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Today's News

  • In training

    Sophomore Jordan Bell tosses to a teammate during the first day of spring practice for the Marion County High School football team. Bell and freshman Ryan Peterson are competing for the starting quarterback spot next season, the only skill position battle going on due to the return of so many members of last year's team.

    More photos can be seen at www.MCSports.org

     

  • Potatoes, asparagus, onions first in the vegetable garden

    It is time to start preparing for the vegetable growing season in earnest: asparagus, potatoes, onions and leeks can be set out now; in a few weeks, as the soil is workable and warms to about 45 degrees, we'll direct seed radishes, turnips, parsnips, beets, carrots, peas, spinach and other greens and lettuces.

    Other cool season crops like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts do better set out in the garden as seedlings.

  • Board gets candidate names from search committee

    Monday evening, the Marion County superintendent screening committee met in joint session with the Marion County Board of Education. During the meeting, the screening committee recommended candidates to be considered for the superintendent seat.

  • Milby will take over as softball coach

    Trent Milby is entering a new but familiar situation.

    Milby takes over this season as the Marion County High School softball head coach, replacing Brenda McIlvoy. Like the girls basketball team he coaches, the Marion County softball team lacks an elder stateswoman on the practice field.

    This year's Lady Knights round ball squad featured one senior, Dee Johnson. This year's Lady Knights hit squad has no seniors and only two juniors.

  • Lebanon mans sues Campbellsville Taco Bell, awarded more than $300,000

    A Lebanon man has been awarded more than $300,000 by a Taylor County jury after he found a metal hook in food he purchased at Taco Bell in Campbellsville.

    In April 2007, Lebanon attorney James L. Avritt Jr. filed a complaint in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Steven L. Farmer against TB of America Inc., Larry Fugate and Fugate Enterprises.

  • Track team hopes to build on last year

    Last season the Marion County High School track team sent a few individuals to the state meet. This year, those athletes hope to build on their accomplishments.

    Jermaine Porter, Chris Means and Erin Ballard, freshmen Shaina Litsey, sophomore Natavia Young and junior Roya Headley will vie for a spot in the state meet this season are seniors, according to track coach Robby Peterson.

  • Knights baseball looks to replace lost year's stars

    After graduating over half of its key players, the Marion County High School Knights baseball team will try to fill those shoes with many returnees that have little or no varsity experience. The team does return some players that have significant varsity experience and those guys will have to make the biggest impact for the team this season.  

  • Know the rules for handling animal losses on the farm

    A new U.S. Food and Drug Administration rule could impact the disposal of dead farm animals. The rule, scheduled to go into effect in April, would prevent the use of brains and spinal cords of older cattle for animal food. The new rule covers all cows 30 months and older and is aimed at preventing the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, commonly known as mad cow disease.

  • Girls tennis team features no seniors

    Marion County High School girls tennis coach Angela Holt is bringing back a very young squad this season that features no seniors and only two juniors.  

    What experience the Lady Knights does have matters.

    "Probably at the top of our varsity players are (juniors) Kameron Simmons and Leanna Begley. Leanna's strength is her power. Kameron has a never say die attitude. I expect her to play in long matches and wear her opponents down," Holt said. "They'll both probably play singles but it may change as the season goes along."

  • County believes tourism commission should fully support history museum

    A local history museum has been a dream of the Marion County Historical Society for close to two decades and that dream is becoming closer to a reality. But, how that project is going to be funded is still up in the air.

    Thursday, members of the Marion County Historical Society asked the Marion County Fiscal Court for financial assistance in creating a history museum. Specifically, the historical society asked the county for a five-year commitment of $12,500 to help fund the position of a museum director.