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Today's News

  • Knights have high hopes for 2013 season

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise correspondent

    For the last 10 years, Coach Jeff Robbins has led the Knights football team through good times and bad. Last year, they finished with a 2-9 record. This year however, they have higher hopes.

    “I look for us to be more competitive overall,” Robbins said. 

  • Knights golfers in full swing

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise Correspondent

    Since July 15, the Marion County golf team has been practicing and even competing. In fact, they have already been on the road and recently competed in surrounding counties and abroad.

    And even though they are a few strokes behind, they are still optimistic. 

  • Get ready: Dove season just around the corner

     It’s almost here! In about two and a half weeks it all starts. 

    So, what starts? Well, pretty much the 2014 hunting season, that’s what!

    I know, Sept. 1 seems to be fairly late in the year to start hunting. But think about it. We have dove, squirrel, rabbit, deer, ducks and geese, all starting in the fall, with dove coming first. About the only thing we can hunt any earlier in 2014 would be turkeys.

  • Cross country team begins 2013 season

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise Correspondent

    They can run like the wind!

    On Monday, Aug. 12, the Marion County Cross Country team began practice for the fall season, and runners from the elementary and middle schools are participating on the team. 

    “We get a lot of middle school and elementary [students],” Coach Sherbie King said. 

  • Leadership Lebanon applications are being accepted

    Applications for Leadership Lebanon-Marion County are now available. If you are interested in becoming a candidate or would like to refer someone for the class, please contact Liz Lawson at Kentucky Cooperage (270) 692-4674, or Lisa Richardson at (270) 692-2121.
    Applications are available at Kentucky Cooperage. Completed applications should be turned in no later that Aug. 19.

  • Principal search underway at MCHS

    The Marion County School-Based Decision Making Council met Aug. 5 and began the process of selecting its next principal.
    Lynne Keene, representative from the Kentucky Association of School Councils, attended the meeting to lead principal selection training.

  • E911 committee gets update on progress

    Marion County is working toward acquiring enhanced 911 services at a time that will allow the county to take advantage of cost-saving technology.
    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly discussed the county’s progress during the Lebanon/Marion County E911 Advisory Committee meeting on Aug. 7. The meeting included state and local officials and representatives from the Lincoln Trail Area Development District and Mapsync.

  • Electric fires damage homes in Lebanon, Loretto

    A pair of Marion County homes were damaged as a result of electrical fires last week on North Spalding Avenue in Lebanon and Spencer Hamilton Road in Loretto.
    No people were injured in either fire, but a pet cat did die in the fire on North Spalding Avenue.

    North Spalding fire
    A house belonging to a local teacher and a former Enterprise and Springfield Sun reporter was damaged by a fire Aug. 9.

  • 'Inspired Hope' for families suffering with Huntington's

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Donna Mattingly of Cox's Creek and her family have faced a struggle for the last 20 years that many of us could never imagine, much less manage on a day-to-day basis.
    Complications with Huntington's Disease have taken the lives of her first husband, Jimmy Ruley, their son, Cory, and others in the family since 1990.

  • MAC employees optimistic amid job search

    Mark A. Mays was one of several Marion Adjustment Center employees who attended a job fair Aug. 8 at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.
    In late June, MAC employees learned that the state does not plan to continue housing inmates at the private prison in St. Mary. Since then, the inmate population has been reduced from more than 800 inmates to fewer than 400 as of Monday, according to the Kentucky Department of Corrections data.