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Today's News

  • Lady Knights lose twice

    Rain stuck around all week, preventing the Marion County High School softball team from getting all their scheduled games in. The waters parted long enough for two games to be squeezed in, though the young Lady Knights (0-2) lost both.

    Marion County fell victim to John Hardin (2-0) 3-1 and Green County (2-0) 4-0.

    Stats were not made available before press time. Head Coach Trent Milby was also unavailable for comment before press time.

    The Lady Knights hope to complete their games this week against Fort Knox (Monday), Bethlehem (Tuesday) and Caverna (Thursday).

  • Ego doesn't cloud senior's future

    Sometimes it takes breaking a leg to test the strength of your heart.

    That was the case for Marion County High School senior Eric Miles, who excels on the gridiron, the diamond and in the classroom.

    Clean cut and confident, Miles appears at ease in almost any situation. As baseball Head Coach Chad Spalding said, he makes being a leader look effortless.

    "He's like another coach," Spalding said. "I would feel comfortable leaving him alone to lead practice. I think he could be a good coach at either football or baseball."

  • Q&A: Superintendent candidate Chuck Hamilton

     You had your interview day last week (March 23) with the board, and you went around the district. How did that day go for you?

    Chuck Hamilton: It was a very tiring experience. You went into your final interview fairly fatigued, but I think that's part of the process, to see how you stand up under pressure. But overall, I think it's a very appropriate process, particularly for a position with these responsibilities.

    What did you learn from going around the district that day?

  • Former extension agent files defamation suit

    Former Marion County Agriculture Extension Agent Ed Lanham Jr. has filed a lawsuit in Marion Circuit Court against a state livestock inspector, a Campbellsville veterinarian and The Lebanon Enterprise.

    According to the lawsuit, which was filed March 20, the defendants published "defamatory statements ... causing damage to [Lanham's] person, reputation and employment." Lanham is being represented by attorney Jonathan G. Hieneman of Campbellsville.

  • Q&A: Superintendent candidate Donald Smith

    How has your day been today (March 31)?

  • School board making its most important decision

    When the Marion County Board of Education first met with Mike Oder, the consultant it hired to help with its superintendent search, Oder shared an important truth with them.

    If the search goes well, and the district hires a strong candidate, the board of education and the screening committee will get credit for doing a good job.

    If the search goes poorly, and the district hires a candidate who doesn't fit well, the board of education will get the blame.

  • MCHS sharing the power of a wish

    Making wishes come true... Marion County High School students have been doing it for three years now. Through their tireless efforts and fund-raisers, such as this past weekend's Junior Mister competition, local students have been raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    For almost three decades, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has been granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

  • Tornado warning in effect until midnight

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for portions of southern Indiana, southern Ohio and Kentucky, including Marion County. The tornado warning remains in effect until midnight, April 3.

    The NWS forecast for this evening calls for showers and thunderstorms, which could produce heavy rainfall. East winds of 10 to 16 miles per hour, becoming southwest winds, are possible, with gusts as high as 29 miles per hour. 

    The NWS is predicting a 90 percent chance of precipitation with a half to three-quarters of an inch of rainfall.

  • Fiscal court meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, April 2, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Here is the agenda:

    Minutes of the previous meeting

    Presentation and census proclamation (Michelle Ellison)

    Arbor Day proclamation

    A request from the Chamber of Commerce to use county facilities during Ham Days

    Emergency declaration regarding livestock carcass removal, acquisition of permit and equipment

    Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services grant application

  • Shrimp never tasted so good

    I never met a shrimp I didn't like.

    I've tried hundreds of shrimp recipes over the years and even though some were definitely better than others, I can honestly say I had no trouble eating any of them.

    I think it's in my genes, as my father was also a shrimp-lover.

    When I was a little girl, we used to go to a wonderful restaurant in Danville, Ill., (home of Dick VanDyke and Gene Hackman) called Connou's. It was located in old railroad dining cars (green and silver, as I recall) and had wonderful food.