Today's News

  • All-Stars make history, win first regional game ever

    The wheels falling off and Nebraska surging, Marion County desperately needed some late-game heroics.
    They got them, and survived a scare to open regional play.
    The Marion County 10-12-year-old Little League Softball All-Stars defeated Nebraska 10-8 on Monday, July 24 in a comeback effort in the first pool play game of the Little League Central Region Tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana. The All-Stars secured the first-ever regional tournament win in 10-12 team history.

  • Golf team to state? Coach says this might be the year

    Could this be the year the Marion County golf team makes it back to the state tournament? 
    If you ask Head Coach Joey Reed, this could very well be the year. 
    “I have some pretty high expectations for the team,” the second-year head coach said. “Last season, the team took a big jump with the coaching change. I expect the team to have a good run this year. This could be the year Marion County is back in the state tournament.”

  • The Game Plan - July 26, 2017

    July 29
    Knights at Taylor County Invitational (at Campbellsville Country Club), 12:30 p.m. (Boys and girls)

    July 30
    Knights at Pendleton County Invitational (at Northern Kentucky Golf Club), 2 p.m. (boys only)

    July 31
    Knights at Lady Scottie Invitational (at Glasgow Country Club), 10 a.m. Eastern
    (girls only)

    Aug. 1


  • Protect the players

    Evyn Hendrickson had little time to react.
    Union County High School's senior pitcher delivered the pitch, and in a split second, catastrophe struck.
    Hendrickson was hit by a line drive that was traveling more than 70 mph during a game in April, resulting in several broken bones on her face. She was not the only softball player to experience a line drive to the face in recent memory as three other players in her region had also been hit by a line drive hit in the span of a month. 

  • Marion County Knights Baseball Day was July 21

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved a proclamation at its regular monthly meeting Thursday declaring this past, Friday, July 21, Marion County Knights Baseball Day. The proclamation reads as follows:

    WHEREAS, The Marion County Knights 2016-17 Baseball Team Head Coach Patrick Campbell was named Coach of the Year by the 5th Region Coaches Association, and;

  • Vaught’s Views: Randall Cobb inducted in Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame

    By Larry Vaught

    Tina Cobb was caught off guard when her son, Randall, called to tell her he had some “news” for her.
    Since he recently got married, she thought maybe he was going to tell her he was expecting a child. Instead, he told her he was being inducted in the Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame in September.
    “We had never talked about this. It was a big surprise when he told me,” said Tina Cobb. “It was a total surprise to me.”

  • Southern Kentucky Katz

    The Southern Kentucky Katz were declared co-champions at the 5th Whitney Roberts Memorial Tournament in Lexington. The Katz won their pool going 3-0 and giving up the least amount of runs in all pool play. The tournament was called due to rain and the Katz were declared co-champions.

  • Lawsuits Former MCHS band director facing civil complaints by two former students

    Curtis Bennett, former Marion County High School teacher and band director who will be sentenced on Aug. 3 for sex offenses involving female students, is facing two civil lawsuits.
    Bennett was first arrested on Jan. 6, 2016, after an investigation found evidence of inappropriate activity between Bennett and a female student.
    At that time, he pled not guilty to the charges, and resigned from his position as a teacher and band director at MCHS. He had been working at MCHS since August of 2011.

  • New CES principal is ready to get going

    Paul Terrell’s father and namesake is who inspired him to become an educator. And, as fate would have it, they are both starting new jobs as principals at two Marion County schools next month.
    Terrell’s father is going to be principal at St. Augustine Grade School, and he was hired last week to become Calvary Elementary School’s principal.

  • Magistrates concerned about ‘hefty’ water rate increase

    Marion County water customers could soon be paying more for their water each month, which wasn’t welcomed news at the Marion County Fiscal Court meeting last week.
    The Lebanon City Council recently approved a rate increase for Lebanon Water Works Company, and the Marion County Water District is Lebanon Water Works’ largest customer. The Marion County Water District is a distribution-only system, and has a 40-year contract with Lebanon Water Works.