Today's News

  • The Game Plan

    04.15.09 VOLLEYBALL MCHS intramural league   04.16.09 BASEBALL Knights vs. Campbellsville (H)   SOFTBALL Lady Knights vs. Green County (H)   VOLLEYBALL St. Augustine vs. St. Gregory (A) St. Charles vs. St. Joe (Red) (A)   04.17.09 SOFTBALL Lady Knights vs. Fort Knox (A)   TENNIS MCHS vs.

  • Lebanon Mayor Crenshaw in Louisville hospital

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw is currently in Norton's Hospital in Louisville after he had a pulmonary embolism, a sudden blockage in a lung artery, last week.

    According to Lebanon City Administrator John Thomas, Crenshaw was doing okay as of press time, but he will be in the hospital a minimum of three to five days.

  • A community supportive of the arts

    Recently, all the elementary schools in the district celebrated an Arts and Humanities Day. Artists, musicians and performers of all kinds visited the schools to share their creativity and skills with students. These arts and humanities days were planned to support the curriculum and instruction given by elementary art, music, drama and dance teachers while also providing the knowledge that the arts are alive in their very own community. These young students joyfully experienced a broad range of the arts from West African visual art to the Appalachian tradition of square dancing.

  • Q & A with former athlete Patrick Campbell

    Patrick Campbell is a 2003 graduate of Marion County High School who is currently coaching at MCHS for both baseball and football.  

    What sports did you play while you were at MCHS? What positions?

    I played receiver for football and then middle infield for the baseball team.

      Which sport did you prefer?

    I think overall I was a better football player, but my true passion is with baseball.

  • Knights slide into district play

    The Marion County High School baseball team stumbled last week, coming up short in both outings.

    DuPont Manual, a late addition to the Knights schedule, rocked the locals 15-3 on Tuesday of last week in Louisville. 

    "We were winning 3-0 after the second inning. It looked like we were going to play some baseball but then the wheels came completely off," Head Coach Chad Spalding said.

  • Letters to the editor, April 15

    Watch for motorcycles

    Since spring has arrived, wonderful motorcycle weather is here! I'd like to put out some reminders to help make motorcycling safe.

    Please do not go out and buy your teenager a crotch rocket (sport/racing bike) or any other kind of bike until he/she takes the Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Program. Without proper training, these bikes can be death machines.

  • Burley growers need to consider marketing plan in 2009

    The past couple of years have been tough on both tobacco farmers and companies alike as decreased cigarette consumption and poor growing conditions have hampered the stability of tobacco on the farm and in the marketplace.

    Although we're just getting into the 2009 crop year we've already encountered some obstacles that have been hard to stomach as many burley farmers received production/contract cuts in March.

  • Celtics earn trip down south

    The Marion County Lady Celtics have taken the state by storm.   If you don't know who they are, you soon will.

    They are the Marion County girls nine and under AAU basketball team that now boasts a state championship to go with their 21-1 record. The Lady Celtics have been invited to compete for the national championship in Monroe, La., from June 26 through July 1. 

    Donna Bradshaw and Jimmy Wiser were the forces behind getting the team together and Todd Mattingly was selected as the head coach in March.

  • Lebanon man faces federal drug charge

    Kenneth Wesley Hillman, 47, of Lebanon was indicted in federal district court for growing more than 100 marijuana plants on his property, according to acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky (in Louisville).

    If convicted, Hillman could be facing up to 40 years in prison, up to $2 million in fines and four years of supervised release. The minimum penalty for a conviction is five years in prison.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. is prosecuting the case. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency investigated the case.

  • Smith named next superintendent

    In a unanimous decision, the Marion County Board of Education voted to name Donald W. Smith the next superintendent of schools.

    The board's vote authorized Chairwoman Sr. Kay Carlew to execute a contract for Smith. He will begin a four-year term July 1, and he will begin his Marion County career with a salary of $105,000 per year.