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Today's News

  • Employee injured at Kentucky Cooperage

    On June 5, an employee at Kentucky Cooperage received broken bones in his hand as a result of an accident involving a conveyor belt.

    Barry Shewmaker, the plant manager for the cooperage, confirmed that an employee was injured last week. Shewmaker said he could not release the employee's name at this time, but the injuries were not life threatening.

    Shewmaker added that they are expecting the employee to make a full recovery.

  • Goodin-Rogers decommits from University of Louisville

    Marion County High School senior to be Kyvin Goodin-Rogers recently decommitted from the University of Louisville. Almost exactly one year ago, Goodin-Rogers and teammate Makayla Epps verbally committed to the University of Louisville.  Now, Goodin-Rogers has rescinded her commitment, while Epps remains intent on playing for the Lady Cardinals.
    According to Goodin-Rogers' mother, Kiyonta Goodin, "Kyvin has opened back up her recruitment, and has already taken calls from several schools."

  • Linescores: June 13

    Girls 6-8-year-olds softball final results
    June 7
    Athletics 10, Reds 7
    The Athletics overcame a late Reds rally to win the minor league softball championship.

  • 'Cornbread Mafia' gaining national exposure

    In the past two weeks, "The Cornbread Mafia" has been gaining national exposure.

    On May 30, author and Lebanon native Jim Higdon III was interviewed on The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC, and his book was part of the "swag" offered at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.

    He also visited The Daily Beast on June 6.

  • Magistrates approve first reading of $14 million budget

    County officials are anticipating more than $14 million in revenue and expenditures during the 2012-13 fiscal year, according to the first reading of the proposed budget, which was approved at the June 7 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Running on Full

    By Nick Schrager
    Summer intern

  • Don't forget about Father's Day

    The Warrior Dash, a major outdoor event, is coming to Popes Creek Ranch in a week or so - June 23.
    Last I checked the registration was at almost 5,000 and wasn't closed yet!
    This Warrior Dash involves some intense conditioning just to compete. Then there's three or four miles of "obstacles." "Warriors" will run through the woods, stumble/wade through mud and water, climb walls, jump through fire and all kinds of other challenges.

  • Softball team receives awards

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team held their annual postseason banquet at the Stillhouse restaurant. Several players from the regional runner-up team took home hardware.
    Co-MVP's of the varsity team were given to Abby Miles and Ashley Walls. On the junior varsity team, co-MVP awards were taken home by Lexi Maupin and Madison Avritt. Emily Fenwick was given the award for the most hits and most runs on the season.
    The award for the most RBI was taken home by Ashley Walls, while Abby Miles took home the award for the most extra base hits.

  • The Voice of the Lady Knights - Eugene Campbell

    Eugene Campbell has been the man behind the microphone at all home games for the Marion County Lady Knights basketball team since 2007.
    Campbell began by working some St. Augustine games, then started keeping book for Coach Freddie Leathers at Marion County High School. Upon Leathers' departure, Coach Trent Milby was hired and Campbell began to announce at the Lady Knights games.
    There are several reasons why Campbell has a love for this position, but most of all he does it for the kids.

  • Industrial foundation deeds fire training property to county

    The Marion County Industrial Foundation has given 1.756 acres of property to the Marion County Fiscal Court. This is the same property where the Marion County Fire Training Facility is located.