Today's News

  • Track team fares well at state

    A school record fell and Marion County High School was three inches away from crowning their first state champion after the KHSAA Class AA state track meet on Thursday.

    Jassmine Franklin was the star for the Lady Knights, breaking her own 100-meter hurdles record after setting it a week earlier.

    Franklin was also the early favorite to win the girl's high jump, coming in as the highest seed.

    "She had a pretty shot," Track Head Coach Robby Peterson said. "She's been fighting that ankle for half a season."

  • Old Mill Days is this weekend

    Bradfordsville will be hosting its annual celebration, Old Mill Days, June 11-13. The festival kicks off Friday evening at 5 p.m. with a water balloon toss, three-legged races, sack races, a flea market, t-shirts and face-painting.

    A pet contest and the Old Mill Days Beauty Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Clogging will take place at 6:30, and music, hula hooping and jump roping will start at 8 p.m.

  • Ride for Relay

    My name is Debbie Drury and I am an 11-year breast cancer survivor.

    With all the horrible things I had heard about this disease, I was absolutely petrified of what I had to look forward to. After a mastectomy (which made me feel so ugly), six months of chemo (which made me so sick) and six surgeries later, including another mastectomy, I was so tired and worn out I didn't know if I was gonna make it or not but I did and I'm here now.

  • County has new 4-H agent

    Rebecca Hill started her new job as the Marion County 4-H extension agent last week, but she's already impressed with what she's seen, including the shooting sports club, the livestock club and weekly craft classes.

    "They've been going on even without an agent, so that says a lot about how great the volunteers are here in Marion County," said Hill, 22.

    Hill replaces Julie Howell, who left the 4-H position in January of 2009.

  • School board receives tentative budget

    As the state legislature was working to approve a budget during last week's special session, the Marion County Board of Education received a tentative version of its budget for the 2010-11 school year.

    Lisa Caldwell, the district finance director, presented the initial budget proposal to the board members during a special-called meeting May 25.

    "Don't get too wrapped up in this tentative budget," Caldwell said. "The real work is to come with the working budget, which isn't due until August or September."

  • Lady Knights bow out to region champs

    Marion County continued their sparkling postseason play but it wasn't enough to conquer eventual Fifth Region champs Green County on Tuesday of last week at Central Hardin.

    The Marion County High School softball team trailed 2-0 heading into the top of the seventh inning. Green County sophomore pitcher Kasey Estes, who hurled a perfect game in the first round, was nearly unhittable against the Lady Knights.

    Allison Mattingly and Evan Thompson finally solved Estes and reached base to begin the inning. With runners at second and third and two outs, Coco May went to bat.

  • Magistrates approve first reading of 2010-11 budget

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of its 2010-11 budget during its June 3 meeting.

    The total budget appropriation in the proposed budget was nearly $12.4 million.

    The general fund appropriations were nearly $5.2 million, and the road fund was more than $2.1 million.

    The proposed jail fund was nearly $3.8 million. The LGEA fund was $60,000, and the EMS fund was almost $1.1 million.

  • History in the (re)making

    Saturday, Union and Confederate soldiers will meet once again, only this time it will be at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.

    The Lebanon Human Rights Commission is hosting its Camp Crittendon - Juneteenth Celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the soccer fields across the street from the Marion County Fairgrounds.

    "You couldn't ask for a better place," said Gaye Clark, a graduate of Lebanon High School and the commander of the 14th Kentucky Light Artillery, a Union unit.

  • Softball awards announced

    Marion County High School Softball Head Coach Trent Milby recently announced the softball team award winners.

    Junior Allye Hamilton took home the Pitcher of the Year award, the Coaches award and the Most Improved award.

    Hamilton also led the team in wins (12) and strikeouts (114).

    Tiffany Sapp led the team in walks drawn (17), runs scored (29) and stolen bases (24).

    Ann Morgan Reynolds led the team in batting average (.414), on base percentage (.513) and singles (35).

  • Call waiting

    Bradfordsville Mayor David Edelen knows his city needs a cell phone tower. That belief was reinforced May 2, when floodwaters spilled into town and cut off access into and out of Bradfordsville.

    "Through the flood, it showed how much we need cell service," Edelen said.

    But for now, Bradfordsville residents will continue to wait for that service.