Today's News

  • Knights pick up first district win

    Tuesday of last week, the Marion County Knights baseball team traveled to Campbellsville to take on the Taylor County Cardinals. The Knights would jump out to an early 2-1 lead after the opening inning, but weren’t able to muster much offense after that.
    The Cardinals would score four runs in the second inning and five in the third inning to break the game open, and cruise to a 14-5 victory. The loss, the fourth in a row for the Knights, dropped their record to 5-7 overall and 0-3 in the district race.

  • Sports Briefs

    Spalding to become golf coach at MCHS
    Marion County High School Head Baseball Coach Chad Spalding was recently named the new golf coach at Marion County High School. With the resignation and retirement of last year’s golf coaches, a vacancy became available. The decision by the site-based decision making council will be finalized in their meeting today. See next week’s issue for more details.

    Women’s volleyball registration

  • Swimmers take honors at banquet

    Recently, the swim team held their annual banquet at the Lebanon Country Club, with approximately 70 people in attendance. Several swimmers took home honors.
    Numerous swimmers were awarded at this year’s banquet.  The awards are as follows:

    Regional Place Winners
    - Boys 200 Medley Relay: 11th place - Ryo Ogasawara, Jordan Mattingly, Nathan Devine, Austin Howard,; Jordan Mattingly, 12th place - 200 Free
    - Girls 200 Free Relay: 11th place - Johannah Leake, Amber Howard, Olivia Carrico, Brooke Lee

  • 4-27-11 Linescores

    April 21
    Braves   0 0 2  -  2
    Yanks    9 4 4 - 17
    Katie Overstreet’s strong pitching performance led the Yanks to their first victory in league play.  The Braves joined the ranks of the beaten and they were the last undefeated team in the league.

    Rangers    2  0  1 0  1  2 - 6
    Red  Sox    0  2  0 6  2 - 10

  • Girls have strong week

    The Marion County Lady Knights tennis team competed in three matches last week, defeating Nelson County on the road and Bethlehem at home. Their only loss of the week came to a strong regional competitor in Elizabethtown.
    When discussing last week’s meets, Head Coach Angela Holt commented on the play of Taylor Corbett and Alyssa Farmer.

  • Boys take two of three games

    The Marion  County Knights boys tennis team was able to play in three matches last week, beating Nelson County and Bethlehem and losing to Elizabethtown.  Their match on Saturday against Casey County was cancelled due to weather. Head Coach Chase Burdette said that these matches made for a good week of tennis for the Knights.
    The loss that Marion County suffered was to a strong Elizabethtown team, but in the match, the doubles team of Jacob Burdette and Noah Swencki were able to defeat their opponents to take the top doubles spot in the region.

  • Tourism changes in the works

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission's next meeting is scheduled for May 9, but other local organizations will be working on ideas for the commission before then.

    During its April 11 meeting, the Lebanon City Council voted to postpone a decision about the restaurant tax (which provides most of the funding for the tourism commission) and for the Marion County Chamber of Commerce, Marion County Economic Development, Lebanon Main Street Committee and the Centre Square Committee to come up with ideas for the tourism commission.

  • Mock crash planned for April 28

    Marion County High School juniors and seniors will get a close-up look at the consequences of distracted driving and drunk driving on Thursday, April 28. The Marion County Heartland Safe Community Coalition, local law enforcement and emergency services will be creating a mock crash at the high school.

  • Census: County becoming more diverse

    A majority of Marion County residents live outside of an incorporated city, share their home with at least one other person, and are white. However, the county's minority population has grown considerably since 2000, according to the 2010 Census.

    The Hispanic/Latino population in particular has increased by 235 percent, from 144 people in 2000 to 482 in 2010. (The U.S. Census Bureau considers Hispanic and Latino heritage under ethnicity, not race.)

  • E911 work has begun, still years away

    Marion County is one step closer to acquiring enhanced 911, although it may still be years before the service is available to county citizens.

    Representatives from MapSync and the Lincoln Trail Area Development District met with local officials April 19 at the David R. Hourigan Center. Ron Householder of MapSync led the meeting.

    "The data gathering process begins as soon as we complete this session," he said.