Today's News

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Knights win 3 straight games

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Sitting at 14-5 on the season, the Marion County Lady Knights took on the Campbellsville Lady Eagles on April 25 at home, looking to notch a win after losing two straight. The Lady Knights would end the losing streak as they notched a 7-1 victory.

  • Tennis teams begin postseason play

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    The Marion County Knights and Lady Knights began the week at home against the LaRue County Hawks on April 25. The girls lost their matches, 4-1, while the boys won theirs by a score of 3-2.
    Allie Evans secured the Knights' lone win for the girls, winning 6-1, 6-0 in singles. In the boys matches, Bryce Spalding won 6-1, 6-1 while Colby Hood also won 6-1, 6-0. Both those wins were in singles play. The doubles teams consisting of Dylan Bradshaw and Hank Hardin won their match 6-0, 6-0.

  • Vaught’s Views: Kentucky fans haven’t seen Derek Willis’ real personality

    By Larry Vaught

    Ask Derek Willis a question during a media interview session and he'll give you a straight forward answer. He does not dodge questions. He just doesn't go overboard with answers.
    For his girlfriend, Keely Potts, that's frustrating because she doesn't think Kentucky fans have had a chance to see his real personality.

  • Martinez catches catfish

    Ean Martinez caught this catfish at a local farm pond with his first cast with a SpongeBob fishing pole.

  • Student Art Show

    The high school and middle schools had an art show at the Marion County Heritage Center last week. In two weeks, the elementary schools' student art show will be on display.

  • New band director is excited to be ‘home’

    Daniel Beams began his career as an educator in Marion County.
    He not only completed his student teaching in Marion County, but he was also hired for his first job here as the director of the 21st Century Community Learning Center.
    He’s excited to come “home” to lead the Marion County High School Marching Knights as its new band director.
    “Marion County has much to be proud of and I am excited to be a part of the team that dreams, believes and achieves,” Beams wrote in an email to the Enterprise.

  • Donating blood helps save lives in the emergency room

    May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs.
    Each year, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions in the U.S., according to the National Trauma Institute. A single car accident victim can need as many as 100 units of blood.

  • Primary Election is May 17

    The Primary Election, which will be held May 17, is quickly approaching.
    Richard Treitz of Green County and William Brandon Reed of LaRue County, both Republican candidates, will face off in the race for the 24th District State Representative seat.
    The winner will challenge incumbent Terry Mills, a Democrat, in the November General Election.
    The 24th District State Representative represents Marion, Green and LaRue counties in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

  • Lightning strikes, damages home on Miller Pike

    Thursday’s storms did more than wake people up extra early that morning. Lightning from the storm actually started a house fire on Miller Pike in Lebanon.
    Firefighters responded to the fire at 5:06 a.m., Thursday, April 28.
    The vacant home, located at 185 Miller Pike in Lebanon, was being renovated and received heavy damage to the roof and upstairs area after it was struck by lightning, according to Marion County Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly.
    The home belongs to Jimmy and Aileen Thompson, Chief Mattingly said.


    Story and photos by Kacie Goode
    Landmark News Service

    Marion County native Lisa Cissell is an out-of-the-ordinary case. Like nearly 30,000 others in the United States, Cissell has cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits a person’s ability to breathe.
    But unlike the majority of the CF population, Cissell wasn’t diagnosed until adulthood.