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Today's News

  • Opportunities at hand

    In tough times, change is often necessary.

    And there is no question that economically things are still tough. When the economy is bad it affects everything and everyone, and that includes education.

    In response, the leadership team at Marion County High School is planning some changes.

    Unfortunately, we already know that there will be fewer teachers on the payroll next year, and that means the teachers who are left will be asked to do a little bit more.

  • Ready for the worst

    Swine flu, or H1N1, has arrived in Kentucky.

    As of Monday, the CDC was reporting that at least one Kentuckian had a confirmed case of the latest flu incarnation, and the Kentucky Department of Public Health was reporting five probable cases, the most recent of which is a 3-year-old in Hardin County.

    With more than 280 confirmed cases in the United States, national, state and local health officials have continued to stress the importance of flu prevention measures - such as washing hands regularly and covering mouths and noses when people cough or sneeze.

  • Loretto is a place to reconnect

    The Loretto Motherhouse will be featured on Kentucky Life on KET1 May 16 at 8 p.m. and May 17 at 4:30 p.m. and on KET2 at 7 p.m. on May 17.

  • Board cuts nearly $1 million

    The Marion County Board of Education approved $975,000 in budget cuts for the 2009-10 school year during its regular monthly meeting last week. That's just shy of the $1.4 million in cuts needed to keep the school system in stable financial condition, with two to five years of budget cuts undoubtedly on the horizon.

  • Lady Knights limp out of district play

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights softball team (13-14) went into last week with the ability to control their own destiny and win their way out to gain the number one seed in the upcoming 20th District tournament.

    Instead, they lost back-to-back games to teams they had previously beaten to fall all the way to a number three seed in the tournament.

    "We weren't mentally ready to play in either game," Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby said.

  • New diplomas will recognize extra effort

    In a few weeks, the class of 2009 will receive their diplomas from Marion County High School during the annual graduation ceremony. A few select students will be recognized again for exceeding the minimum graduation requirements to earn the Commonwealth Diploma.

    But MCHS administrators believe more students deserve recognition. And starting with the class of 2010, MCHS students will have the opportunity to earn one of four different diplomas.

  • Local Chrysler dealer here for its customers

    Chrysler LLC will be filing for bankruptcy and beginning a corporate alliance with Fiat SpA, an Italian automotive company.

    Chrysler will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy under the direction of the U.S. Treasury Department, according to information on the company's corporate website.

    Meanwhile, Pickerill Motor Company in Lebanon will remain open for business.

    Pickerill Motor is the only new car dealership in Marion County, and it has been a Chrysler dealership since 1934. It sells new vehicles by Chrysler and its affiliated brands, Dodge and Jeep.

  • The "Unpredictables" finish strong

    The Marion County High School baseball team earned the moniker "The

    Unpredictables" after a strong yet surprising finish in regular season district play.

    Stocked with young players, the Knights (10-9) showed their range of unpredictability by getting blown out at home by a team they previously competed well with, blowing out a team that squeezed by in their previous meeting and avenging a home loss by winning at a place they rarely win at.

  • MCHS prom king and queen announced

    Troy Bright and Madison Beach were crowned Marion County High School's prom king and queen at prom recently.

  • Knights flex muscles in HAC

    Cyrus Moslemi strikes again. Moslemi, who was unveiled by Washington County in their regular season match against Marion County, destroyed the Heartland Athletic Conference tournament competition last week to claim the singles crown.

    Moslemi beat three opponents in two straight sets, winning 6-0 each time. No player in the field was able to put a game on Moslemi.

    Moslemi took out Jordan Culver in the second round and Joseph George in the final round en route to victory. He is likely the number one seed heading into the region tournament.