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Today's News

  • Lady Knights advance to district championship

    The Marion County Lady Knights defeated the Taylor County Lady Cardinals 59-40 last night, Feb. 21, to advance to the 20th District Tournament championship game.

    Marion County will play the Adair County Lady Indians at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, Friday, in Adair County.

    Adair County defeated the Campbellsville Lady Eagles, 57-56, in triple overtime last night to advance.
     

  • MCHS baseball team holds tryouts, begins practice

    Aided by unseasonably warm weather, the Marion County High School Baseball Team conducted try-outs for the upcoming season on Feb. 15 and began spring practice.  Regarded pre-season as one of the top teams in the Fifth Region after 18 wins in 2016, the Knights welcomed 31 players to its 2017 roster, including most of last year’s varsity starting lineup. 

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights lose by two on senior night

    The Knights, down 10-0 within the first four minutes against LaRue County Friday night, looked out of sync and overwhelmed. However, they didn’t give up, keeping it close and eventually tying the game at 55 apiece with 35.9 seconds left.
    LaRue County got one more break than the Knights in the thriller, squeaking out a 57-55 win and putting a damper on Marion County's Senior Night, where seniors Jaren Epps, Isaac Lanham and Lamarcus Bell were honored.

  • The Game Plan - Feb. 22, 2017

    Feb. 24
    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    District tourney
    Championship game (at Adair Co.), 7:30 p.m. Eastern

    Feb. 25
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Championship game (at Adair Co.), 7:30 p.m. Eastern

    Feb. 27-March 4
    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Regional tourney (at Marion Co.)

    March 1-March 7
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Regional Tourney (at Central Hardin)
     

  • Not forgotten

    Yogi Ferrell, a forgotten player let go by the Brooklyn Nets, signed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks in late January, seeking a chance at redemption. He had been demoted by the Nets to the NBA Development League, promoted, demoted, and then released during his time with the team. The Mavericks took a chance on this undrafted guard from Indiana University who holds the school record for most career assists. They decided to give him a chance. 

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Knights end season on high note

    The Marion County Lady Knights ended the regular season on a high note with a win on senior night against LaRue County Friday. Now it's off to the district tournament in Adair County.
    Spalding (14 points), Carpenter (11 points), and Howard (10 points) hit double-digits as the Lady Knights ended the regular season with a 57-34 win against the Lady Hawks.

  • ‘What we’re doing right now is not working’

    Parents throughout Marion County have questions and concerns about a proposed plan to reconfigure the county’s two middle schools and high school, which is why District 1 Marion County Board of Education Member Carrie Truitt held one of several scheduled town hall meetings last week.
    Approximately 21 people, including children, attended a town hall meeting in Bradfordsville Thursday evening. Truitt, along with School Board Vice Chairman Kaelin Reed, spoke and answered questions for nearly two hours.

  • Drugs in Marion County - Parents can’t fix it

    Mitchell and Brenda Wheatley of Lebanon have lived a parent’s worse nightmare times three.
    All three of their daughters have struggled with drug addiction.
    And they’re sharing their story in hopes that it will help someone else.

  • Drugs in Marion County - Taking her life back

    Editor’s note: This is the first story in a series about the local drug epidemic in Marion County.

    Rock bottom had become a familiar place for 29-year-old Emily Wheatley.
    She had been there before. Several times, in fact.
    But, on Jan. 17, 2016, she hit a new low that rocked her to her core.
    And while it seemed like the end of the world to Emily, it was actually the start of a new beginning.

  • County, city combine resources to save Career Center

    After the state’s unexpected announcement that it would be closing 31 Career Centers, including Marion County’s, local government officials began scrambling to save the center.
    Last week, the Marion County Fiscal Court and the City of Lebanon agreed to partner their resources and each pay $30,000 to keep one of the center’s current full-time employees on staff. The employee’s total salary will be $40,000 plus benefits, according to Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty.