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Today's News

  • Lady Knights crush Lady Cardinals

    The Marion County Lady Knights varsity basketball team hosted the Taylor County Lady Cardinals at the Roby Dome Friday night. The Lady Knights took control of the game early, going on a 14-0 run to start the game, and cruised to a 72-25 win.
    Marion County's defensive pressure limited Taylor County to just five points in the opening quarter. Junior Makayla Epps led the charge for Marion County with 10 of her game-high 18 points in the opening frame.

  • Weather has been a bit confusing

    Had to check my calendar last week! Just wanted to make sure I hadn't pulled a Rip Van Winkle! Granted, I like to sleep late sometimes, but going to sleep in early January and waking up in the spring would've been quite a stretch!
    What conditions would cause such confusion? Well, thunderstorms and tornados are sort of expected in the spring, not January!

  • Jail all the dogs!

    With deepest apologies to Johnathan Swift, I have a modest proposal for the Marion County Animal Shelter and the Marion County Detention Center.
    Let's put some dogs in jail.
    Before you doubt my sincerity (which some of you might if you read my boss's column in last week's Enterprise accusing me - ME - of being sarcastic), hear me out.
    The Marion County Animal Shelter is overrun with dogs, and it's not something they can control.

  • Corrections and clarifications, Jan. 25

    A boys basketball photo on page B1 of last week's edition should have identified the player as junior Vincent Collins.

  • Redistricting, budget talks part of busy week

  • Don't torture yourself ... that's my job

    By Linda Ireland

    While my husband Bud and I were attempting to find something decent to watch on television the other night - and it's a desert out there, I tell ya - I started thinking that it has been some years since I compiled a list of my favorite movie quotes.
    Although there are more interesting things to write about - I didn't.
    It is sad to say that there are few quotes worth adding since the last time I updated my list. And it's sad that two of my favorite quotes include the word "taters."
    So here goes:

  • Glasnost: a reason to celebrate with friends

    The dictionary states that glasnost, initiated in 1985 under Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, is the public policy within the Soviet Union of openly and frankly discussing economic and political realities.
    And that's what I recently experienced, but in our neck of the woods.
    Sunday night after church, my wife and I were invited to have dinner with a Ukrainian couple - the Oliynyks - in Campbellsville.
    Ukraine borders Russia to the southwest and is a part of the former Soviet block. It gained its independence in 1991.

  • 1-25-12 Senior Citizens Menus

    Monday, Jan. 30: Oven fried pork chop, mashed potatoes, squash/tomato casserole, pineapple chunks, raisins, roll.
    Tuesday, Jan. 31: Hamburger, baked potato, pork and beans, relish plate, banana, butter, sour cream.

  • 1-25-12 Birthday Announcements
  • 1-25-12 Birth Announcements

    Jeff and Tara Krechting of Cincinnati, Ohio, announce the birth of a 7-pound, 1.5-ounce daughter, Lydia Jane Krechting, born Jan. 13, 2012, at Bethesda North Hospital.
    Maternal grandparents are Keith and Sheila Wheatley of Loretto. Paternal grandparents are Gerry and Janie Krechting of Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Great-grandparents are Betty and Leo Ballard, the late Gerald Lee and Clarice Wheatley, Martha Humphrey, the late Elaine and Leo Mitchell, and the late Margaret and George Krechting.