Today's News

  • Red Cross urges blood and platelet donations

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need.
    Through the first two weeks of September, the Red Cross is down more than 10,000 donations from what is needed to replenish the blood supply and be prepared for emergencies large and small. Declines in donations can lead to blood shortages and make it difficult to meet patient needs should a disaster or emergency occur.

  • Lebanon Elementary hosts 16th annual Special Kids, Special Talents Day

    Over the past 16 years, Special Kids, Special Talents Day has provided students with special needs  a field day where they can participate in various competitive activities. Students played games where they had to stand in a line and go through hula-hoops, be the quickest at passing pumpkins down from one end of the line to another as well as balancing a ball on a spoon as they raced to the finish line. Students were handed first, second and third place ribbons as they completed each activity. According to Jill Edlin, who led the event, the day was “a huge success.”

  • Farm safety matters

    It didn’t feel much like the first day of fall for West Marion Elementary School students as they braved the blazing heat to learn about farm safety at the Marion County Extension Office recently. But the heat didn’t stifle their fun or learning. Students got to learn about many aspects of farm safety, ranging from electricity safety, to wearing a seatbelt on a tractor, to the importance of washing their hands before meals.

  • Lebanon man indicted for robbery

    Anthony T. Yantis, 24, of 779 Howard Ave. in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree robbery and first-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 15, Yantis used or threatened immediate use of physical force upon another person with intent to accomplish a theft, or was armed with a deadly weapon, or threatened immediate use of a dangerous instrument on someone who was not involved in the crime.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights win district championship

    The Knights were here last year. Same team. Same field. Same things at stake.
    Different result this time, as the Knights left their home field for the final time this season in triumphant fashion.
    The Knights avenged a 2-1 loss in last year's district championship against the Taylor County Cardinals with a 2-0 win Thursday night against the Cardinals to take home the district championship for the first time since 2013.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Knights compete at Heartland Conference

    The Marion County High School cross country teams hit the road for the Heartland Conference meet on Oct. 13, finishing third overall.
    "The team overall has improved significantly even though overall times were slow for the 5K. I am very proud of them," Head Coach Sherbie King said.
    In the boys' 2600-meter run, Harry VanWhy finished with a time of 11:24.

  • FOOTBALL: Jaguars push past Knights

    Trey Downs found an opening, shot through it, and 79 yards later, crossed the goal line to give the Knights a 24-21 lead against the East Jessamine Jaguars in the third quarter.
    Then the Jaguars outscored the Knights 19-6 to hand the Knights a 41-30 loss on John J. Boswell Friday night.
    "I am very happy with the team," Knights Head Coach Allen Harmon said."We came out and played physical. I challenged the boys to come out with physicality and intensity. We did that.”

  • The Game Plan - Oct. 19, 2016

    Oct. 19
    Knights in regional tourney (at Central Hardin)

    Oct. 20
    Regional tournament championship (at Central Hardin)

    Oct. 21
    Knights vs. Taylor County

    Oct. 28
    Knights vs. Washington County (senior night)

  • Sometimes, that’s the way it goes

    Sometimes, an offensive lineman gets beat so badly by a defensive player that he has no choice but to commit a holding penalty in order to avoid a possible disastrous situation.
    Now wait, a holding penalty is disastrous, you say! Your team is pushed back 10 yards, and now your team has to gain 10 more yards on top of the yards already needing to be gained. Yards are already hard enough to come by, and now it became a little harder.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights season ends at district

    The Marion County Lady Knights' season ended on Oct. 12 with a 3-0 loss against the Taylor County Cardinals in the opening round of the district tournament.
    "We weren't able to generate anything offensively. Credit to Taylor County's defense," Lady Knights Head Coach Daniel Johnson said.