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Today's News

  • 1958 graduating class of Calvary Elementary
  • GIRLS SOCCER ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - LIBBY PALAGI

    Libby Palagi was by and large the offensive leader for the Marion County Lady Knights last season.

    Palagi scored 11 goals last season, accounting for nearly half of Marion County’s goals last season - 47.8 percent to be exact.

  • U.K. Extension Office hosts Heritage Day Camp
  • BOYS TENNIS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - BRYCE SPALDING

    Bryce Spalding’s junior season ended with another trip to the state tournament. It was his third straight appearance at the state tournament. Spalding was Marion County’s lone player at the state meet last season.

    Spalding qualified for the state meet with a 6-2,6-4 win over Dallen Rodenberg from Taylor County in the quarterfinals of the regional meet in Elizabethtown. By advancing to the semifinals, Spalding qualified for the state meet. In the semifinal round, Spalding fell to Elizabethtown’s Matthew Smith, 4-6, 7-5 (10-3).

  • GIRLS TENNIS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - IRELAND CASSIDY

    Ireland Cassidy might not have gone to state like her teammate Bryce Spalding did, but she still found some success on the tennis court.

    Cassidy won the singles draw at Heartland Conference for the second straight year last season, defeating Taylor County’s Madison Lyons 6-4, 3-6 (10-3) to win singles. She defeated Lindsey Canada, also from Taylor County, 6-2, 6-1, in the semifinals and Adair County’s Jailyn Riter 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals.

  • Marion County holds on to beat Ashland-American 9-8, not enough to advance in state

    After stumbling through their first two games in the state tournament, the Marion County 8-10 All-Stars came out in game three rolling. By the time Ashland American went to the plate in the bottom of the third, the 8-10 All-Stars had already raced out to a 7-0 lead.

    A big hole for Ashland American to dig out of, but somehow, someway, they did it, eventually tying the game at eight all.

  • Support your library

     I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and had a good time celebrating our nation’s independence earlier this month. A recent article caught my interest in The Washington Post about leisure reading in the United States. I wanted to share it with my constituents:

    Leisure reading in the United States at an all-time low

    The share of Americans who read for pleasure on a given day has fallen by more than 30 percent since 2004, according to the American Time Use Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Why Fort Knox matters

     One hundred years ago this month (August of 1918) during World War I, the United States Army leased 20,000 acres of property in the area of Stithton, Kentucky, a small farming community in Hardin County. Chosen for its high ground and proximity to the railroad, the Army later acquired the land along with parts of Meade and Bullitt counties and named it Camp Knox, in honor of General Henry Knox, Chief of Artillery in the Revolutionary War and first Secretary of War.

  • Local teams, players compete in World Series

    Four local softball teams - all featuring Marion County players - played in the Future Stars of Sports World Series in Johnson City, Tennessee July 19-22. The event featured softball teams from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. A total of 126 softball teams played in the tournament across seven age groups.

  • Controlling emotions

    Recently, while surfing through Facebook, I came across a video that really caught my attention and quite frankly disgusted me.

    The video in question was a NBC Nightly News segment on parents’ behavior at youth sports games. The segment featured several videos that captured some truly awful and unacceptable behavior parents displayed while attending their children’s sports games.