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Today's News

  • Local schools work to close the gaps

    Kentucky schools are preparing for a new testing system, which will begin in the spring. But, recently members of the Marion County Board of Education were discussing 2011 Kentucky Core Content Test scores, which show significant learning gaps in reading and math among students with disabilities, African American students and male students.

  • Attempted murder, arson case closed

    The Commonwealth of Kentucky is no longer pursuing an attempted murder case against William Joseph "Joey" Rigdon.

    The case had been dismissed pending a federal investigation on Jan. 6, 2011, with the possibility that they could be refiled, but Marion Circuit Judge Allen Bertram determined that "No issues remain for this case," according to court records.

  • Labor of love

    Farming isn't just something Larry Jones does for a living. It's something he loves.

    "It's in my blood," he said. "I love the smell of fresh air in the early morning and the feel of dirt under my feet."

    Farming is also something Jones, 55, does well, which is why the Marion County Chamber of Commerce named him the 2012 Outstanding Farmer.

  • Young Democrats convention is this weekend

    Lebanon has been a Democratic stronghold for decades, but this weekend it will be the center of the party's activity in the state. The Kentucky Young Democrats are holding their annual convention March 2-4 in Lebanon.

    "We've put together a really good convention schedule,"  said Joey George, president of the Marion County Young Democrats.

  • Senate votes for debt limits; casino bill defeated

    After a pause for President's Day, the legislature moved into the second half of the 2012 General Assembly Session. I had visits from groups representing adult day health care providers and developmental disabilities. Many Boy Scout troops came to Frankfort for the annual Boy Scout Day at the Capitol. It was a pleasure to see these civic-minded boys and young men and their dedicated troop leaders and parents.

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  • Lady Knights Advance to Regional Semi-Finals

    In the second game of the opening day of the fifth region basketball tournament, the Marion County Lady Knights took on the Hart County Lady Raiders.  The Lady Knights jumped out to a big early lead, and never looked back.  Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers led the charge for the Lady Knights with 28 and 23 points respectively.  With the win the Lady Knights advance to take on North Hardin who upended Nelson County in the first game by a final score of 51-46.  The Lady Knights and Lady Trojans will face each other on March 2nd at 6:00 P.M.

  • Boys Regional Bracket Released

    The bracket has been released for the 2012 5th region boys basketball tournament at Central Hardin High School.  The draw was held Sunday morning at 10:00 A.M., and the eight team field was set.  The game schedule is as follows:

  • Knights Take 20th District Crown

    For the first time since the 2000 20th district tournament, the Marion County Knights were crowned champions.  In the two teams third match-up of the season, the Knights defeated Taylor County 67-51 in the championship game on Saturday night.  The Knights led wire-to-wire and the closest the Cardinals came all night was three points late in the third quarter.  Sophomore Latrelle Irvin led eight Knights in scoring with 18 points.

     

  • Girls Regional Bracket Released

    The bracket has been released for the girls 5th region basketball tournament at Central Hardin High School.  The draw was held on Saturday morning at 10:00 A.M. at Central Hardin, and the eight team field was set.