Today's News

  • MCPS is ‘proficient and progressing’

    There is reason for the Marion County Public School District to be excited today with the release of statewide test results, which show that MCPS has improved from a “needs improvement” district to a “proficient and progressing” district. Compared to other schools in the state, the district made a big jump from the 60th percentile to the 83rd percentile.

  • Casey County inmate has turned himself in

    The Kentucky State Police are looking for a Casey County inmate who walked away while working at a recycling center Wednesday morning.

    Michael R. Branham, 19, walked away from the Recycling Center in Liberty around 10 a.m. Sept. 25. Thursday morning, he turned himself in to authorities at the Casey County Jail.

    Branham is facing an escape charge. He was serving time on charges of fleeing/evading police in a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property under $10,000, and receiving stolen property over $10,000.

  • Game Plan, Sept. 25

    Thursday, Sept. 26

    Thomas Nelson at Lady Knights, 5:30 p.m.
    Lady Knights at Danville, 6 p.m.
    Bullitt East at Knights, 7:30 p.m.
    Cross Country
    Marion County at Green County All-Comers

    Saturday, Sept. 28

  • Play & pay

    College sports are big business — at least football and basketball are.
    That’s why networks outbid one another for the rights to broadcast games. It’s why you can buy video games with characters that are based on the current players for hundreds of college teams.
    It’s also why college coaches are often the highest-paid public employees in many states.

  • Lady Knights keep on winning, mostly

    The Marion County Lady Knights won five of their six matches last week. The winning ended in the semifinals of a tournament in Bath County on Saturday, when the Lady Knights fell to the Nelson County Lady Cardinals.

    Marion County at Adair County
    The Lady Knights jumped out to a fast start and never looked back in a three-set win on Sept. 17 over the Adair County Lady Indians, 25-9, 25-13, 25-8.

  • Patriots topple Knights

    If it could go wrong, then it did go wrong for the Marion County Knights on Friday night.
    Penalties, four turnovers and two kicks that hit the crossbar were all part of the Knights’ 36-13 loss to the host Allen County-Scottsville Patriots (2-3).
    Big plays hurt as well. In the second half, Patriots senior running back Charlie Trapp scored on 77- and 71-yard runs, and sophomore quarterback Jessie Bow added a 59-yard touchdown run to lift Allen County-Scottsville to the win.

  • E’town wins Marion County Invitational golf tournament

    The Elizabethtown Panthers edged out the Ballard Bruins by one stroke to win the 2013 Marion County Invitational on Saturday at Rosewood Golf Club.
    The Panthers posted a team score of 316 to the Bruins’ 317.
    Ryan Harris led the Panthers with a 74, which also tied him for second place in the individual scoring. Butler’s Chase Wathen shot even par with a 72 to win the individual title.
    The Marion County Knights posted a team score of 339 finished sixth in the 18-team tournament.
    Logan Medley led Marion Countyteam socring with a 77.

  • Lady Knights get third win in a row

    The Marion County Lady Knights opened its week by defeating the Berea Lady Pirates, 4-1, in on Sept. 16.
    The Lady Knights (3-9-1) got on the board three times before the end of the first half thanks to junior midfielder Sara Tucker, junior midfielder Noel Obata, and senior midfielder Lindsey Browning.
    Senior forward Miranda Bradshaw would seal the deal for the Lady Knights by scoring their fourth goal. The Lady Pirates (4-6) would not go quietly, however, adding their only goal after Bradshaw’s score.

  • Knights win big, but lose two close games

    Despite outscoring their opponents 15-7, the Marion County Knights lost two of their three matches last week to fall to 8-5 on the season.
    Marion County picked up a big win over Campbellsville last Thursday, but lost by one goal to both Danville and Elizabethtown.

    Danville 4, Marion County 3
    The Marion County Knights losing streak reached three games on Sept. 17 with a one-goal loss to the host Danville Admirals (3-8).
    “Our team did not show up to play,” Marion County Coach Greg Conley wrote.

  • Linescores, Sept. 25

    St. Charles Middle vs. Spencer County
    Sept. 17

    6th won 18-4

    Jenny Mattingly 6 pts, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, Katie Mattingly 5 pts, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, Lee Ann Jones 3 pts, Grace Farmer 2 pts, Emily Helms 1 pts, 9 rebounds, 4 assist, 2 steals, Kristi Martin 1 pt

    7th loss 38-33
    Elise Carpenter 14 pts 5 assist, 2 steals Cassidy Logsdon 9 pts, 9 rebounds, 3 assist, 3 steals, Mariella Curtis 6 ptss, 5 rebounds, 2 assist, 3 steals, Sammi Jo Potters 4 pts