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Today's News

  • Former MAC employee charged with disorderly conduct

    Elizabeth Ann Newton, 26, of 807 West Finley Ridge Road in Campbellsville received 24 months of probation for disorderly conduct stemming from sexual contact with an inmate.

    Newton was originally charged with second-degree sexual abuse, but the charge was amended to disorderly conduct. Newton was also ordered to stay away from Marion Adjustment Center.

  • Knights name captains

    After six long weeks, the Marion County High School boys' soccer team named captains for the team.

    "It's been a long six weeks, trying to figure that out," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said. "It's the longest I've waited in my career I think. We've been waiting for leadership to emerge."

    Conley gave the nod to seniors Dylan Browning and Ethan Drury. Juniors Scott Hunt and John Southall were also given the captain role by Conley.

    The coach said Hunt made a speech in the last two weeks that has really helped the team come together.

  • Knights shock Collins

    Though some games have been bigger in scale and more meaningful, the Marion County High School's win over Collins on Friday might have been the biggest win in the last seven years.

    Marion County kept the Collins off the field long enough to grab a 30-27 win, knocking off the team that some have picked to win the Class AAAA state title.

    "I really truly think that's one of the biggest wins in our program," Knights Head Coach Jeff Robbins said. "We've played in bigger games but this was a huge, huge game."

  • The man we will execute

    Gregory Wilson is scheduled to be executed on Sept. 16, by signed "command" of Kentucky's governor. As Gregory is now a face on front pages and a topic of public discussion, I ask to put a face and character to the person who will be killed in the name of Kentucky's citizens. I bear witness that he is not the same man who committed the crime.

  • Knights win the MCI

    The Marion County High School volleyball team had their best week of the season so far, reeling off ten straight wins to gain a stranglehold on district play and win the Marion County Invitational.

     

    The Knights cruised through their own tournament Saturday at the Roby Dome, losing only two sets out of 12.

     

    The Knights cruised through Bardstown (25-14, 25-15), John Hardin (25-18, 26-24), Allen-County Scottsville (25-9, 25-13), Silver Grove (25-16, 25-13) and Bullitt Central (24-26, 25-14, 25-7).

     

  • Gardner drives away the competition

    Ten years is a long time.

    From 2000 to 2010, the Lebanon Country Club (LCC) has gone over the 50-year mark for having the Lebanon Invitational Tournament (LIT).

    In that same time period, a new 18-hole golf course opened up to the public.

    In those 10 years, LIT champions have come and gone but only one thing has remained the same: Dave Gardner is still the champion of the longest drive.

    Gardner won, again, Friday at LCC. He beat LCC club champion T.J. Raikes by a few yards, he said.

  • Manning claims LIT crown

    Dr. Curt Manning, the No. 2 seed in this year's championship flight of the Lebanon Invitational Tournament, defeated last year's champion Pat "Woody" Clements on the 18th hole Monday afternoon for the 52nd LIT crown.

    Manning is a first time winner of the LIT championship flight. According to Jerry Reynolds, tournament director, Manning has finished second several times.

    Manning defeated Springfield's Mikey Yates in the morning final four match to advance to the finals. Clements, from Louisville, defeated Josh Matney in the final four.

  • Boys' golf misses a chance

    The Marion County High School boys' golf team missed a chance when they lost to one of the region's top teams in Boyle County on Thursday at Rosewood.

    "I was disappointed because we had a golden opportunity to upset a Boyle County team that has won two tournaments this year and is considered the second best team in the region," Knights Head Coach Freddie Leathers said. "Both teams struggled tonight and it seemed that both teams were looking forward more to the long weekend than the match."

  • Lady Knights get revenge

    The Marion County High School girls' golf team avenged the blemishes on their match play record this season by offing Taylor County and Adair County on Thursday at Pinewood Country Club in Columbia.

    The Lady Knights previously lost to Taylor County and tied with Adair, thus ruining their perfect match play record.

    Hayley Abell shot an astounding 37 to lead both teams. Amy Brown shot a 42 while Olivia Carrico shot a 44. Taylor Howard finished with a 56 while Brianna Reynolds left with a 67.

  • Good Resonance

    The Sisters of Loretto have had a major presence in Kentucky and in Marion County in particular for hundreds of years. From their beginnings, they have sought to better the communities in which they work in a number of ways.

    Some of those ways have been more prominent than others, such as their work as educators. Visitors are welcome to walk around the grounds of the Motherhouse, located just outside Loretto. They offer retreat space for groups and for individuals as well.

    But another service they offer has been more subtle.