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Today's News

  • Knights look to build on winning season

    The Marion County Knights’ football season is at a close, and basketballseason is right around the corner. Unlike what many people expected, the Knights finished with a winning 6-5 record on the gridiron for the first time since 2009.

    “I’m happy with it,” Knights Interim Coach Matthew “Moo Moo” Mattingly said. “Any time you can get a winning record, especially the first one since ‘09, you gotta be happy with it.”

  • Lebanon man gets five years for sex abuse

    Ricardo Sunun-Gomez, 34, of 118 Holly Hill Inn in Lebanon was sentenced to five years in prison in Marion Circuit Court last week for six charges of first-degree sexual abuse (victim under 12 years old).
    According to the indictment, the incidents occurred between July 1, 2010, and March 14, 2013. Two different victims were indicated by the indictment.
    Sunun-Gomez will be required to register as a sex offender with the probation and parole office, and a sample of his blood will be taken by the Department of Corrections for DNA law enforcement identification purposes.

  • ‘Coach Rob’ will be missed

    Jeff Robbins’ impact on Marion County High School goes far beyond Xs and Os on the football field.
    "He had ways of teaching you stuff that you think about now, it hits you like a load of bricks," said Matthew Mattingly, who served as one of Robbins’ assistants for 10 years. "He not only impacted the kids. He impacted the coaches 'cause he taught us a lot as well. They've lost a great role model, and we've lost a mentor."

  • Volleyball: Lady Knights keep producing all-stars

    Marion County Lady Knights senior Shelby Goode was named to the First Team All-State team last week. The team is a group of players recognized by various volleyball coaches for their abilities. When she found out about it, she didn’t know what it was.

    “After I found out what it was, I was real excited about it,” Goode said with a smile.

  • School board looks to cut energy use, costs

    The Marion County Board of Education is looking to make changes that will improve the efficiency of the heating and cooling systems throughout the district — which will in turn save money for the district and its taxpayers.
    After debating the merit of proposals and counter-proposals from two companies, the board voted 3-2 at its Nov. 11 meeting to approve the original proposal presented by CMTA Consulting Engineers.

  • Former school board secretary seeks reinstatement of unemployment benefits

    A former school board secretary has filed six separate but related complaints against the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Commission and the Marion County Board of Education.
    On Nov. 12, Pam Spalding filed six “verified complaints seeking judicial review of a decision of the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Commission” in Marion Circuit Court.

  • Former Marion County coach offers lessons for Knights

     “God will open the right doors for you, and He’ll close the wrong doors for you.”

    Those are the words of former Marion County Knights basketball coach Kelly Wells as he spoke at the Knights tipoff banquet on Nov. 16 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

    Wells, who now coaches the University of Pikeville Bears, coached Marion County from 1995-1997 and led the Knights to their last 5th Region tournament title.

  • You don’t need to get a deer to have a good season

     Here it is, 10 days after the start of the 2014 modern gun season. And, in our Zone Three, it’s the last day of our 2014 modern gun season.

    Oh, there’s still archery until Jan. 19 and crossbow season until Dec. 31. Plus, we have a muzzleloader season Dec. 13-21.

    So, here I am, thinking about other seasons and not the one we’re in.

  • Building future leaders

    T.J. Veatch wants to give something back to the Marion County community, and the Marion County High School senior believes he’s found a way to do that as one of the founding members of the student ambassadors program at Marion County High School.
    “Through the application process, you could tell they wanted true leaders,” Veatch said.
    His fellow senior Paris Manson agreed, adding that they want to show the community what amazing things students are doing in local schools.

  • Deer photos, Nov. 19