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Today's News

  • Out of his shell

    Ernie Brown Jr. has been the Turtleman around these parts for decades, but that means something a little different today than it did just a few years ago.

    Brown has made a living catching turtles (and other critters), and those skills, along with his personality, have now turned him into a television star.

  • Hair-bourne

    St. Baldrick's had a little bit of Christmas spirit this year.

    Stephen Norris bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus when he arrived Saturday at St. Augustine Grade School with his white hair and beard. He left much less hairy, but no less merry.

    "I like to make kids smile," Norris said. "And I figure this might bring 'em smiles a little bit."

  • Tornado safety requires preparation

    Kentuckians got a reminder of the devastating power of tornadoes earlier this month when storms tore through the state, and no place was hit worse than West Liberty.

    Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson got to see that devastation up close when he spent 10 days in West Liberty with the Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief Team recently.

    "This one came over the mountain, started at the hospital and worked its way through town," Johnson said.

  • Former Washington County deputies sentenced to 50 months each

    Two former Washington County sheriff's deputies were sentenced to 50 months in a federal prison on March 7 at the Gene Snyder United States Courthouse in Louisville.

    Norris Wayne Bartley, 44, and Billy Joe Mattingly, 42, both of Springfield, will serve more than four years in prison, followed by a three-year term of supervised release, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's office.

    Both men pled guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

  • MCHS making wishes come true

    Someone once said, "Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree."

    I vaguely remember what being a teenager was like, only I had a twin sister to boot. Twin teenage daughters... My mom probably wondered what she did to deserve such torture.

    After all, teenagers can be a real pain.

  • Final rush of bills as the end of session nears

    We are entering the home-stretch of the 2012 General Assembly with the attendant rush of bills as legislators feel the urgency of the dwindling days. The Senate had a very full week with legislation, committee meetings, and we received the budget proposal from the House as well as the state's road plan. Visits from groups ranging from home-schoolers to the AARP to 4H also came to the capitol to see their legislator and press for their causes.

  • House focuses on youngest, oldest citizens

    Most legislation that the General Assembly passes each year falls in one of two categories: It either protects, or it promotes.

    That was especially evident this past week in the Kentucky House of Representatives, which voted for bills that range from further limiting abuse of our youngest and oldest citizens to helping more students in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky get their four-year college degree.

  • Off to good start

    The Marion County Knights varsity baseball team picked up a win in their opener over Bardstown Tuesday of last week, lost to Danville Wednesday, and defeated Berea on Saturday. The teams other game, scheduled for Friday against North Hardin, was canceled due to rain. The Knights game against the Trojans is scheduled to be made up, but no date has been set. After the first week of the season, the Knights are 2-1 overall.

    Marion County 7, Berea 2

  • Knights tennis starts strong

    The Marion County Knights boys' tennis team headed to Hodgenville to open up their 2012 season on Friday night against LaRue County. The Knights found success, and defeated the Hawks by an overall score of 4-1. Heading into the season, first year Head Coach Landon Williams knew that he would be returning a large group of key players.
    "The boys' team returns seven players from last year's team, which performed at a high level," he said. "I'm anxious to see what this season has in store."

  • The Game Plan, March 21

    March 21
    Baseball
    Freshman Knights vs. Washington County (Away)

    March 22
    Tennis
    Lady Knights and Knights vs. Campbellsville (Home)
    Baseball
    Knights vs. Nelson County (Home)
    Track and field
    Lady Knights and Knights (Green County)

    March 23
    Baseball
    Knights vs. Fairdale (Home)
    Softball
    Lady Knights vs. Bethlehem (Away)