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Today's News

  • Enterovirus outbreak hits Kentucky children

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal

    An outbreak of a respiratory virus that has hospitalized children in a handful of states has hit Kentucky, health officials said Monday, Sept. 8.
    Kraig Humbaugh, deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Public Health, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently confirmed that five of 10 cases it tested from Kentucky were enterovirus D68 — which is fueling a rise in respiratory illness.

  • Soccer: Lady Knights fall to John Hardin, LaRue County

     The Marion County Lady Knights’ defense was put to the test when they took on the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs on Sept. 8. As a “Super Harvest Moon” rose over the horizon, the Lady Knights (1-9) fell to the Lady Bulldogs (5-2), 2-0.

    Despite the loss, they Lady Knights were upbeat after the match and as a group was feeling more confident and thought they played with more effort.

  • Golf: Knights have great week

     The Marion County Knights had a good week , taking third in the Heartland Conference on Sept. 8, and defeating the Washington County Commanders in four-ball on Sept. 11. 

    The Heartland Conference featured six teams. The Taylor County Cardinals placed first with a score of 308. The Knights’ score was 344. 

    Houston Raikes was a medalist in the Heartland Conference and secured fourth place overall. 

  • History and family tradition guide Limestone’s innovative growth

    Story and photos by John Bramel
    Special to the Enterprise

    Since the ribbon cutting for Limestone Branch Distillery on Feb. 17, 2011, the Lebanon craft distillery has kept the business formula simple.
    Innovate.
    Grow.

  • Sluggers win tourney

     The Marion County 8U Slugger Softball team took first place at the seventh Annual Labor Day Classic held at Graham Memorial Park recently. Pictured, front row from left, are Gracie Benningfield, Kendra Gaddie, Tori Gribbins, Renee Benningfield, Reece Caldwell and Maggie Jo Benningfield; middle row from left, are Charleigh Browning, Olivia Livers, Mary Beth Overstreet, Emily Gardner, Ann-Taylor Rakes, Rose Caldwell and Brooklyn Gaddie; back row from left, are coaches Joe Browning and Mike Benningfield.

  • Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame welcomes first lady of Maker’s Mark

    Margie Mattingly Samuels, who created the distinctive name, cutting-edge design and iconic red wax of her family’s Maker’s Mark distillery, will be inducted as the newest member of the prestigious Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame today.
    Mrs. Samuels is the first woman directly connected with a distillery to receive the bourbon industry’s highest honor, and only the fifth woman ever to be inducted, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

  • Linescores, Sept. 17

    Sept. 9 SCMS 8th grade defeats St. Augustine 40-9 at SCMS

    Cassidy Logsdon 14 pts, 1 reb, 6 steals, Elise Carpenter 4 pts 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, Sammi Jo Potters 4 pts, 4 rebounds, Marley Allender 4 pts, 3 rebounds, Jenny Mattingly 4 pts, 1 rebound, 3 steals, Mckenzie Bagwell 4 pts, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, Abby Scott 2 pts, Katie Mattingly 2 pts

  • Don’t rain on a hunter’s dove hunting parade

     I heard about an interesting, though somewhat scary incident the other day.

    Seems a group of my friends were shooting doves earlier in the season when something tragic happened.

  • Inmate’s unsupervised release for doctor’s visit is ‘unbelievable’

    Johnny Ray McQueen, 51, a registered sex offender who was also indicted for robbery in connection with the March 20 armed robbery at Cash-A-Check in Lebanon was apprehended Friday evening after being on the run since Tuesday, Sept. 9.
    McQueen had been granted a court ordered medical furlough by Marion Circuit Judge Alan Bertram to go to the doctor. He left the detention center, unsupervised, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and was ordered to return by 5 p.m. He never returned, according to Marion County Jailer Barry Brady.

  • A champion

    When visitors enter Marion County High School’s fitness center, one of the first things they notice is a sign that hangs on the door. It says, “A champion is someone who gets up… Even when they can’t.”
    Jeff Robbins, who is in his 11th year as head coach of the MCHS football team, is showing his players, students, family and community the true meaning of a champion as he fights for his life after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma in June of 2012.