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Today's News

  • 2018 Primary Election update

    As the Jan. 30 deadline to file for the 2018 Primary Election quickly approaches, more people are throwing their hats into the ring.

    Last week, Dudley Friend Adle Jr. filed to run for the office of county clerk. Which is currently held by Chad G. Mattingly. 

    Adle ran for magistrate in District E in 2014, but was defeated by Craig Bishop. He also ran for a seat on the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District Board, but received the fewest number of votes. 

  • Safety study done at middle school

    Feedback from a recent safety study conducted at Marion County Middle School has given the school’s staff an even better understanding of how they can make the school safer.

    The safety study was completed on Jan. 9 by Green River Regional Education CO-OP, and it included interviews with students, administrators, parents and teachers. The safety study also included safety inspections at the school.

  • Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march was an uplifting and well-attended celebration for the City of Lebanon on Sunday, Jan. 21. Having originally been postponed due to inclement weather, the march was met with warm weather with not a cloud in the sky. 

    The celebration was sponsored by the NAACP Lebanon Chapter and hosted by Lebanon Baptist Church and Pastor Dr. David Whitlock. 

  • Legislative update: Budget outlines pressing needs

    While House and Senate leadership continue to work on a revised pension bill, attention has shifted to the budget situation facing our Commonwealth. We recently heard the governor present his budget outlook in the State of the Commonwealth address, where he outlined the fiscal challenges we are facing, while also delivering some good news.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Means posts first career double-double in win over C’ville

    Marion County had been off the court since Jan. 9 due to wintry weather that dumped nearly a half-foot of snow across Central Kentucky last week. After seeing four games get cancelled due to the treacherous weather, the Knights finally got back on the court Saturday against Campbellsville.
    Over five minutes into the game, Campbellsville and Marion County had combined for a mere seven points. Time for Lez Means to provide a spark to the sluggish Knight offense.

  • Making field hockey history

    Editor’s note: Lee Ann Gordon is the daughter of Lee and Dorinda Gordon who are formerly of Marion County. Her grandparents are E.C. and Carol Gordon of Raywick and Edward and Janet Osborne of Loretto.

  • The Game Plan - Jan. 24, 2018

    Jan. 25
    BASKETBALL
    Lady Knights and Knights vs. Nelson County (Away)
    Girls at 6 p.m.
    Boys at 7:30 p.m.
     
    Jan. 28
    BASKETBALL
    Lady Knights and Knights vs. Adair County (Home)
    Girls at 3 p.m.
    Boys at 4:30 p.m.
     
    Jan. 29
    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Lady Knights vs. Taylor County (Home), 6 p.m.
     
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Knights vs. Franklin County (Home), 7:30 p.m.
     

  • Where has the time gone?

    Has it really been 12 years since Vince Young raced across the goal line in the BCS National Championship and dethroned the USC Trojans? Has a whole decade passed since Nick Saban took the reins at Alabama and nearly six years since the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team won the national championship in New Orleans?

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights hang on for 45-40 win over C’ville

    Back on the court after a two-week hiatus due to the winter weather, the Lady Knights had a chance to end a three-game losing streak and grab an important district win.
    Needing to withstand a tough Campbellsville squad to do both, Marion County came away with a 45-40 win over the Lady Eagles in what Marion County Head Coach Kelly Wood said wasn’t the prettiest win.
    “It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win,” he said. “It was good to get a win. I was happy with the effort. We competed today and we kept fighting.”

  • SWIMMING: Aquaknights home meet, senior night on Feb. 2

    The Marion County Aquaknights were finally able to hit the pool on Saturday at a swim meet at the Kentucky School for the Deaf. Marion County competed with Boyle County, Danville and Lincoln County. The boys finished second while the girls were third overall.