Today's News

  • Paying dues

     It has been a busy week in the sports world, not only here in Marion County, or in Kentucky, but also abroad. 

    Here at home, the Lady Knights have been kicking butt and taking names, while the Knights have had a rough week and took only one win.

    Of course, on May 3 the Kentucky Derby was held at Churchill Downs, as it has for 140 years. In case you don’t know which horse won, it was California Chrome. 

  • Lady Knights fall to Taylor County

    The Marion County Lady Knights’ winning streak ended abruptly as they were defeated 4-2 in eight innings by the Taylor County Lady Cardinals on April 30. It was the team’s second time doing battle this season. 

    Lady Knights Coach Todd Spalding was not enthusiastic about the Lady Knights’ play. 

    “When you play a good team, you can’t afford to make mistakes,” Spalding said. 

  • Bluegrass Pipeline project put on hold

    Work on the Bluegrass Pipeline has been suspended, according to an announcement last week.
    In a statement posted on bluegrasspipeline.com, Bill Lawson and Michael McMahon of Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, wrote that they need to make decisions about the timing and additional investment in the project, which is intended to carry natural gas liquids from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to the Gulf Coast.

  • Marion County begins play in regional tennis tourney

    Unseasonal weather would not dampen the Marion County Knights and Lady Knights as took to the courts for the tennis regionals on May 2 at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown. Marion County emerged victorious in several matches. 

    Luck and skill would both play a role in Marion County’s advancement in the tournament. 

  • This dream was not for sale


  • 5-7-14 Church Briefs

    Mother’s Day celebration
    Sherman Chapel AME Zion Church will be having a Mother’s Day message at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 11. Evangelists will be Ruth Ann Fogle and Rev. Roland Puryear.
    Faithful Citizenship Luncheon

  • Over the net

     Tennis could be seen as a delicate balance between fierce fighting and elegant hand-eye coordination mixed with good sportsmanship and footwork.

    Alex Spalding, a junior at Marion County High School, has a grip on that balance. In fact, he may even have mastery of it. 

    That’s because he’s been earning wins for the Knights for the last five years and taking plaques and trophies back to his school.

  • Mattingly named to Kentucky Chamber Executive Board


  • Attorney speaks at national alcohol symposium

    Stephen B. Humphress, General Counsel for the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), was a featured conference speaker at the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association’s (NABCA) 21st Annual Legal Symposium on Alcohol Beverage Law and Regulation in March, in Alexandria, Va.  NABCA is a national association of alcoholic beverage control states. This is the only forum that focuses on legal issues from the perspective of regulators, policy makers and the alcohol beverage industry.

  • Lebanon native named as new executive director of the Arts Council of Mercer County

    The non-profit arts organization, Arts Council of Mercer County, is pleased to announce it has selected Carrie Truitt as its new executive director. Truitt succeeds Joy Mosko, the current executive director and founder of the ACMC. Mosko is leaving the position in order to move to Nebraska with her husband and son, where her husband will be attending graduate school.