Today's News

  • Education briefs

    (The following education briefs were gathered during the Marion County Board of Education’s meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14.)

    Superintendent’s report
    • Monday, Oct. 9, will be a professional learning day for MCPS staff. Students will not attend school that day.

  • Army ROTC: From college to officer

    By Ken Begley
    Guest columnist

    I’ve served on active duty and the Army Reserve for 42 years as an enlisted man in a wide variety of units and leadership positions. My time is almost over as I will be retired at the end of October when I reach 60.
    It’s been interesting, fun, scary at times, and most of all rewarding.
    My deepest regret is not taking Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) as a cadet when I was in college and becoming an officer in the U.S. Army. I feel I could have done so much more if I had.

  • It’s been a busy summer in Frankfort
  • New rates for Lebanon Water Works Company customers

    On Sept. 11, the Lebanon City Council approved the second reading and final passage of Ordinance No. 2017-06, which amends both the meter charge and the O & M charge (volumetric rate) for water service provided by the Lebanon Water Works Company. The new ordinance sets the new monthly meter charge at $7.35 per meter each month and the new volume charge at $3.35 per 100 cubic feet of water used.  Lebanon Water Works customers can expect to see the new rates reflected on their next bill, which will be mailed on Sept. 29, and will be due on Oct. 15.

  • Ham Days Country Store is open

    The Marion County Country Ham Days Country Store is open in the Farmers National Bank Annex on Main Street in downtown Lebanon. The Country Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
    Purchase official 2017 Marion County Country Ham Days merchandise, including collector t-shirts in adult, toddler and youth sizes, collector lapel pins, caps, hooded sweatshirts, garden flags, coffee mugs and rocks glasses. You can also purchase tickets to the Little Texas-Magnolia Vale concert and the ham breakfast.

  • Ham Days Hidden Treasure Hunt underway

    It wouldn’t be Marion County Country Ham Days without the annual Hidden Treasure Hunt. Listen for clues to the hidden treasure starting Monday, Sept. 18. Clues will be given daily on Channel 6 TV, Country 100.9 WLSK, 99.9 The BIG DAWG and WBRT 1320 AM radio stations. Daily clues will also be posted at www.lebanonenterprise.com and on their Facebook page as well as the Marion County Country Ham Days Facebook page.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Knights lose halftime lead, fall 6-3 to Boyle County

    Marion County changed their strategy up, trying to catch the Boyle County Rebels off guard during their match-up on Sept. 5. For the first half, it was working, with the Knights grabbing a 3-2 halftime lead. Eventually, Boyle County got settled in, finding their stride and finding victory, 6-3, over the Knights.
    “We didn’t run the offside trap because [Chris] McMann knows what style we play,” Head Coach Greg Conley said, “so we changed it up and caught them [Boyle County] off guard in the first half.”

  • Death: Loretto native, football coach passes away

    By Larry Vaught

    Ray Callahan, a Loretto native and the first coach to win an official high school state football championship at Danville, passed away Sept. 2 at the age of 84.
    He was head coach at Danville from 1959-62 and had a 28-14-1 record. His 1962 team went 9-2-1 and beat Corbin 13-6 at Stoll Field in Lexington to win the state championship. He was named state coach of the year.

  • FOOTBALL: Marion County still in search of win after loss to Lloyd Memorial

    The Marion County Knights are still in search of their first win of the season after falling to the Lloyd Memorial Juggernauts Friday evening on John J. Boswell Field, 42-6.
    “I thought the team played with a lot of competitive spirit,” Knights Head Coach Allen Harmon said. “We didn’t take advantage of some opportunities in the red zone, but we still played with a lot of fight.”

  • The Game Plan - Sept. 13, 2017

    Sept. 13
    VS. Frankfort (Home), 6:30 p.m.

    Sept. 14

    VS. Bethlehem (Home), 7:30 p.m.

    VS. Taylor Co. (Away), 7:30 p.m.

    VS. Bardstown (Home), 5 p.m.

    Sept. 15
    VS. Washington Co. (Away), 7:30 p.m.

    Sept. 16
    Trojan Classic