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Today's News

  • Divine competes at UK indoor track meet

    Marion County High School senior Brooks Divine traveled to Lexington recently to compete in the University of Kentucky High School Invitational. Divine competed in the pole vault event only. He was able to clear 13’0”, and finished in 12th place overall. The winner of the pole vault event cleared 15’6”.
    Divine will wrap up his indoor season when he competes in the Mason Dixon Games at Broadbent Arena in Louisville on March 2.
    He will be defending his indoor state pole-vaulting championship there.

  • Spalding inducted into KHSBCA Hall of Fame

    Randall Spalding was inducted into the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association (KHSBCA) Hall of Fame during a ceremony held in Louisville on Jan. 19. Spalding is the uncle of Marion County High School Head Baseball Coach Chad Spalding.
    Randall was inducted along with six other men, three of those being inducted as umpires.

  • Geese galore and more

    Snow geese by the thousands… maybe millions… awaited us in Arkansas. So many snow geese that a special “conservation order” season has been set in an attempt to control their numbers.
    No license required, just a number from the state of Arkansas. No plug in your gun to allow only a certain number of shells. Matter of fact, you can use a “tube extension” to allow the use of not three, but up to 10 total shells.
    And the biggest kicker: No limit on the number of birds you can take!

  • Super TV ad

    First of all, I must make a confession. I only caught bits and pieces of the Super Bowl recently. I did not sit and watch the entire game. That may be a bit of a surprise to some of you, but I was busy working on the next edition of the paper during that time slot. Because of that, I missed nearly all of the Super Bowl commercials.

  • Knights fall to Hawks, Bulldogs

    The Marion County Knights varsity basketball team had their last game of the regular season Friday night at home against LaRue County. It was also senior night. In a game where the Knights stayed within striking distance all night long, LaRue County’s star player, Kelton Ford, poured in a career-high 39 points to lead the Hawks to a 68-60 victory. The Knights finished the regular season with a record of 11-16.

  • Lady Knights season reaches a Mercy-ful end

    The Marion County Lady Knights went on the road Feb. 12 to take on Mercy Academy in their last regular season game. After winning their previous 29 games, Marion County had little trouble in capping off an impressive 30-0 undefeated regular season. Patrice Tonge led the way with a career-high 22 points in the 64-46 win.
    “We played a really good game,” Head Coach Trent Milby said. “We were really focused on the game and went to a tough place to win, and won.”

  • Triple Threat

    Three Marion County Lady Knights have received invitations recently to try out for the Kentucky squad in the annual Kentucky/Indiana all-star game sponsored by the Lions Eye Foundation. The tryouts will be held on March 23-24 at Georgetown College.  
    Last season, Marion County’s Bre Elder played in the game. This year, the game will once again be played in Freedom Hall on June 14, and will travel to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis the following night.

  • Motivated motivator

    “Imani” is Swahili for “faith,” and it’s the perfect name for Imani Biggers.
    It’s been said that faith doesn’t have or know an age, and that’s certainly true with Imani.
    When asked what she thinks makes her special, the soft-spoken, bright-eyed 9-year-old sits quietly for a few moments, pondering her answer. Her eyes well up with tears as she softly replies.
    “I have God in my heart,” she said. “He watches over me.”

  • ‘God’s nobleman’

    The headline proclaimed, “Father Vincent Smith’s First Mass a Notable Occasion.”
    Why exactly was this Mass, celebrated June 10, 1934, worthy of headlines? It was the first time an African-American born in Kentucky had celebrated Mass as a Catholic priest.
    The newspaper wrote that more than 2,000 black Catholics — including Smith’s parents, who were both in their 80s — attended the Mass along with 30 priests from the diocese of Louisville and surrounding dioceses.

  • 4-H speech judges needed