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Today's News

  • The Game Plan, Oct. 17

    Oct. 17
    Soccer
    Lady Knights compete in regional tourney (Central Hardin)

    Volleyball
    Lady Knights compete in regional tourney (Home)

    Oct. 18
    Soccer
    Knights compete in regional tourney (Nelson County)
    Lady Knights compete in regional tourney (Central Hardin)

    Oct. 19
    Football
    Knights vs. Lexington Catholic (Away)

    Oct. 20

  • Stay alert for 'free' hunting weekends

    Well it snuck up on me. Last weekend was the first youth only deer hunt. There's another on Dec. 29-30 which is a "free" weekend. This past weekend was simply "youth only" which might cause some confusion!
    In Kentucky resident and non-resident children under the age of 12 are not required to purchase licenses and permits?except elk lottery application.
    Both an annual hunting license and an additional permit are required for hunters 12 and older.
    Ages 12-15 require a youth hunting license plus a youth deer permit costing $10.

  • Stand United Against Violence event Monday, Oct. 29

  • Knights soccer wins district, prepares for regionals

    Last week was a difficult week for Marion County boys soccer coach Greg Conley.
    Conley received two yellow cards in the game against North Hardin and was not allowed to coach in the team's next threegames, including the team's last regular season game.
    Now that his three-game absence is over, the Knights are preparing to make a run in the regional tournament at Nelson County High School. The team began play in the tournament last night against Central Hardin.

  • Upcoming New Harmonies events

    The week's events to complement the Smithsonian "New Harmonies" exhibit on display at Centre Square are as follows:

    - Friday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Amos Hopkins and The White Russians at Angelic Hall.

    The Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians will open at 7 p.m., and Hopkins is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m.

  • Lady Knights make soccer history

    The Marion County Lady Knights soccer team made history last week by capturing their first district title in program history. Victories over Taylor County in the opening round and LaRue County in the finals sent the Lady Knights to the regional tournament as 18th district champions.  
    "After a big win against them (Taylor County) just two weeks prior, I was afraid that we would come out slow and overlook them this time, but thankfully I was wrong," Head Coach Devin Johnson said.

  • Obesity, substance abuse identified as biggest local health issues

    Obesity and substance abuse are the two biggest health issues affecting the community.

    That was the consensus on Oct. 11, when community representatives met with regional and state health officials to follow up on a health forum held Aug. 13. During last week's meeting, the participants were asked to review the available data and identify the two biggest health issues in Marion County.

  • Limestone Distillery joins Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour

    The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour will officially open at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, and Limestone Branch Distillery will be hosting a reception to mark the occasion.

    "It's really a fantastic opportunity not just for the distillery, but for Lebanon," said Steve Beam, co-owner of Limestone Branch.

    Friday in Lexington, Gov. Steve Beshear helped announce the craft tour by driving a bung into a barrel filled with samples from each of the seven craft distilleries that are part of the tour.

  • Lady Knights win fifth consecutive volleyball district title

    The Marion County Lady Knights volleyball team claimed their fifth consecutive 20th District title Tuesday of last week, as they defeated the Taylor County Lady Cardinals to take their overall record to 30-6.

  • Nerinx Post Office hours to remain the same

    United States Postal Service officials met with a roomful of nuns Oct. 11 at the Loretto Motherhouse to discuss the future plans for the Nerinx Post Office.

    For now, at least, that plan means keeping things the same as they are. The Nerinx Post Office will remain open from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and from 8 to 11:15 a.m. on Saturdays, according to Rosemary Miller, a manager for the U.S. Postal Service.

    "We want to make our products and services available," Miller said.