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Today's News

  • Commanders come to town

    Marion County High School looks to extend a four game winning streak against rival Washington County Friday at John J. Boswell Field. Washington County comes in hot, starting the season 4-0 after beating Lincoln County by a point last week.  Marion County is off to their best start since 2008 with a 3-1 record.  Both teams have played Taylor County. Marion County beat the Cardinals last week with a 49-0 show of force.

  • Small town girl

    Once upon a time, I had dreams of moving to a big city, living in a fancy studio apartment and working at a large, daily newspaper. But, some dreams aren't meant to come true, and I ended up moving back to Marion County after graduating from college and working for my hometown, weekly newspaper. I would be lying if I didn't admit that sometimes, actually quite often, I wonder what life would be like had I actually pursued those dreams rather than coming back to my small, country hometown. It would have been exciting, no doubt.

  • Caramel recipes are scrumptious

    This time of year always reminds me of caramel apples. My grandma Dillon would make them only in the fall, and they were very special. I've always liked caramel, and have lots of recipes that use it in all kinds of ways.

    This week's recipe, called Caramel Dumplings, is an old, REALLY old recipe. In Illinois where I grew up, it was a favorite of my friends and me, and was inexpensive and easy to make. We even made it in home economics class in high school! It's not gourmet food, for sure, but it will feed a bunch of kids very cheaply.

  • Campaign season is back again

    Like unsightly weeds, campaign signs are starting to pop up in yards across Marion County. No doubt, most sign-posters are sincere in their support of the candidates' whose names adorn their yards, but that doesn't make them any more pleasant to see. But that also means Election Day is coming. This year, it's Nov. 2. With today's edition, we begin our coverage of the 2010 general election.

  • Commissioner polls visitors to squash rumors

    Tourism Commissioner Kenny Marrett said he wants the commission to get a bang for its buck and is concerned that too much money is being spent to promote packaged getaways to Lebanon, such as a Valentine's Day getaway that was promoted earlier this year. Marrett asked Hamilton to give him specific information regarding how much was spent to promote travel packages, such as the Valentine's special, and how much those travel packages generated. Hamilton agreed to compile that information.

  • Lady Knights net a win

    The Marion County High School girls' soccer team came away with a win Saturday, breaking a scoreless and winless stretch.  Freshman Lindsey Browning netted her third goal of the season against Wayne County at Elmer J. George Field Saturday.  The win moves the Lady Knights record to 2-8-3. Browning's goal broke a four game stretch in which the Lady Knights struggled to find the back of the net.  "(Wayne County) didn't really press much offensively," Lady Knights Head Coach Hart Hagan said.

  • Ham Days country ham contest

    Marion County Country Ham Days festivities officially began Monday with the annual country ham contest. Jerry Boone of Boone's Butcher Shop in Bardstown is pictured inspecting the hams Monday. Olivia Jones, a student at Marion County High School, won the competition. As the winner, she will receive the market value of the ham. Also on Monday, The Lebanon Enterprise won the window-decorating contest. Eva Jo Nugent, and her husband, Greg, decorated the window to reflect the "Small Town Country" theme.

  • Restoring Faith

    Troy Mattingly understands restoration projects.

  • Lebanon man charged with sex abuse

    Joseph Stephen May, 27, of 44 Penick Tatum Loop in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree sexual abuse in Marion Circuit Court Monday. According to the indictment, on or about June 15, May was over 21 and subjected another person under 16 to sexual contact. His bond was set at $2,000 with the condition that he have no contact with the victim.

  • State police seeking tips to find missing woman

    The last time anyone saw Kara Rigdon, 26, of Gravel Switch, she was July 17 on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. She last spoke with a family member July 18.