Today's News

  • Let's hear it for the girls

    Wednesday of last week, the Marion County High School girls' basketball team made its first appearance in the Sweet 16 since 1995.

    Let that sink in for a moment.

    This year's Lady Knights did something that has only been done a handful of times in the history of MCHS.

    They won regional and district championships, and they finished the season 33-2, an outstanding mark, by any standard.

  • Enjoy homemade cookies at a moment's notice

    I like to keep cookie dough in the refrigerator (or freezer) so I can have warm cookies at the spur of the moment. You can keep almost any cookie dough in the refrigerator for several days, but if you freeze your cookies in whatever size you want before they're baked, you can just whip them out whenever you need them. You don't have to thaw the dough before you bake the cookies, just add a couple minutes to the baking time.

    I was wanting something a little different the other night and came up with these delicious Almond Toffee Cookies. They're terrific! See what you think.

  • St. Baldrick's is Saturday

    The fourth annual St. Baldrick's event will be held this Saturday, March 20, at St. Augustine Grade School.

    The event will last from 1 to 3 p.m. The head-shaving fund-raiser will benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which raises money toward children's cancer research.

    To date, 48 participants have signed up to have their heads shaved or to shave heads.

    To learn more about the local event, contact Eric Daugherty at (270) 602-2113 or visit the event web page, www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/eventid/340/eventyear/2010. 

  • Political party pressure?

    Leo H. Johnson, the Republican candidate from Casey County running for the District 24 Kentucky House seat, has come under fire from Republican lawmakers for refusing to withdraw from the race.

    Instead, his opponent in the May 18 primary election, M.J. "Bill" Pickerill, withdrew from the race March 12, according to the Secretary of State's office.

    "I've had lots of pressure to drop out of the race," Johnson said, adding that "the Republican Party thinks it takes a candidate from Marion County to win this race."

  • Marion County High School Softball Schedule
  • McKay inducted into 5th Region Hall of Fame

    Last season, longtime assistant coach Josh McKay celebrated his retirement at the Roby Dome. This season, the coach has been inducted into the Fifth Region Athletic Directors Hall of Fame.

    McKay was inducted in a ceremony before the tip of the region championship game on Tuesday of last week at Nelson County High School.

    The longtime Marion County High School boy's basketball assistant coach was part of the 1993 team that won the program's only state tournament. He served the program for 27 years as a head coach and an assistant.

  • Marion County High School Baseball Schedule
  • Spring break carved down to two days, April 8-9

    Three days of Spring Break, April 5-7, will be used as makeup days but it's the remaining two days, April 8-9, that the Marion County Board of Education have not made an official decision on.

    The school calendar was a primary topic of conversation during last week's school board meeting, but the final decision on Spring Break was tabled because the testing window for local schools could change and that could affect whether the school system uses April 8-9 as makeup days or gives those two days to students as a Spring Break, according to Smith.

  • Raised right

    Kim and Thad Peterson know farming.

    They manage more than 550 acres. They sell between 3,500 and 4,000 hogs annually. They sell approximately 150 calves, and they raise about 140 acres of corn and 160 acres of hay. And, until recently, they grew thousands of tobacco plants.

    Both are Marion County natives who were raised in farm families.

    All of that may have something to do with why they were named the 2010 Outstanding Farmers at the Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce awards banquet earlier this year.

  • Fiscal Court to meet at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 18.

    Here is the agenda for that meeting:

    - Consider / Approval  of  Minutes  of  Previous  Meeting

    - Review / Consider  for Approval  Budget  of  Marion  County  Conservation  District

    - Review / Consider  for  Approval  County  Road  Aid  Resolution