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Today's News

  • St. Catharine athletics continues improvement

    In the first year of competition in the Mid-South Conference (2009-10), the St. Catharine College Patriots found themselves next to last in the President's Cup standings, which is the overall ranking of the teams in the conference that gives points for the order of finish in each sport.

  • Swencki signs with Campbellsville

    Tennis standout Noah Swencki has signed to play for Campbellsville University.  Pictured are front row left to right, Jim Swencki, Noah Swencki, and Anne Swencki; back row from left, are MCHS Athletic Director Robby Peterson, MCHS Principal Stacey Hall, MCHS boys tennis coach Landon Williams and Campbellsville tennis coach Kyle Caven.

  • Young signs with Midway College

    Shakyra Young recently signed a volleyball scholarship with Midway College.  Pictured are, front row from left, Leslie Young, Shakyra Young, and Tony Young; back row from left, are MCHS Assistant Volleyball Coach Jordan Reinle, Assistant Volleyball Coach at Midway Richie Cheatham, MCHS Volleyball Head Coach David Hibbard, Young's Club Volleyball Coach Felicia Sanchez, MCHS Athletic Director Robby Peterson and MCHS Principal Stacey Hall.

  • And the 2012 Marion County Country Ham Days theme is...

    Marion County...the crossroads of good spirits & hospitality

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce along with the 2012 Ham Days Committee have created a theme that represents Marion County and the members of our community. The 2012 design was created by Melissa Knight and will be featured on a deep red t-shirt.

    NEW MEMBERS

    Mary Parrott, Associate Member

     

  • Romney wins Republican Presidential primary

    In a largely symbolic race, Mitt Romney won the Kentucky Republican presidential primary election.

    Statewide, Romney received 117,600 votes.

    His opponents for the Republican nomination suspended their campaigns before Kentucky held its primary on May 22. Nevertheless, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, the father of Sen. Rand Paul, received 22,071 votes. Rick Santorum received 15,628 votes, and Newt Gingrich received 10,479 votes. And 10,356 Republican voters cast ballots for uncommitted.

  • Lebanon man indicted for 20 counts of rape

    Michael Johnson Jr., 25, of 337 M. L. King Blvd. #2 in Lebanon was indicted for 20 counts of first-degree rape and four counts of first-degree sodomy in Marion Circuit Court recently.

  • From Africa to CNN

    Haley Probus didn't expect her mission trip to Africa to end with her being part of a national news story. Probus was with of a group of Campbellsville University students who were returning to the United States May 22 when their plane was diverted because a passenger claimed to have an explosive implant.

    "I was in row 25 and she was like five rows behind us," Probus said.

  • Preschool funding slashed

    The 2011-12 school year has officially come to a close, and Marion County Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton said the year went very well with minimal distractions. That is, until recently when Hamilton learned that local preschool funding would be slashed by 61 percent (approximately $258,000) for the 2012-13 school year.

    "We were given some indication that we would probably see a reduction, but we were in no way prepared for a 61 percent reduction," Hamilton told school board members at the board's May 22 meeting.

  • How low can we go?

    National media commentators have made a big deal about President Barack Obama's relatively poor showing in the May 22 Kentucky Primary. Considering that he didn't have any opposition, it probably does mean something that more than 42 percent of the Democrats who did vote cast their ballots for uncommitted.

    On the Republican side former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney received 66.8 percent of his party's votes.

  • Getting a higher education online?

    By Erin McCoy

    It's about time there was a backlash against skyrocketing college tuition costs that are dooming countless young people in America to a lifetime of debt.