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Today's Sports

  • The Greatest

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Muhammad Ali, nicknamed "The Greatest," passed away Friday at an Arizona hospital at the age of 74. His death has made many people take time to reflect on the impact he had on both the sport of boxing and society. Ali was an inspiring figure for many and a driving force for change, yet a controversial one as well.

  • Mid-Kentucky Conference Champs

    Marion County Middle School’s A baseball team won the Mid-Kentucky Conference recently. They ended the season with a record of 16-2.

    Marion County Middle School’s A softball team also won the Mid-Kentucky Conference. The team’s final record was 19-4-1. They were undefeated in conference play. They only allowed two runs in conference play, and for the season they outscored the opposition 213-55.

  • Life in the fast lane: Houston...

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    Houston Raikes, 16, of Bradfordsville is barely legal to drive on his own but is one of the youngest competitors to have ever won the stock eliminator class at JEGS Sportsnationals.
    Approximately 600 cars from all across the country gathered at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green on Memorial Day weekend to compete.

  • Outdoors column: Boat repairs...

    Sometimes writing this article is easy. This usually happens when I’m sorta stretching the truth a smidgen!
    Then there are the times when it hard to put into words what actually happened. The reason: the absolute truth can be a little boring! So it becomes necessary to embellish some of the details.
    As a word of warning, don’t believe everything you read. That doesn’t just go for what I write either!

  • Athletes in Action Soccer:...

    Lebanon native Devin Johnson will be competing with collegiate soccer players from across the United States during an international tour in France as part of the excitement surrounding this summer’s 2016 UEFA European Championship.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights’ season...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights fell 11-1 to the Hart County Lady Raiders on May 30 in the Fifth Region Tournament after advancing as the winners of 20th District Tournament.
    The Lady Knights (25-8) retired the first six batters in order but then sputtered as the Lady Knights gave up eight walks and eight hits as their season came to an end. The Lady Knights' only run of the game came from senior Kylie Benningfield, who finished 2-2 at the plate.

  • Vaught’s Views: ESPN reporter...

    By Larry Vaught

    During the last few years, Kentucky basketball fans have got to know ESPN reporter Shannon Spake very well and have embraced her to the point that they sometimes feel like she is part of the Big Blue Nation.
    How does Spake feel about that?

  • BASEBALL: Knights advance to...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights began district tournament play on May 24 with a 2-1 win against the Campbellsville Eagles.

  • Tee Time: The good ole days

    By Dennis George

    I’ll never forget the first time.
    And the feeling that went through me as I realized that I had accomplished it.
    It was the summer of 1966, and it happened in the field behind Dr. Eli George’s house in Lebanon.
    My cousins had been playing golf in that field for a long time and they always talked about how much fun they had.

  • First place finish

    Madison Hardin ran Saturday, May 14, in RJ Corman's 5K Run to benefit Chrysalis House in Nicholasville. Hardin, 13, is a seventh grader at Lebanon Middle School. She won first place in the female 10-14-year-old age division, running her fastest 5K, with a time of 21:58. She is the daughter of Michelle Cash of Lebanon and the late John Hardin. She is the granddaughter of Wanda Perkins of Lebanon.