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Today's News

  • Role model

    At three hours or more a day, gymnastics practice is quite the investment.

    So far that investment has paid a handsome sum for Marion County High School junior Taura Miles.

    Miles is a gymnast who trains at Fit Kids in Bardstown with owner Vicki Smith and her staff. Miles has been training since she was seven. She's now 16.

    Smith is no stranger to gymnastics, having owned Fit Kids for 28 years and having extensive experience as a coach. So when Smith speaks about gymnastics, you tend to listen.

  • Candidate filings for the May 18 primary

    The deadline for candidates to file for the May 18 primary elections for local, state and federal offices was Tuesday, Jan. 26. These are the candidates who filed to run in that primary.

    An (I) indicates and incumbent.

    Marion County offices

    Jailer - Dem: Barry Brady (I)

    County Clerk - Dem: Karen Spalding (I)

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

    County Judge/Executive - Dem: John G. Mattingly (I)

  • January woes continue

    Someone needs to check the temperature inside the Roby Dome because it seems much colder than usual.

    The Marion County High School boy's basketball team has gone cold from the field, extending their losing streak to seven games. They are winless in the month of January. In the last two January's, they are 0-13. The Knights have two more chances to claim a win in January (Nelson County, Elizabethtown).

    Central Hardin 76, Marion County 62

  • Freshman fall in district championship

    The Marion County High School boy's basketball freshman team came up short in the 20th District championship game against Adair County. Here are the results from the last two weeks.

    Adair County 40, Marion County 24

    The freshman Knights were dismantled in the 20th District championship game against Adair County on Saturday. Matt Fudge, the younger brother of former Adair County star Nick Fudge, led all scorers with 16 points. Vincent Collins led the Knights with 12 as Marion County claimed second place in the district.

    Adair 6 10 15 9 - 40

  • Enterprise named one of the state's best large weeklies

    The Lebanon Enterprise received third place for general excellence in Weekly Class 3 in the Kentucky Press Association's 2009 Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers contest.

    The Tennessee Press Association judged the contest, and the contest was limited to material published between Oct. 1, 2008, and Sept. 30, 2009.

    Enterprise staff members received six first-, three second-, and two third-place awards and an honorable mention.

  • Warm up with some potato, bean soup

    I first ran this Potato-White Bean Soup recipe in 2001 and it has since become a regular at my house.

    We love it. My daughter Rachel requested it just this week.

    I like to serve it with baked cornbread.

    I usually use the little bags of cornbread mix, add milk and an egg instead of water, and also add one-half cup or so of shoepeg corn, fresh, canned or frozen.

    I cook it in a little cast iron skillet. It's really good that way.

    You really need to try this soup-it's delicious.

    Potato-White Bean Soup

  • Veterans could benefit from bills in General Assembly

    This week, the State Senate honored our veterans and worked to help our hospitals better treat stroke victims.  As we protect our freedoms at home, we also honor those who protect our freedoms abroad.  Senate Bill 29 is our annual attempt to help veterans who seek state employment. Under SB 29, those who qualify for veterans' preference points in our state merit system would be automatically offered an interview for the jobs they seek. If more than five people qualify for those interviews, the agency would have to interview at least five of them.

  • Haiti donations coming in by the jarful!

    Brother Bud Owen works as a full-time pastor but, within the past two weeks, he feels like he has been working another full-time job, and he couldn't be happier.

    "You would think we were the Red Cross," Owen said, with a laugh.

    Since a story ran in the Enterprise last week about Brother Bud collecting donations to send to his parents who are missionaries in Haiti, he has been overwhelmed with phone calls from people wanting to help.

  • Legislature pursues funds for education

    This week's legislative agenda was highlighted by two reform bills, one in education and the other regarding legislative pensions.  The first bill strongly positions Kentucky as we seek federal dollars for certain struggling schools.  The second bill helps close a loophole in the legislative pension system that has the potential to cost taxpayers millions of dollars. 

  • Time to shine

    Meg Halloran devoted several weekends during the past two years to working on a small, independent film. This weekend, she'll be enjoying the results of her and her friends' hard work at the Sundance Film Festival.

    "One Too Many Mornings," the film that Halloron co-produced, was selected as one of the films featured in the festival's new NEXT category.

    "The project is really special because it was a small group of people working on it," said Halloran, a 2001 graduate of Marion County High School. "It meant a lot of sacrifices."