Today's News

  • Marion County soccer girls defeat Cardinals

    Marion County improved to 2-1 in the district with a 4-2 win over the Taylor County Lady Cardinals on Sept. 23.
    That was also the Lady Knights’ fourth win in their last six matches. The girls are 4-10-1 on the season.
    Marion County Coach Devin Johnson said his team has progressively improved in recent weeks.

  • Golf Knights defeat Green County

    The Marion County golf team picked up a win over Green County on Sept. 25 at Rosewood Country Club.
    The Knights won the match, 166-171.
    Evan Dye led Marion County with a 40. Logan Medley (41), Trevor Burchell (42) and Mason Gadberry (43) rounded out the scoring.
    Keaton Thompon shot a 40 for Green County’s low score.
    On Sept. 19, Marion County finished second in a match with Taylor County and Campbellsville at the Campbellsville Country Club.

  • Linescores, Oct. 2

    SCMS vs North Washington away
    6th grade won 29-4

    McKenzie Bagwell 8 pts, 8 rebounds 2 steals, Jenny Mattingly 7 pts, 1 assist, 3 steals, Katie Mattingly 3 pts, 3 reb, 1 assist, Emily Helms 2 pts, Lee Ann Jones 2 pts, Kristi Martin 2 pts

    7th grade won 32-27
    Mariella Curtis 11 pts, 16 rebounds, 6 assist, 3 steals, Elise Carpenter 7 pts, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, Cassidy Logsdon 4 pts, 5 rebounds, 2 assist, 6 steals, Abby Scott 4 points, Lauren Ferriell 2 pts, Katie Mattingly 2 pts, Jenny Mattingly 2 pts

  • Another successful weekend scouting trip

    They waited! They waited till I was set, then they moved in.
    I’d seen it before but was still amazed. There were some that were full grown and some very young. The male/female ratio was about as expected. What I didn’t expect was the absence of bachelor groups.
    Usually, early in the season the males run together until Mother Nature tells them it’s time to find a mate. Then, they’re on their own, often with the most assertive moving to the head of the line.

  • Ham Days truck pull a success

    The first Ham Days Truck and Tractor Pull, sanctioned by the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series was a huge success this past Saturday at the Marion County Fairgrounds.  
    “The grandstands were full, as were the pits, with over 70 pullers competing for the bragging rights to be the first Ham Day’s Champion,” BOB Series CEO Tom McConnell said. “We can’t wait to do this again next year”.
    The pull featured some of the biggest pulling names in the region, with pullers coming from several states to participate.  

  • Avritts' horse keeps winning

    Jimmy and LeVerne Avritt’s homebred 2-year-old filly, Precocious Beauty, continued her winning ways on Sept. 27 by taking first place in the Bluegrass Stakes at The Red Mile in Lexington. She won the race in 1:51. The race had an $85,900 purse. With her fifth straight win, Precocious Beauty has earned $402,792 this year. Her next race is the International Stallion Stake, Oct. 4 at The Red Mile.

  • Marching Knights compete

    The Marion County High School Marching Knights competed in a band competition in Taylor County recently.

  • Good ‘neighbor’ is gone

    Everybody’s neighbor has passed away.
    Ben Ford, the police service officer for the Lebanon Police Department, died Sunday morning. According to Chief Wally Brady, Ford’s wife was unable to wake him up that morning to come to work at Ham Days.
    “He was a good man,” Brady said. “He’s going to be missed.”
    Ford was known for greeting people with “Howdy, neighbor.”
    “Ben was everybody’s buddy. He never met a stranger,” said Donald Webb, Commander of the VFW Marple/Caldwell Post 5910.

  • District to spend $220,000 on instructional coaches

    The Marion County Board of Education recently approved hiring six new instructional coaches at a cost of $220,000.
    According to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, most districts throughout the state have instructional coaches, and they are needed to help teachers improve instruction and implement the new Common Core standards, which are a set of academic guidelines that clearly describe what students need to know before they complete each grade level. According to many educators, the new standards are much more rigorous and demanding.

  • Dance classes now forming

    Kentucky Classic Arts is now forming dance classes for children and adults. Dance foundations will be offered to children in first through third grades and children in fourth through sixth grades. A jazz/tap technique class will be offered to seventh graders through adults, and intro to ballet will also be offered to seventh graders through adults.
    For more information, call 270-402-2196 or email kyclassicarts@mail.com.
    Classes will be starting Oct. 15.