Today's News

  • Lady Knights serve it up at Roby Dome

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights held their own in a four-way battle against Washington County, Pulaski County and Green County last Thursday at the Roby Dome. 

    “I think for the most part we played pretty well,” Marion County Coach David Hibbard said. “We started off a little bit slow but once we got into it, we played pretty consistently.”

  • County tax rates remain unchanged

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has set its tax rates, and they are the same as they have been for several years.
    On Aug. 15, the magistrates voted 4-0 to keep the rates the same as in 2012. (Magistrate Roger "Cotton" Smothers was not present at last week's meeting.)
    The county's real estate tax rate will remain 8.6 cents per $100 of assessed value. The tangible tax rate and the vehicle property tax rate will both stay at 10.9 cents per $100 valuation.

    Addressing ordinance

  • St. Charles splits season opener

    The St. Charles Middle Lady Knights opened the 2013 basketball season by splitting its games against Taylor County on Aug. 13.

    In the seventh grade game, St. Charles won, 33-21.

    Elise Carpenter led the Lady Knights with 11 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Cassidy Logsdon added eight points, 10 steals and four blocks. Katie Mattingly also scored eight points. 

  • Bar owner denies responsibility for death in civil lawsuit

    The owner of the Raywick Bar and Grill has denied responsibility for the death of David Litsey Jr. in his answer to a civil lawsuit filed by Litsey’s father.
    Litsey Jr., 22, died Nov. 9, 2012, after he was shot outside of the bar.
    Christopher Gribbins, 46, of 821 Dangerfield Road in Hodgenville was indicted for murder in connection with Litsey Jr.’s death. According to court records, Gribbins was identified as discharging a firearm that resulted Litsey Jr’s death.
    Gribbins has entered a plea of not guilty to the murder charge.

  • Marion County filly wins Canadian stakes race

    Precocious Beauty, a 2-year-old pacing filly bred in Marion County, won the $108,922 Eternal Camnation Stake on Aug. 17 at Mohawk Raceway in Campbellsville, Ontario, Canada.

    Jimmy and LaVerne Avritt of MeadowCreek Farm in Marion County bred and own Precocious Beauty.

    The filly set a track record, winning the Eternal Camnation Stake in 1:50.2. This is also the fastest mile this year in North American by a pacing filly, and it was just one-tenth of a second off the world record.

  • Derrick’s story

    Derrick Hutchins, 24, grew up as a typical country boy.
    The son of a EMT/volunteer for the Loretto Fire Department and an elementary school teacher, Derrick had a very normal life. Tony and Mary Kaye Hutchins raised Derrick and his two younger sisters, Erin, 21, and Kathleen, 16, on a beautiful piece of property in Loretto, just feet away from where Mary Kaye grew up as a child.
    Derrick loved to hunt, fish and play the guitar.
    He played basketball and went to conservation camp every year as a kid.

  • Lebanon Tennis Open
  • Lookadoo brings humor and hope

    Justin Lookadoo is more than just a motivational speaker.
    He’s a humodicator.
    He uses humor to motivate and educate students and communities at-large.
    And he will be traveling from his home in Dallas, Texas, to Marion County this week to speak to local middle schools, the high school and the community.
    His message is one of hope, empowerment and understanding how to have meaningful, healthy relationships.

  • Planning ahead for dove and squirrel seasons

     Last week I spoke of how, except for wild turkeys, most all our hunting seasons start on or after Sept. 1.

    I now stand corrected! Our 2013 squirrel season started last week. Early on during this season you can experience some things nature has to offer. You have the pre-dawn, you have a hicker nut tree, and you have a quarry.

  • New pipeline project pops up

    Many Marion County residents are wondering whether the Bluegrass Pipeline project will be bringing natural gas liquids through the community. Meanwhile, another project could take advantage of a pipeline that's already here.
    On Aug. 7, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., and MarkWest Utica EMG, L.L.C, announced a joint venture that includes converting 900 miles of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline to carry up to 200,000 barrels of natural gas liquids daily.