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Today's News

  • Time to embrace my pale roots

    Sophomore year - Marion County High School's Valentine's Day dance - that's when it started. "It" being my obsession with being tan.

    I remember asking my mom if I could go to the tanning bed so that I could be tan in the little black number I bought for the dance. She hesitantly said yes, but tried to get one of her friends, Mary Lou Marrett, to talk me out of it. Mary Lou warned me of how bad it was for my skin, how it caused premature wrinkles and how it was highly addictive for some people.

  • Epps' Camp

    Former MCHS and UK basketball player Anthony Epps led young players in drills last week at Epps' youth camp at Lebanon Middle School. Twenty-three campers took part in the three-day event.

  • Q & A with former athlete Alan George

    Alan George is a 2001 graduate of Marion County High School. He is currently the assistant sports information director at the University of Notre Dame.   What sports did you play while you were at MCHS? What positions?

    I caught passes from Scott Higdon and sacked quarterbacks with David Knopp as a four-year member of the football team. It was also my pleasure to watch Marlis Scott school opponents on the hardwood night after night from the best seat in the house - right next to Danny Marks and Josh McKay.

  • Fiscal court takes step toward allowing Sunday alcohol sales

    A split Marion County Fiscal Court voted 3-2 in favor of the first reading of an ordinance that would allow Sunday alcohol sales in the county and allow alcohol sales until 1 a.m.

    Magistrates Larry Caldwell, John Arthur Elder III and Steve Masterson voted in favor of the ordinance. Magistrates Roger "Cotton" Smothers and Jackie Wicker voted against the ordinance.

  • Maewood closing at the end of the month

    Maewood Cabinet Company will be closing at the end of August, according to co-owner Kenny Marrett. The business has about 15 employees, he said.

    Maewood was organized Jan. 9, 2004, as Maewood Manufacturing LLC.

    Marrett said he started the business so he could work with his son, Eddie.

    He said the economy was about a "10 percent" factor in his decision, but the primary reason he is closing the business is because he is ready to retire.

  • Working to make our lives greener

    Earlier this summer, 18-24 year olds from throughout the Lincoln Trail Area Development District were invited to participate in the GEL-IN program.

    The program was designed to encourage young adults to think green and to encourage entrepreneurial thinking and leadership.

    The program ran from July 15-31, and Madison Beach, Brittany Taul, and sisters Dakara, Imari and Shatara Hazelwood were chosen to represent Marion County.

  • Manning provides Big Top-worthy performance at 2010 Junior Miss

    Sunday afternoon - the day after the 2010 Marion County Junior Miss pageant - Michelle Manning said it still hadn't sunk in that she was this year's winner.

    "I'm still shocked about everything really," she said.

    Based on the judge's decision, Manning turned in one of the stronger local Junior Miss performances in recent memory. She won awards in five categories - fitness, interview, preliminary scholastic, self-expression and talent.

  • Lebanon man featured in The Washington Post

    Richard Goodin, 25, of Lebanon, along with five of his fellow Franciscan friars were featured in The Washington Post last week after completing a 300-day pilgrimage from Virginia to Washington, D.C.

    For six weeks, Goodin and his brothers walked from Roanoke, Va., with only their brown robes, sandals and "a belief in the kindness of strangers to feed and shelter them," the article states.

    The pilgrimage was the idea of four young friars just finishing their training in Chicago and working toward taking lifelong vows.

  • Preserving history, making new memories

    "To me, this is about preserving history and making it available to everyone." - Sergey Brin   The above quote is attributed to one of the co-founders of Google, Sergey Brin, a 35-year-old Russian-American computer scientist.   It seemed a little odd to us.

    When you think of the World Wide Web and the Internet you think of new technology. You think of the future - not the past.

  • Mailman becomes a true hero

    Until April 6, 2009, Perry Bland was simply known as "the mailman" to Katie Purdom.

    But, on that cold spring day as she and her four-year-old daughter drove home on Arbuckle Creek Road, Bland would become much more than a mail man to Purdom and her family.

    He became their hero.

    To read more of this story, see this week's issue of The Lebanon Enterprise available on newsstands across the county.