Today's News

  • Deer: Cox

    Leslie Cox killed her first deer, a 6-pointer, with a muzzle loader. She is pictured with her boyfriend, Chris Simpson.

  • The Game Plan, Feb. 20

    Feb. 20


    Knights vs. Adair County in 20th District Tourney (At Adair Co./7:30 p.m. EST)

    Feb. 21


    Lady Knights vs. Taylor County in 20th District Tourney (At Adair County/6:30 p.m. EST)

    Feb. 22


    Boys 20th District Tourney championship (At Adair County/7:30 p.m. EST)

    Feb. 23


  • St Catharine returns strong softball team

    Marion County native Holly Smith, entering her ninth year as head coach of the St. Catharine Patriots softball team, welcomes back what is arguably her strongest group of returnees.
    The Patriots are looking to improve on last year’s 25-33 record that included an 8-16 Mid-South Conference slate. After enduring a stretch where they lost 17 of 19 games, the Patriots played their best ball late in the year when they won seven of their last 11 games that included a third place finish in the Mid-South Conference tournament.

  • Track clinic rescheduled for March 13 at MCHS

    The USATF track certification clinic scheduled to take place at Marion County High School at 6 p.m., Feb. 25, has been rescheduled due to a scheduling conflict. The clinic will now take place at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 13. If you plan on attending, please notify Keith Brown at Marion County High School by phone at (270) 692-6066, ext.103 or by email, keith.brown@marion.kyschools.us.

  • Divine competes at UK indoor track meet

    Marion County High School senior Brooks Divine traveled to Lexington recently to compete in the University of Kentucky High School Invitational. Divine competed in the pole vault event only. He was able to clear 13’0”, and finished in 12th place overall. The winner of the pole vault event cleared 15’6”.
    Divine will wrap up his indoor season when he competes in the Mason Dixon Games at Broadbent Arena in Louisville on March 2.
    He will be defending his indoor state pole-vaulting championship there.

  • Spalding inducted into KHSBCA Hall of Fame

    Randall Spalding was inducted into the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association (KHSBCA) Hall of Fame during a ceremony held in Louisville on Jan. 19. Spalding is the uncle of Marion County High School Head Baseball Coach Chad Spalding.
    Randall was inducted along with six other men, three of those being inducted as umpires.

  • Geese galore and more

    Snow geese by the thousands… maybe millions… awaited us in Arkansas. So many snow geese that a special “conservation order” season has been set in an attempt to control their numbers.
    No license required, just a number from the state of Arkansas. No plug in your gun to allow only a certain number of shells. Matter of fact, you can use a “tube extension” to allow the use of not three, but up to 10 total shells.
    And the biggest kicker: No limit on the number of birds you can take!

  • Super TV ad

    First of all, I must make a confession. I only caught bits and pieces of the Super Bowl recently. I did not sit and watch the entire game. That may be a bit of a surprise to some of you, but I was busy working on the next edition of the paper during that time slot. Because of that, I missed nearly all of the Super Bowl commercials.

  • Knights fall to Hawks, Bulldogs

    The Marion County Knights varsity basketball team had their last game of the regular season Friday night at home against LaRue County. It was also senior night. In a game where the Knights stayed within striking distance all night long, LaRue County’s star player, Kelton Ford, poured in a career-high 39 points to lead the Hawks to a 68-60 victory. The Knights finished the regular season with a record of 11-16.

  • Lady Knights season reaches a Mercy-ful end

    The Marion County Lady Knights went on the road Feb. 12 to take on Mercy Academy in their last regular season game. After winning their previous 29 games, Marion County had little trouble in capping off an impressive 30-0 undefeated regular season. Patrice Tonge led the way with a career-high 22 points in the 64-46 win.
    “We played a really good game,” Head Coach Trent Milby said. “We were really focused on the game and went to a tough place to win, and won.”