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Today's News

  • Marion County Young Democrats wins chapter of the year

    The Marion County Young Democrats recently attended the Kentucky Young Democrats' State Convention April 9-10 at the Galt House in Louisville. The MCYD took home the coveted State Chapter of the Year Award, being recognized for their continuous community service efforts over the past year. Co-founder and former president of the MCYD, Chad G. Mattingly, was elected as KYD State President.   The MCYD is currently preparing for the Marion County Democratic HUYA, which will be held Thursday, April 29, at Angelic Hall.

  • Kill Saturday mail? Not so fast!

    National media report that Saturday mail delivery may go the way of the milk wagon, and that a wide majority of Americans think that's OK.

    Hold on.

    Congress must act first, and that is not likely to happen soon. Some Congressional leaders worry about trimming mail service, even if only 35 percent of people surveyed by Gallup last summer disapprove.

    Poll results are guided by the way questions are asked. They don't give a full picture. Knowing that, Congress is not yet ready to decide.

  • Kentucky Writers Day celebration is April 23-25

    Historic Penn's Store, three miles south east of Gravel Switch, will honor writers at the 2010 Kentucky Writers Day Celebration April 23-25.

  • Four vie for District E magistrate seat

    Roger "Cotton" Smothers has served as the District E magistrate since 2002.

    While he would like to continue to represent the district on Marion County Fiscal Court, three individuals would like to take his place on the court.

    James Rickie Livers, Charlotte Brady Mattingly and Mike Peterson are all running against Smothers in the May 18 Democratic primary election.

    All four candidates replied to a questionnaire from the Enterprise. A summary of their answers is presented below.

  • Eat, drink (less) and be healthier

    Marion Countians are slightly more likely to die before age 75 than average Kentuckians.

    Nearly one in four Marion Countians considers themselves to be in poor or fair health.

    And Marion Countians are at least as likely as other Kentuckians to smoke, be obese or binge drink.

    This data and more was compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute as part of a study that evaluated the healthiness of every county in every state.

  • Knights win four straight

    For the first time since 2008, the Marion County High School baseball team has won four straight games. Their recent streak has improved their record to 8-5 on the season.

    The 2008 season included five-game and a 10-game winning streaks. Last season the Knights had a hard time stringing together wins, never putting together more than three consecutive victories.

    The Knights played lights out last week, winning four games, including two crucial district match-ups and a border battle with Washington County.

  • Lady Knights split district games

    The Marion County High School softball team had an up and down week last week, dropping a game to district opponent Adair County but knocking off district power Taylor County at Taylor.

    The Lady Knights continue their anomaly of a season, having won all of their road games and none of their home games. After this week, the Lady Knights improved to 8-4.

    Green County 5, Marion County 4

    The Lady Knights lost yet another heart-breaker at home on Thursday.

  • Knights finish whirlwind of matches

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  • Marion County native has died in Afghanistan

    Sgt. Randolph A. Sigley Jr., a 2000 Marion County High School graduate, died Sunday morning at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

    Sigley was 28 years old. He was serving in Afghanistan with a Kentucky National Guard Unit based in Richmond, Ky., according to his stepfather, Al Hardin of Lebanon.

    According to Sigley's Facebook page, he was a former U.S. Marine. He was a student at Eastern Kentucky University, where he was pursuing a major in Homeland Security and a minor in environmental health sciences.

    Hardin said little information had been released at this time.

  • Track Knights place well

    Marion County finished second in the boys' competition and third in the girls' competition on Tuesday of last week at Boswell Stadium.

    The boys scored 130.5 points and finished second behind Bardstown (208.5 points) in the field of nine teams. The girls scored 85 points and finished third behind Bardstown (174) and Taylor County (89.50) in the field of eight teams.

    Shana Litsey and Natavia Young turned in two of the Lady Knights best individual performances. Litsey won the long jump (14 feet, 8 inches), and Young won the triple jump (30 feet, 2.5 inches).