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Today's News

  • Girls golf gunning for region, state

    The Marion County High School girls golf team returns five of last year's top six golfers this season. This season, their sights are set higher than a region runner-up finish. This time, they want the title outright.

    "We're excited about the season and about representing Marion County well," Head Coach Danny McFall said. "Every practice and every match is to get ready for the region."

    McFall enters his third season at the helm. His previous two seasons have ended with state tournament berths for an individual and for the team.

  • 2011 Marion County Junior Miss is Saturday

    Marion County Junior Miss, Inc. will present the 2011 Marion County Junior Miss Program on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m.

  • Superintendent states his support for site-based council

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council is scheduled to meet at 5:30 tonight, Aug. 3, to again discuss the seven finalists for the high school principal's position.

    The council interviewed the candidates last week and they have held multiple meetings, but have not yet made a decision. Monday, the council stated that it reached a consensus for Superintendent Donald Smith to appoint an interim principal.

  • Hills win Cornhole Classic

    The fourth annual Heart of Kentucky Cornhole Classic presented by Bud Light drew more than 40 teams on Saturday, with Team Hill/Hill from Ohio emerging from the field as the overall winners.

    Tournament director Ray Osborne said attendance was down for this year's event but only because three other tournaments nearby drew away some of the regulars.

    Team Hill/Hill won $1,300 for first place while Team Atha/Atha, also from Ohio, took home $600 for second place. Team Duke/Derrick from Louisville took home $150 for third place.

  • Lebanon man indicted for manslaughter

    Phillip R. Johnson, 28, of Marion Inn Apt. 10 in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree manslaughter and first-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court recently.

    According to the indictment, on or about March 9, Johnson, with intent to cause serious physical injury to another person or with intent to cause the death of another person, did cause the death of such person. The indictment also reads that he was over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least two felonies after his 18th birthday.

  • Soccer team takes bronze

    The Marion County High School boys' soccer team took home a bronze medal at the Bluegrass State Games on Sunday against Villa Madonna after a penalty kick showdown.

    The performance equals the best the Knights have done under Head Coach Greg Conley.

    "This particular team is so young that it makes it special. Not to mention surviving the heat this weekend," Conley said.

    Conley sent his team home on Saturday after a 5-0 loss to Collins. He waited around to see if the Knights would make it to the medal round, not expecting them to advance.

  • 2011 Marion County Junior Miss is Saturday, Aug. 7

    Marion County Junior Miss, Inc. will present the 2011 Marion Junior Miss Program on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. at Marion County High School.

  • 8-year-old killed in ATV accident

    A Lebanon family is mourning the loss of an 8-year-old boy who died Saturday after an all-terrain vehicle rolled over on him on a family farm in Green County.

    Officials said Grant Livers, 8, was riding a 250cc four-wheeler in a field at his family's property at 913 Grab Road at approximately 6:35 p.m. Saturday when a neighbor said he saw the ATV overturn, catching Livers beneath. Green County EMS, Grab and Green County firefighters and Green County Sheriff's Department personnel responded to the scene.

  • Oil for naught: What do we do next

    Our State Rep. Terry Mills has written a column about the results of a recent legislative survey. One question in particular caught my attention.

    "The nation is under increasing pressure to consider alternative energy sources. Would you be willing to have a nuclear power plant in Kentucky considered as an alternative?"

    According to Mills, 58 percent of the people who responded said yes, they would be OK with a nuclear plant in Kentucky. (To read all of the questions and results, read Mills column at www.lebanonenterprise.com.)

  • Heart of Kentucky Cornhole Classic is this Saturday

    This year's Heart of Kentucky Cornhole Classic will be held this Saturday during the Kentucky Bourbon and BBQ MusicFest.

    The tournament accepts 64 teams. The entry fee is $50 per two-man team for this double-elimination event.

    Teams can register at the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission office at 239 N. Spalding Ave. Ste. 200, Lebanon KY 40033 or online at www.visitlebanonky.com.