Story and photos by Kacie Goode
Landmark News Service
Marion County native Lisa Cissell is an out-of-the-ordinary case. Like nearly 30,000 others in the United States, Cissell has cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits a person’s ability to breathe.
But unlike the majority of the CF population, Cissell wasn’t diagnosed until adulthood.
A change of scenery can be tough on anybody, but for Mook Reunsang and Chaio Chen, their change of scenery involves going halfway around the globe to a new place where they have no family or friends.
Reunsang and Chen are two foreign exchange students from Thailand and China, and they are members of the Marion County Lady Knights softball team.
The Lebanon Enterprise is committed to educating the public about the importance of being a registered donor so that others may live. Currently, more than 123,000 men, women and children in this country are awaiting organ transplants to save their lives. Thousands more are in need of tissue and cornea transplants to restore their mobility and sight.
When faced with a big tournament on a lake you haven’t fished before, you have to figure some things out.
Basically, it sounds easy! Just figure where to go and what to throw - bait wise that is. Yes, sounds easy until you get to the lake, a large expanse of water. So where to start? You looked at lake maps, you’ve considered the time of year, water temperature and - this is sometimes a mistake - what has worked in the past.
Ask Derek Willis a question during a media interview session and he'll give you a straight forward answer. He does not dodge questions. He just doesn't go overboard with answers.
For his girlfriend, Keely Potts, that's frustrating because she doesn't think Kentucky fans have had a chance to see his real personality.
The Marion County Knights and Lady Knights began the week at home against the LaRue County Hawks on April 25. The girls lost their matches, 4-1, while the boys won theirs by a score of 3-2.
Allie Evans secured the Knights' lone win for the girls, winning 6-1, 6-0 in singles. In the boys matches, Bryce Spalding won 6-1, 6-1 while Colby Hood also won 6-1, 6-0. Both those wins were in singles play. The doubles teams consisting of Dylan Bradshaw and Hank Hardin won their match 6-0, 6-0.
The Marion County Knights began this week on the road against the Adair County Indians on April 26 in a 20th District game. The Knights took an 8-3 comeback win with extra innings. The Knights were able to tie up at three apiece in the eighth inning, and Luke Thomas would push the Knights ahead when he got a bases-loaded ground ball past Adair County's third baseman, which would push Ty Murphy across for the go ahead run.