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Today's News

  • Bad economy, good business

    A sign marks the entrance to XB Arena, located at 1280 Manton Road.

    Since December, Scott Ballard's farm has been hosting competitive bull-riding nearly every Saturday (weather permitting), and hundreds of people have come out each week to see the show.

    Terry Smith of Raywick was one of the approximately 250 people who attended the bull riding this past weekend. He brought a grandson, a nephew and another child with him.

    "I think it's great," Smith said. "We need good family fun like this."

  • Lebanon says goodbye to soldier who died in Afghanistan

    The funeral for Sgt. Randy Sigley was held Sunday, April 25, at Lebanon Baptist Church. Interment was at the Lebanon National Cemetery.

  • Heart of Kentucky Hike & Bike is April 24

    Featuring a 5K road race/walk or 10K bike ride, participants will exercise and contribute to a great cause during the Heart of Kentucky Hike & Bike Saturday, April 24, in Lebanon.

    The event will benefit the Marion County Fitness & Nutrition Coalition and the 5K race/walk is open to serious competitors, joggers, walkers and families. The 10K bike ride is just for fun.

  • 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.