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Today's News

  • Highway dedicated in honor of fallen deputy

    Marion County Deputy Anthony Rakes gave his life serving his community Nov. 14, 2012.
    On Friday, the road where he was shot was officially renamed in his honor. The section of US 68 from the eastern city limits of Lebanon to the Boyle County line is now the Marion County Deputy Sheriff Carl Anthony Rakes Memorial Highway.
    “It means a lot knowing that he’ll be remembered,” said Regina Ewing, Rakes’ sister.
    His other sister, Anita Elder, said the highway dedication means a lot.

  • Hamilton returns as St. A principal

    A familiar face is returning to a former position at St. Augustine School.
    Sugar Hamilton, who previously served as principal from 1982-94, is back in that office, at least for next year.
    Hamilton said things have changed in the 19 years since she last held that seat.
    “I’m re-educating myself,” she said.
    Hamilton replaces outgoing principal Alicia Riggs, who served as the St. Augustine principal for the last four years.

  • “They pull together. They're resilient. They're Oklahomans.”

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Dr. David Whitlock, pastor at Lebanon Baptist Church, watched national news coverage closely Monday, May 20, as events unfolded from the tornado that ripped through the town of Moore, Okla., and surrounding areas, killing more than 50 people. The coverage included the well-publicized disaster at Plaza Towers Elementary School.
    Actually, we all watched. Whitlock felt it.

  • Knights fall in district opener

    The Marion County Knights baseball team competed in the 20th District Tournament last week in Adair County. The team was scheduled to play on May 21, but due to rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, the first round game for Marion County was held Thursday night. The Knights played the Taylor County Cardinals in Adair County at the Lindsey Wilson College baseball field. Marion County could not produce enough runs in the game, however, and fell to Taylor County 8-5 in eight innings of play, spoiling their chance to advance to the 5th Region Tournament.

  • Tongue signs with Pikeville University

    Marion County Lady Knight Patrice Tonge signed to play college basketball at the University of Pikeville recently. Pictured are, front row from left, Tony Tonge, Patrice Tonge and Gayle Bell; back row from left, are Lady Knights Assistant Coach Anthony Epps, MCHS Athletic Director Robby Peterson, Anthony Tonge, Pikeville Head Coach Joanna McNamee, Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby, Patty Bell, MCHS Principal Stacey Hall and Pikeville Assistant Coach Erica Webb.
     

  • Another pole vault state champ

    Last Saturday, the middle school members of the Marion County track team headed to the University of Louisville to compete in the 2013 KTCCCA Middle School State Championship track meet.  Overall, five athletes from Marion County competed in the meet. Laurel Brahm, Ty Divine, Dalton Riggs, Talena Brown, and Dylan Bradshaw each competed in their respective events.
    Bradshaw was the highlight of the meet for Marion County. Just like his mentor, Brooks Divine, did last week, Bradshaw captured the state title in pole vault.

  • Postseason on the diamond

    Well, as you are reading this column, the 5th Region softball tournament is already underway. The Marion County Lady Knights were scheduled to play on Monday in the tournament, but as I am typing this, due to an early deadline, I do not know their opponent or time of the game yet. However, I do know the tournament will be held in Nelson County.

  • Soldier on

    Everyone has a story to tell … if we listen.
    Veteran James Spalding, 95, has always been reluctant to share his story, specifically his experiences during World War II.
    He’s seen and experienced things that are unfathomable to most of us. And he remembers practically every moment, down to the very last detail.
    But, if you ask him, his story isn’t anything special.

  • Lady Knights finish second in district

    The Marion County Lady Knights varsity softball team competed in the 20th District Tournament last week, playing their first round game on Mya 20 at Campbellsville.
    After defeating Camp-bellsville, 14-2, the Lady Knights advanced to the district championship game against Taylor County, which was played Wednesday night. Marion County lost to Taylor County 4-0, becoming the district runner-ups. The games were played at the Lindsey Wilson College softball field as Adair County hosted the tournament.

  • Open & accountable

    The Gravel Switch Fire Department is going through some big changes.
    Recently, the leadership of the department has changed, with Kevin Rogers taking over as chief and Jamie Garrett taking over as assistant chief. They replace former chief Larry Vaughn and his assistant chief Vincent Tungate.
    The Gravel Switch community has also created a new advisory council to provide oversight and assistance to the fire department.