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Today's News

  • Knights ready for region

    Three matches against tough opponents have the Marion County High School tennis team ready for region play.

    Marion County 5, Mercer County 0

    The Knights were successful in their last home match of the season on Thursday, handling the Titans with ease.

    In singles play, Austin Spalding defeated Cole Keller 6-0, 6-0. Jordan Culver defeated Durham Baxter 6-1, 6-0. Alex Spalding defeated Alex Logue 6-0, 6-0. In singles exhibition play, Michael Spalding lost to Andrew Yeager 2-8.

  • Clements is voted sheriff

    Jimmy Clements defeated Carroll Kirkland for the Marion County sheriff's seat by 1,030 votes in the May 18 primary. Clements received 3,173 votes to Kirkland's 2,143 votes.

    Clements won 59.69 percent of the vote after a very heated campaign with incumbent Carroll Kirkland, who has been the sheriff since 1996. The sheriff's race wasn't the only intense contest on the ballot, however.

  • Coleman not guilty of felony murder

    A Davidson County, Tenn., jury Thursday declared Washington County native Vanessa Coleman not guilty in one death, and a facilitator in another that resulted from a series of crimes involving a Knox County, Tenn., couple.

    Coleman, a 2006 Washington County High School graduate, was arrested Jan. 31, 2007, and faced numerous charges in relation to the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and Chris Newsom, 23, in Knoxville.

  • Fiscal court meets at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 20. The agenda for today's meeting is as follows:

    - Consider/Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting

    - Consider/Approval of MOA Amendments with Ky. Heritage Land Conservation Fund/WCA

    - Consider/Approval of AOC Reimbursement/Allowance agreement for Use of Court Facilities

    - Consider/Approval of Agriculture District Request

    - Consider/Approval of Road Salt "Reverse Auction" Bid Submission

  • Giving credit where credit is due

    Last week, after the flood waters receded and the clean-up effort began, Emergency Management Director Kenny Blair paid us a visit here at the Enterprise.

  • Former superintendent has died

    Robert "Happy" Osborne, a former superintendent of Marion County Public Schools, died May 4.

    He was 72 years old.

    Osborne worked in public education for 35 years, including 12 years as the Marion County superintendent.

    "He was very proud to be called Happy," said Ernest Taylor, who held a variety of positions in Marion County Schools under Osborne.

    Taylor described Osborne as a unique individual who had a lot of great ideas for the district, although sometimes those ideas and how he implemented them caused some issues with others.

  • Lady Knights pound Bethlehem

    The Marion County High School softball team saw limited action last week due to weather but used their energy to wail on Bethlehem High School on Thursday at Bethlehem.

    Six runs in the fourth inning would put the Lady Knights up 12-0 and set up a five-inning blow out against the Banshees at Bethlehem.

  • Lady Knights reign at HAC

    It was an all Marion County final at the Heartland Athletic Conference tennis tournament on Wednesday of last week at Miller Park in Campbellsville.

    Kameron Simmons defeated teammate Leanna Begley (4-6)(6-4)(6-2) in a close one to set up their second consecutive HAC tournament final against one another. Last year the two described the final as a dream match up and their wish was granted again this year.

  • Rising against the flood waters

    May 2 was supposed to be a special day for the Bradys. Karen and Chris's oldest daughter, Kayla, 8, was making her First Communion at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church. The Bradys log cabin, located off Hwy. 208, behind the former Calvary Store, had been decorated for a party after the big event.

    But instead of celebrating Kayla's big day, the Bradys got a lesson in what it means to be part of a small community.

  • Democratic Senate candidate questionnaire: Darlene Price

    Darlene Fitzgerald Price

    Address: P.O. Box 279, Whitley City, KY 42653

    Date of birth: 10-07-61

    Family information: I am a native Kentuckian and a happily married, 48-year-old mother and grandmother. I come from a proud family of cops, union (blue collar) workers and four generations of veterans who served in WWI, WWII, Korean War and the Vietnam War. This includes my son who just joined the U.S. Navy.