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Today's News

  • Boys All-Stars compete in tournament play

    Marion County held a 9-4 lead after 4 1/2 innings of the second semi-final game of the 11-12-year-old 5th District Little League Baseball Tournament against Campbellsville on Monday night, only to lose 11-9 after a "whoda thunk it rally."

  • Rosewood Tournament

    Anthony Drury, Larry Drury, Rob Coffey and Nick Yates defeated nearly 20 other teams to claim the Rosewood member guest tournament title over the weekend.

    Claiming second place were Adam Gootee, Nick Rogers, David Mattingly and Jay Grundy. Coming in third overall were Mike and Ed Dennison, Beverly "Sis" Roby and James Jones.

  • Prestonsburg, here we come

    Last weekend the Marion County 11-12-year-old girls softball All-Stars won their district tournament and advanced to the state tournament that begins on July 18 in Prestonsburg. 

  • YAC raises awareness of alcohol issues

    YAC, or Youth Advisory Council, was started at the high school two years ago by students who felt there was a problem that needed to be addressed. We meet once a month in the morning before school starts.  Being an active member of this club since its beginning has impacted me greatly. We have made a lot of accomplishments that I had never dreamt of.  The purpose of this club is to raise awareness of underage drinking. Among the students at school, I'm in the minority of kids who don't drink.

  • Bardstown to be the home of new national call center

    The City of Bardstown, Nelson County Fiscal Court and the Bardstown Industrial Development Corporation are pleased to announce that SYKES Enterprises will operate their newest state-of-the-art call center in Bardstown.

    SYKES Enterprises, headquartered in Tampa, Fla., will operate a call center for a major telecommunication company in the Kentucky Home Square Shopping Center in the site formerly home to Winn Dixie.

  • Former Wildcat to take over as offensive coordinator

    Former Kentucky Wildcat standout wide receiver Craig Yeast signed on to be the offensive coordinator for the Marion County High School football team last week. He becomes the second former Wildcat to pace the sidelines for the gridiron Knights. Anthony Epps, a former basketball Wildcat, is also an assistant coach for the Knights. Yeast says the process of leaving Lincoln County to come here started after a seven on seven between Lincoln County and Marion County.

  • 'A good man's gone', revisted

    "A good man's gone" That was the headline of my father's column on the opinion page in the April 8, 1981 edition of The Lebanon Enterprise. It was about his buddy, John Sheperson, who he referred to as "Shep," who had been working as a Kentucky State Trooper in Marion County for 11 years and had been promoted to sergeant, which meant he would be working in Morehead instead of Marion County. I was only a year old at the time, so I obviously didn't read this particular piece by my father, but a copy of the article was given t

  • Flying high again

    At a time when the economy isn't exactly stellar, it's nice when something gives a boost to the local economy. Three years ago, the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission recruited a model jet show to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport. The event has grown every year, and the 2009 Jets Over Kentucky show was the biggest one yet. More than 100 pilots (representing all 50 states and England) brought nearly 200 model planes and attracted thousands of visitors to the area during the showcase. The show itself expanded as well.

  • Taking flight

    Terry "El Conquistador" Jacobs of Loveland, Ohio, made his first visit to the Jets over Kentucky model jet show this year at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.

  • Former KSP sergeant and police chief dies

    John Sheperson, a retired Kentucky State Police sergeant and a former Lebanon Police Chief, died Sunday, July 5, after a battle with cancer. Sheperson, 64, of Gravel Switch was a United States Air Force Veteran with a 26-year career in law enforcement. He retired from the Kentucky State Police on July 31, 1988, as a sergeant from Post 15. He left KSP and went to work for the Lebanon Police Department. He was hired as a patrol officer in Lebanon in 1989, and promoted to sergeant in 1991.