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Today's News

  • SOFTBALL: Carpenter hits two homers, Mattingly pitches second perfect game  

    Elise Carpenter hit two home runs, Haley Mattingly pitched her second perfect game this season in three innings, and Marion County used a 10-run first inning to blow past Adair County (1-10, 0-1) 15-0 in the opening game of regular season district play for both teams April 10.
    "When you score 10 runs in the first inning, it makes it hard for the other team to do anything," Lady Knights Head Coach Jonathan Spalding said. "We hit the ball really well. They didn’t give it to us." 

  • TENNIS: Rough outing for Knights against Bulldogs, Eagles

    The Knights were a bit sluggish coming off Spring Break last Monday against John Hardin at Graham Memorial Park April 10, with both the boys and girls winning only one match each on the afternoon. In doubles, Hank Hardin and Collin Abell pulled off a win, 7-5, 6-0. Emily Gordon, for the girls, also won her singles match, 6-3, 6-3. However, Ireland Cassidy lost her singles match 4-6, 5-7, and both girls doubles teams lost. Hope Rawlings and Brooke Davis fell 0-6, 4-6 and Mya Emmons and Eden Kessler fell 0-6. 1-6. 

  • TRACK: Knights record 20 top five finishes in meet

    Marion County continues to impress on the track and field course. In Thursday's Green County All-Comers Meet, the Knights had 20 runners finish in the top five of their events and also saw five runners place in first.

  • Vaught’s Views: Documentary shows Coach Cal thrives on friction

    By Larry Vaught

    It took Emmy winning director Jonathan Hock almost 20 months to put together the documentary, “One And Not Done,” on Kentucky coach John Calipari that aired on ESPN last week.
    Like many Kentucky fans have come to believe, Hock admits he perhaps had the wrong perception of Calipari until he had a chance to get to know him.

  • Kentucky Writers Day celebration kicks off April 23

    The 2017 Kentucky Writers Day Celebration will get underway Sunday, April 23, at Historic Penn's Store, three miles southeast of Gravel Switch. This year marks the 21st annual event to celebrate the state of Kentucky's official Writers Day (April 24) and honor the written word and Kentucky writers. The weeklong event, will feature authors, poets, writers, journalists and songwriters sharing original works and paying tribute to other writers.

  • Lebanon Aquatic Center to receive pricey facelift

    The Lebanon Aquatic Center will be undergoing a $364,000 facelift at the end of the summer.
    The Lebanon City Council voted last week to accept a bid from Marion County Welding and Fabrication to replace the aquatic center’s roof and paint the interior of the 19-year-old facility. The bid was for a total of $364,382.85.

  • Progress on Main Street

    Driving into downtown Lebanon, you can’t miss it.
    Construction on the new Lebanon City Hall on Main Street is continuing at a fast pace. Lebanon City Administrator John Thomas said hopefully, by the end of the month, the brick crew will be on site and the cupola accent will arrive.

  • Lebanon man indicted for robbery, assault and theft

    A Marion County grand jury has indicted William G. Biggers, 39, 2 Blossom Lane, Lebanon, on charges of first degree robbery, second degree assault, theft by unlawful taking under $500, and with being a persistent felony offender.
    According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 10, 2015, during the commission of a theft, Biggers used a deadly weapon to cause injury to another person. Biggers has at least two prior felony convictions. Bond was set at $10,000 full cash. Biggers was ordered to have no contact with the complaining witness.

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  • Oklahoma man on Ky. death row for 1991 murder of Bardstown man pleads guilty to kidnapping

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear Thursday announced a guilty plea of an Oklahoma man charged with the kidnapping and murder of Marion County native Francis Brady in 1991.
    Under terms of a plea agreement with Beshear’s Office of Special Prosecutions, Michael Dale St. Clair, 60, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and was sentenced by Special Judge John David Seay in Hardin Circuit Court on April 12 to 30 years in prison.

  • Former employees file suit against St. Catharine College

    Landmark News Service

    Four former St. Catharine College employees have asked the U.S. District Court to permit a lawsuit against St. Catharine College, Inc., and its “officers, directors and/or members of the Board of Trustees” corporately and in their individual capacities.