Today's News

  • Two Knights lead the state in stats

    Two Marion County High School boy's basketball players are lighting up the state in the scoring column.

    Senior Austin Spalding is the ninth ranked leading scorer in the state (19.7 points per game) while junior Kendrick Knopp ranks first among top three point shooters (45.7 percent) in the state.

    As a team, Marion County ranks 10th in scoring with 70.4 points per game. They also rank 15th in overall shooting at 45.2 percent field goal percentage and fifth in three point shooting at 38.4 percent.

  • Manning to compete in State Junior Miss

    Michelle Manning, the 2010 Marion County Junior Miss, will be competing in the state competition this Friday, Jan. 15, and Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington.

    Friday night Manning will be competing in the fitness and self-expression categories. Saturday afternoon she will be performing her talent, playing an original arrangement of songs from the musical "Chicago" on the piano.

  • Dog fair and adopt-a-thon is Jan. 16

    The Marion Adjustment Center's Second Chances Canine Program will be hosting a dog fair and adopt-a-thon on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be dog demonstrations and homeless dogs, which have been trained by the inmates at MAC, available for adoption.

    In November, MAC officially began the Second Chances Canine Program. Since then, 20 inmates have been paired with 10 dogs from the Marion County Animal Shelter.

  • Friend shares recipes

    I recently went to a get-together at the home of an old friend Kathy Young and had some great food. She shared the recipes with me and I'd like to share them with you.

    Kathy and her husband, Harold, are known for their chili. I first tasted it almost 30 years ago, and they're still at it.

    Kathy served delicious chili, of course, but she also added a couple new recipes (new to me, anyway).

    The Hot Corn Dip is amazing, just super good and super easy. What more could you ask for?

  • Candidates chosen for Feb. 2 election

    The Democrats and Republicans have selected their candidates for the Feb. 2 special election to fill the vacant District 24 state House seat. District 24 includes Casey and Marion counties and a portion of Pulaski County.

    The seat became vacant as a result of Jimmy Higdon's election to the state senate. Higdon resigned from the District 24 seat after winning a Dec. 8 special election to fill the District 14 Kentucky Senate seat.

  • Inside the Mind of Trent Milby

    Trent Milby is the head coach for the MCHS girls basketball team. His record at Marion County is 90-22.

    Briefly go through your background as a player.

    I played four years at Green County High School. I played the guard spot, mostly at the two and three position. I was primarily a spot up shooter. My senior year (1993) we went 25-7. Too bad we played when Marion County was loaded. The 1993 team has the most wins in school history.

    Briefly go through your background as a coach.

  • MAC did not violate open records law

    The Attorney General's Office issued an opinion regarding an open records request by Jerry L. Nunn, an inmate at Marion Adjustment Center.

    Nunn had requested an employee "seniority list" and copies of "camera footage from certain cameras." MAC denied the request, saying that none of the specific requests related to Nunn. Under KRS 197.025(2), jails and prisons are not required to comply with requests from inmates for records unless the record contains a specific reference to the individual making the request.

  • Total domination

    It's the midway point through the season and the Marion County Lady Knights basketball team is still looking for an opponent that can beat them.

    Undefeated at 15-0, the Lady Knights look unstoppable.

    "I thought maybe we'd have lost one or maybe two," Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby said. "I think if we stay healthy and focused there's a good possibility that we'll run the table. We played all these tough teams back-to-back."

  • Police investigating murder attempt

    The Lebanon Police are investigating an attempted murder that took place Christmas Day.

    According to the police report, Justin L. Edlen of Olympia Drive in Bardstown was shot at 43 Maple Street Apartments. He was taken to Spring View Hospital where he was treated for gunshot wounds to his upper abdomen and right arm. He was transported to the hospital by Marion County EMS.

    Edlen was transferred to University Hospital in Louisville where he was listed in stable condition Thursday of last week.

  • My two cents on Sen. Higdon's survey

    Jimmy Higdon made a habit of providing a survey to his constituents each year he served in the Kentucky House of Representatives. This year, Higdon is heading back to Frankfort as the newest state senator in the General Assembly, but he has continued his practice of seeking input from citizens.

    This week's edition of the Enterprise includes his survey (which also begins on this page). I took some time over the weekend to answer the questions myself.