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Today's News

  • Off and running

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent

     

    A working-violinist-band member-sprinter is what you could call her. Junior Meredith Bartley at Marion County High School runs cross country in the fall, track in the spring, and somehow has time to work at Cedars of Lebanon, go to violin practice, and play the vibes in band.
    Bartley has been a runner since the seventh grade when she chose to join the track team.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights get win over Bethlehem, 8-5

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent

     

    This past week, the weather has been really tough for outdoors sport. Luckily the Marion County Lady Knights softball team (14-4) got a chance to play Friday at Bethlehem.
    Marion County grabbed a win 8-5.
    The Lady Knights held a lead early, but they added six runs in the sixth inning to secure the win.

  • Raising awareness about autism

    Hundreds of people gathered Saturday at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorders and to celebrate individuals who live with those conditions every day.
    Lisa Nally-Martin, the founder of Working the Puzzle for Autism, welcomed everyone to the fifth annual walk April 18.
    “Each of these kids that are standing here, as we all know, they are the ones that get the benefit out of this,” Nally-Martin said.

  • Good scouting can pay off when hunting turkeys

    I don’t think you could’ve designed a better opening day for our spring turkey season!
    The rainy weather we’d been having was quickly forgotten as the woods came alive Saturday. Just as the sun started to break over the ridge … there it was, a gobbler.
    Now to some that wouldn’t mean a whole lot. But, to a turkey hunter with a shotgun in hand, on opening day, it was sweet music!
    We know there’s a bird nearby, so we’ll just hit the box call to let him know we’re here.

  • Free trees to celebrate Arbor Day

    In celebration of Arbor Day, the Marion County Conservation District will be giving away free trees to the public from 9 a.m. until all trees are gone.
    The species of trees available will be Eastern Redbud, Green Ash, White Pine, Kentucky Coffee Tree and Silky Dogwood.
    Arbor Day, Latin for “Tree Day” is an environmental holiday. All citizens and groups are highly encouraged to plant trees and to help protect and give tender loving care to all existing trees.

  • Car break-ins occur across the county

    Several vehicle break-ins in Marion County recently should serve as reminders to lock your car doors even if it’s parked in your own driveway.
    On April 12, a vehicle parked in Cozy Corner parking lot was broken into and $80 in cash was stolen, as well as a debit card, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements. Two male juveniles attempted to use the debit card at U.S. Bank in Loretto at 2:04 a.m., and surveillance camera footage enabled law enforcement to identify them, Clements said. Both juveniles have been charged with theft by unlawful taking.

  • Tips for pruning spring flowering shrubs

     

  • Sports briefs, April 22

    Middle school softball gets win
    The Marion County Middle School softball team defeated Washington County, twice, on April 18.
    The Lady Knights won the first game, 14-0, at Idle Hour Park in Springfield. They then won the send game of the double-header, 17-3.

  • Chinese spareribs, hot and sour soup at home

     

  • Central Kentucky Showdown scheduled for June 20

    The Marion County Fairgrounds will host the first annual Central Kentucky Showdown, one Big Azz Custom Truck and Big Rig Event, on Saturday, June 20. Gates will open at 10 a.m. There will be custom trucks, numerous vendors, concessions and activities for the kids.