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Today's News

  • Lady Knights cruise into district

    Marion County entered the district tournament last week with a two game winning streak and a near defeat of the top team in the region.

    The Knights crushed Washington County 2-0 (25-12, 25-13) in their last regular season game Thursday to finish the season 26-8.

  • Three school board seats on the ballot

    Three sitting members of the Marion County Board of Education are up for re-election Nov. 2, and all three are facing challengers.

    In District Three, Alex Ackermann is running against Michael Mullins. Mullins previously served on the board, but stepped down due to conflicts with his work schedule. Ackermann won the seat in a special election to fill the remainder of his term.

  • Flu clinic will be held Oct. 6 at Centre Square

    The Marion County Health Center is planning a seasonal flu clinic for adults from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Centre Square in Lebanon.

    The cost of the vaccine is $23. The cost is covered by Medicare Part B and Medicaid. Please bring Medicare or Medicaid cards to the flu clinic.

    For further information, call the Marion County Health Center at 692-3393.

  • Soccer Knights head into post season

    The Marion County Knights boy's soccer team wraps up the regular season this week against Berea on the road.

    The Knights celebrated senior night on Saturday against John Hardin despite a 4-0 loss to the Bulldogs.

    Seniors getting recognition were Ethan Drury, Abraham Guzman and Dylan Browning.

    The Knights offense couldn't get going in the cold, wet conditions at Elmer J. George Field. The Bulldogs built a 3-0 lead by halftime and cruised through the second half.

    On Thursday, the Knights played hosts to Meade County in a 2-1 win.

  • Marion County Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

    Boomer and Casey are very bonded and must go to a home together. They are available at the Marion County Animal Shelter. 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. The shelter is located off of KY 208 and is open from noon until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday.

  • Family Fitness Day is Saturday

    The Family Fitness and Safety Day, originally scheduled for Sept. 11, will be held from 1-4 p.m. this Saturday.

    The event is sponsored by the Marion County Fitness and Nutrition coalition. The event will feature different fitness and safety activities for the family to enjoy.

    Some examples of these activities include a short disc golf course, sack races, ATV safety, an inflatable obstacle course, and fire, sun, seatbelt and water safety.

    For additional information, please contact Jessica Bickett or Jennifer Osborne at (270) 692-3393. 

  • Not your Grandma's chicken salad

    Here are two terrific chicken salad recipes that use only two cups of cooked chicken. They both are a little different, not your Grandma's chicken salad.

    The first one is Chicken Sesame Noodle salad, which was a favorite of my dad's.

    At first he made fun of it, said something like "what's wrong with REGULAR chicken salad?"

    But after he tasted it, he was converted and wanted the recipe.

  • Knights fall at region

    The Marion County High School boys' golf team couldn't claim one of the two spots open for the state tournament but a few golfers nearly qualified on their own at Pinewood Golf Course in Columbia Tuesday of last week.

    The Knights shot a team score of 325 for a ninth place finish in the field of 19.

    West Jessamine, as expected, claimed the region title with a team score of 287. Adair County took advantage of their home course and finished second with a 299.

    Nate Johnson of West Jessamine claimed top individual honors, firing a 67.

  • Bardstown woman dead after collision near St. Francis

    A Bardstown woman was killed during a fatal collision that occurred at approximately 1:40 a.m. Sunday on Highway 527 near St. Francis.

    James Pinkston, 36, of Bardstown, was traveling north on Hwy 527 four miles north of St. Francis when he lost control of his vehicle and left the roadway, striking a tree.

  • Superintendent says "the talking is over"

    All the cards are on the table when it comes to local test scores. A few bad hands were dealt and, according to Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith, the talking is over. It's time for action.

    "We're losing too many middle of the road kids in this district," Smith said during the Marion County Board of Education meeting Tuesday of last week. "It's tough... We really got to do what's best for all kids because we really are leaving some behind."