Today's News

  • Seeing green on the green

    Jessica Zink Grainger has had an illustrious golf career, holding the Marion County High School record for most trips to the state tournament with six. She began playing high school golf in the seventh grade and kept playing all the way through her college years.

    But even with all her accomplishments, stellar play and years of experience on the green, she admitted she got a little nervous when she participated in the Kentucky Derby Festival Hole in One Contest.

  • PRO BASKETBALL: Makayla Epps released by Chicago Sky

    Makayla Epps’ run with the Chicago Sky has come to end.
    The team announced on May 2 they had waived Epps, along with forward Amber Harris. Epps’ release from the Sky came after only one season with the team. Epps was taken by Chicago in the 2017 WNBA Draft with the 33rd pick, becoming the first-ever Marion County resident to enlist and be selected into a professional sports draft.
    Epps declined to comment on her release from the team.

  • SOFTBALL: Senior night on May 11 against Atherton

    Nearly two months after the two teams were supposed to meet in Brandenburg, Marion County and Holy Cross (Louisville) will finally get the chance to play each other.
    Two teams riding stellar records meet up in Louisville when the Lady Knights and Cougars play at 6:30 p.m., May 10. A meeting between the two squads in Brandenburg in late March during the Meade County Mighty March Matchup was cancelled due to poor weather that forced some games in the event to be cancelled.
    With a 22-6 record, Holy Cross will be stout competition for Marion County (14-4).


    Girls soccer meeting tomorrow
    There will be a meeting for anyone interested in playing girls soccer next season at Marion County. The meeting is for anyone entering seventh grade or above for the 2018-19 school year. The meeting is at 6 p.m., May 10, at the Marion County High School library. For more information, contact Daniel Johnson at 270-692-6066.

    Girls basketball camp June 4-7

  • TENNIS: Knights get one more in before regional meet

    The Marion County Knights were able to get one more match in before the regional meet, which began on Monday at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown, against the Taylor County Cardinals last Wednesday at Miller Park in Campbellsville.
    The match was a make-up match from earlier in the season that was cancelled due to poor weather.
    “They played well,” Marion County coach Noah Swencki said. “Bryce got a good win, Ireland got another good win and our second doubles team for the girls got a good win. Colin got a good win too.”

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Knights compete one last time before regional meet

    The Marion County Knights were able to get one last meet in before the Region 2, Class AA meet in Bardstown that began on Monday at the Bardstown Invitational.
    Marion County was right back in Bardstown for the regional meet.
    Carolina Vellar finished fourth in the girls 100 meter dash with a finals time of 13.74, tying with Alisha Allen and splitting the eight points evenly. Brenda Santos finished seventh in the same event with a 13.98 finals time. Alexis Hoppes finished second in the girls pole vault with an 8’ finals height.

  • Vaught’s Views: E.J. Montgomery a 'low key, low maintenance type of player'

    By Larry Vaught

    Even though most were speculating that Georgia forward E.J. Montgomery was going to pick Duke over Kentucky and others, Rivals.com writer Dan McDonald (@DMcDonaldsRivals on Twitter) was not surprised when he signed with John Calipari and Kentucky.
    “I had been tipped off by a source close to him a couple weeks ahead of time that Kentucky had the edge over Duke and UNC (North Carolina). I think his experience at the McDonald’s All-American Game finished it off,” McDonald said.

  • Full transparency

    In today’s political climate, government agencies should be going out of their way to be completely transparent.

    Last week, the Marion County Board of Education chose not to when they held a budget work session at noon on a Monday and chose not to record their discussion.

    I specifically asked for the work session to be recorded. 

  • LTADD marks 50 years of strengthening communities

    We have a great deal to be proud of in the Lincoln Trail Region. Our economy is strong. Our communities are regularly recognized on the national stage for any number of things – tops in start-ups, among the safest, a great place to do business, an ideal spot to retire, and much more. 

  • Road plan update, honoring teachers and state employees

    One of the most important functions of my job as your state representative is to fight for funding for key road and bridge projects in our communities.