Today's News

  • Golf team edges Green County

    The Marion County High School golf team traveled to Green County on Sept. 17, to finish up regular season play. The regional competition for girls was held on Monday at Fort Knox, and the boys regional competition was held yesterday at Lincoln Homestead in Springfield.

  • Kids Day and Ham Days Open Bass tourney are huge success

    It was a very busy and great weekend.
    We started early with the Kids Day at Sportsman's Lake on Saturday. Then even earlier on Sunday we were up for the 7 a.m. blast, or buzz off, at Fagan Branch for the Ham Days Open Bass Tournament.
    Back to Saturday... simply put, it was awesome!
    Our Kids Day started at 9 a.m. but before that a lot of preparation had taken place. This year Jason and Beth Spalding took on the responsibility of organizing our Kids Day. This included a bunch of running to get trophies and door prizes.

  • Soccer Knights continue strong play

    The Marion County High School Knights soccer team continued to dominate its competition last week. The Knights didn't allow a goal by either of their opponents.
    Thursday, Marion County shut out Hart County, 3-0, and finished off Campbellsville on Saturday, 10-0. The Knights haven't been scored on since Sept. 8, five games ago, and now sit at 10-6 overall and 4-0 in district play.

  • Lady Knights pick up second soccer win, first over Danville

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights soccer team picked up its second win on the season, and accomplished a first in program history in the process.  
    The Lady Knights soccer program started in 1999, and had played Danville nearly a dozen times. However, the Lady Knights had never come out on the winning side of any of those contests, until Wednesday when Marion County won, 4-2.

  • Lady Knights win 21st match in five sets

    The Marion County Lady Knights volleyball team competed in their only match of the week Tuesday of last week, taking on Elizabethtown at the Roby Dome. After dropping the first set, the Lady Knights battled back to win the match in five sets, picking up their 21st win of the season. The overall record is 21-4.

  • Correction, Sept. 26

    There was an error in the news story analyzing local ACT scores in last week's edition. The informational graphic showed that the average math score for Marion County High School seniors was 19.6, which is actually 0.2 points higher than the state average.

  • History in the making?

    Update: Since the Sept. 26 print edition went to press, the Enterprise has confirmed that a Gravel Switch Historic District is also on the agenda of today's meeting in Springfield of the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board. Both the Loretto and Gravel Switch historic district proposals are part of a proposal to create historic districts in Crossroad Communities in Marion and Washington County. The Washington County districts include Mackville and Willisburg.

  • It's never too late to learn

    Sept. 15, 2011, Roger Tungate's life changed in an instant.

    After 29 years of working as a maintenance tech at North American Pipe in Springfield, the business closed.

    Tungate, 51, of Lebanon suddenly found himself unemployed and without a high school education. He had dropped out of high school in the ninth grade, and had never earned his GED.

    "I was stuck," Tungate said. "I had to do something to get another job. I had to. I didn't have no other choice."

  • Tiny babies, big problem

    The people of Marion County have big hearts.
    I've witnessed that firsthand on many occasions.
    It's just one of the reasons I'm proud to live and work here.
    But, I have to get something off my chest that has been bothering me for the past several years.
    I'm disappointed in Marion County's support, or lack thereof, of the March of Dimes.

  • Running. Teammates. Bourbon.

    According to superstition, strange things happen during a full moon. To many people, running in a 200-mile relay race would probably be considered strange.

    Yet, that's exactly what will happen this weekend when the 2012 Bourbon Chase winds through central Kentucky.

    "There's always some crazy stuff that happens somewhere along the way," said Tracy Harris, 27, of Louisville. "The scenery is beautiful. It's well-organized. It's always fun."