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Today's News

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights’ winning streak ends against Cards

    The No. 2 team in the Fifth Region proved to be too much for the Lady Knights at the end.
    The Nelson County Lady Cardinals used a come-from-behind effort in the fourth quarter to sneak out of the Roby Dome with a 63-58 win Thursday evening and end Marion County's winning streak at six games.
    Nelson County's Marly Walls and Marion County's Haeli Howard went toe to toe in the clash, scoring 25 and 30, respectively. In the end, however, it was Nelson County that was celebrating as they improved to 18-2 on the season, while Marion County fell to 14-8.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights face Cards, Hornets this week

    Six games remain for the Marion County Knights after Monday's game at North Hardin, and the Knights aren't overlooking any as the season winds down. The Knights are set to kick off their final district game at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 3, taking on the Cardinals at Taylor County. The Cardinals handed Marion County a 64-53 loss on Jan. 20 when these two teams met in the Roby Dome.
    "They're a good team," Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said. "It's just a high intensity game. You know, either you bring it or you get beat."

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Final district game on tap

    The Lady Knights are on the verge of doing something not done since the days of the 2012-13 state championship team.
    With a win against the Lady Cardinals on Feb. 3 at Taylor County, Marion County will finish undefeated in district play. But, it won't be easy to get the win, according to Lady Knights Head Coach Kenny Mills.
    "They're going to be ready," he said. "It's going to be a tough game over there in that environment, and we already know that going in. We're going to go over and try to play hard and play our good defense."

  • SCMS student excells in books and basketball

    Spencer Lucas, pictured here with his parents Kelly and Ronald Lucas, was awarded a framed jersey for scoring 1,000 points in his middle school career at St. Charles Middle School. Lucas has averaged 31 points and nine rebounds per game during his eighth grade year, as well as a 74 percent accuracy from the free throw line. In addition, Spencer has maintained a 4.0 grade point average during his tenure at SCMS. Spencer's career goals are to play in the NBA and become a chiropractor.
     

  • SWIMMING: O'Daniel sets, breaks own record

    Forget being merely impressive. Andy O'Daniel wanted to be record breaking.
    She did just that, breaking the school record for the 100-meter butterfly twice in the same week. Against Russell County Jan. 17, O'Daniel finished with a time of 1:10.
    "We performed well in this meet," Head Coach Katie Johnson said. "We were competing against bigger times at this meet, Going up against bigger teams is difficult, but we're small and mighty. We're a solid team this season."

  • Vaught’s Views: ‘Billy Shirt Hogs’ in UK's signing class have impressed football analyst

    By Larry Vaught

    It’s hard to find anyone who analyzes University of Kentucky football recruiting more than Freddie Maggard.
    The former UK quarterback and current Kentucky Sports Radio football analyst pours over game film of potential recruits to arrive at his own recruiting opinions that have nothing to do with the star rankings assigned by recruiting analysts.
    As Kentucky coach Mark Stoops put together his 2017 class, Maggard liked it more and more.

  • Youth basketball league champions

    Liberty
    The Liberty defeated the Dream to win the youth basketball league championship. The leading scorers were Lily Thompson for the Liberty scoring 13 points and Kirsten Newton for the Dream scoring four points. Pictured, front row from left, Kaitlyn McCrosky, Brooklyn Gaddie and Emma Hardin; back row from left, are Assistant Coach Toby Tungate, Isabella Lawson, Emily Tungate, Lily Thompson, Alexis Wheeler, Coach Kevin Wheeler and Ann Taylor Rakes. Not pictured is Hayli Tracey.

  • ‘Find a new place to live’

    “Find a new place to live.”
    I was disgusted when I read that phrase on social media Sunday afternoon.
    I was even more disgusted by the fact that it was one of my friends who used it.
    The person was referring to the immigrants who are now, thanks to our new president, being banned from entering the United States. Approximately 500,000 of them are legal permanent residents of this country who might be banned from re-entering the country if they left, or if they’re currently abroad.
    “Find a new place to live.”

  • General Assembly gets back to work Feb. 7

    By State Rep. Brandon Reed

    As the General Assembly takes an organizational break from the 2017 regular session, we continue to focus on the issues Kentuckians elected us to address. The first week was historic for many reasons. Republicans took control of the Kentucky House of Representatives for the first time since 1921, we saw a Republican Speaker of the House gavel in for the first time in nearly 100 years, and we passed several bills during the first week keeping good on our promise to bring each of us a better Kentucky.

  • KY FAME grows opportunity for students, employers

    By Daniel Carney

    To remain globally competitive, advanced manufacturers need a pipeline of workers prepared to fill highly technical positions. Throughout the Lincoln Trail region, employers, educators and workforce and economic development professionals are working together to develop that pipeline.
    The Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing (KY FAME), Lincoln Trail Chapter, is one important way our region is addressing the technical skills gap and creating opportunities for both students and manufacturers.