Today's News

  • Donkey basketball cancelled

    A fund raiser for the Lady Knights girls basketball team was cancelled last week due to public concern for those involved.

    A donkey basketball contest was scheduled for Feb. 21, at the Roby Dome, with proceeds going towards the Lady Knights basketball team. An explanation of what donkey basketball is can be found in last week's Enterprise.

    However, some community members reasoned that the sport is a risk to humans and inhumane for the donkeys.  

  • Police officer assaulted after basketball game

    On Friday, Feb. 13, the Kentucky State Police received a call from the Washington County High School principal requesting additional officer presence at the Washington County/Marion County High School basketball game beginning at 6 p.m. in anticipation of potential problems.

    Kentucky State Troopers Fred Cornett and John Adams were in attendance.  Immediately following the game a large crowd gathered in the parking lot and became disorderly. Two Springfield residents were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

  • Lady Knights win four out of five games

    The Marion County Lady Knights tested their fortitude against a schedule that would make most teams squirm last week and came away with quality wins.

    Playing four games in five days, the Lady Knights toppled tough region teams Hart County (14-9) and North Hardin (21-4) on the road, held off a tough Green County (21-6) team at home, dusted border rival Washington County (5-16) and almost knocked off Mercy (16-6), a top team in the state.

  • Ice storm replacement trees

    I was told by someone (who will remain nameless) that I have told you all what not to do plenty and I need to tell you what to do or plant in this case.

    Alright, before I do that I just want to say to everyone out there "Stop topping trees!!!!" You are ruining them and making them even more dangerous and likely to fail in the future at an unsuspecting time!

    Now that I have gotten that out of my system, I can go on with the show.

    There are a lot of great trees out there but they all suffered at least some damage from the ice storm.

  • Tree assessment and risk management

    Two weeks ago I asked "what more Mother Nature?"

    Well, another gusty windstorm was served up adding to the collection of debris left by the ice storm. Some serious questions are coming in about what to take out and what to try and save.  I am not a certified arborist but I can pass on the guidelines that certified arborists are taught when it comes to tree assessment and risk management.

    These criteria may help you decide what to do now and in the future.

  • Ice storm, ailing economy affecting everyone

    For two weeks, I've wanted to write a column about the ice storm in Marion County.

    I wanted to write about the many, many good deeds I've heard about during the storm. It's been inspiring to see and hear what people have done for their neighbors and for complete strangers. It's also been inspiring to see this community endure.

  • Knights win two, lose three

    The Marion County Knights boys basketball team finished one of its best weeks of the season, winning two out of five games against Fifth Region opponents.

    While the Knights looked great at times, they also lost handily to Elizabethtown (9-14) and Nelson County (13-9).

    Head Coach Tim Peterson believes the Knights (8-19) need to tune up their shot before tournament time.

    "Our outside shooting hasn't been up to par this week. We're going to work on that," he said. "We're going to work on getting our feet ready and being prepared to shoot."

  • Honor flight for World War II veterans

    Veterans who served during World War II are invited to apply to participate in an honor flight to the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. There is no cost for any World War II veteran who wishes to make the trip, according to Ben Ford, of VFW Post 5910 in Lebanon.

    To receive an application, veterans should call the VFW post at (270) 692-9233 or visit the post, which is located on Veterans Drive in Lebanon.

    More information about the honor flight is available online at www.honorflightbluegrass.com or by calling (502) 387-7006. 

  • Tech center renovation on a 'super fast track'

    Superintendent Roger Marcum, who will retire at the end of June, would like the Marion County Area Technology Center's renovation and addition to be on a "super fast track."

    If at all possible, he'd like to have a shovel in the ground by June 30, and the board of education took the first step to making that a reality last week when it voted to hire RossTarrant Architects of Lexington to design and oversee the project.

  • Farm, legislators share information at Farm Bureau legislative breakfast

    The Marion County Farm Bureau held its annual legislative breakfast Jan. 31. State Rep. Jimmy Higdon, and county and city officials attended the meeting along with area farmers.

    The local Farm Bureau chapter also shared information on the state legislative priorities.