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Today's News

  • Big names, big moves 

    Kyrie Irving's announcement back in mid-July that he wanted to be traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers sent shockwaves through the NBA; the Cavs All-Star point guard said he wanted to be more of a focal point on the team and that he no longer had a desire to play alongside LeBron James. 
    Then, a month later, Cleveland granted Irving's wish, sending the All-Star point guard to Boston in exchange for star point guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets' unprotected 2018 first-round draft pick back on Aug. 22. 

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights shut out twice this week

    The Marion County Lady Knights were unable to find their offense this week as they were shut out by the Western Hills Lady Wolverines 10-0 on Aug. 28 and by district rival LaRue County 7-0 on Aug. 30. Despite the shutouts, Marion County head coach Daniel Johnson said his team had a solid start but could not sustain it for the whole match.

  • GOLF: Knights defeat Green County

    Ethan Spalding shot a 37, Bryce Spalding put up a 45, Devon Murphy and Jon Connor Ross had a 46 and Dalton Sallee had a 47 to lead Marion County to a 174-199 over Green County at the Green County Country Club on Aug. 29.

  • Vaught’s Views: UK volleyball standout only the 11th UK player ever to earn All-American honors

    By Larry Vaught

    Kentucky football players know that Corey Edmond, director of performance, is going to test their physical limits to enhance their performance on the field.
    What they may not know is that he’s just as demanding with his daughter, UK sophomore volleyball standout Leah Edmond. She was Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year last season and a third-team All-American — only the 11th UK player ever to earn All-American honors — following a standout career at Dunbar High School in Lexington.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Knights score convincing win over district rival

    The Marion County Lady Knights put their firepower on full display, dispatching the Adair County Lady Indians handily in three sets (25-8, 25-8, 25-14) in Columbia Aug. 28, and scoring a solid win in the district opener. 
    "This was a feel-good night for us to get our first district win and push our record to 3-1," Lady Knights Head Coach David Hibbard said.

  • ‘The regulars’

    Five out of seven days a week, my alarm sounds at 4 a.m.
    Yes, 4 a.m.
    No, I don’t have cows to milk or livestock to feed.
    I willingly choose to get up really early, put on my gym clothes, take the dogs out to do their business, and then drive to Fitness One in Lebanon.
    You would think that at such an early hour the gym would be empty, but that’s not the case.
    I can always expect “the regulars” to be there.
    Who are “the regulars?”
    Oh, I’m glad you asked.

  • We will fix the state’s pension problems

    By State Rep. Brandon Reed

    The independent consulting group, PFM, commissioned by the state to examine our pension problems, released their long-awaited report on Aug. 28. In the midst of much news reporting and information being pushed, it is important to note that the report only lists PFM’s proposals, and any legislative action will not mirror the full recommendations.

  • Lebanon man killed in one-vehicle accident

    Hurley R. Wease Jr., 22, of Lebanon was killed Thursday morning in a one-vehicle accident on St. Mary’s Highway, three miles west of Lebanon.

  • Lebanon man and woman arrested for hit and run death

    A Lebanon man and woman have been indicted for the hit and run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Marion County opens district play, beats Campbellsville   

    Colby Hood returned from his suspension for a red card in the season opener. He returned in a big way, scoring three goals to help Marion County accomplish a 6-1 win over Campbellsville on Aug. 22 in the Knights' district opener. 
    "I'm so happy he is back," Conley said.