Today's News

  • Taylor County dominates, hands Knights 62-6 district loss

    Taylor County didn’t throw the ball much. They didn’t need to. Their ground game churned out yard after yard and score after score.

    The Cardinals piled up 344 yards rushing and scored all nine of their touchdowns on the ground as they defeated Marion County 62-6 on Friday in Lebanon. The loss gave the Knights (1-8, 0-4) their fourth straight season without a district win. Marion County’s last district win came against Mercer County on Oct. 10, 2014 in a 20-19 thriller.

  • The Gameplan - Oct. 24

    Oct. 26
    Senior Night
    Knights vs. Nelson County (Home), 7:30 p.m.

  • In the stands

    Fans are an important and prominent part of sports. The cheering fans can motivate a team to keep pushing in a pressure-packed situation in a game.

    Fans get very involved in a game. Sometimes, however, they get a little too involved in the game.

    There was Steve Bartman and Jeffrey Maier. Now we have Troy Caldwell. All three were unknown fans in the stands just enjoying a baseball game when they were thrown into the spotlight amid controversy.

  • Soccer team raises cancer awareness

    The Marion County High School girls and boys soccer teams recognized cancer awareness at their Oct. 3 and Oct. 6 games. Both teams wore pink headbands and socks promoting cancer awareness. They allocated half of their concessions proceeds to the Marion County Good Samaritans Foundation, and were able to donate $300 to help local individuals struggling with the disease. The soccer teams intend to make this an annual fundraising event.

  • Meade hired as next swim coach

    He’s had a passion for swimming. Now he gets to bring that passion over to Marion County.

    Alex Meade was named the next head swim coach for Marion County, taking over for Brian Pirkle, who resigned after one season as head swim coach. Pirkle resigned after taking a new job at a factory in Bardstown.

    “It was a great opportunity and it was fun to coach that team,” Pirkle said.

    Pirkle also resigned as head coach for the Marion Middle Baseball Team. He was head coach for two years and an assistant coach for two seasons.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bruins roll past Lady Knights to regional finals

    All night long, the Lady Bruins hit with power. They kept Marion County guessing. They executed almost flawlessly. With all that in their favor, Central Hardin won in convincing fashion, defeating Marion County in three-sets (25-8, 25-10, 25-16) on Oct. 17 in the regional tournament semifinals at the Roby Dome.

    The Lady Bruins (31-8, 11-0) advanced to their eighth regional tournament championship in nine seasons, defeating district rival Elizabethtown on Thursday to advance to the state tournament at Valley High School.

  • Youth football competes in league playoffs Saturday

    The Marion County Youth League Football teams have ended their regular season with a sweep over Washington County this past weekend. The Knights will play Saturday in league playoffs at Centre Square. The PeeWee team plays at 1:30 p.m., Seniors play at 3 p.m., and the Juniors will take the field at 4:30 p.m.

  • UK commit Dontaie Allen proved early that he could be special player

    By Larry Vaught

    The first time Billy Stafford saw Dontaie Allen play middle school basketball he knew he was watching an “athletic and skilled” player.

    Stafford is the Nicholas County middle school boys head basketball coach and assistant high school coach. Allen plays for Pendleton County and will be signing with the University of Kentucky next month after giving his verbal commitment to coach John Calipari in the summer almost immediately after he was offered a scholarship.

  • FOOTBALL: Knights can’t keep halftime lead in loss to East Jessamine

    Marion County put up their best first half performance. At one point, they held a 20-6 lead.

    But the East Jessamine Jaguars scored 29 of the games final 35 points as they defeated the Knights 35-26 Friday evening on John J. Boswell Field

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cards fend off Lady Knights for fourth straight district title

    The Taylor County Lady Cardinals have built a stronghold on the 20th District championship thanks to a mixture of excellent hitting, stellar defense and timely performances in the clutch.

    For one set, it looked like all that talent would capitulate them to yet another district title.