Today's News

  • Freshman fall in district championship

    The Marion County High School boy's basketball freshman team came up short in the 20th District championship game against Adair County. Here are the results from the last two weeks.

    Adair County 40, Marion County 24

    The freshman Knights were dismantled in the 20th District championship game against Adair County on Saturday. Matt Fudge, the younger brother of former Adair County star Nick Fudge, led all scorers with 16 points. Vincent Collins led the Knights with 12 as Marion County claimed second place in the district.

    Adair 6 10 15 9 - 40

  • Enterprise named one of the state's best large weeklies

    The Lebanon Enterprise received third place for general excellence in Weekly Class 3 in the Kentucky Press Association's 2009 Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers contest.

    The Tennessee Press Association judged the contest, and the contest was limited to material published between Oct. 1, 2008, and Sept. 30, 2009.

    Enterprise staff members received six first-, three second-, and two third-place awards and an honorable mention.

  • Warm up with some potato, bean soup

    I first ran this Potato-White Bean Soup recipe in 2001 and it has since become a regular at my house.

    We love it. My daughter Rachel requested it just this week.

    I like to serve it with baked cornbread.

    I usually use the little bags of cornbread mix, add milk and an egg instead of water, and also add one-half cup or so of shoepeg corn, fresh, canned or frozen.

    I cook it in a little cast iron skillet. It's really good that way.

    You really need to try this soup-it's delicious.

    Potato-White Bean Soup

  • Veterans could benefit from bills in General Assembly

    This week, the State Senate honored our veterans and worked to help our hospitals better treat stroke victims.  As we protect our freedoms at home, we also honor those who protect our freedoms abroad.  Senate Bill 29 is our annual attempt to help veterans who seek state employment. Under SB 29, those who qualify for veterans' preference points in our state merit system would be automatically offered an interview for the jobs they seek. If more than five people qualify for those interviews, the agency would have to interview at least five of them.

  • Haiti donations coming in by the jarful!

    Brother Bud Owen works as a full-time pastor but, within the past two weeks, he feels like he has been working another full-time job, and he couldn't be happier.

    "You would think we were the Red Cross," Owen said, with a laugh.

    Since a story ran in the Enterprise last week about Brother Bud collecting donations to send to his parents who are missionaries in Haiti, he has been overwhelmed with phone calls from people wanting to help.

  • Legislature pursues funds for education

    This week's legislative agenda was highlighted by two reform bills, one in education and the other regarding legislative pensions.  The first bill strongly positions Kentucky as we seek federal dollars for certain struggling schools.  The second bill helps close a loophole in the legislative pension system that has the potential to cost taxpayers millions of dollars. 

  • Time to shine

    Meg Halloran devoted several weekends during the past two years to working on a small, independent film. This weekend, she'll be enjoying the results of her and her friends' hard work at the Sundance Film Festival.

    "One Too Many Mornings," the film that Halloron co-produced, was selected as one of the films featured in the festival's new NEXT category.

    "The project is really special because it was a small group of people working on it," said Halloran, a 2001 graduate of Marion County High School. "It meant a lot of sacrifices."

  • Aquaknights defeat home teams

    The Marion County High Swim Team hosted Bethlehem and Nelson County High School swim teams at the Lebanon Aquatic Center Jan. 19. All three teams hold practice at the Lebanon Aquatic Center. Marion County boys and girls defeated their opponents: girls scores, Marion 40, Bethlehem 37, Nelson 12, boys scores, Marion 47, Bethlehem 15, Nelson 10.

    "I was very proud of our swimmers," said Head Coach Colleen Ryan. "A lot of the kids dropped significant time which enabled us to beat Nelson County and Bethlehem. They pushed themselves and each other."

  • Winter weather advisory has been issued

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory and a hazardous weather outlook for south central Kentucky, including Marion County.

    The winter weather advisory is in effect through 4 p.m. Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, snow will start accumulating in south central Kentucky this evening. Two to four inches of snowfall is anticipated with higher accumulation possible.

    This may cause travel difficulties. Drivers should be prepared for snow-covered roads with limited visibility.

  • Checks, balances important to candidate

    Leo Johnson has spent the last six years working for the Administrative Office of the Courts. He hopes Feb. 2 that voters in the 24th District judge him worthy of being their state representative.

    The 24th District includes Casey and Marion counties and part of Pulaski County.

    Johnson decided to run for office after much prayer and after discussing it with his wife, Kim, and their two children.