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Today's News

  • Marion County serves up two wins over Eagles

    The Marion County Knights and Lady Knights saw action last week when they took a heaping handful of wins against the Campbellsville Eagles and Lady Eagles, Adair County Lady Indians, and Danville Admirals. 

    Campbellsville

    On March 28, the Knights and Lady Knights took on the Eagles and Lady Eagles. The Knights walked away with all six wins in singles against the Eagles but fell in three straight doubles matches. 

  • Former Lady Knights stars still shining

    Marion County Lady Knights basketball fans may have one heck of a ride this season, but they may be interested or curious as to how some of the team’s former stars are faring away from home.

    The answer is simple, they’re still shining bright – because whether at home or abroad, they’re still playing basketball. 

  • First bass tournament winners announced

     In case you wondered why I didn’t put the winners of last week’s Mid-KY Bass Anglers Tournament, there’s a simple explanation.

    As I was writing my mind got side-tracked and I forgot. Oh, I could have come up with something that would’ve been believable. But, those who know me know I am, at best, a little “flighty”, so just saying “I forgot” is still the most believable.

    Anyway, I forgot!

  • Lady Knights top Lady Lions in softball

     The Marion County Lady Knights’ week of play was mostly washed out as cold weather and rain caused game after game to be canceled. In total, the Lady Knights lost the opportunity to play five games, four of which were in the Russell County Lady Laker Classic last weekend. 

    Though tourney play was not an option, the Lady Knights managed to squeeze in one game on March 27 against the Garrard County Lady Lions (4-1). There, the Lady Knights (3-1) defeated the visiting Lady Lions, 4-1, in seven innings. 

  • Local filly earns two awards

     Recently, Precocious Beauty, a filly bred in Marion County by Jim Avritt Sr. and LaVerne Avritt, received two prestigious award for pacing horses.

    Precocious Beauty received the 2013 Dan Patch Award for 2-year-old pacing filly from the United States Harness Writers. and the O’Brien Award for a 2-year-old pacing filly with at least three starts in Canada.

  • Wildlife feeding prohibited until May 31

     Fish and Wildlife Officer B.J. McCoy is reminding the public that it is illegal to feed wildlife with grass, seed or manufactured animal feed in the area outside your home until May 31. He noted that spring turkey season is here, and the public should refresh itself on laws related to “baiting” wild turkeys.

  • After seven years, annexation upheld

    When the Lebanon City Council annexed approximately 415 acres of property in February of 2006, it led to more than six years of court cases before reaching the Kentucky Supreme Court in November of 2012.
    On March 20, the Supreme Court handed down a 6-1 decision upholding the annexation and remanded the case to Marion Circuit Court with instructions to enter a summary judgment in the city’s favor.

  • Farm, Home and Garden Show is this weekend
  • Pageant to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation

    The Reach for the Stars Beauty Pageant is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at Marion County High School. This event is a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
    The pageant is open to boys and girls from newborns to 10 years old. The deadline to register is April 7.
    The cost is $10 per participant and $5 for spectators. Participants can preregister for $7 at the Farm, Home and Garden Show. Participants need to arrive at the high school by 1 p.m. on the day of the pageant.

  • Lebanon woman named to African-American Heritage Commission

    Angela R. Nance of Lebanon has been appointed to represent the public at-large on the Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission. Gov. Steve Beshear made the appointment last week.
    Nance is a workforce investment area fiscal officer at Lincoln Trail Area Development District. Her term on the commission expires Feb. 1, 2018.