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Today's News

  • Lady Knights open district play this week

    The Marion County High School girls' basketball team faced region foe Adair County (1-1) on Tuesday night on the road.

    Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby said that the Lady Indians were a young team like Marion County.

    "They've got some decent size," he said. "We expect zone defense from them. We'll have to get after them and use the press to our advantage. If we get some easy baskets it seems to get us going."

    The Lady Indians beat region opponent John Hardin (0-3) 71-54 and lost to region contender Green County (2-0) 66-48.

  • County offers support for history museum

    The Marion County Historical Society paid a visit to the Marion County Fiscal Court last week in anticipation of the opening of a county history museum next year.

    The museum is planned to be housed in the former Lebanon High School building, currently under renovation as part of Centre Square.

    Dale Royse, the president of the historical society, spoke with the fiscal court about the society's plans for the museum in coming years.

    "Together we can create a valuable asset not only for ourselves but for others coming to this community," he said.

  • Felony against ex-ag agent dismissed

    Marion Circuit Judge Doughlas George has dismissed a felony charge of tampering with physical evidence against Ed Lanham Jr.

    Lanham is the former Marion County Agriculture Extension Agent. He was indicted in May for tampering with physical evidence (a felony) and second-degree cruelty to animals (a misdemeanor).

    As a result of the felony dismissal, Lanham's case has been remanded to Marion District Court.

  • Some roses need winter attention

    No need to wait on putting the roses to bed this year.  We have gone from the frying pan to the ice bath in short order this season.

    I don’t get rose protection questions like I used to; it seems most have gone the “Knock Out” road so little maintenance is required.

    Knock Out roses can stand a little attention now but really there is no pressure.

  • JV and Freshmen Knights open their seasons

    The Marion County junior varsity and freshmen Knights boys' basketball teams opened their seasons last week.

    The junior varsity Knights lost their opener to Waggener at the Roby Dome on Saturday. The Wildcats outlasted the Knights 36-28. Chuck Elder led the way for Knights with nine points. Kendrick Knopp and Dalton Mills chipped in six points apiece. Marquis Douglas and Brian Loper added two points apiece. Valis Mudd had three points.

    The freshmen Knights opened their season with two games on Saturday at the Roby Dome.

  • Fit to print

    Joseph Lucas held the plastic pieces in his hand. When assembled, they created a movable, working part with interlocking gears.

    Lucas, a junior at Marion County High School, designed the part - and each of its pieces - as part of his coursework for Project Lead the Way,  a program intended to encourage and prepare students to pursue careers in engineering and science.

    And thanks to a cutting-edge piece of equipment, he was able to "print" the pieces in his classroom.

  • Letters to the editor, Dec. 10

    On behalf of the MCHS girls volleyball team, I would like to express our appreciation to Glen Richardson for his tireless efforts as athletic trainer at the high school. He spends an amazing number of hours advising and treating all the athletes at the school. To have this professional attention so available has made us the envy of most visiting teams who often make comments about Glen's contributions to the health and safety of our students.

  • Regional parkway a goal in four counties

    Economic development, education and elected officials gathered Dec. 3 at Centre Square in Lebanon to mark the formation of the Heartland Parkway Foundation.

    The intended project would run from the Bluegrass Parkway in Washington County through Lebanon, Campbellsville and Columbia to the Louie B. Nunn Parkway in Adair County. The Heartland Parkway project involves widening and expanding the existing KY 55 corridor.

  • Knights fall 94-82 in season opener

     Down 61-42 late in the third, it looked all but over for the Knights. 

    But with less than five minutes remaining in the fourth and the Knights trying to mount a comeback, the momentum swung. A technical foul on Waggener's Dayvon Sloan caused the senior to foul out of the game and leave the depleted team vulnerable. 

  • Lady Knights can't handle Christian Academy

     The Lady Knights never led the bigger and taller Christian Academy team but they cut the lead to four late in the third quarter. The young Lady Knights would never get closer. 

    Christian Academy is a top 25 team in the state and features junior Nita Slaughter, who is one of the state's top juniors. Slaughter has already signed to play at the University of Louisville.