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Today's News

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights prepare to defend district title

    After a scrimmage at Garrard County Monday evening, the Marion County Lady Knights will kick off the regular season at 6 p.m., tomorrow, at home against the Thomas Nelson Generals. The Lady Knights will be seeking to defend their district title as they come off a 25-8 campaign last season that included a 5-0 win against the Taylor County Lady Cardinals to clinch the district championship. Marion County, however, was blown out in the Fifth Region Tournament, 11-1, by the Hart County Lady Raiders. 

  • TENNIS: Williams resigns, Swencki hired as tennis coach

    Despite new leadership for Marion County High School’s tennis team, the goals are still very much the same as the 2017 campaign gets underway. 

  • SWIMMING: Aquaknights season comes to an end

    The Marion County Aquaknights’ season came to an end at the regional swim meet at the Russell County Natatorium Complex in Russell Springs, Feb. 10-11.
    The boys 200 medley relay team consisting of Justin Spalding, Brandon Miles, Eli Nelson and Matthew Miles finished with a time of 1:53.33 in the championship and 1:54.19 in the preliminaries, finishing third and second respectively and advancing to championship rounds.   

  • Guest editorial Guns in schools likely to hinder, not help, safety

    Editor’s note:  This editorial was originally published in The Kentucky Standard.

    Donald Trump plans to eliminate gun-free zones in our nation’s schools. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos thinks schools need guns to protect students from bears. Eight states now have provisions that allow the carrying of concealed weapons on public college and university campuses.

  • 2017 session nearing its end

    Late nights, packed committee meetings, and heated debate marked the fifth week of the 2017 session. The Senate is quickly passing the remaining Senate bills out and receiving bills from the House for consideration. While there were some contested issues, the Senate conducted itself in a bipartisan fashion. We wasted little time this week and passed more than 40 pieces of legislation including:
    • Senate Bill 9, redistricting of judicial districts in order to better align caseloads with current census data;

  • State working to combat drug epidemic

    By State Rep. Brandon Reed

    As the end of the regular session draws near, we continue work on behalf of the people of Kentucky. This week, the House passed measures to combat our state’s drug epidemic, protect innocent life, and support our firefighters and veterans.

  • All Fired Up 5K is March 11

    Help celebrate the capital of the bourbon barrel manufacturing industry, support high school baseball at its best, and enjoy a beautiful 5K run in downtown Lebanon on March 11. The All Fired Up About Baseball 5K will begin at 9 a.m. It will begin and end at the Marion County Heritage Center, located on 120 West Main Street. Immediately after the race, the awards presentation will take place.  

  • Winners and runner-ups of the Bradfordsville Rook Tournament
  • Does it really matter where you fell?

     

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights' season ends against Taylor

    The Knights haven’t been able to find a winning formula against the Taylor County Cardinals this season, and it cost them dearly this time. 
    Taylor County shot 57.6 percent from the field and TreVon Smith scored 17 of his game-high 35 points in the first half as the Cardinals coasted to a 95-73 win Thursday evening in the 20th District Tournament. It was Marion County’s third loss to Taylor County, and ended the Knights’ season.