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Today's News

  • Lady Knights win first round regional game

    The Marion County Lady Knights defeated North Hardin, 59-38, in the first round of the Fifth Region tournament Monday night.

    Marion County will play Green County at 5 p.m. Central time (6 p.m. Eastern) Friday at Hart County. Green County defeated Bardstown, 63-49, in their first-round game.

  • Lady Knights grab two key wins

    Marion County received two much needed tests last week before entering postseason play this week.

    A highly touted match up against Mercy Academy at the Roby Dome brought fans out in droves while a grudge match against Nelson County proved to be a second half slugfest.

    The Lady Knights opened up 20th District tournament play on Tuesday against Campbellsville. If they won that game they will play in the finals at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Campbellsville.

    Marion County 69, Mercy 53

  • Black History Celebration Feb. 28

    The Marion County chapter of the NAACP will host its annual Black History Celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at Centre Square. This year's event will include guest speakers Charlene Hampton and Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith.

    Hampton is a member of St. Stephen Church in Louisville. She is the author of the book "Whitlock's Composition."

    Smith is in his first year as the superintendent of Marion County Public Schools. He is the first African-American male appointed as a superintendent in Kentucky.

  • Road to success?

    When the Lebanon bypass opened in July of 2008, it was expected to put Marion County in the fast lane toward progress.

    The new road was intended to give commuters better access to the county and alleviate traffic congestion in downtown. It was also expected that new stores and businesses would locate along the bypass.

  • JV and freshman finish up

    The Marion County boy's junior varsity and freshman basketball teams recently finished out there seasons.

    The junior varsity finished with an 11-11 record while the freshman ended up with a 7-6 record.

    Marion County 56, LaRue County 49

    The junior varsity Knights closed out the season with a win at LaRue County on Friday night. Josh Brockman led the way with 18 points and Jared Vaughn chipped in 14 as the Knights used a big fourth quarter to maintain control.

    Marion 20 13 13 10 - 56

    LaRue 10 9 15 15 - 49

  • Eight seconds at the Sweet 16

    Eight seconds.

    In the bull riding arena, that brief amount of time is considered the most dangerous in sports.

    But, in the basketball arena, it carries with it different meaning for me. It's the amount of time this self-professed benchwarmer played at the Sweet Sixteen in 1995 when the Lady Knights lost in the quarterfinals to Pulaski County.

  • Tornado warning test planned for Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 2, the National Weather Service will be conducting a statewide tornado drill at 10:07 a.m.

    This is a test, but the test will be conducted using the live code "TOR", the same code used during an actual tornado warning. The National Weather Service will specify that Tuesday morning's drill is only a test, but TV crawls will display a "Tornado Warning" message.

    Using the live code is necessary because that is the only way the weather alerting equipment will function properly.

  • One fatality reported in plane crash near airport

    Kentucky State Police and Federal Aviation Administration officials are investigating a single-engine plane crash near Ky. 55 and the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.

    The police have confirmed that one person died in the crash. The lone occupant has been identified as 40-year-old Kent Douglas Shilling of Springfield. The cause of death will be determined at an autopsy scheduled for Wednesday morning at the State Medical Examiner’s office in Louisville.   

    The time of the crash has not been determined.

  • The calories are already counted

    Back in the old days, going on a diet meant counting calories.

    Forget fat grams or low-carb, the only way we knew to lose weight was to set a calorie limit and exercise.

    My mom was always on one diet or another, even though she never weighed more than 120 pounds in her whole life, except when she was pregnant with me.

    I remember a grapefruit diet and a cottage cheese diet and she also used to buy those little cans of Metracal diet food. Yuk!

  • MCHS Academic Team successfully defends 5th Region title

    The Marion County High School Academic Team competed in the KAAC Governor's Cup Academic Competition hosted at Marion County High School on Feb. 18-20 and came away with their second regional title in as many years. Led by seniors Grant Avritt, Patrick Cox, Kurt Dulmage, Joseph Lucas, and Hannah O'Daniel, the Knights outdistanced 15 other Fifth Region schools by winning four of the six written assessment events and capturing first place in the eight-team Quick Recall tournament. Patrick Cox took top honors in mathematics and arts/humanities.