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Today's News

  • Track team competes in three meets

    Marion County High School track coach Robby Peterson is excited after a flurry of meets in the last two weeks.

    "Everybody's times have gotten lower and better. We're improving, which is good," he said. "We're making a good push, getting ready for the region."

    MCHS will host the region track meet on May 16. The events kick off at 11 a.m. and will conclude sometime around 4 p.m.

    On Friday the boys squad finished seventh out of 12 squads in the Green County Invitational with 43 points. Daviess County won the meet with 125 points.

  • Library an aid in down economy

    Freddie Wohner understands as well as anyone that the economy is down.

    "I've now been out longer without a job than any time in my life, and I've been working since I was 19," he said.

    Wohner, 42, is hardly alone.

    In March, the national unemployment rate was 9 percent and Kentucky's unemployment rate was 10.3 percent, according to Workforce Kentucky. (Those figures are not seasonally adjusted.)

    The most recent data for Marion County is from February, when the county's unemployment rate was 12.8 percent.

  • Nana is Pet of the Week

    NaNa will make the most wonderful companion for the right person. She is house broken, rides well and is a loving dog.

    NaNa gets along with other dogs and loves to play.

    If your pet is missing, call the shelter-it may be there.

    For a complete listing of pets with pictures visit adoption@petfinder.com.

    The shelter reminds pet owners that all cats and dogs should have a rabies shot. To adopt an animal, potential owners must complete an adoption application. The animal shelter accepts stray or unwanted animals.

  • Bits and pieces

    A few thoughts from the past week:

    As if we needed another reminder that life doesn't always go according to our plans, we now have swine flu in the news.

    In recent years, we've dealt with mad cow and bird flu, and we've previously dealt with chicken and cow poxes.

    Maybe pigs were just late getting in on the act.

    - State and national health officials are urging people to be cautious with regard to swine flu.

  • Knights test their mettle at KOB

    The Marion County High School boys tennis team tested themselves against some of the state's toughest competition last weekend at the 209 Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Tennis Team Championships held at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Complex at the University of Louisville.

    "This was an exciting event for the team to participate in because of the caliber level of tennis play we knew we would face," Head Coach Beverly Thomas said.

    The second round of play had MCHS teamed with Highlands.

  • Girls tennis picks up steam

    The Marion County High School girls tennis team is picking up steam heading into conference tournament play.

    The Lady Knights beat Campbellsville 3-2 and Adair County 4-0 last week. They lost to Central Hardin 5-0.

    "We continue to do well against conference opponents," Lady Knights Head Coach Angela Holt said. "I was impressed with Kameron (Simmons) and Leanna (Begley) for their play in the Campbellsville match. Both girls managed to control the tempo of the match to favor their style."

  • Change could be positive for MCHS

    Things will be changing - and changing more frequently - for Marion County High School students next fall.

  • Mayor Crenshaw home from hospital

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw is at home and taking it easy after spending 10 days in Norton's Hospital in Louisville.

    Earlier this month, Crenshaw suffered a pulmonary embolism, which is a sudden blockage in a lung artery, and potentially very deadly.

    "I have a new lease on life," Crenshaw said Friday afternoon.

  • El estado anuncia el primer caso de influenza porcina reportado por oficiales de la salud pblica

    Favor de difundir este mensaje con la más amplia cobertura posible, especialmente entre las poblaciones de habla española que hayan viajado recientemente a México:

  • Next superintendent to speak Friday

    Donald Smith will be the guest speaker at the Marion County Industrial Foundation's First Friday Forum this Friday, May 1.

    Smith has been selected to become the next Marion County Public School superintendent. Smith will replace outgoing superintendent Roger Marcum.

    Smith will take over the position July 1.

    Smith's talk will be held at noon Friday on the third floor of the David Hourigan Government Administrative Building.