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  • 4-3-13 Early Files

    140 years ago
    April 4, 1873
    Report exaggerated

    Some idiot at Versailles describing himself as “James Jeff” sent us a few weeks ago a notice of death of Mr. and Mrs. Ed M. Elder, which we inserted, supposing it to be correct. It turns out that Mr. Elder is alive and well. It was a very poor joke and has caused Mr. Elder’s relatives considerable trouble.
    One of the most intricate questions with which the human mind has to grapple is to consider what such beings as the so-called “Jeff” were created for.

  • Tennis teams get mixed results against Taylor, LaRue counties

    Despite the cold temperatures, the Marion County tennis teams visited LaRue County March 26. The teams followed with another road match at Taylor County Thursday.

  • Knights take second in wooden bat tourney

    The Marion County Knights baseball team played in four games last week after some games were cancelled due to cold and rainy weather. Marion County made it to the championship game of the Green County Wood Bat Invitation tourney, where they lost 12-6 to Green County. The Knights now sit at 4-4 on the season.

    Mercer County 6, Marion County 2
    The Marion County Knights baseball team went on the road Thursday to play Mercer County, where they lost, 6-2.  

  • Tough week for Lady Knights

    Due to cold and rainy conditions last week, the Marion County Lady Knights softball team was not able to play any games until Friday and Saturday in the Lady Laker Classic in Russell County.  The Lady Knights competed in four games during the tournament, losing three of the four, taking their overall record to 3-4 on the season.

  • Weekend offers hunting and fishing fun

    Coming up this weekend are several activities to keep anyone entertained!
    For the hunter, we have the spring youth wild turkey weekend coming up on April 6-7.
    Some things to keep in mind: Make sure the youth has a gun that fits. Pattern your gun at 25 to 30 and aim where the birds’ neck meets his body. If possible use a full blind, if you don’t have a full blind back up to a tree trunk/brush and don’t move (it’s said a turkey can see a blink)! Don’t over-call and wait for your bird to come to you, which could take a while.

  • MCHS Academic Team wins region championship

    Marion County High School Academic Team won the Fifth Region Championship recently.
    Marion County’s team was also recognized with the Hume Sportsmanship Award, which is voted on by the teams.
    The following students won individual awards:
    • Math: Joey Costello, second place and D.J. Price, third place
    • Science: Ben Roberts, fourth place
    • Language arts: Abby Blandford and Haberlin Roberts, first place
    • Composition: Mary Helen Hamilton, second place

  • ThatEppsKid

    Who would have thought that a tiny sixth grader that scored three points in her varsity debut on the Marion County High School basketball team on Dec. 15, 2006, against Danville would turn out to be the top basketball player in the state of Kentucky and one of the best players in the entire country? If you said you would, you had some high hopes for a sixth grader. Sure, the name Epps brings with it some high notoriety, but for her to have accomplished all the things that she did is truly a remarkable feat.  

  • Two cited for social host violations

    The first two citations have been issued * under a social host ordinance that has been in effect since 2008.
    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested Adrienne and Candace Tucker, both 19, of Campbellsville for violations of the social host ordinance. They were arrested after the sheriff’s office received a complaint of underage drinking at 2:22 a.m. March 17, at 511 St. Matthew’s Cemetery Road, approximately nine miles southwest of Lebanon.
    The Tuckers were arrested for social host violations because they reside at that property.

  • Track team competes without its head coach
  • St. Charles Middle School vandals caught

    The persons responsible for vandalizing the St. Charles Middle School concession stand pled guilty in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    Joseph Devon Ballard, 18, of 575 Head Distillery Road in Raywick and a juvenile pled guilty to first-degree criminal trespassing and second-degree criminal mischief.
    In February, Ballard and the juvenile broke windows and damaged items inside the concession stand behind the school.