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Today's News

  • Maddy's legacy lives on

    By Brandon Mattingly/Landmark News Service

    Sometimes the simplest of ideas can be the most thoughtful. The home of Juanita Hodgens and her husband Robert Hodgens, Sr. is where hundreds of pillowcase dresses have been made, mostly for young girls in Haiti, but some have also ended up in Africa and Mexico.

  • Community Spirit

    Nine months ago Steve and Paul Beam held the groundbreaking ceremony for Limestone Branch Distillery, just off the Marion County Veterans Memorial Highway. Friday, the brothers celebrated the ribbon-cutting at their business.

    "We're really glad to be here today," Steve Beam told an audience of hundreds who attended the event. "It's the fruition of a lot of hard work by a lot of people."

  • Made to order

    When Bill Mattingly left Marion County to attend college at the University of Kentucky, he thought he was leaving for good.

    "When I was in college, my plan was to never come back," Mattingly said.

    Instead after working for a few years as an insurance claims adjuster, he decided that Marion County is where he wanted to raise a family with his wife, Connie.

    "There's no question I made the right decision," he said.

  • Knights Pull Out Win

    In the nightcap of day one of the 2012 20th district tournament, the Marion County Knights took on the Campbellsville Eagles.  After a slow start in which both teams combined for 14 first quarter points, the Knights broke the game open in the second frame and began to pull away.  The Eagles hung around in the second half, but the Knights came away with the 63-43 victory to advance to the finals on Saturday night at 7:30 P.M.

     

    CHS     5     5     13     20 - 43

  • Lady Knights Cruise to District Final

    In the first game of the 2012 20th district tournament at Taylor County High School, the Lady Knights took on the Lady Eagles of Campbellsville.  The Lady Knights were in control early on, and cruised to a 74-25 win.  Ten different Lady Knights scored, led by junior Logan Powell with 16 points.  With the win, Marion County advances to the finals of the 20th district tournament on Friday night at 7:30 P.M.

    CHS     6     6     7     6 - 25

  • Some county offices closed for Presidents Day

    Monday, Feb. 20, Presidents Day is a holiday for county employees.
    Some County Offices in the David R. Hourigan Government Center may be closed.
    The  Marion County Judge/Executive's Office and the Marion County Road and  Sanitation  Department will be closed for the holiday.
    The Property Valuation Office, County Clerk's Office and Sheriff's Office will be open that day.

  • Knights Fall in Season Finale

    The Marion County Knights wrapped up their regular season by traveling to Hodgenville Friday night to take on the Larue County Hawks.  After jumping out to a 14-5 lead in the opening frame, the Knights lead kept slipping away.  Larue County pulled ahead with a buzzer beater three pointer at the end of the third quarter, and maintained that lead throughout the rest of the game.  The Knights attempted to stay close, but could not overcome the deficit and lost by a final score of 71-66. 

     

  • Woman accused in graffiti case appears in court

    Deanna Rupa of Lebanon has been arrested and charged with second-degree criminal mischief in connection with graffiti that was spray-painted on a city-owned basketball court. Rupa has pled not guilty to the charge.

    On Feb. 8, someone used spray paint to vandalize the Cleaver Court basketball court with messages declaring a love for black coffee, black records, and Muhammad Ali. The spray paint was on both backboards, the basketball poles and the court.

  • Fifth-graders win Glasgow tournament

  • Sixth-graders are MKAC runner-up