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Today's News

  • Instead of just talking about it, what if Kentucky actually pursued sustainability?

     Have you noticed how the word “sustainable” is tossed around these days? 

    Often, it’s used when people are talking about economic growth and profits. People get this unctuous look, as if by simply saying “sustainable,” they add value. Thoughts about impacts on the environment, good or bad, or possible job implications never seem to follow. 

  • A Year with Frog and Toad on stage

     "A Year with Frog and Toad (Kids)" will be on stage at Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square in Lebanon at 7 p.m. Nov. 9-10, Nov. 16-17. 

    Performed the first weekend by the Classic Arts Theatre students from Marion and Taylor counties, and the second weekend by third grade students at Lebanon Elementary School, these children sing, dance and perform delightful stories from the classic children's book by Arnold Lobel.

  • Junior Team wins league football title

    The Marion County Youth Football Junior Team romped LaRue County 30-6 to win the league title late Saturday night at Nelson County High School. The game was tied 6-6 at the half, but Marion County scored 12 points each in the third and fourth quarter to clinch the league title.

    “To go undefeated is very special,” Head Coach Wayne Sickles said. “It’s really, really special and I was really blessed to be a part of it. You don’t find very many teams that play as hard as we do.”

  • A new man

    Weight loss is a difficult journey for anyone to take on. Focus, self-accountability and support are all needed to make the weight loss journey a successful one.

    If you ask La’Bryant Churchill, he’s got all three. The junior football player for the Marion County Knights has been on quite the weight loss journey recently, losing more than 80 pounds in a span of four months.

    It’s a journey that Churchill is very thankful he went on.

  • The Gameplan - Nov. 7

    Nov.10
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Next Up Recruit Jamboree
    Knights vs. Doss (at Butler High School), 3:45 p.m.

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Toots for Tots Preseason Clash
    Lady Knights vs. Casey County (Home), 8 p.m.

    Nov. 17
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    King of the Bluegrass Jamboree
    Knights vs. DuPont Manual (at Fairdale High School), 12 p.m.

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Scrimmage
    Lady Knights vs. Holy Cross (at Bullitt Central), 12 p.m.

  • The media and sports

    After the Alabama Crimson Tide football team took a 51-14 win over the Louisville Cardinals in the Camping World Kickoff back on Sept. 1, ESPN reporter Maria Taylor asked Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban about Alabama’s quarterback situation, which was a hot topic since last season’s national championship game. Then, Saban benched starter Jalen Hurts at halftime for Tua Tagovailoa, who led the Tide to a comeback victory. Saban refused to name a starter heading into the game against Louisville. Eventually, Tagovailoa started the game. Hurts saw action as well.

  • Vaught's Views: Wandale Robinson is elite athlete and a needed recruiting boost

    Kentucky football got a terrific athlete when Western Hills star Wandale Robinson committed to coach Mark Stoops’ team over Nebraska, Alabama, Ohio State, Purdue and Michigan last week. But Kentucky also got a huge boost for in-state recruiting when Robinson reversed a three-year trend of the state’s top players picking out of state schools.

    Robinson decided he wanted to be what former UK offensive coordinator Neal Brown called a “hometown hero” and play for the state school knowing it could have lifetime benefits for him.

  • Living his dream

    Chris Gaither has been living his dream of playing for a professional football team, having just completed his first season with the Lexington Red Dragons. As he looks to work his way up to the big leagues, he’s getting the chance to get some high class exposure, catch the eye of scouts and coaches alike and make his biggest dreams come true.

    Gaither was recently selected to play in the South Beach Bowl hosted by Spiral in Miami, Florida from Feb. 20-24, 2019. Gaither will represent Team America against the best international competition out there.

  • Bicketts donate print to help support Alzheimer’s Association
  • Explaining All Saints Day and All Souls Day

    Mystery and the macabre are often center stage in autumn, especially around Halloween. However, the day of tricks and treats often overshadows two important days in the Christian Church.
    All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are Christian religious observances, particularly among Roman Catholics.