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Today's News

  • Gardening can be relaxing but injuries are still a major concern

    Gardening is often described as a relaxing and beneficial hobby regardless of a person’s age. While time outdoors in the garden can prove calming and enjoyable, there is a dark side to gardening as well. Namely the injuries that may result from various activities.
    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, emergency rooms in the United States treat more than 400,000 outdoor garden-tool-related injuries each year. Additionally, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand has issued warnings that caution gardeners about hand-related injuries.

  • Three Lady Knights named to the Kentucky All-Star team

    Three Marion County Lady Knights will be on the roster when the Kentucky high school all-stars face a team of Indiana all-stars June 14 at Freedom Hall in Louisville and June 15 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

    Miss Basketball Makayla Epps, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers (a Miss Basketball finalist) and Logan Powell will all represent the Bluegrass State in the annual series against Indiana's best high school players.

  • Epps is Miss Basketball

    Makayla Epps is the 2013 Miss Basketball for the state of Kentucky.

    The award caps a stellar senior season for the Marion County Lady Knight.

    Epps surpassed the 3,000-point mark in her career, was named the Most Valuable Player in the 2013 Girls Sweet 16, and led her team to the state title.

    She was also named the first McDonald's All American in Marion County history.

    It's worth noting that Epps' teammate, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, was also a finalist for the Miss Basketball award.

  • County offices, services affected by Easter weekend

    Marion County residents should be aware of schedule changes affecting county services during the Easter weekend.

    The county road department will be on a shortened work schedule on Friday, March 29, which is Good Friday. As soon as the garbage routes are completed Friday, that department will close for the day.

    As a result, county residents on the Friday route are encouraged to put their trash out earlier than usual.

  • Bardstown pharmacy owner pleads guilty to health care, wire fraud

     

  • Lady Knights state champ shirts back on sale

    The Lady Knights state champs shirt will be back on sale at Marion County High School this week. The MCHS bookkeeper will be taking pre-paid orders. Sales will end at 4 p.m., Friday, and shirts will be delivered the week after Spring Break (April 1-5). No extra shirts will be ordered. The cost is $10 for short sleeve and $13 for long sleeve. Sizes above XL are $2 extra.

  • Fiscal court declared March 22 as Lady Knights Day

    In recognition of the Marion County Lady Knights winning the 2013 Sweet 16 and finishing the season 39-0, the Marion County Fiscal Court approved a resolution declaring March 22 as Lady Knights Day.

  • Taking a stand on concession stand junk food
  • The success of LMS

    “Expect success at LMS.”
    That’s the slogan at Lebanon Middle School, but it’s not just words on paper.
    The administration, staff and students have put the slogan into action and it’s paying off.
    LMS was recently named one of the 2013 Kentucky Schools to Watch. There are currently only 13 schools statewide and 400 schools nationally that have achieved this honor. It puts LMS in an elite group of schools that have proven to be “academically excellent.”

  • Musician in the making

    The first time Paul Childers picked up a guitar he knew he wanted to pursue a career in music.
    “I had a euphoric moment,” Childers said. “I knew I wanted to do this and nothing else.“
    At only 12 years of age, Childers began to pursue his passion. With the help of a local musician, Brad Lanham, Childers learned the basics.