Today's News

  • MCATC ranks fifth in the state

    The Marion County Area Technology Center is ranked fifth among the state's 53 tech centers in preparing its students for the workplace.

    Tony Webb said when he was appointed principal at the MCATC in September of last year, the tech center was ranked eighth, but his goal was to be in the top five.

  • Future shock arrives too early

    Many moons ago, I took a sociology class as a student at Western Kentucky University. I don't remember a lot from that class, but I do remember a discussion on culture shock and future shock.

    Culture shock occurs when someone finds themselves in a different culture, and the differences between what a person knows and understands and the new culture becomes disorienting to that person.

  • Soccer teams getting long distance coaching

    The Marion County High School boys and girls soccer teams at Marion County High School have been receiving some coaching assistance in a somewhat unusual way this past summer.
    Beginning last season, the teams were getting some help from Alex Kerr of England. The story of how he came to help with the Marion County soccer program involves a random chance meeting.
    Kerr was born in England, and soccer in England is the major sport.
    "Soccer in England is bigger than basketball is in the United States," he said.

  • MCHS baseball player competes in state tournament

    Marion County High School sophomore Robbie Spalding competed in the East Kentucky 15 and under baseball state tournament in Lexington recently. Spalding played for a team from Russell County that made it all the way to the championship game of the tournament before falling to Southeastern from Lexington 2-1.
    Spalding led the entire tournament in batting average, total hits, and RBI's.  Spalding also pitched in one game. He pitched six innings, struck out 10 batters and did not allow a run.

  • Obsessed with the Olympics

  • Knights football team preparing for season

  • The Game Plan, Aug. 8

    Aug. 9
    Lady Knights vs. Nelson County (Home)

    Lady Knights and Knights vs. Danville and Garrard (Away)

    Aug. 10
    Knights scrimmage vs. Meade County (Home at 6 p.m.)

    Aug. 11
    Knights competes in Madison Southern Soccerama (Away)

    Aug. 13

  • Golf season is in full swing

    Both the boys and girls golf teams will have a lot of building back to do from last season. On the boys side, the team last year won over half of their matches and finished in the top 10 in a couple of tournaments, although they did not play well in the regional tournament. However, three of the top five guys graduated last season, with the team losing some talented seniors. Joseph Elder will be missed, as well as Blair Gorley, who now plays at St. Catharine College, and Aaron Hamilton.

  • First MCHS basketball coach passes away

    Marion County High School's first ever boys basketball coach recently passed away unexpectedly at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. William Patrick "Pat" Tully Sr. died on July 26.  

  • Dove, goose season open Sept. 1

    Last week I talked about dove season opening on Sept. 1. What I failed to mention was that you can't start hunting until 11 a.m. That's only on Sept. 1! Why? I have no idea cause the rest of the season you can start a half-hour before sunrise.
    I also didn't mention that squirrel season opens on Aug. 18. While I enjoy squirrel hunting I prefer to wait until it gets cooler. There's just something about keeping one eye on the trees for squirrels and one on the ground for snakes!