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Today's News

  • The Game Plan - July 27, 2016

    July 29-31
    VOLLEYBALL
    Lady Knights at Bluegrass State Games

    July 30
    GOLF
    Knights at Taylor Co. Invitational

  • Back at it

    It's already the end of July, and we are quickly approaching the beginning of many things: school (not particularly looking forward to it personally), football season and high school sports. As the season draws closer, the sports team are already out on the field practicing their techniques, getting in shape for the upcoming season, and receiving advice from their coaches. Sports players themselves have all sorts of responsibilities and jobs, from protecting the quarterback, to protecting the basket, to guarding their man, and many, many other tasks.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Knights will return 'much improved' after winless season

    The Marion County High School Girls Soccer Team is looking to put a winless 2015 season behind them and start new. This season, the Lady Knights have a new head coach, Daniel Johnson, who was hired to take over for Derek Cissell earlier this month.
    "I wasn't the coach last season, but even though they didn’t win any games, they were competitive and had a shot to win in the district tournament," Johnson said.
    The Lady Knights will have 25 players this season, including three seniors: Taylor Simpson, Holly Hutchins and Hannah Peterson.

  • Southern Kentucky Kats champs

    The Southern Kentucky Katz girls 8U softball team won the 2016 SummerCruise in Somerset on July 23rd. The Southern Kentucky Katz beat Bluegrass Force out of Lexington 12-8 in the championship.
     

  • Woods and Waters: Outdoorsmen must stay hydrated in these hot temps

    First off I want to congratulate Detective Byron Richardson on his retirement from the Lebanon Police Department after 20-plus years of service. A job well done!
    Don’t forget, the Central Kentucky Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at Centre Square in Lebanon. You can get more information and ticket by contacting John O. Thomas at Lebanon City Hall or Leo Essex at 502-507-4100 or by contacting him at leo.essex@hecmfg.com.

  • Morrows ride again

    You never forget the name of the person who almost killed your wife.
    I must first tell you, my need to fight injustice can sometimes come back to haunt me. In my last column, I told you the story about how some kid stole my bike and my wife’s bike when we were living in South Korea. Well, the truth is, I should have let them be. As it turned out, getting those bikes back would spell trouble for us. More so for my wife, Emily.

  • Kentucky is an iconic state

    When it comes to being home to icons known around the world, few states can compete with Kentucky.
    We have a derby that owns the first Saturday in May; a chicken restaurant chain that has grown from a single location in Corbin to more than 15,000 in 125 nations; and a cave so mammoth that it is longer than the combined lengths of the second- and third-longest on the record books. The six million-plus barrels of bourbon now resting in our warehouses, meanwhile, represent more than 90 percent of the world’s production.

  • SomerCruise Classic Champions

    The Marion County 10U Sluggers went undefeated to win the SomerCruise Classic this past weekend. They are, front row from left, Laurel Cochran and Rose Caldwell; middle row from left, are Keira Atkinson, Kaylee Reed, Gracyn Mattingly and Gracie Benningfield; back row from left, are Caitlynn Brady, Charleigh Browning, MaryBeth Overstreet and Reece Caldwell.
     

  • Keep your family safe, happy and healthy

    Although summer break is coming to an end, summer weather—and hazards—will continue. However, there are a few things you can do to help keep your family safe, happy and healthy for the rest of the season, especially while enjoying the great outdoors.

  • The rewards of workforce development

    By Tommy Wheatley

    At the start of the summer of 1980, I was a college student looking forward to a seasonal job near Hardinsburg, Kentucky, my hometown. I was charged with overseeing a summer youth employment program, matching 16- to 21-year-old workers with non-profit employers.
    That summer, I first realized the impact the workforce development system has on individuals and our entire communities. But little did I know, the job was the start of my own lifelong career and passion.