Today's News

  • First Lady Knights softball camp

    The first Marion County Lady Knights softball camp will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17-19 at the MCHS softball field.
    During the camp, players will learn batting, fielding, pitching, catching and team skills.
    The third day of the camp, June 19, is for pitchers and catchers only.
    The fee for the camp is $35 per player. A sack lunch and t-shirt is included.
    Anyone interested in participating should reply to Coach Todd Spalding at toddspaldinglaw@hotmail.com no later than June 15.

  • British soccer camp returns in June

    Local soccer players will once again have the opportunity to improve their skills with Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp, June 24-28.
    The camp will be held at the Marion County soccer fields across the street from the Fairgrounds, 415 Fairgrounds Road in Lebanon.
    The camp includes foot skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play, and coaches will weave in lessons about integrity, leadership, respect, responsibility and sportsmanship as well.

  • Squirrel, frog seasons are underway

    In my last article I mentioned that we were sort of “between” gunning seasons. So, I suggested you try coyote hunting to ease the pain of not shooting!
    Since the article came out I was reminded of a couple of other opportunities to hunt!
    First, we have an early squirrel season we can take advantage of. It runs from May 18 until June 21 with a daily limit of six and possession limit of 12.

  • The big decision

    Recently, a major decision in college basketball came down when the number one rated high school basketball player in the country made his college decision.  Andrew Wiggins from Huntington Prep picked the Kansas Jayhawks as his college team.  For weeks, many thought he would choose Kentucky and join the number one recruiting class in the nation.  If Wiggins had picked Kentucky, Coach John Calipari would have secured the number one player from each position in the ratings.

  • Knights outlast Bardstown, Nelson County

    The Marion County Knights baseball team finished up their regular season winning two of their four games last week.
    The Knights lost to Bethlehem and Russell County on the road before defeating Nelson County at home and beating Bardstown on the road. The Knights closed the regular season with an 18-12 record.  
    Marion County was scheduled to play Taylor County in the opening round of district play last night. If they won, will play the winner of Adair County/Campbellsville tonight in Adair County.

    Marion County 18, Bardstown 10

  • Lady Knights win three of four to close season

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball won three of their final four regular season contests, leaving their record at 22-9 going into district play.
    Marion County defeated Campbellsville, 14-2, on Monday in the first round of the district tournament. They were scheduled to play Taylor County last night for the championship of the 20th District Tournament.

  • Top players take out tennis Knight, Lady Knights

    Three members of the Marion County tennis teams competed in the state tournament last Thursday.
    Sophomore Alex Spalding, who won the regional crown, competed in the state tournament at Shillito Park for the Knights, while the duo of Elyssa Holt and Madison Cassidy, who were regional semifinalists to earn their state spot, competed at the University of Kentucky Boone/Downing Tennis Center for the Lady Knights.

  • Divine Repeat

    For the second consecutive year, Marion County’s Brooks Divine claimed the KHSAA 2A state pole vaulting title.
    Divine, a senior, won this year’s event by clearing 14 feet three inches at the state meet, which was held at Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park on the University of Louisville campus. Last year, he won by clearing 13’ 6”.
    “I had a goal at the beginning of last year and that was to be a back-to-back state champion and to be able to fulfill that goal and to sign at the University of Kentucky is a dream come true!” Divine said.

  • Rise above the haters

     We’ve all heard the quote, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me."

    But, as most of us have learned, words can hurt. They can hurt us deeply. They can hurt much more than a slap in the face or a punch in the gut. They can hurt our spirit. They can hurt us to our core.

  • Corrections, May 22

     A business brief for Sherry Nalley, which ran in a recent edition, failed to mention that her new hair salon, Fanatix in Loretto, is also open on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Attorney Greg Simms name was spelled incorrectly in a story in last week’s edition.