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Today's News

  • A break before final days of session

     The 2015 Kentucky General Assembly adjourned near midnight on March 11, signaling the close of a complex and issue-laden short session. Thursday began the governor’s 10-day veto period during which he can review the bills passed by both houses for his approval or veto. Following his veto period, we will reconvene for the final two days, adjourning sine die on March 24. 

  • Work continues on heroin bill

     When it comes to illegal drug use, few states have been hit as hard as Kentucky over the last 15 years. We have lost thousands of loved ones during that time to a rising tide of meth, synthetic drugs, prescription drug abuse and heroin, and tens of thousands more have seen their lives ruined.

  • Get caught in ‘Mousetrap’

    By G.B. Dixon

    Guest columnist

  • Game plan, March 18

     March 18

    TENNIS

  • Getting in shape

    By Casey Sowers

    Sports correspondent

  • Knights ace first matches

    The Marion County Knights were a smashing success in their opening matches of the 2015 tennis season, earning home victories over the Washington County Commanders and the Bardstown Tigers.

    Marion County opened its season March 11 with a 9-0 victory over Washington County. 

    Coach Landon Williams wrote in an email that nerves can be a factor in season-opening matches, but he was pleased with what he saw.

  • Willis, Mills win second Turtleman Trek

    An estimated 80 runners and walkers, who came from as far as Miami, Florida, completed the 2015 Turtleman Trek 5K in spite of the wet and rainy conditions.

    Bradley Willis of Campbellsville was the first runner to complete the course. He finished in 20 minutes and 54.97 seconds.

    The fastest female was Rae Mills of Raywick. She finished the race in 22:41.21.

  • Lady Knights split opening matches

    The Marion County Lady Knights opened their tennis season March 11 by scratching out a victory over the visiting Washington County Lady Commanderettes, 5-4.

    According to Marion County Coach Landon Williams, the Lady Knights built a 4-2 lead in singles behind strong efforts by Alyssa Farmer (6-0, 6-0) and Allie Evans (6-0, 6-3).

    Evans and Jeni Hall provided Marion County with the decisive point by winning their doubles match, 7-6 (3), 6-1.

  • Aquaknights look to replace leaders

     By Casey Sowers

    Sports correspondent 

    The Marion County Aquaknights lose four seniors, Lindsey Buckman, Leah Mudd, Bethany Spalding, and Heather Williams, but they are losing more than just four swimmers, according to Coach Katie Kelien.

    “We were so lucky to have such a strong senior presence on the team.” Kelien said. 

  • Bass fishermen seek, find a lake for tourney

     Sunday, the Central Kentucky Bass Club held the first tournament of the 2015 season. Originally, the tournament was scheduled to be held on Spurlington Lake in Taylor County.

    But access to launch anything at Spurlington was limited at best. That coupled with the chocolate colored water, which had the consistency of a milk shake, pretty much eliminated the lake for now.