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Today's News

  • 9-10 girls win first two games at state, drop third

    After two days of pool play, the Marion County 9-and-10-year-old softball All-Stars were one win away from playing in the Little League State Championship.

    The young ladies took care of their opponents in a business-like manner on Saturday by winning 5-1 against North Oldham and on Sunday by winning 10-1 against South London in Franklin.

    Marion County 5, North Oldham 1

    Known for their softball pedigree, North Oldham was shocked early on by Marion County’s pitching and defense.

  • 11-12 All-Stars split first two games at state

    After knocking off a pesky Lexington Fast Pitch team on Saturday, the Marion County 11-and-12-year-old softball All-Stars lost an 8-7 heartbreaker to South Shore on Sunday to send them to the loser’s bracket.

    Assistant Coach Todd Spalding said the team was up 7-4 with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the sixth inning when South Shore reeled off four straight hits to come from behind to win 8-7.

    Marion County 8, Lexington Fast Pitch 7

  • 11-12 state softball tournament schedule

    This is the basic schedule for the 11-12 year old Kentucky State Little League softball tournament, which is being held in Franklin July 17-23.

    Saturday, July 17

    Game One - Marion County plays Lexington Fast Pitch at 10 a.m.

    Game Two - North Oldham plays the district four champion at noon.

    Sunday, July 18

    Game 3 - At 2 p.m., Stan Spence will play the winner of the Marion County/Lexington Fast Pitch game.

    Game 4 - At 4 p.m., Franklin-Simpson plays the winner of the North Oldham/district four champion game.

  • Marion County softball teams still alive at state

    After two days of competition, both Marion County softball teams are alive at the state tournament in Franklin.

    On Sunday, the 9-10 girls won their second game of the tournament, defeating South London, 10-1. The 9-10 girls from Marion County won their first round game against North Oldham, 5-1.

    The 9-10 girls are scheduled to play again at 4 p.m. Monday in the finals of the winners bracket. This is a double-elimination tournament.

    In the 11-12 tournament, Marion County started well, but lost its second game Sunday.

  • 9-10 state softball tournament schedule

    This is the basic schedule for the 9-10 year old Kentucky State Little League softball tournament, which is being held in Franklin July 17-23.

    Saturday, July 17

    Game One - Knott County plays Lewis County at 10 a.m.

    Game Two - Marion County plays North Oldham at noon in the second game that day.

    Sunday, July 18

    Game 3 - At 2 p.m., East Daviess County will play the winner of the Knott County/Lewis County game.

    Game 4 - At 4 p.m., the North Oldham/Marion County winner will play the district four champion.

  • Emergency services respond to three industries Monday

    Marion County emergency services responded to three separate incidents at local industries Monday. The emergency calls involved two injuries and a fire.

    At 7:48 a.m. July 12, Marion County EMS was dispatched to Curtis-Maruyasu America, 665 Metts Drive. According to the Lebanon Police, a person with a cut on the arm was flown to University Hospital in Louisville.

    A call to Curtis-Maruyasu was not returned, and no further information was available as of press time.

  • CKTS Host Brent Cochrane Meet

    The CKTS were host of the Brent Cochrane swim meet in Campbellsville on June 26-27. The CKTS swim team finished fourth with 886 points. Other teams attending were Georgetown-Scott County, TNT of Frankfort, Bluegrass Swim Team of Versailles, SKY of Bowling Green and PAC of Paducah.

    "Our kids swam well," said Coach Mike Carey. "I was especially pleased with the performance of our new swimmers in their first US Swim Meet."

    The next meet for the swimmers will be the Bluegrass State Games in Lexington on July 24-25.

  • Borders & Company win Member Guest tourney

    New kings were crowned at the fifth annual Rosewood Golf Course Member Guest Tournament on Sunday.

    Chad Borders, Doc Howard, Mark White and Dave French finished with a net 37 under on the tournament to claim first place overall.

    Dawna Kelch, Ben Smith, Bob Smith and John Turner finished second overall at 32 under. Claiming third overall were Adam Gootee, Nick Rogers, Jay Grundy and Joseph Elder with a net 29 under. They recovered from a 12th place start from the first day of play.

  • Miniature jets make big noise in central Kentucky

    Andy Anderson of Mobile, Ala., made his first trip to the Jets Over Kentucky model jet show last week. It wouldn't be a stretch to say he was impressed with what he saw.

    "It's awesome," Anderson said. "It's great. This is a real good event here."

    Anderson was one of the approximately 130 pilots who brought 214 model jets to the 2010 version of Jets Over Kentucky.

    "And next year, I'm predicting it's going to get even bigger," said Lewis "The General" Patton, the event organizer.

  • Jet-powered

    This past weekend in Marion County, you could have met people from all over the United States as well as Canada, China, England, France and South Korea.

    While we realize this could happen on any given day if you decided to take a tour of the Maker’s Mark Distillery, in this case we are talking about an event at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.

    Jets Over Kentucky 2010 attracted approximately 130 radio-controlled model jet pilots with 214 planes. Each year, this event continues to draw more and more people to central Kentucky for days at a time.