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Today's News

  • Knights among Elite Eight

    The last time LaRue County and Marion County played each other, the Knights pulled away in the second half after a nip and tuck first half.

    This time after the dust settled the Knights were up 28-0 with four minutes to go in the half. So much for the rematch.

    Marion County High School was hitting on all cylinders in their 41-14 win over district rival LaRue in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs Friday at John J. Boswell Field.

  • Mattingly finishes strong

    Matthew Mattingly conquered the hills of the Kentucky Horse Park to place in the top 60 runners in the state in his class.

    Mattingly, a senior, finished 56th out of 232 runners in the KHSAA Class AA state cross-country meet on Saturday in Lexington with a time of 18 minutes and 29 seconds to accomplish his goal of making it to state.

    "I was really wanting to get into the 17's but those hills make you run out of gas," Mattingly said after the race. "Plus with all those people it's kind of like NASCAR."

  • Substantive debates

    A city official stopped in the Enterprise this week. When staff members joked with her about running for a state office, her reply was no, she wasn't interested.

    "That's real politics," she said.

    Based on what we've seen so far from the campaigns to fill the vacant District 14 state senate seat, we're inclined to agree with her. District 14 includes Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties.

  • Knights face athletic Western squad

    The Knights travel to Western High School on Friday night. Kick off is set for 7:30 p.m. in the region championship game. The winner advances to the state semi final at Western Kentucky University to face either Lone Oak (12-0) or Allen County - Scottsville (11-0).

    A caravan will be leaving from the new Kroger at 5:30 p.m. on Friday night. Those wishing to paint car windows should arrive early.

    Western High School (7-5) may have a lower win percentage than Marion County High School (10-2) but they still hold home field advantage on Friday night.

  • KSP seeking suspects in home invasion

    The Kentucky State Police are looking for two suspects involved in a home invasion Wednesday, Nov. 11, on Horan Lane in Lebanon.

    According to the police report, two male suspects forced their way into the residence of William Deering and Chasity Wright. The suspects initially identified themselves as police officers. The men, who were wearing masks and carrying long guns, forced their way into the residence, the state police reported.

  • Deputies face drug trafficking, other charges

    When Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley got a phone call around 1 a.m. Friday, he initially thought two of his deputies might have been involved in an accident, or perhaps even a shooting. But he never expected what he was about to hear from the Kentucky State Police officer on the other end of the line.

    "They called to inform me that my deputies had been arrested for trafficking in marijuana," Bartley said.

  • Make food safety a priority for holiday eating

    Millions of cases of foodborne illness occur in the United States each year. Don't let a case of food poisoning ruin your holiday season!

    With proper food handling practices you can protect yourself and your family from foodborne illnesses.

    Keep everything that comes into contact with food clean. Be sure to wash your hands often, especially after handling raw meats. Clean and sanitize kitchen counters and cutting boards.

    Use clean dishtowels, hand towels, dishes and utensils.

  • Fire consumes garage on Loretto Road

    At 10:57 a.m. Nov. 17, the Lebanon Police received a report of a car fire at 980 Loretto Road, Seals Auto Sales and Auto Repair.

    As it turned out, the vehicle was inside a garage at that location.

    The Lebanon Fire Department was dispatched to the scene, but the fire grew large enough that every fire department in Marion County was paged. The Lebanon Police, Marion County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky State Police, Marion County Ambulance and Marion County EMS also responded to the scene.

    The garage was consumed by the fire.

  • A fresh start for a familiar face

    The Rev. Lawman Chibundi isn't new to the people of Marion County, but he returned last week with a new idea for them to consider.

    Chibundi previously served as a parish priest at St. Augustine Catholic Church, but later left the Roman Catholic priesthood over some disagreements he has with church teachings.

    Chibundi doesn't speak with anger when he discusses those differences of opinion. Instead, he speaks highly of the priests he has known and worked with, including the current Archbishop of Louisville.

  • Stevie gets her 'Stevie' back

    Last week, I had one of those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad mornings.

    It was one of those mornings where I actually had to shut my office door, which doesn't happen very often, as my staff can attest.

    But, when life's "baggage" gets the best of you, I have found that it's effective to shut the door and get your frustrations out in whatever means you feel necessary (without punching a hole in the wall of course).

    It's either that, or going for a good, hard run, taking it all out on the pavement.