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Today's News

  • Marion County is 10-11 state runner-up

    The Marion County All-Stars closed out the 2011 season as the Kentucky State Little League runner-up in the 10-11-year-old division.

    Warren County South won the division Thursday morning, defeating Marion County 12-2.

    Marion County went 4-1 in state tournament play, sweeping its three games in pool play and winning its semifinal match-up against Richmond American, 12-3.

     

    North Oldham wins two

  • Innocent until proven guilty

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer Intern

     

    Like half the population of the United States (and at this point, even the world), I took an interest in the Casey Anthony trial, which recently reached a verdict, as most of you already know. I wouldn't say I was obsessed with it on a Nancy Grace scale, but I would tune in every once in a while to watch the trial and home videos that were broadcast on every news channel. 

  • Don't get beat by the heat

    With the way things have been going this summer, maybe we should all take a lesson from the Dallas Mavericks.

    That's right, we need to do what we can to beat the heat.

    Weather forecasters are calling for temperatures in the 90s in several parts of Kentucky this week, with the potential for heat indexes as high as 110 degrees. For our purposes, the heat index would be the opposite of wind chill factor.

  • Keep Chugging Along

    Despite all the talk about enhanced 911 in Marion County, previous trips have been sidetracked repeatedly. This time, however, the effort may be picking up steam.

    In March, the Marion County Fiscal Court and the Lebanon City Council agreed to share the costs of the mapping and addressing that must be completed before E911 can be put in place.

  • Business leader named chair of state association

    Lebanon native Wanda Abell Meade, regional vice president of Advocat/Diversicare Manage-ment Services, has been elected chair of the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities Board of Directors.

  • School registration begins July 25

    Marion County High School staff has set the following registration dates.
    • Seniors will have registration Monday, July 25, from 4 to 7 p.m.
    • Juniors will have registration Tuesday, July 26, from 4 to 7 p.m.
    • Sophomores will have registration Wednesday, July 27, from 4 to 7 p.m.
    • Freshmen will have registration Thursday, July 28, from 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Local students compete in Skills USA Competition

    The 2010/2011 Marion County Skills USA Organization competed in regional competition at the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in numerous areas of technical skills. They are pictured with the Technical Drafting Instructor/Skills USA Advisor, Paul Spalding.
    Four students - Maison Young, Lauren Thim, Adam Gardner and Justin Newton - advanced to the state competition.
    At state, Thim placed second in technical math.
    The students listed below participated in the regional competition:
    Connor Brockman, competed in carpentry

  • Student exchange program seeks host families

    ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries around the world.
    Students come with an enthusiasm to practice their English and experience American culture -- food, sports, shopping and more. They will also share their own culture with host families.
    Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving both the students and families a rich cultural experience.

  • 7-20-11 Cotton's Corner

  • Masterson wins Maker’s Mark print