity to learn about African-American history.

    Church choirs, dramatic presentations, a guest speaker and a historical display are all planned as part of the Women of Color's annual Black History Celebration. The events will be held at St. Augustine Parish Hall in Lebanon.

    "It's going to be nice," said Rose Graves, the history chairwoman for the Women of Color.

  • Take time to take care of your heart, yourself

    A killer once stalked me almost snuffing out my young life.

    The deadly force didn't lurk around corners, sneaking quick peeks or huddle outside the shrubs in front of my house - watching, waiting.

    This frightening phantom was hiding inside my chest, little by little, growing over many years.

    It was coronary heart disease.

    The dreaded slayer takes more lives than any other disease in the U.S. and it had my number.

  • Many small city residents are cleaning up on their own

    Contractors have started the work of cleaning up storm debris from the right-of-way along state roads, and county crews are working to clean up county roads in the aftermath of the recent ice storm.

    But what about residents of incorporated cities who do not live on a state or county road?

    First and foremost, all county residents are allowed to take debris to the county staging area. As of press time, staging areas were open at the corner of Taylor and Mercer avenues in Lebanon and near the Raywick Fire Department in Raywick.

  • Letters to the editor, Feb. 18

    Going beyond full measure

    On behalf of the Marion County Board of Education, I am writing to express appreciation for Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly's commitment and diligent work in clearing the county roads for safe school bus travel. We were very pleased to return to school Monday, Feb. 9, after 10 consecutive days of school cancellation. This was made possible because you placed in high priority the resumption of education of our children as soon as possible.