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Today's News

  • MCHS ACT scores hold steady

    The class of 2010 at Marion County High School matched the class of 2009 on the ACT. Both classes received an average score of 18.7.

    Marion County High School Principal Taylora Schlosser said she knows some people might be concerned that the scores stayed the same, but she was pleased with the results.

    She said local educators have been working with the class of 2010 for three years to get them caught up.

  • InBrief

    MAC, MCDC respond to help Northpoint disturbance

    Marion Adjustment Center and the Marion County Detention Center both assisted during the riots at Northpoint Training Center correctional facility in Mercer County.

    Brad Adams, the quality assurance manager at MAC, said the prison was willing to assist with the transportation and housing of inmates, although for security reasons, he could not provide specifics about how many, if any, inmates would be housed at MAC.

  • Lebanon man indicted for rape

    Henry Rodney Beatty Jr., 32, of 222 Cleaver Court in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court Monday of last week on five counts of second-degree rape.

    According to the indictment, on at least five occasions on or about Nov. 25, 2008, and continuing through April of 2009, Beatty engaged in sexual intercourse with another person who was younger than 14 years old.

    His bond was set at $60,000, and he was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

  • Lady Knights can't stop Boyle

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  • Lady Knights take their lumps

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  • Knights face big test

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  • Boys’ soccer still looking for a win

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  • Reality Check

    Have you heard the latest one about President Barack Obama? It's not a joke, really. It's also, not really new, either. A small, but vocal group has been repeating it as long as it appeared Obama was on his way to becoming President. I'm referring to the claims being made by the so-called "birthers" who have managed to convince themselves that the President is not a "natural born citizen." It's a ridiculous claim. It's just as ridiculous as believing that 9/11 was an inside job orchestrated by the government. Both claims are disprovable.

  • Boys golf shoots 305

    The Marion County High School boys golf team came out firing Saturday at the Garrard County Invitational. Despite shooting their best score in the last 24 years, they could have done even better.

    Head Coach Freddie Leathers said the team’s 305 was the best score he’s seen since he began coaching the team in 1986.

  • Gospel music coming to Centre Square Saturday

    Norma McClarnon is a fan of southern gospel music, and she's hopeful the music will become the foundation for a new annual event in Marion County.

    "I want people to enjoy it," she said. "That's the main thing."

    McClarnon said she spoke with Chris Hamilton, the Lebanon tourism director, and he encouraged her to organize the first Heart of Kentucky Christian Music Festival. She added that the Lebanon Tourism and Convention Commission is also sponsoring the event.