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Today's News

  • Sheriff shooting for another term

    Carroll Kirkland has been the sheriff since 1996, and he would like Marion County voters to help him maintain that position for another four years.

    Kirkland is being challenged in the May 18 primary by Chief Deputy Jimmy Clements.

    Kirkland is seeking re-election because he appreciates the opportunity to serve the community, he wrote in response to a questionnaire sent by the Enterprise.

  • Senate offers responsible budget

    As many of you have heard or read, issues around the state's budget have not yet been resolved. The primary problem is that the Senate and the House Republicans are unwilling to issue $1.2 billion in additional debt and raise an additional $280 million in taxes. We are simply not in a position to increase our debt load.

  • Mattingly is appointed to school board

    Brad Mattingly of Lebanon was appointed to the Marion County Board of Education last week.

    Mattingly was one of six applicants that applied for the vacant board seat, which was left open when former school board member Joe Mattingly resigned. Mattingly was forced to resign after his daughter, Christina L. McRay, was hired as the assistant principal at Marion County High School. Under KRS 160.180, individuals who have a relative working for the school district may not serve on the school board.

  • Take one: SCC and Centre Square

    Last week, the cast of "Dearly Beloved" rehearsed in Angelic Hall at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building (the former Lebanon High School).

    The play is being performed twice this weekend by the St. Catharine College Players, but if everything goes according to plan, it could become the first of a series of artistic and educational opportunities that may soon be available in Marion County.

  • Deep roots

    Never say never.

    That's a valuable lesson Rick Goodin learned years ago after saying that he would never come back to live in his hometown of Lebanon or work at his family's business - Lebanon Oak Flooring.

    But, as Goodin can attest, sometimes it's good to be wrong.

    It's apparently paid off for Goodin, who was recently named Outstanding Businessperson by the Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Warning: Robots are coming

    I joke with my friends that the robot wars are coming. The only thing is: part of me is only half-joking (I think). It probably didn't help that I saw "iRobot" (in its entirety) for the first time this past weekend.

    Why am I concerned this week?

    No, it's not the release of the iPad, although that doesn't help. (Wireless technology will just make it easier for the machines to communicate with each other.)

    My concern starts with soccer and ends in space.

  • Knights spar during intra-squad scrimmage

    After three weeks of cumbersome drills, the Knights appeared thrilled to give each other a beat down Thursday night at John J. Boswell Stadium.

    The Marion County High School football team held its annual Maroon - White intra-squad scrimmage on Thursday and team members showed plenty of gusto for pounding each other on the gridiron.

    "All and all we were very, very pleased," Knights Head Coach Jeff Robbins said. "Their physicality was great. They got after it. That was very pleasing to us."

  • Knights shine in KOB

    For the second season in a row, Marion County has served up a lasting impression at the King of the Bluegrass tennis tournament in Louisville.

    The Marion County High School boy's tennis team finished fourth overall out of 16 teams in the 2010 Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass tournament over the weekend. Teams traveled from Ohio and West Virginia to participate.

  • Lady Knights nab honors

    A few familiar names came away with more hardware after the Lady Knights sensational season on the hardwood. Several players won awards at the recent Marion County High School girl's basketball banquet.

    Freshman Kyvin Goodin-Rogers earned honors for doing the dirty work, winning the shot blocker award and the leading rebounder award. Goodin-Rogers now holds the school record for most blocks in a season with 91.

    Freshman Makayla Epps finished the season as the leader in two-point field goal percentage, assists, free throw percentage and as the leading scorer.

  • Knights pitching staff steps up

    Marion County finished the weekend with two wins and a loss and relied heavily on their pitching staff along the way.

    The Marion County High School baseball team traveled to Green County over the weekend to compete in the Wooden Bat Invitational. With crafty work from their young bullpen, the Knights threw two shutouts in three games.