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Today's News

  • Ereaders and Edmodo

    As ebooks and ereaders continue to increase in popularity, it was inevitable that schools would make a move toward electronic textbooks.

    To go along with that trend, Marion County High School students have the opportunity to purchase a Nook Tablet to use in the classroom.

    "They are using them as a supplement to paper textbooks," said Kurt Mattingly, the technology integration specialist for Marion County Public Schools. "With less funding, schools are having to look for more affordable opportunities."

  • Speaker warns against complacent investing

    Quint Tatro can be heard at 11 a.m. Sunday on WHAS radio. He can also be seen as a frequent guest on CNBC's Fast Money and Fox's Business Happy Hour.

    Friday, he shared his financial insights in person at the Marion County Industrial Foundation's First Friday Forum at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

  • MCATC ranks fifth in the state

    The Marion County Area Technology Center is ranked fifth among the state's 53 tech centers in preparing its students for the workplace.

    Tony Webb said when he was appointed principal at the MCATC in September of last year, the tech center was ranked eighth, but his goal was to be in the top five.

  • Future shock arrives too early

    Many moons ago, I took a sociology class as a student at Western Kentucky University. I don't remember a lot from that class, but I do remember a discussion on culture shock and future shock.

    Culture shock occurs when someone finds themselves in a different culture, and the differences between what a person knows and understands and the new culture becomes disorienting to that person.

  • Soccer teams getting long distance coaching

    The Marion County High School boys and girls soccer teams at Marion County High School have been receiving some coaching assistance in a somewhat unusual way this past summer.
    Beginning last season, the teams were getting some help from Alex Kerr of England. The story of how he came to help with the Marion County soccer program involves a random chance meeting.
    Kerr was born in England, and soccer in England is the major sport.
    "Soccer in England is bigger than basketball is in the United States," he said.

  • MCHS baseball player competes in state tournament

    Marion County High School sophomore Robbie Spalding competed in the East Kentucky 15 and under baseball state tournament in Lexington recently. Spalding played for a team from Russell County that made it all the way to the championship game of the tournament before falling to Southeastern from Lexington 2-1.
    Spalding led the entire tournament in batting average, total hits, and RBI's.  Spalding also pitched in one game. He pitched six innings, struck out 10 batters and did not allow a run.

  • Obsessed with the Olympics

  • Knights football team preparing for season

  • The Game Plan, Aug. 8

    Aug. 9
    Volleyball
    Lady Knights vs. Nelson County (Home)

    Golf
    Lady Knights and Knights vs. Danville and Garrard (Away)

    Aug. 10
    Football
    Knights scrimmage vs. Meade County (Home at 6 p.m.)

    Aug. 11
    Soccer
    Knights competes in Madison Southern Soccerama (Away)

    Aug. 13
    Golf

  • Golf season is in full swing

    Both the boys and girls golf teams will have a lot of building back to do from last season. On the boys side, the team last year won over half of their matches and finished in the top 10 in a couple of tournaments, although they did not play well in the regional tournament. However, three of the top five guys graduated last season, with the team losing some talented seniors. Joseph Elder will be missed, as well as Blair Gorley, who now plays at St. Catharine College, and Aaron Hamilton.