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Today's News

  • Make dips ahead of time

    Here are a couple of hot and hearty dips, great for a party.

    They can be made up ahead of time and kept warm in a crock-pot or chafing dish.

    The Pizza Dip is an old recipe. I remember my mom serving it with breadsticks back in the early 60s.

    The Reuben Dip is terrific on rye crackers or toasted party rye bread.

    Enjoy!

    Pizza Dip

    1 lb. lean ground beef

    1 medium onion, chopped

    3 c. tomato sauce, pizza sauce or meatless spaghetti sauce

    1T cornstarch

    1 1/2 t. fennel seeds

    1 1/2 t. oregano

  • Power restored in much of Marion County

    Inter County Energy reported that 425 of its customers remain without power in Marion County as of Monday morning, while Kentucky Utilities continues to report minimal outages in the county.   Throughout its 12-county service area, Inter County reported fewer than 2,000 customers remained without power.

  • McKay to step down

    A man who has been a fixture of the Marion County High School boys basketball team will step down after this season.

    Josh McKay, a former head coach and long time assistant for the Knights, recently filed his paperwork to resign at the end of the season.

    McKay served as a head coach in the mid 1970s and returned as an assistant coach in the early to mid 1980s for Tim Davis.

    Since then, McKay has prowled the sidelines for every other coach in the program's history including Davis, Kelly Wells, Greg Williams, Brad Fraser and current Head Coach Tim Peterson.

  • Locals face Taylor on Friday

    If weather permits, the Knights and Lady Knights basketball teams will have a busy week.

    The ladies open the week with a home game against Elizabethtown (16-2), who is a Fifth Region contender. The game will prove to be a test of strength for the girls. Elizabethtown is the reigning tournament champion and features top players in the region with senior Alex Jones and sophomore Natalie Greenwell.

    The Lady Knights are scheduled to tip off against Elizabethtown at the Roby Dome on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.

  • Lady Knights beat Lady Cards

    The Marion County Lady Knights (16-4) took care of business as usual Friday night at the Roby Dome, closing out district opponent Taylor County (10-11) early and finishing district play unbeaten.

    "I think our speed hurts them," Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby said. "They don't have a true point guard. They're just not athletic enough and they have trouble against our press. We play them in the first round of tournament and we have to be ready to go or anything can happen."

  • More than 100 still without power in Marion County

    Inter County Energy reported that 150 of its customers in Marion County did not have power as of 9 a.m. Tuesday. Inter County has a total of 5,149 customers in the county.

    Statewide, Inter County reported having 648 customers without power.

    Kentucky Utilities continues to report minimal outages in the county.

    At the peak of the outage, 25,000 Inter-County and 205,000 KU customers had no electricity.

  • Letters to the editor, Feb. 4

    Marion County's youth stepped up during ice storm

    I would like to commend all the young men who volunteered their own trucks, saws and labor during our recent disaster. From everything I witnessed, we older people will leave Marion County in great hands and good hearts.

    Magistrate Jackie Wicker

  • Coping together

    Driving down Riley-Gravel Switch Road on Friday morning, admiring and cursing the ice that covered the trees and power lines, I noticed a mailbox that read, "COPE."   I passed it by, initially, not giving it a second thought.

    But, after a few feet, I stopped the truck and backed up to take a photo of that icy, rusty mailbox.

    That mailbox spoke volumes to me in regards to the past week in Marion County.

  • Prune ice-damaged trees

    The ice storm of 2009 will go down as one of the worst if not the worst on record, with that said soon if not already electricity will be restored, water will be restored, clean up will begin, and we will go about our lives as if nothing happened.  However there is still a nagging long-term problem, trees! The scars from this storm are going to be troubling us for years.  We will be cutting down and pruning up trees of all sizes and ages.

    This is only going to cause problems down the road!

  • Who is St. Valentine, anyway?

    I suspect most of you have no idea about the person and the saintly episode that is commemorated each Feb. 14 by friends, family and most importantly, lovers.

    In fact, there are several versions of how the most romantic Saint became a commercial success.