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Today's News

  • Balanced Senate postal reform bill is best solution

    By Max Heath
    Guest Columnist

    Now that the U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan S 1789 to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House. Both postal unions and USPS want more for their side, and some Republicans mistakenly believe the bill burdens taxpayers.
    Unfortunately, Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul both bought into that logic and opposed 1789.

  • Baseball Knights go 1-1 in last week of regular season

    The Marion County Knights baseball team went 1-1 on the week, taking their overall regular season record to 15-17. The Knights were scheduled to play Adair County last night in the first round of the 20th District tournament, but results were unknown at press time. Full results will be in next week's issue.

    Garrard County 6, Marion County 7

  • Back to Back

    You may be wondering why I am writing again this week. Well, Jessica has a particular reason for wanting to write next week.  You'll just have to wait and see why, but in the meantime I will fill in.  

  • The Game Plan, May 23

    May 23
    Baseball
    20th District Championship at Taylor County

    May 28-29
    Baseball
    MCHS Youth Baseball Camp (Ages 9-14) (At MCHS)

    May 28-30
    Softball
    5th Region Tournament (Home)
    Baseball
    5th Region Tournament (E'town)
     

  • 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.