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Today's News

  • Knights wrapping up preseason

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise correspondent

    The Knights football team battled against Russell County in a scrimmage last week. Though the Knights’ foe did not keep score, the game provided experience for the team and insight to Marion County’s leaders for this weekend’s game.

  • Berea names Milby as coach

     Monday, Berea College officially announced that Trent Milby will be the school’s next women’s basketball coach.

  • WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Bobby Jack Murphy

    When Rob Lynch was growing up, most of his friends could recite the Cincinnati Reds starting lineup, but Lynch could recite the broadcast line-up for WAKY.
    Today, Lynch works down the hall from WAKY for the Big Cat 105.5 FM WLVK in Elizabethtown. On the air, he’s known as Bobby Jack Murphy, and in a sense, he is the station’s lead-off hitter, working the morning shift.
    “You hopefully start somebody’s day with a smile on their face," Lynch said.

  • Lady Knights top Lady Hounds in scrimmage over weekend

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise correspondent

    The Lady Knights soccer team defeated the Paris Lady Hounds 2-0 in Berea over the weekend. 

    “Overall, I would say everyone played really well,” Coach Devin Johnson said.

    Both teams went back-and-forth and at halftime, the scoreboard remained 0-0.

  • Smoking cessation class Aug. 27

    Anyone who has ever thought of quitting smoking is encouraged to attend a smoking cessation class from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Marion County Public Library. Anyone who has said, “I’ll quit some day” is welcome to come to this free class. For more information, call (270) 692-6024.
     

  • Chickens still an issue for city

    In May, the Lebanon City Council reaffirmed its support for a ban against raising chickens in city limits. Last week, they got a reminder that poultry is still a problem.
    At the council’s Aug. 12 meeting, Kim Bell of St. Rose Road said one of her neighbors has had chickens for at least two years, and one rooster specifically has caused frequent problems for her.
    "He stays in my yard," she said.

  • Hit the ground winning

    By Nick Schrager

     

    Enterprise correspondent

    The Marion County Knights soccer team won, 4-3, in a “Soccerama” scrimmage against Pulaski County in Madison County on Saturday.

    “It was a lot more competitive than I thought it was going to be,” Coach Greg Conley said. 

  • Education fund created for sons of ATV accident victim

    Family members of William J. “Billy Joe” Cecil are trying to help his sons further their education.
    Cecil, 40, of Finley died Aug. 11 as the result of a collision involving his 2012 Polaris Razor ATV and a Chevy pickup truck.
    Cecil was driving his ATV on Hwy. 208 in Calvary, when Joseph M. Spalding, 28, of Lebanon crossed the centerline in a 2002 Chevy truck and struck the ATV, according to the Kentucky State Police.

  • Lady Knights serve it up at Roby Dome

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights held their own in a four-way battle against Washington County, Pulaski County and Green County last Thursday at the Roby Dome. 

    “I think for the most part we played pretty well,” Marion County Coach David Hibbard said. “We started off a little bit slow but once we got into it, we played pretty consistently.”

  • County tax rates remain unchanged

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has set its tax rates, and they are the same as they have been for several years.
    On Aug. 15, the magistrates voted 4-0 to keep the rates the same as in 2012. (Magistrate Roger "Cotton" Smothers was not present at last week's meeting.)
    The county's real estate tax rate will remain 8.6 cents per $100 of assessed value. The tangible tax rate and the vehicle property tax rate will both stay at 10.9 cents per $100 valuation.

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