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Today's News

  • Higdon announces intent to file for Senate seat

    The Kentucky Court of Justice last week posted a notice of vacancy for the judge's seat in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Division One. The 11th Judicial Circuit includes Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties. According to the notice, the vacancy was created when Judge Doughlas George resigned from that position Jan. 31. George will continue to fill that seat as a senior judge until a replacement is named. On a related note, State Rep. Jimmy Higdon issued a statement Monday that "there is a good chance that Sen.

  • Head of the pack

    Astounding. That's the word Joanne Lang, executive director of AdvanceKy, used to describe Marion County High School's performance in an effort that was initiated two years ago to boost advanced-placement class participation. In two years, MCHS experienced a 121 percent increase in its passing scores in AP math, science and English. "That is one piece of work. I can tell you," Lang told the Marion County Board of Education last week at its regular monthly meeting.

  • Resolving an issue, moving forward

    Marion County Board of Education Chairwoman Sister Kay Carlew made the following statement at the board's Sept. 8 board meeting. Her statement was a response to the Enterprise's Aug. 19 editorial:

  • Lady Knights go on the offense

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  • Board approves superintendent's use of vehicle

    The parameters of Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith's use of a board-owned vehicle were spelled out more clearly at the Marion County Board of Education's regular monthly meeting last week.

  • Hazardous weather outlook issued by NWS

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Marion County. The warning remains in effect until 7:45 p.m. this evening. At 4:45 p.m., law enforcement reported that a car was swept off of a bridge on Shortline Pike by flowing water. Up to another inch of rain is possible this evening.  As a precaution, the National Weather Service advises that people should not drive their vehicles into areas where water covers the roadway.

  • Be counted

    The federal government distributes approximately $300 billion annually to local communities for a variety of programs, and census data is an important factor in determining where that money goes.

    That's one reason why Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly is encouraging all local residents to participate in the 2010 Census when the forms arrive in the mail next year.

    "I can't overemphasize the value to communities to have a good physical count of who you have that you need to provide services for," Mattingly said.

  • Clements claims LIT crown

    Pat "Woody" Clements, the number 12 seed in this year's championship flight of the Lebanon Invitational Tournament, defeated Curt Richards on Monday afternoon for the 51st LIT crown.

    Clements, from Louisville, defeated Springfield's Mikey Yates in the morning final four match to advance to the finals. Richards, also from Louisville, defeated Lebanon's Curt Manning in the final four.

    One of Clements' gems from the morning round was a beautiful approach shot on hole nine that he picked clean inches away from the cart path to land on the green.

  • Pokey Pig now taking registration

    The 28th annual Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K Fun Run/Walk is now taking early registration until Sept. 16. Early entries must be received by that day. Early registration cost is $15 for individuals and $40 for pre-registered parents and their children.

    Race day registration will begin at 7 a.m. at Farmers National Bank. Race day registration is $18.

    Entries can be completed or mailed to The Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce, 239 N. Spalding Ave., Suite 201, Lebanon, Ky. 40033.

  • Lady Knights still rolling

    After taking their lumps in the Bluegrass Invitational just a few weeks ago, the Marion County High School volleyball squad is rolling when it counts.

    At press time the Lady Knights narrowly missed taking home the Abraham Slam Jam where they lost to Fifth Region contender and tournament host LaRue County in three sets (25-18, 24-26, 25-15). Marion County and LaRue have now split the season series at one match apiece.