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Today's News

  • Residents urge county to do something about nuisance properties

    For years now, the Marion County Fiscal Court has been hearing from local residents regarding the need for a nuisance ordinance to address property eyesores and potential health hazards throughout the county. And, time and time again, magistrates discuss the problems, but nothing happens.

    Last week, it was more of the same when Sergeant J.W. Sullivan attended the fiscal court’s meeting on May 17 to express his concerns regarding nuisance properties and animal control.

  • New Lebanon Elementary School principal hired

    James “Jim” Freeman will be the new principal at Lebanon Elementary School. The LES site-based decision making council made its recommendation Tuesday evening and Freeman accepted the position.
    Freeman currently works as a Leadership Development Specialist for the Kentucky Department of Education. Previously, he was a principal at West Jessamine Middle School, and an assistant principal and athletics director at Garrard County High School.

  • Spalding goes down in opening round at state meet

    It was a quick exit from the top stage in high school tennis for Bryce Spalding.

    Facing the toughest competition for high school tennis in Kentucky, Spalding took a 6-0, 6-0 loss to Campbell County’s Anderson McDowell at the state tennis meet at Shillito Park on May 17.

    The opening round loss ended Spalding’s season.

  • Knights win final home game of season, defeat Trojans 7-2

    After bangs of thunder that bellowed over Dave Hourigan Field forced Marion County’s final home game to be postponed for nearly an hour and 45 minutes, all was quiet for the first three and a half innings when action finally got underway.

    But, bringing back memories of last season’s numerous big innings they compiled, the Knights struck for five runs in the fourth to get a 7-2 victory over the Barren County Trojans on May 16.

  • Boyle County defeats Lady Knights 3-1 in final regular season game

    Boyle County scored all three of their runs in the first inning and it was all they needed to defeat Marion County 3-1 on Thursday in Danville.

    Boyle County (21-10) reached base on an error and then drew a walk. With two runners on base, Keely Bowling launched a three-run home run.

  • A time to bet

    In 1992, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was passed, prohibiting sports betting in all but a handful of states, most notably Nevada, the only state where a person could wager on the outcome of a single game. Oregon, Delaware and Montana were permitted to continue sports betting on a limited basis under the law.

  • First-ever alumni football game set for July 20

    Are you a former football player at Marion County?

    If so, you’ll soon get another chance to shine under the bright lights of John J. Boswell Field.

    The Marion County High School football team is hosting the first-ever alumni football game, which will be held at 8 p.m., July 20, on John J. Boswell Field.

  • Wiser named Fifth Region Spring Student-Athlete of the Year

    If there’s one word that someone could use to describe Travis Wiser, thankful would almost certainly come to mind.

    Thankful for his coaches. Thankful for his parents. Thankful for his teammates. Just thankful to play baseball.

    Now, he’s got something else to be thankful for - being named the Fifth Region Spring Student-Athlete of the Year by Fifth Region Athletic Directors.

  • Knights ends season on high note at state meet

    Marion County’s season ended just like it began: dodging weather.

    Thunderstorms forced the Class 2A State Track Meet to be postponed at 5:29 p.m. on Friday, prior to the 100-meter dash. The meet resumed at 4 p.m., Saturday.

    At the state meet, Stephan Salgado finished 14th in the boys long jump with a 18’ 10” distance. He finished 11th in the boys triple jump with a 40’ 9” distance.

  • Sports Briefs

    Co-ed volleyball league 

    Graham Memorial Park will have a co-ed volleyball league this summer. Signups will take place at the pavilion located next to the Lebanon Aquatic Center on Wednesday, May 23, from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. If you are unable to make it that day, text 270-699-5521 with your team name and roster of players. League fee is $50 per team. Teams must turn in a roster sheet and waiver forms before league starts on May 31.Volleyball camp will be held June 11-13 at MCHS.