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Today's News

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights bounce back with win in final scrimmage

    The Marion County Knights bounced back from two losses in scrimmage play last week with a 2-1 win against the Franklin County Flyers on Aug. 13.
    "We played very, very well in the game and were able to move the ball around well," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said. "I feel we are definitely ready for the regular season."

  • Vaught’s Views: Davonte Robinson an overlooked member of UK's 2016 recruiting class

    By Larry Vaught

    Most years Davonte Robinson would have been the marquee in-state player in Kentucky’s football recruiting class.
    He led Henry Clay in tackles for three straight years (he had 100 tackles and one interception as a senior) and was the top-rated defensive back in the state with offers from Georgia, Louisville, Notre Dame, Ohio State and many others along with UK.
    He was a Class AAA 100-meter dash state champion as a sophomore and helped Henry Clay win team titles in 2015 and 2016.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights split scrimmages

    The Marion County Lady Knights began pre-season action in Bardstown versus the Tigers on Aug. 9, but fell in three sets, 21-25, 25-23, 31-37.
    Though the Lady Knights were unable to secure the win in a close game, Lady Knights Head Coach David Hibbard drew several positives from the scrimmage.
    "We played with energy and intensity all night," he said. "We started strong and finished strong in all three sets."

  • What if it were you?

    Imagine for a moment that you have just been released from jail. You’re carrying a plastic bag with a change of underwear, socks and a toothbrush. Your pockets are empty. Your wallet would be, too, if you owned one. You have no family. The friends you have are still doing drugs. You know if you go to them you will be tempted by your previous addiction. But you’ve changed. You’re trying to better yourself. You don’t want to fall back into those old habits.  

  • A need for healing

    Have you ever had a teenager screaming and cursing in your face, throwing things as he stormed through the house? Breaking cabinets? Kicking in doors? Have you ever had to watch a teenager scream and curse at your spouse and you weren’t allowed to do anything about it?
    It’s tough to deal with, let me tell you.

  • Envisioning a local food system

    By Sister Claire McGowan, OP
    Guest columnist

  • Troubling traffic trends on the rise

    About a decade ago, Kentucky started to see a welcome trend as the number of highway fatalities began a steady decline. Totals that regularly exceeded 900 a year before 2007 dropped to 638 in 2013, a figure not seen in the commonwealth since the 1940s.
    Unfortunately, that was as low as it would go. The number of fatalities on our roads last year was almost a fifth higher than the benchmark set just two years earlier, and through the first seven-plus months of this year, it’s eight percent ahead of where it was last August.

  • Baseball: Baker selected for National All Star Team

    The Springfield Sun

    This week, Beau Baker will have the chance to participate in something that not many 10-year-olds can claim to have done: play for a national all-star team.
    This opportunity came about for Beau while playing in the Baseball Youth National Showcase in Westfield, Indiana, recently as part of his travel team, the Danville-based Morse Mustangs.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights drop two scrimmages

    The Marion County Knights warmed up for the 2016 season with two scrimmages on Aug. 7, but dropped both of them.
    The Knights first played the Madison Central Indians and lost 6-2. Alan Guzman and Colby Hood each had one goal in the match as the Knights fell behind 5-0 by halftime.
    "To be honest, we were just asleep," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said. "We did not respond well at all and were not prepared. However, eventually, we came out of it after halftime and played much better in the second half."

  • Tee Time: A golfer’s dream: A hole-in-one

    By Dennis George
    Golf columnist

    It’s one of the great golf commercials of all time.
    A young man is playing by himself late one evening and tees his ball up on a par-3 hole. He crisply hits an iron shot onto the green, and thinks it goes into the hole.
    He straps his clubs onto his shoulder and runs towards the green. As he approaches it, he anxiously looks for his ball and slowly walks towards the cup. He picks his ball out of the hole, and looks around, seeing no one.