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Today's News

  • 8-31-11 Sports Briefs

    Have any old shoes you’d like to give away?
    Every pair of old shoes is worth 75 cents to St. Catharine College’s men’s soccer team. The team is raising money for a service trip to Africa. There’s a box at United Presbyterian Church beside the Marion County Public Library. Call (859) 336-5082 for more information.

  • Soccer girls have an emotional week

    The Marion County High School girls soccer team had an emotional week last week after two of its star players were involved in a deadly car crash.
    The Lady Knights hosted North Bullitt on Monday of last week, which was the same day a fatal accident occurred. Sara and Noel Obata, along with their mother Setsuko and a brother Louis, were en-route to the game when their vehicle collided with another vehicle on Springfield Highway.

  • 8-31-11 Public Record

    New drivers
    NOTICE: Any permit holder wishing to take the road test can call (270) 692-2681 to schedule an appointment.
    The following passed the road test Aug. 23, 2011, and earned their Kentucky driver’s license.
    Luke D. Bradshaw
    Jeffrey B. Gootee
    Sara B. Hill
    Dawlton K. Kirkland
    Jacob W. Wheatley
    Travis W. Brown
    Patrick C. Cox
    Charles M. Shofner

    Prepaid fines
    Thomas L. Wathen Jr., 5575 St. Joe Road, Campbellsville, failure to wear a seat belt, $25.

  • Law Enforcement
  • 8-31-11 Early Files

    50 years ago
    Aug. 24, 1961
    Rated brucellosis-free
    Marion County apparently is on the verge of being declared a modified certified brucellosis-free area, which means that the incidence of the dreaded livestock disease in the county’s cattle population is below the figure required for such designation.

  • 8-31-11 Cotton's Corner

    Henry Howard “Cotton” Abell, 94, first started taking pictures when he was 10 years old. He won a kite-flying contest and the first prize was a box camera. He continued taking pictures until a few years ago due to macular degeneration. Cotton took most of the photos featured in Cotton’s Corner, but his first cousin, Bill Abell, also took some. Bill gave Cotton his slides when he moved to Louisville in the 1950s. Some of the photos in Cotton’s collection were also taken by Huley Browne. Browne’s widow, Violet, gave Cotton his slides after he passed away.

  • Galls form on tree leaf or the stem

     

     

  • Fall is a good time for setting woody plants

     

     

  • Sign up for the Little Miss Ham Days, Junior Farmer contests

    The Little Miss Ham Days and Tommy Burress Jr. Farmer contest will be held from 10 until 11 a.m. on Main Stage Saturday, Sept. 24, during Marion County Country Ham Days. The location is subject to change.
    The contest is for boys and girls, ages 2 to 4 years old. Eva Jo Nugent will be the chairperson.
    Children must reside in Marion County and register by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21.
    Out-of-town, disinterested judges will judge children on appropriateness of dress depicting Marion Country Ham Days, charm and personality.

  • Hamilton and Howard have strong showings


    The Marion County High School golf teams each had three competitive events last week. The Knights and Lady Knights faced Washington County on Monday at Rosewood and Bardstown on the road. On Saturday, the Knights traveled to take part in the John Hardin Invitational and the Lady Knights headed to Russell County to take part in the KIT.