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Today's News

  • Letters to the editor, Jan. 21

    President should stand up for Bible

    Our new President [Barack] Obama should endorse the Bill of Rights as it is written for all citizens. David fought Goliath!

    He should acknowledge public law 97-280 as good and proper.

    Wisdom comes from God. David was young!

    All of us should read Deuteronomy on the blessings of God and the consequences of not following God's plan. David defeated Goliath!

    The new President as well as citizens should read and stand up for the Bible and fear God.

  • Locals face off with Taylor County

    The Knights and Lady Knights hit the road to take on Taylor County on Friday night. The Lady Knights tip off at 6:30 p.m. and the Knights tip off at 7:30 p.m. according to the KHSAA website.

    The Lady Knights hit a rough patch in their schedule that should test their skills. After facing district foe Adair County on Tuesday night, the ladies take on Taylor (8-7) on Friday night then travel to Louisville the next day to play highly touted Sacred Heart High School (13-2), who is ranked seventh in the state in last week's Louisville Courier-Journal Litkenhous Ratings.

  • A day to remember

    Tuesday, Jan. 20, millions of people watched Barack Obama become the 44th President of the United States in person and on television.

    Among those millions were the students of Corey Crume and David Hibbard. Both teach history at Marion County High School. Both agree that Obama's election last fall was a significant moment in American history.

    And both said they intended to watch his inaugural speech.

    "This is surely a defining moment for the United States," Crume said.

  • JV and freshmen drop several games

    The Marion County High School freshman boys basketball team beat Campbellsville High School on Friday.

    The Knights outlasted the Eagles 47-29 at Campbellsville. Patrick Gribbins led the way for Knights with 18 points. Eric Burton added 12 points while Eric Farmer dropped in seven of his own. John Southall had four points while Carlos Litsey, Vincent Collins and Brandon Sandusky had two points.

     

  • Channel 6 preparing for digital conversion

    Gary White will mark his ninth anniversary as the owner/producer/editor/on-air personality at Channel 6 television in February.

    And like many of his station's viewers, White is preparing for the change from analog to digital broadcasting.

    "We don't have the same mandate as full-powered stations. However, we are converting to digital broadcasts as well," he said.

  • Obama connects hope and history

    This past weekend, the United Concerned Citizens Organization sponsored a variety of activities to remember the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The events included a march through downtown and a discussion on diversity.

    But looming over everything that happened this weekend was the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

  • Missing teen has been located

    Fifteen-year-old Dawn Hardin of Springfield was reported missing Jan. 9. She was located Jan. 20, according to the Kentucky State Police. 

  • Gridiron Knights awards announced

    Marion County High School football Head Coach Jeff Robbins recently announced the team award winners at the football banquet on Wednesday of last week.

  • School closed due to weather

    Marion County schools are closed Tuesday due to the weather conditions.

    Marion County residents should be aware that a winter storm warning is in effect for central Kentucky until 7 a.m. Wednesday.

    The National Weather Service is forecasting a mix of sleet and snow in the area. As a result of a strong low pressure system moving across the area, one to three inches of sleet and snow are possible Tuesday afternoon. Freezing rain is also possible. The weather service is also predicting another inch of light snow Wednesday morning. 

  • Fiscal court meets at 4 p.m.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22,  at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    During the meeting, the Marion County Public Properties Corporation will convene to discuss issues related to the planned judicial center, including the bond sale for the project.