Today's News

  • Owen's firsts in Florida

    A potty training two-year-old, breeding flamingos, beautiful beaches and scary, slimy fish with teeth... those are just a few of the things I had a chance to experience and enjoy recently during my first-ever family vacation in Florida.

    It was the first "real" vacation I had been on in nearly five years, but for some reason when I returned I felt like I needed another vacation. I guess that's where the two-year-old comes in, huh?

  • Q&A: Superintendent candidate Ed Musgrove

    How was your day today (March 26)?


  • Uncover roses and strawberries

    This week I have several things I wanted to let everyone know about as well as some gardening chores that should or should not be done now.

    It is time to uncover roses and strawberries but you should keep your mulch or covering material handy especially for the strawberries in case we have a late spring freeze.

    After pulling the covering off of the roses, you should incorporate a one-half cup or so of 10-10-10 around each bush to give them a little extra boost for their spring flush. After about four weeks, give them another dose to keep them fed.

  • Letters to the editor, April 1

    A passion for helping people   In remembrance of David Ford (my brother).

    This is your favorite sister as I would always say to him.

    Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, was the worst day of my life, and Wednesday, Feb. 11 through Friday, Feb. 13, were the hardest days of my life to get through.

    My brothers, Darrell and David are my rocks to lean on and my protectors. Both my brothers are wonderful.

    I wanted to talk about him at the funeral service. But it was so hard at the time.

  • Q&A: Superintendent candidate Lisa Carroll

    How has your day been today (March 30)?   Lisa Carroll: It's been very nice. We visited each school, had lunch with all the principals, met several teachers, several students. It's been a very, very productive day. I had the meeting with the Chamber folks.

  • Lady Knights start strong

    The Marion County Lady Knights girl's tennis team started their season strong despite a lack of senior leadership.

    Head Coach Angela Holt and her team finished the week with two wins and one loss, falling to a tough Casey County High School team.

    Sixth grader Alyssa Farmer, the number three singles player had a strong season debut by going winning two and losing one for the week.

    Lauren Buckman and Taylor Corbett played solid as a doubles team, also going two and one on the week.

    Here are the full results from the last week of play:

  • Knights outlast Bethlehem

    A three run outburst in the fifth inning would provide enough cushion for the Marion County High School baseball team to outlast Bethlehem High School 7-5 at Hourigan Field on Monday of last week.

    "We played good at times and awful at times," Head Coach Chad Spalding said.

    Spalding said he and the coaching staff expected inconsistent play to open the season.

    "We had some timely hits that really helped us out," Spalding said.

  • Superintendent candidates have energy, experience
  • Maroon - White scrimmage is Friday

    Football season is five months away but Jeff Robbins and company are having a ball in spring practice.

    The Marion County High School football team has three days left of spring practice and Robbins said the staff and players are having a good time.

    "If the kids aren't having fun we're doing something wrong," Robbins said. "Of course there's no pressure right now to win. We're having a good time and teaching fundamentals."

  • Boys tennis opens strong

    The Marion County High School boys tennis team opened up strong with two wins but fell to a tough Casey County High School team on Saturday.

    "Casey County is not in our region but they always have a strong tennis team.  Playing them gives us a strong challenge and it's the best practice we can have for improving our team,” boys tennis Head Coach Beverly Thomas said. “We will meet them again later in the season.”