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Today's News

  • West Mulberry resident gets one year on multiple counts

    George L. Rakes Jr., 41, of 334 W. Mulberry in Lebanon pled guilty in Marion Circuit Court recently to failure to comply with sex offender registration, first offense, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, fourth-degree assault, third or subsequent offense within five years, resisting arrest and third-degree terroristic threatening (two counts). He was sentenced to one year in prison to run consecutively with a Taylor County charge. Two counts of first-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.

    In other circuit court matters:

  • All he’s ever known

    Farming is all that Bill Mattingly has ever wanted to do.
    “I guess it’s all I knew,” he said. “I like it.”
    And he’s good at what he does, so good that he was named the 2013 Outstanding Farmer by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.
    Unlike some other Outstanding award winners, Mattingly learned about his award prior to the chamber dinner.
    “I was told the week before,“ his wife, Susan, said, “and I told him the same day because I wouldn’t have got him there otherwise.”

  • Special prosecutor named in Casey murder case

    Less than six weeks into his first term as Commonwealth’s Attorney for Casey and Adair County, Gail L. Williams has asked for a special prosecutor in the upcoming trial of two men charged in the shooting death of Gleason Pyles in Dunnville last September.
    Williams’ letter, dated Feb. 6, and addressed to Shawna Virgin Kincer, executive director in the Office of Special Prosecutions in Attorney General Jack Conway’s Office, cites his unwillingness to prosecute the case.

  • Are we meeting the benchmarks?

    By Dr. Chuck Hamilton, Marion County Superintendent

  • New law will benefit university projects

    Last week was significant as the first piece of legislation for the 2013 General Assembly was signed into law.

  • Universities can dig in after HB7 signed into law

    Early last month, just a few days into the 2013 Regular Session, Governor Beshear and numerous state legislators from both parties gathered in support of a major building initiative for many of our public four-year universities.

  • Casino gaming and Kentucky United Horses

     

  • 5th region tournament

    The Marion County Lady Knights now know who their first round opponent in the regional tournament will be.  Marion County drew Washington County and the two teams will play each other Thursday night at 8:00 PM at Green County High School.  The semifinals will be on Sunday March 3 at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM, with the finals being on Tuesday March 5 at 7:30 PM.

     

  • Lady Knights claim district title

    On Saturday night, the Marion County Lady Knights basketball team continued its streak of perfection with a 72-41 win over Adair County in the championship game of the 20th district tournament to improve to 32-0 on the season.  Marion County jumped out to an early 15-0 lead, and cruised to the easy victory.  Makayla Epps led all scorers with 19 points followed by Kyvin Goodin-Rogers with 13 and Patrice Tonge with 10 points.

     

  • Tomorrow is the deadline to sign up for McDonald’s All-American game bus trip

    Editor's note: On March 7, the Marion County Fiscal Court approved allowing Magistrates Larry Caldwell, John Arthur Elder III and Steve Masterson to contribute $200 each toward the cost of the bus trip.

    Marion County fans who would like to watch Lady Knights senior Makayla Epps play in the 2013 McDonald’s All-American game have an opportunity to sign up for an travel package that includes a bus trip, a ticket to the game, and an overnight hotel stay.

    The deadline to sign up for the bus trip has been extended until March 9.