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Today's News

  • Mix it up

    Normally, I think of one topic to write about and have a normal title for my column.  However, this week, I didn’t want to just write about the Kentucky Derby, so I thought of two other ideas to go along with the Run for the Roses.
    First, since I already have the derby on my mind, I will begin there. This past Saturday was not the best of conditions for the event, as it rained pretty much the entire day. Since Karli and I couldn’t go outside and play, I tried to watch as much of the 139th Kentucky Derby coverage as possible.  

  • Lady Knights pick up nine-run win over Casey County

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team won the only game it played last week, defeating Casey County on April 30. The Lady Knights were scheduled to play Bethlehem on April 29, but that game was cancelled due to wet field conditions.  
    With the win, Marion County’s record stands at 17-7.

  • Knights take two of four

    Last week, Marion County hosted John Hardin on April 29 and Washington County on May 1, before going on the road to play Garrard County Friday and Bryan Station Saturday.  The Knights (16-10) won two of the four contests.

    Bryan Station 14, Marion County 4

    Despite having fewer miscues than host Bryan Station, the Knights gave up 14 hits and five walks, and lost, 14-4, Saturday.
    “We had a beautiful day to play in Lexington but we were simply flat and lacked energy,” Marion County Coach Chad Spalding said.

  • Tennis opens regional tournament

    Three Lady Knights and four Knights advanced past the first round in the regional tennis tournament that started Friday at Freeman Lake Courts in Elizabethtown. The second round matches were scheduled to begin Monday, and second round results will be in next week’s issue.
    In girls singles, Alyssa Farmer advanced by defeating Bardstown’s Selena Spencer, 6-1, 6-3.  Marion County’s Allie Evans fell to Bethlehem’s Abby Moore, 6-4, 6-3.  

  • Epps is AP girls player of the year

    Marion County High School point guard Makayla Epps recently was voted as the 2013 Associated Press Kentucky girls basketball player of the year.  
    She said that she set team goals as her main focus this past season, and all the individual goals added to it.  
    Joining Epps on the first team is teammate Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, both of whom are Kentucky signees.  
    Other members of the first team include Rebecca Greenwell, China Dow, and Larryn Brooks.   The girls’ coach of the year honor went to Nicole Levandusky from Notre Dame.

  • Track teams close strong

    The Marion County track team competed in their final two meets of the regular season as they gear up for regional competition, which begins tomorrow.  
    The Knights won their final home meet of the season with 149.5 points, while the Lady Knights finished third with 76 points.
    “We got some kids some experience in events they haven’t been competing in,” assistant coach Daniel Johnson said.  “I thought everyone did a great job of going out and competing despite it being our third meet in six days.”

  • Clarkson to perform Saturday at Bradfordsville School

    Phillip Clarkson will perform Saturday, May 11, at the Bradfordsville School and Community Center, 115 S. Sixth Street in Bradfordsville.
    The performance is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Concessions including chili dogs and drinks will be sold during the performance.
    Everyone is invited to attend, and proceeds from this performance will support the school building.
     

  • Postal food drive is Saturday

    Local members of the National Association of Letter Carriers are holding their annual food drive Saturday, May 11.
    Residents can drop off non-perishable food items at their nearest post office or leave them in their mailbox. No donation is too small.
    The items will be distributed to local food banks.
    Anyone who wants more information or who has a special pick-up request can contact Ron Osborne at (270) 699-5860.

  • Color in Motion comes to Lebanon

    Like a rainbow shedding its colors, the Color in Motion 5K race left its mark as it passed through Lebanon.

    Thousands of runners participated in the event, and they've got the dirty t-shirts to prove it.

    Look for more in the May 15 print edition.

  • Fiscal court receives first draft of 2013-14 budget

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly presented the first draft of the 2013-14 budget during the May 2 meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court.
    The initial proposal shows $14.59 million in revenue and expenses for the next fiscal year. The general fund is projected to be $6.64 million.
    The court tentatively scheduled a work session for June 8 to work on any revisions to the budget. The magistrates must approve two readings of the budget before it is approved, and the budget must be approved by the end of June.
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