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Today's News

  • Perfect weather kicks off hunting seasons

    The last couple of weekends have been the perfect kickoff to hunting seasons. This was courtesy of the first dove season, which opened Sept. 1. Couldn't write about it before due to my last early deadline!
    I attended the Peterson shoot on opening day. Course there were numerous shoots, mostly by invitation only! But, the invitation process was a pretty loose deal. You hear about a shoot from somebody who was "invited" maybe twice removed. Then they'd say "come on out," so thus you were invited!

  • A multi-million dollar opportunity

    Many Marion Countians want to make a lasting impact on their community, and last week Al Rider spoke about doing just that by creating a local community foundation.

  • Soccer Knights split four games

    The Marion County High School boys soccer team played four games last week and managed to split those four contests. The first win came against Campbellsville Wednesday before the team headed to Nelson County to take part in the Nelson County Invitational. The team dropped their first two games in the Invitational; one to Nelson County and one to Kentucky Country Day. The Knights finished off the Invitational with a win over Rowan County.

  • Lady Knights fall to top 15 soccer team

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights soccer team traveled to Boyle County to take on the Lady Rebels Tuesday of last week. Boyle County is ranked in the top 15 in the state according to Head Coach Devin Johnson, and it showed in the game. The Lady Knights fell in the game 10-0.
    "The score was definitely not as bad as it may appear," Head Coach Devin Johnson said. "We entered the game with a very defensive mindset, just trying to keep them out of our goal. And for the first 35 minutes we did a tremendous job of doing just that."

  • Lady Knights clinch No. 1 volleyball seed

    The Marion County Lady Knights volleyball team competed in the Abraham Slam Jam Tournament in LaRue County Saturday, and played district matches against Adair County and Taylor County throughout last week. Marion County won four out of five matches in the tourney, with their overall record now standing at 20-4. The Lady Knights were able to win the two district games against Adair County and Taylor County, taking their district record to 6-0, and giving them the No. 1 seed in the district tournament.

    Marion County in Abraham Slam Jam Tournament

  • Record number of MCHS students attend GSP

    Eleven Marion County High School students were chosen to participate in the Governor's Scholars Program this summer. They are Madison Avritt, Morgan Avritt, Jacob Burdette, Brad Gootee, Abigail Hagan, Abby Hamilton, Mary Helen Hamilton, Haberlin Roberts, Charles Shofner, Lauren Thim and Hannah Wilson.

  • Seniors get tips on how to spot scams

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT - About 70 seniors from 10 counties around Frankfort learned last week how to recognize and avoid investment fraud at a Senior Scam Jam seminar.

  • Lebanon woman attends Democratic National Convention

    A Lebanon woman had the chance to rub elbows with like-minded people last week at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

    Amy Bland, president of the Marion County Young Democrats, punched her ticket to the DNC with one of the Kentucky delegates selected by Governor Steve Beshear.

    Bland attended the convention with good friend and Kentucky Young Democrat President Liz Fossett.

  • Lebanon man pleads guilty to sex abuse

    Michael Johnson Jr., 25, of 337 M.L. King Avenue #2 in Lebanon pled guilty to first-degree sex abuse of a victim under 12 years of age. This was amended from an original charge of first-degree rape.

    Twenty-eight counts of first-degree rape and four counts of first-degree sodomy were dismissed.

    His sentencing has been scheduled for Nov. 8. As part of the plea agreement, the Commonwealth has recommended five years in prison, lifetime registration as a sex offender and sex offender treatment while he is incarcerated.

  • Car seating arrangements

    By Ken Begley

    There aren't many things that annoy me as much as when we travel in our van as a family. We have seven people in our family and the van holds exactly seven. It doesn't matter how close we are to where we're going, someone is always unhappy with the seating positions.
    Cindy and I are always up front.
    The rest of the seats are a free-for-all.