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Today's News

  • Teaching, learning about hunting with an 11-year-old

    Finally, after scouting for days, heck weeks, I found a field that a small flock of Canada geese were using (feeding in). One field, one flock. That's it!
    Anyway, Tate, my 11-year-old grandson, was coming over from Adair County, and we figured on giving the geese a try. I'd previously tweaked his interest by having him "watch" the geese, so he was hyped at an opportunity to shoot one.

  • Winter sports

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent

    No one is really fond of winter, but one thing to be excited about is the sports that come with it. What I mean by that is, there’s always an athletic event on TV, such as football, basketball, swimming or the Winter X-Games.

  • GYMNASTICS: Fit Kids start year at the My Old Kentucky Home meet

    Fit Kids gymnastics team competed in the My Old Kentucky Home meet on Jan. 3 and 4.
    Placements in the age divisions
    In Level 1, Kayton Shewmaker was third all-around and took first in the bars, third in beam and vault, and fourth in the floor.
    Mya Kehm took fourth place overall. This included a first in the floor exercises, fourth on the bars and fifth in the vault and beam competitions.
    Lee Anna Darst earned a silver in the overall competition.

  • Knights lose to Trojans

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent

    On Jan. 3 the Marion County Knights (6-6) visited the Barren County Trojans (11-3). Unfortunately for the Knights, they did not come home with a win, losing 60-52.
    In the first quarter, the Knights started strong, taking a 21-11 lead.
    In the second quarter, the Trojans added 24 points, and the Knights added only seven to fall behind at the half, 35-28.

  • Marion County Board of Education to meet Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education will have its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8 at the administration building located at 755 East Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda is as follows:

    • Board Members statutory and constitutional oaths of office

    • Nominations and approval for Board Chairman and Vice Chairman

    • Superintendent’s report

  • ‘Over the Top’ preschool registration is Feb. 7

    Marion County Public Schools will be hosting an “Over the Top” preschool registration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 7 at Glasscock Elementary School.
    This event will include games, prizes, free food and balloons.
    Parents of children eligible to attend preschool during the 2015-16 academic years are encouraged to register that day.
    This includes:
    • Parents of children who will be 4 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2015, who may be eligible. These parents will need to bring proof of income.

  • Fiscal court, school board meeting changes

    This month, the Marion County Fiscal Court and the Marion County Board of Education are making changes to their regular meeting schedule.
    For the fiscal court, this is a temporary change. The fiscal court holds its regular meetings at 4 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the David R. Hourigan Building. Because the first Thursday in January was New Year’s Day, the court is changing its meetings to the second and fourth Thursday of the month, Jan. 8 and Jan. 22.

  • MCHS SBDM Council parent election

    Marion County High School will have a special parent election for the school site base council from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, in the school foyer. To be a candidate you must have a child enrolled at the high school at the present time.
    Nominations are due to the school secretary in the school office no later than 3 p.m. on Jan. 15. Nomination forms can be picked up in the school office. 
    Results will be announced (runoff held if necessary) at 4:15 p.m., Jan. 16, in the school office.

  • The Enterprise is looking for Marion County’s Five Most Interesting People

    The word "interesting" means different things to different people. It could describe someone with a fascinating personality or career. It might refer to someone who has done something remarkable, exciting or out of the ordinary.
    No matter what definition you use, we're pretty sure you know someone (or maybe even multiple people) that you would call interesting for one reason or another.
    And we'd like to meet him or her (or them) — especially if it's someone who has never been featured in the paper.

  • Heating assistance program starts Jan. 12

    On Jan. 12, Central Kentucky Community Action office will begin assisting families of low-income with the LIHEAP Crisis Program.
    To be eligible for crisis funds you must be in a heating crisis. You must have a past due/disconnect notice from the electric or natural gas company or be out of bulk fuel within four days if using propane, fuel oil, kerosene, or wood, or a formal eviction notice from your landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent.