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Today's News

  • Girls soccer loses to Casey County

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Soccer season is almost over, and the Marion County girls soccer team has yet to outscore an opponent.
    The Lady Knights fell to Casey County 0-3 on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
    Now the Lady Knights have some time off until their last game of the season.
    “We’ve learned a lot so far. We’re still getting more experience,” Head Coach Derek Cissell said.

  • Knights' season ends at regional tournament

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights traveled to play in 4th Region Boys Tournament on Sep. 29 at Wild Turkey Trace in Lawerenceburg. 
    The Knights finished 11th out of 20 teams, posting a score of 338. 
    "I told the team before the game if we finished in the 330's, it would be good," Knights Coach Chad Spalding said. "We achieved our goal somewhat."

  • Sole Sisters

    Madison Hardin, 12, a seventh grader at Lebanon Middle School, won her second 5K in two weeks, winning first place overall female at the Springfield Sorghum Festival 5K Shuffle, Saturday, Oct. 3. Madi's sister, Morgan Hardin, 9, a fourth grader at Calvary Elementary and member of Girls on the Run, won first place female 12 years and under. Madison recently won first place overall female, best first race and best Marion County resident in the Ham Days Pokey Pig 5K, which was her very first 5K ever. They are the daughters of Michelle Cash of Lebanon and the late John Hardin.

  • How do you raise a hunter?

    It all started three years ago when Tate, my then nine-year-old grandson was asked if he’d like to attend a dove shoot and watch me shoot, maybe even retrieve some doves. Tate was way more excited than I ever figured on. So, I told the guys what I wanted to do and thankfully they said it’d be alright. Besides, a lot of them started out as retrievers, too!

  • Vaught’s Views: Jamal Murray is ready to earn his keep at Kentucky

    By Larry Vaught

    Others can rave about Jamal Murray all they want — and most college basketball analysts are — but the Kentucky freshman doesn’t pay attention to that or forecasts that he could be a top five pick in the 2016 NBA draft.
    “It is a lot to have that said about you, but I have not earned anything yet. I just try to stay focused and make sure this team goes where it needs to go,” said Murray.

  • Volleyball hosts cancer awareness night

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Marion County Volleyball showed their support for cancer awareness month last week when they hosted Green County for their annual “Block Cancer, Pass Hope” night Tuesday, Sept. 29, where the girls raised $330 to donate to cancer research.

  • ARToberfest is Oct. 17

    ARToberfest - the annual arts festival and art auction, will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, at Centre Square Fine Arts Building in Lebanon. The festival will include local art, craft beer, live music and a buffet.
    Tickets are $20 per person in advance, and $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.mykct.com. All proceeds fund the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council and Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square.
    For more information, search ARToberfest on Facebook or call Wendy Smith at 270-692-2223.

  • Film features local residents who stopped the Bluegrass Pipeline

    On Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in St. Catharine College's Pettus Auditorium, New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future and the Berry Farming Program will be hosting a screening of Sellus Wilder's new documentary about the Bluegrass Pipeline project entitled, “The End of the Line.” The film chronicles grassroots efforts to protect land from a proposed pipeline to carry toxic natural gas liquids through Kentucky.

  • Upcoming events

    Marion County Farm Bureau’s annual meeting is Oct. 12
    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer will be the guest speaker at Marion County Farm Bureau’s 77th Annual Meeting at 7 p.m., Oct. 12, at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 600 S. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.
    A country ham dinner will begin at 7 p.m.
    Directors from each of the five districts will be elected. Nominated are Joe Bernard Luckett, Mike Ford, Sharon Browning, John G. Mattingly and Kaye Peterson.

  • Campbellsville man dies in head-on collision

    Mitchell McWhorter, 54, of Campbellsville died Saturday morning after a head-on collision on Campbellsville Highway.
    The accident occurred at 7:25 a.m. on Campbellsville Highway, approximately five miles south of Lebanon near the Marion County/Taylor County line, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.