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Today's News

  • Lady Knights opens district play with a pair of victories

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team opened district play by  hosting Adair County April 8 and visiting Taylor County April 9. Marion County won both contests, to improve to 9-5 overall.
    “We had an excellent start to district play beginning 2-0,” Coach Todd Spalding said. “We have a big week ahead of us with two more district games and then Washington County. If we can sweep the district games this week we will be in an excellent position to win our second straight district championship.”

  • Knights win four of five

    The Marion County Knights baseball team had a great week, picking up four wins in five contests. The Knights defeated John Hardin, LaRue County, Taylor County and Elizabethtown, Their only loss came against Adair County.
    Marion County stands at 9-7 overall and 1-1 in the district.
    “This was the best week of the season we have had so far,” Coach Chad Spalding said.

    Marion County 3, John Hardin 0

  • Hit by pitch

    Recently, as I’m sure you’ve seen by now, there was a bench-clearing brawl that happened at a major league baseball game. The game was between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres.

  • Strong week for tennis teams

    The Knights and Lady Knights tennis teams each won all three matches they had last week.
    April 8 gainst Washington County, the Lady Knights and Knights both won 4-1. In girls’ play, Alyssa Farmer defeated Amelia Hilton 6-0, 6-1, Allie Evans defeated Erica Walker 6-0, 6-1, and Miranda Bradshaw defeated Rachael Cook 8-0 in singles play.
    In doubles action, Madison Cassidy and Elyssa Holt defeated Amelia Hilton and Erica Walker 6-0, 6-0, but Gabby Sims and Erika Weir defeated Rebecca Evans and Madeline Peterson 6-1, 6-1 for the Lady Knights only loss in the match.

  • Lady Knights help Kentucky All-Stars to win

    Marion County Lady Knights Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers and Coach Trent Milby headed to Crestview Hills Saturday to take part in the 22nd annual Kentucky versus Ohio All-Star game.
    Friday, participants took part in a skills challenges, including three-on-three, one-on-one, and a slam dunk challenge. In the one-on-one challenge, Makayla Epps defeated Serena Sandusky from Bryan Station 14-8, and then edged the Ohio team champion Briana Quisenberry on a last second shot to claim the overall championship in the one-on-one event.

  • On top of their field

    The Marion County track team hosted its all-comers meet at Marion County High School Saturday. The Knights and Lady Knights posted some impressive times and showings at the meet, and collected several first place finishes. Overall, the team won 13 events and it was a great night for the team, according to Assistant Coach Daniel Johnson.

  • Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture visits Lebanon

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer stopped by T&H Feed Service on April 9 as part of swing through central Kentucky, in which he visited with store owners and local farmers to chat about agricultural issues. During his visit to Lebanon, Comer spoke briefly about his plans to visit Washington D.C. to lobby in favor of allowing industrial hemp to be grown in Kentucky, his recent visit with EPA regulators in Atlanta, and livestock care standards.

  • Working, walking together

    Despite chilly temperatures, hundreds of people gathered at Graham Memorial Park on Saturday morning to show their support for autism awareness.
    The third annual Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk is part of a continuing effort to educate the community about autism and people who live with this condition.
    John Mikkiah Thompson, a 19-year-old with autism, opened the event by singing “Through My Eyes,” a song about living with autism. Thompson did not speak until he was 8 years old, and it was his interest in music that helped him learn to talk.

  • 2013 Kentucky Writers Day Celebration concludes Sunday

    This year’s Kentucky Writers Day Celebration will not only honor the written word, but also Lebanon resident and musician Mike Hill, who passed away recently.
    “Mike had been involved in every Songwriters Tribute Showcase since we started hosting it,” Jeanne Lane, event organizer, said. “He was a tremendous supporter of the event and Penn's Store.”

  • ‘Call of the Wildman’ returns June 2

    The second season of Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman,” starring Marion County’s own Ernie “Turtleman” Brown Jr., is scheduled to begin June 2.
    This season’s shows include trips to Texas and Mexico, and Brown and the Turtle Team will once again catch a variety of animals. Turtle Mama returns as well.
    This season, Brown makes visits to an alpaca farm, the old Marion County Courthouse, and Waverly Hill Sanitarium.