Today's News

  • Can you say Hakonechloa?

    For some gardeners the tactile experience of maintaining the garden is not really what they're after.  I love the whole process but I realize that most people just want things to look good without too much fuss. There in lies the mission of the Perennial Plant Association's "Plant of the Year" program.

    Each year industry professionals vote for what they think is an outstanding perennial, this year the votes have been cast for Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'.

  • Volunteering for the kids

    Desmond Spalding was honored earlier this year by the Women of Color as their 2009 Citizen of the Year. The award was a surprise to Spalding.

    "I was wondering why my wife kept asking me if I was going to dress up," he said.

    The award was presented to Spalding during the organization's annual Black History Celebration in February.

    Spalding, Jerry Evans and Jackie Furmon were named to the board of directors of the Marion County Youth Center, which was incorporated as a non-profit organization last summer by Mary Cowherd and Camille English.

  • The Game Plan

    04.15.09 VOLLEYBALL MCHS intramural league   04.16.09 BASEBALL Knights vs. Campbellsville (H)   SOFTBALL Lady Knights vs. Green County (H)   VOLLEYBALL St. Augustine vs. St. Gregory (A) St. Charles vs. St. Joe (Red) (A)   04.17.09 SOFTBALL Lady Knights vs. Fort Knox (A)   TENNIS MCHS vs.

  • Lebanon Mayor Crenshaw in Louisville hospital

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw is currently in Norton's Hospital in Louisville after he had a pulmonary embolism, a sudden blockage in a lung artery, last week.

    According to Lebanon City Administrator John Thomas, Crenshaw was doing okay as of press time, but he will be in the hospital a minimum of three to five days.

  • A community supportive of the arts

    Recently, all the elementary schools in the district celebrated an Arts and Humanities Day. Artists, musicians and performers of all kinds visited the schools to share their creativity and skills with students. These arts and humanities days were planned to support the curriculum and instruction given by elementary art, music, drama and dance teachers while also providing the knowledge that the arts are alive in their very own community. These young students joyfully experienced a broad range of the arts from West African visual art to the Appalachian tradition of square dancing.

  • Q & A with former athlete Patrick Campbell

    Patrick Campbell is a 2003 graduate of Marion County High School who is currently coaching at MCHS for both baseball and football.  

    What sports did you play while you were at MCHS? What positions?

    I played receiver for football and then middle infield for the baseball team.

      Which sport did you prefer?

    I think overall I was a better football player, but my true passion is with baseball.

  • Knights slide into district play

    The Marion County High School baseball team stumbled last week, coming up short in both outings.

    DuPont Manual, a late addition to the Knights schedule, rocked the locals 15-3 on Tuesday of last week in Louisville. 

    "We were winning 3-0 after the second inning. It looked like we were going to play some baseball but then the wheels came completely off," Head Coach Chad Spalding said.

  • Letters to the editor, April 15

    Watch for motorcycles

    Since spring has arrived, wonderful motorcycle weather is here! I'd like to put out some reminders to help make motorcycling safe.

    Please do not go out and buy your teenager a crotch rocket (sport/racing bike) or any other kind of bike until he/she takes the Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Program. Without proper training, these bikes can be death machines.

  • Burley growers need to consider marketing plan in 2009

    The past couple of years have been tough on both tobacco farmers and companies alike as decreased cigarette consumption and poor growing conditions have hampered the stability of tobacco on the farm and in the marketplace.

    Although we're just getting into the 2009 crop year we've already encountered some obstacles that have been hard to stomach as many burley farmers received production/contract cuts in March.

  • Celtics earn trip down south

    The Marion County Lady Celtics have taken the state by storm.   If you don't know who they are, you soon will.

    They are the Marion County girls nine and under AAU basketball team that now boasts a state championship to go with their 21-1 record. The Lady Celtics have been invited to compete for the national championship in Monroe, La., from June 26 through July 1. 

    Donna Bradshaw and Jimmy Wiser were the forces behind getting the team together and Todd Mattingly was selected as the head coach in March.