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Today's News

  • Eat, drink (less) and be healthier

    Marion Countians are slightly more likely to die before age 75 than average Kentuckians.

    Nearly one in four Marion Countians considers themselves to be in poor or fair health.

    And Marion Countians are at least as likely as other Kentuckians to smoke, be obese or binge drink.

    This data and more was compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute as part of a study that evaluated the healthiness of every county in every state.

  • Knights win four straight

    For the first time since 2008, the Marion County High School baseball team has won four straight games. Their recent streak has improved their record to 8-5 on the season.

    The 2008 season included five-game and a 10-game winning streaks. Last season the Knights had a hard time stringing together wins, never putting together more than three consecutive victories.

    The Knights played lights out last week, winning four games, including two crucial district match-ups and a border battle with Washington County.

  • Lady Knights split district games

    The Marion County High School softball team had an up and down week last week, dropping a game to district opponent Adair County but knocking off district power Taylor County at Taylor.

    The Lady Knights continue their anomaly of a season, having won all of their road games and none of their home games. After this week, the Lady Knights improved to 8-4.

    Green County 5, Marion County 4

    The Lady Knights lost yet another heart-breaker at home on Thursday.

  • Knights finish whirlwind of matches

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  • Marion County native has died in Afghanistan

    Sgt. Randolph A. Sigley Jr., a 2000 Marion County High School graduate, died Sunday morning at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

    Sigley was 28 years old. He was serving in Afghanistan with a Kentucky National Guard Unit based in Richmond, Ky., according to his stepfather, Al Hardin of Lebanon.

    According to Sigley's Facebook page, he was a former U.S. Marine. He was a student at Eastern Kentucky University, where he was pursuing a major in Homeland Security and a minor in environmental health sciences.

    Hardin said little information had been released at this time.

  • Track Knights place well

    Marion County finished second in the boys' competition and third in the girls' competition on Tuesday of last week at Boswell Stadium.

    The boys scored 130.5 points and finished second behind Bardstown (208.5 points) in the field of nine teams. The girls scored 85 points and finished third behind Bardstown (174) and Taylor County (89.50) in the field of eight teams.

    Shana Litsey and Natavia Young turned in two of the Lady Knights best individual performances. Litsey won the long jump (14 feet, 8 inches), and Young won the triple jump (30 feet, 2.5 inches).

  • A tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m. April 24

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 9 p.m. Saturday, April 24, for 41 Kentucky counties, including Marion County.

    The weather service is warning that low and mid-level winds will increase as a result of a surface low. This could create conditions favorable for one or more lines of intense storms and rotating supercells, which could produce tornadoes.

    Wind damage, large hail, heavy rain and cloud-to-ground lightning are also likely, according to the weather service.

  • Garage tour is April 24

    The finest classic cars, trucks and motorcycles will wow auto enthusiasts during the U.S. 68 Garage Tour Saturday, April 24, in downtown Lebanon.

    Held at Hardin's Garage, a showplace for some of central Kentucky's finest Mercurys, Thunderbirds, Ford convertibles and Crown Victorias, this show features classic vehicles from all over the state.

    The first 50 to register receive commemorative dash plaques and goodie bags. A People's Choice Award will be presented and numerous door prizes will be given away throughout the day to spectators and participants.

  • Sheriff candidate questionnaire: Jimmy Clements

    Name: Jimmy Clements

    Address: 1150 Sallie Ray Pike

    Raywick, Ky 40060

    Date of birth: August 1st, 1963

    Family information: Married 25 years to the former Julie Masterson from Loretto. We have two children James who is a student at Campbellsville University and Lauren a student at Marion County High School. My parents are Billy and Juanita Clements from Raywick.

  • Rakes wants to serve his community

    Terry "Catfish" Rakes believes he is qualified to serve as the next Marion County property valuation administrator, but he also feels he has an obligation to work to enhance the county's future.

    "I want to be a greater part of what takes place in this county than I already am, for my family, friends and those that I want to get to know better," he wrote in response to a questionnaire from the Enterprise.