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Today's News

  • Historic Penn's Store hosts annual writers celebration

    The annual Kentucky Writers Day Celebration will feature noted writers, authors, poets and songwriters who will gather to read and perform their own work, as well as the work of others at various venues throughout the Lebanon region.   Headquarters for the event will be the Historic Penn's Store located at 257 Penn's Store Road, in Gravel Switch.   Celebrating the birthday of Kentucky poet, novelist and literary critic Robert Penn Warren, the festival will kick off on Friday, April 24, at Big Jim's Steakhouse and Buffet in Leban

  • Graduation, last day of school decided

    The last day of school for Marion County students will be Friday, May 29.

    Judy Gaddie, the director of pupil personnel, said during the April 14 Marion County Board of Education meeting that the district would request a waiver from the state so students will not have to be in school Monday, June 1.

    The last day for teachers will be Wednesday, June 3.

    During the same meeting, the board also set the high school graduation for 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30.

  • SpongeBob's got back

    Thanks to Burger King, I will never be able to look at SpongeBob the same again.

    But, if I'm being completely honest, I never really liked the bright yellow smart allec to begin with, but now I have all the more reason to choose watching my friends Diego and Dora over "Bobby," which is what my son calls him.

  • To the best of my knowledge: our next superintendent

    In today's paper, you'll find a pair of stories about Donald Wayne Smith, who will become the next superintendent of Marion County Public Schools, effective July 1, 2009.

    Newspapers don't always do a good job of explaining why we do what we do, but that's what I will attempt to do with this column.

    These are certain facts we know about our next superintendent - for instance, Smith is 41 years old, married and has three children - but we also realize people in Marion County will want to know more about the next leader of our local school system.

  • Graduation, last day of school decided

    The last day of school for Marion County students will be Friday, May 29.

    Judy Gaddie, the director of pupil personnel, said during the April 14 Marion County Board of Education meeting that the district would request a waiver from the state so students will not have to be in school Monday, June 1.

    The last day for teachers will be Wednesday, June 3.

    During the same meeting, the board also set the high school graduation for 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30. 

  • Letters to editor, April 22

    Support disabled vets  

    House Bill 20, as written up in an earlier issue of the Enterprise, was passed 97-0.

    It was to give totally disabled vets three free nights a year in our state parks.

    I just found out the Senate threw it out.

    I am very disappointed and feel that it is a slap in the face to Kentucky's totally disabled vets!

    I have written our senators, McConnell and Bunning, and I ask that others write them, too.

    They each have websites that enable you to email them easily.

  • Acclimate plants as they move outdoors

    I am particularly anxious to move some of my houseplants outdoors this spring. The gardenia that I have had for over 12 years looks terrible! It needs the restorative environment of the great outdoors: more light, warmth, higher relative humidity and rainwater. I am not sure whether the cold house during the January ice storm/no electricity episode has had an impact on it or if it was just coincidence that it began to die back shortly thereafter. In any case, it needs to be pruned up and sent outside to recover.

  • Updating our courts

    Friday, local and state officials gathered for the ceremonial groundbreaking of what will become the Marion County Judicial Center.

    The new center will house the circuit and district courtrooms and the circuit clerk's office. The old courthouse, which was built 74 years ago, has served the county well, but a new judicial center is a necessary expense.

  • Lady's lose Reynolds

    The end of a tough week for the Marion County High School softball team was only made worse by the loss of Ann Morgan Reynolds.

    "We lost 14-4 but more than that we lost a steady defensive player and one of the better hitters during the game," Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby said. "Ann Morgan Reynolds will be out the rest of the season with a broken ankle. It really hurts us as a team as she was very vital both offensively and more importantly defensively. We have to regroup and continue to improve."

  • 'Sister Rose' leaving St. A

    Sr. Rose Riley knew a long time ago that she wanted to become a nun. Even then, she knew if she became a nun, it would mean a career in education.

    She actually had two reasons she wanted to achieve this career goal.

    "I wanted it so I could have a long dress with huge pockets and so I could write on the blackboard," Riley said.

    For the record, she was 8 years old when she came up with these reasons.

    And the "long dress" was a nun's habit, by the way.