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Today's News

  • Knights win HAC

    For the second straight year, the Marion County High boy's tennis team has dominated the Heartland Athletic Conference tournament.

    Last year, Noah Swencki and Jacob Burdette won the doubles championship while Joseph George placed second in the singles championship.

    This year, the Knights completed the sweep with Austin Spalding winning the singles championship and Swencki and Burdette repeating as doubles champs.

  • Keens resign from Marion County Board of Education

    Wayne and Lynn Keen handed in their letters of resignation to Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith Monday of last week.

    Wayne is the director of transportation and maintenance for the district, while his wife, Lynn, is the director of secondary education. They have both been employed with the board of education for 10 years.

  • Two ejected in district game

    An incident in the second inning of a crucial 20th District game could affect the outcome of Marion County High School baseball team's season.

    The Knights led Campbellsville 3-0 after the top of the second inning in a game that would likely determine the No. 1 seed in the 20th District tournament.

    Senior Tyler Wright took the mound in the bottom of the second inning after pitching a shut out first inning and allowing one hit.

  • A Bardstown man arrested after shooting incident at Cardinal Den

    A Bardstown man was arrested May 9 for his involvement in a shooting incident that took place at The Cardinal Den.

    Charles T. Poynter, 27, of Bardstown was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and alcohol intoxication in a public place. Poynter was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.

  • All about asparagus

    It is hard work establishing a good asparagus bed, but the good thing is you only have to do it once. I've been picking asparagus every spring since 1991, and always get a good crop. As an added bonus, the birds spread the seeds all over the place, and soon you have volunteer plants. When the ferns are visible with their red seeds, make yourself a map so you'll know where to look when next April comes around.

  • Epps officially hired as MCHS boy's basketball Head Coach

    Former Marion County High School and University of Kentucky standout Anthony Epps was officially named the head coach for the boy's basketball program at Marion County High School on Friday.

    Epps was the recommended candidate presented to the Site Based Decision Making council by MCHS Principal Taylora Schlosser. The council voted to approve the hiring of Epps at the special called meeting.

    Players from last season's team showed up for the announcement, including Kendrick Knopp, John Southall and Dalton Mills.

  • Newspaper will be delivered late next week

    Due to the election Tuesday, May 18, The Lebanon Enterprise will be holding the newspaper to include the election results in the May 19 edition. Therefore, the paper may be late getting to your mailbox. However, newspapers will be on newsstands as soon as we can possibly get them there.

  • Primary Elections are today

    Marion Countians will be going to the polls today to cast their ballots in the primary elections.

    The polls are open until 6 p.m.

    The races on the ballot are as follows:

    Democratic primary

    PVA - Terry "Catfish" Rakes, William U. Scott (I)

    Sheriff - Jimmy Clements, Carroll Kirkland (I)

    Magistrate, District D - Larry Caldwell (I), Wayne Shively

    Magistrate, District E - James Rickie Livers, Charlotte Brady Mattingly, Mike Peterson, Roger "Cotton" Smothers

  • Five Republican's seek Bunning's seat

    Jim Bunning will conclude his second term as a U.S. Senator from Kentucky next January.

    On May 18, five candidates will be vying to take his place on the Republican ticket.

    Among the remaining candidates, the front-runners are Dr. Rand Paul, the son of Texas Congressman Ron Paul, and Secretary of State Trey Grayson, but they aren't the only options for Republican voters. Gurley Martin of Owensboro, Jon Scribner of Gray and John Stephenson of Independence are also seeking the right to run in November.

  • Summer reading program in the works

    Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith is planning for a new summer reading program, which he hopes will help "gap kids" acquire a love for reading.

    The program will focus on the four elementary schools and will target 108 specific children, including 21 students from Lebanon Elementary School, 23 students from Calvary Elementary School, 16 students from A.C. Glasscock Elementary School and 48 students from West Marion Elementary School. Smith said he is specifically targeting male students.