Today's News

  • Knights out of state tennis tournament

    The Marion County Knights boys tennis players got off to a good start in the KHSAA state tennis tournament Thursday, but no Knights will be playing on Friday, the second day of the tournament.

    Marion County senior Austin Spalding has won his first round match in the KHSAA state tennis tournament in Lexington.

    Spalding defeated Ft. Thomas Highlands sophomore Drew Freyberger, 7-5, 6-2, in the first round. In the second round, Spalding faced ninth-seed Hunter Mills of Graves County. Mills defeated Spalding in the second round, 6-2, 6-3.

  • Flood victims encouraged to contact FEMA

    Federal emergency management officials want anyone who was affected by the recent flooding to remember one thing - 1-800-621-FEMA.

    Last week, Marion County was added to the list of counties that are eligible for individual assistance. Individuals and families with residences and small businesses that were damaged by the flooding should call the phone number above so they can be assigned a registration number and begin the application process.

  • Some for all, and all for none

    Last week's primary election produced a lot of frustration. I know that for some it produced glee and happiness, but we're going to focus on the frustrated for now.

    I'm not referring to any of the candidates. I'm not even referring to the voters who supported the candidates who lost last week.

    I'm talking about voters who didn't have the opportunity to vote.

  • Lebanon is hot spot on the 400 Miles of Antiques, Collectibles & Stuff trail

    The 400 Miles of Antiques, Collectibles & Stuff sale rolls through Lebanon from one end of Main Street to the other Thursday to Sunday, June 3-6.

    This unique event features dozens of huge yard sales and Lebanon's own antique, craft and collectibles shops. The entire 400 Miles route runs from Maysville to Paducah and through 60 communities along U.S. 68 with thousands of yard sales, more than 200 antique shops and great entertainment.

  • Knights fall to Russell, Taylor County

    The Marion County Knights baseball team closed out the regular season with a 15-13 record after falling 4-3 to Fourth Region power Russell County on Wednesday at Dave Hourigan Field.

    Russell County entered the game as the Fourth Region's best team and the reigning region champion.

    "In actuality, you never want to say any loss is a good loss. But this loss if you told me before the day started that would have fought like we did I would have said that's not too bad of a loss," Knights Head Coach Chad Spalding said.

  • Lady Knights prep for district

    The Marion County High School softball team improved to 18-12 on the season after winning two games and dropping four last week.

    The Lady Knights set their sights on Adair County for Monday's first round 20th District game at Campbellsville. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m.

    "We have split two games this year with them. It should be a very good game," Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby said. "We can't make mistakes and we must put the ball in play to beat them. They have a very good pitcher but so do we. It should be a very interesting game."

  • Try these recipes with flour tortillas

    When I was growing up, I never ate spinach, but now I love it. Fresh spinach, that is, not the canned stuff.

    I usually plant two or three big flowerpots with spinach and lettuce every year and put them on my front porch (away from rabbits.) I get plenty for myself, to use in salads and cooked dishes.

    I was experimenting the other night and ended up making some delicious enchiladas with a little bit of leftover chicken, spinach and a big Vidalia onion. Yum!

  • A beautiful mosaic

    "We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams." - Jimmy Carter

    Marion County, the community I have called home for almost 31 years, has truly become a beautiful mosaic. And it seems fitting that I saw a portion of that "mosaic" during a visit to "Arts and Humanities Day" at A.C. Glasscock Elementary School last week.

  • In Brief

    Shooting incident occurs at Cardinal Den

    A Bardstown man was arrested May 9 for his involvement in a shooting incident that took place at The Cardinal Den.

    According to Kentucky State Police, at 1:18 a.m., KSP Trooper Brian Coyt responded to The Cardinal Den after receiving a complaint of shots being fired. The Lebanon Police Department and Marion County Sheriff's Department also responded.

  • Soaked, but still growing

    The morning of May 3, Donnie Veatch said his wife asked him how high the water got after the May 2 flooding.

    "She looked out the window and said, 'It's right here,'" Veatch said.

    Veatch, 48, had seen flooding before, but he'd never seen the water get as high as it did in the aftermath of the rains of May 1 and 2.