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Today's News

  • Young Democrats have a good time, talk strategy

    The highlight of the 2012 Kentucky Young Democrats Convention may have been an 80-year-old man, former governor and current Seventh District State Senator Julian Carroll.

    He shared some advice that has helped him succeed in politics for half a century, including how to treat people in general and tips on how to shake hands.

  • Give what you can

    We spent much of two days last week watching radar, looking for up-to-the-minute weather reports and seeing what could be heading our way. We were spared any major damage, but we have seen how devastating the system was through national and state news reports.

    We also know about the generosity of Marion Countians. We witnessed it firsthand with the ice storm and the flooding that affected our community in recent years.

  • Dems focusing on Williams in 2012

    You probably won't be surprised to hear that the Kentucky Young Democrats talked politics over the weekend during their convention in Lebanon.

    But some people might be surprised that the Democratic Party is essentially conceding Kentucky as a lost cause already in the 2012 Presidential race. Even Keidra King, a field representative for Barack Obama's re-election campaign, said as much when she stopped by the convention on Saturday.

    That doesn't mean the Democrats are sitting out the 2012 election, however.

  • 5K PROM-enade

    The Marion County High School Prom Committee will be hosting a 5K PROM-enade walk/run event at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 24.

    Pre-registration cost is $15 and continues from now until March 15. Registration will begin on March 16 and the cost is $20.

    All registration forms can be found at MCHS website.

    For more details, contact Holly Wood or Amber Ervin at (270) 692-6066 or (270) 465-1884.

  • Comeback Bid Falls Just Short

  • Missing 14-year-old has been located

    A missing 14-year-old male has been located.

    Samuel Isaiah Mudd was last seen Feb. 29 leaving Lebanon Middle School. At 12:48 a.m. March 8, the Lebanon Police received a call from James Brown of 6830 Danville Highway saying that Mudd was at his house.

    Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office picked up Mudd and brought him to the police department, Brady said. Mudd told the police he had been at the Danville Highway residence for two days.

    Brady said Mudd was released to his mother.

  • Paramedic in stable condition after ambulance accident

    Troy Hamilton is listed in stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville as of Tuesday morning.
    Hamilton, 41, is a paramedic with the Marion County EMS. He was injured when the ambulance he was riding in was involved in an accident around 5 p.m. Sunday on Miller Pike.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, Catharine Hubbell, 50, of Gravel Switch was driving the ambulance eastbound on Miller Pike when the vehicle dropped off the shoulder of the roadway, causing her to lose control of the vehicle. The ambulance struck a utility pole and overturned.

  • Bowling Green, Here We Come

    On Sunday night, the Marion County Lady Knights varsity basketball team played Elizabethtown in the 5th Region Championship game at Central Hardin High School.  The Lady Knights jumped out to a 7-0 lead before Elizabethtown could find any offense.  Marion County kept expanding their lead, which they held throughout the entire game, until it expanded to its largest of the night at 22 points early in the final frame.  The Lady Knights secured their spot in the state tournament with the 56-39 win.

  • Lady Knights heading back to the Sweet 16

    The Marion County Lady Knights are heading to the Sweet 16 for the third time in as many years.

    Marion County (31-4) defeated Elizabethtown, 56-39, to win the Fifth Regional championship for the third year in a row.

    The Lady Knights are scheduled to play the Walton-Verona Bearcats at 2:30 p.m. EST Thursday, March 8, at Diddle Arena on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green.

    Walton-Verona (29-6) defeated South Oldham, 52-47, in the Eighth Region championship.

  • Girls Regional Final Set