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Today's News

  • Girls soccer meeting is May 25

    There will be a girls high school soccer meeting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 25, in Coach Greg Conley's room at the Marion County Area Technology Center for any girl interested in playing soccer for the high school next season.
    Both parents and players should attend.
    For more information, contact Devin L. Johnson at (270) 699-5398.

  • Linescores

    9-10 Boys
    Here are the 9-10-year-old boys Little League baseball standings as of May 18.

    Rangers 6-2
    Reds      4-2
    Angels   5-4
    Red Sox 3-4
    Orioles   1-7

    Girls Minor League
    May 15
    A's 15, Dodgers 1
    Reds 12,  Braves 2
     
    May 18
    A's 13, Reds 3
    Standings  2nd half   overall

  • More to tournament than just fishing

    When I wrote about pre-fishing for a bass tournament I should've mentioned that there's more to it than just fishing.
    It it's a lake your not familiar with there's map study, Google Earth, researching past tournament results, weather trends and seasonal patterns. Then come the visits to area bait shops and angler hangouts...to talk with the locals.
    Lakes your familiar with only actually require you to consider the season, weather and water temperature. Everything else is based in your past experiences!

  • Lady Knights finish regular season 21-8

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team went 1-2 on the week, taking their overall record to 21-8 to finish out the regular season.  
    Coach Todd Spalding hopes that the win over CAL will give the team momentum heading into district play.

  • Marion County athlete is 'Divine' at state track meet

    There's a first time for everything, and junior Brooks Divine is Marion County High School's first state champion in track and field.
    On Friday, Divine cleared 13 feet, six inches to win the Class 2A pole vault at the 2012 state track meet held Friday at the University of Louisville's Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park.
    Divine was aware that he had a chance to make history going into the meet.
    "It's a big deal. No one has ever won a state championship medal from Marion County track," he said.

  • Five MCHS players compete in state tennis tournament

    Five members of the Marion County Knights and Lady Knights tennis teams competed in the state tournament last week. Freshman singles player Alex Spalding, who won the regional crown, and doubles teammates Noah Swencki and Jacob Burdette, who won the regional doubles title, were the three Knights who went to the state tennis tournament Thursday at the University of Kentucky Boone/Downing Tennis Center.
    For the Lady Knights, the doubles duo of Elyssa Holt and Madison Cassidy competed in the state tennis tournament, playing at Shillito Park.

  • Gorley signs with St. Catharine

    Recently Blair Gorley signed with Saint Catharine College for golf and swimming.  Pictured, front row from left, are MCHS Head Golf Coach Chad Spalding, Blair Gorley, and Deborah Thompson; back row left to right, MCHS Athletic Director Robby Peterson, Saint Catharine Golf Coach Joan Rizer and Saint Catharine Swim Coach Mike Carey.
     

  • InBrief

    Memorial Day schedule changes

    The upcoming Memorial Day holiday will affect government services in Marion County.

    The Marion County Clerk's Office, the Marion County Circuit Clerk's Office,  the Marion County Judge/Executive's Office and  the Marion County PVA Office will be closed on Saturday, May 26.

    Those office's and the City of Lebanon Administrative Office will be closed Monday, May 28.

  • Call of the Wildman returns June 3

    Marion County's own Ernie Brown Jr., the Turtleman, will be returning to television screens on Sunday, June 3, on  Animal Planet.

    The second season of "Call of the Wildman" will feature more of Brown's adventures catching beavers, coyote, muskrats, possums, river otters, skunks, and squirrels. In this season, Brown will be reaching out beyond the Kentucky state border, visiting tornado ravaged communities and searching for a creature inside a coal mine.

  • Marion County moves up in county health rankings

    Marion County's health has been making improvements, relatively, compared to the rest of the state, but try not to read too much into that.

    According to the 2012 County Health Rankings, Marion County is the 37th healthiest county in Kentucky based on health outcomes. In 2011, the county was 53rd in the state, and in 2010, it was 55th.