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Today's News

  • Seasons change

     For some reason, I always end up writing these columns on Sunday morning and this one is no exception. It’s actually a good day to be writing — cold, cloudy and dreary. With that said, all I can say is, it’s been a week of transitions in the sports world. 

    With high school basketball season at an end, I am at a loss for words. For the last four months, I have followed the Lady Knights through many games. Some good, some bad, some outrageous. 

  • Track season is just around the bend

    Over the years, Marion County High School’s track and field team has seen its ups and downs. In 2010, MCHS sent 19 students to the state meet under the guidance of then coach Robby Peterson. Last year however, the team only sent four.

    That may be about to change, however.

    Since Nov. 1, the track and field team has been training to take on the region, and their new coach, Daniel Johnson, said their goal is to get progressively better and send more students each year.

  • The gift of life

    Last fall, Darrel Ballard’s heart started dying.
    He was in and out of hospitals for months before he wound up at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, waiting for a transplant. During much of that time, he had only been allowed to see and speak to his children over Skype.
    But his nurses made arrangements for his family to visit him on Jan. 28, his daughter Autumn’s fourth birthday.

  • Kentucky addicted babies increasing despite pain-pill crackdown

    By Laura Ungar
    The Courier-Journal

    Her tiny daughter, only days old, was crying and shaking from drug withdrawal — and the only solace Martha Williams could offer were her arms and apologies.
    “I’m sorry,” she remembers telling little Trinity. “It will all be over soon. You’ll be OK.”

  • Sidewalks key in physical activity

    By Margarita Cambest
    Kentucky New Era

    Access to safe places to walk, jog or bike may affect how active one can be in their neighborhood. A survey released by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky found just over half of Kentuckians believe their neighborhoods are a good place for activity with most Kentuckians reporting their sidewalks are in fair or poor condition.

  • Soccer champs

     The Marion County Assassins won the boys under 12 winter 2 indoor soccer championship in Lexington on March 15. The players are (from left) Jesse Castillo, Tanner Roder, Mitchell Mattingly, Christian Mealey, Trace Mayo Alex Huerta, Cameron Martin, Raul Garcia, Edson Martinez ,Omar Carmona and Samuel Thompson. The coaches are John Mealey and Isaac Lopez.

  • Mid-KY Bass Anglers’ first tournament is Sunday

     Just in case you’ve missed it for several weeks, the Mid-KY Bass Anglers will fish their first tournament on Sunday.

  • Outstanding educator's heart is in the classroom

    After 16 years in education, Jamie Brown is sure of one thing… her heart is in the classroom.
    “I will retire from the classroom. There is no question,” she said. “This is where my heart is. This is where I will stay.”
    Brown was named the 2013 Outstanding Educator by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce. Receiving the award was a complete surprise to her, but it doesn’t take long talking to her to realize why she’s worthy of the title.
    Teaching is not just a job to her - it’s a passion.

  • A’head’ of the curve

    Kaylee Hughes was a mix of emotions as two stylists starting making several ponytails with her hair. This was the first time she participated in St. Baldrick’s, and she admitted to being a little nervous.
    But when all was said and done — and her hair was gone — she still had a smile on her face.
    And she has a good reason to be happy about Saturday’s event at St. Augustine Grade School. Hughes was one of more than 70 shavees who raised money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which raises money to combat children’s cancer.

  • St. Clair’s sentencing hearing now scheduled for April 13

    By Tom Barr
    Landmark News Service

    For the second time in as many months, a man already found guilty of four murders was seeking relief from the Kentucky Supreme Court.
    After seeking a new sentencing hearing for the Bullitt County penalty of death in the murder of a Marion County native in 1991, Michael Dale St. Clair was before the state's highest court seeking a new trial in Hardin County.
    The request is seeking a new trial for the kidnapping conviction in Hardin County which also included the death penalty.