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Today's News

  • Knights have an up and down week

    The Marion County High School boys' golf team struggled to start the season but showed steady improvement after the first week of play.

    "We graduated two excellent golfers. We've got three kids to build on," Head Coach Freddie Leathers said. "We're trying to rebuild."

    The Knights competed in two tournaments last week, faring 20 strokes better as a team in the second tournament.

  • Thrilling night

    Christine Mattingly had trouble going to sleep Sunday morning, but so did the rest of her family, according to her mother, Carol.   What time did she finally get to sleep?   "Probably around 5 o'clock," Mattingly said.

    The excitement was understandable since she had been named the 2011 Marion County Junior Miss. In addition to winning the overall title, Mattingly also received awards in every category - fitness, interview, scholastic, self-expression and talent.

  • Getting off to a 'smove' start

    Ready or not, school is back in session in Marion County.

    While many children (and adults) are still getting used to their new routines, including waking up earlier in the mornings, the overall sense seems to be that students and educators alike are energized and ready to get the school year started.

  • Karen Sypher is no Rosa Parks

    Karen Sypher is unbelievable.

    The police officers who investigated her initial accusations against University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino did not find her credible.

    The jury who listened to the evidence and the testimony during her recently concluded federal trial found her guilty of six counts - threatening communications with intent to extort (three counts), making a false statement to a government agent (two counts) and retaliation against a victim.

  • Washington County resident sentenced to 53 years in Tennessee murder case

    A Knox County, Tenn., judge on Friday, Aug. 6, rejected the notion that the lone female suspect in a January 2007 torture slaying was a young innocent under the domination of brutal killers.

    Instead, Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner deemed Vanessa Coleman, 22, a street-savvy woman in firm command of her actions and callously indifferent to the consequences.

  • Boys' soccer looks to their youth

    After graduating seven seniors from last year's 9-8-4 team, Boys' Soccer Head Coach Greg Conley will have to rely on youth this season.

    "We're so young and inexperienced and small physically. Our goal in the regular season is to gain experience," Conley said. "I'm not as concerned with wins and losses during the season if we're ready for the postseason."

  • November election filings

    Marion County voters will have plenty to decide when they go to the polls Nov. 2.

    The biggest race on the ballot is the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Jim Bunning. Attorney General Jack Conway, a Democrat, and Dr. Rand Paul, a Republican, are vying to replace Bunning.

    Incumbent Second District Congressman Brett Guthrie, a Republican, is facing a challenge from Democrat Ed Marksberry.

    At the state level, 24th District State Rep. Terry Mills, a Democrat, is running against Republican Leo Johnson. This is a rematch of the special election held earlier this year.

  • Girls' golf off to fast start

    The Marion County High School girls' golf team started their campaign for a region title off on the right note last week, getting two wins in match play.

    On Thursday, the Lady Knights scored possibly their lowest team round in the last three seasons when they easily beat Casey County 174 to 210.

    "I think we've been as low as 178 and 179 but never down to a 174," Head Coach Danny McFall said. "I think for us just starting our season we've played very, very well."

  • New food company to relocate to Lebanon

    Greg Ransdell, CEO of R.L. Schreiber, Inc. announced Friday, Aug. 6, that the manufacturer of food bases, spices and specialty items will move their manufacturing and distribution facilities from Pompano Beach, Fla., to Lebanon.

    R.L. Schreiber, Inc. is a family owned and operated food manufacturing company established in 1968 by Raymond L. Schreiber. The company supplies food bases, spices, seasoning blends and related products to approximately 12,000 restaurants through a nationwide network of 122 distributors.

  • Girls' soccer takes on a new look

    Marion County High School's girls' soccer team will look a little different this year but the core remains unchanged.

    For starters, former Head Coach Neil Payne has moved on to a job in Montgomery County. Last year's assistant coach Hart Hagan has been given the keys to the program. He added MCHS alum Ashley Ballard to the coaching staff.

    Secondly, the Lady Knights will be without last season's darling, Makayla Epps.