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Today's News

  • History on display

    Adam Poff has been impressed with the work done by the Marion County Historical Society to transform the old courthouse into the Marion County Heritage Center.
    “It has become a fixture in the community in such a short period of time,” Poff said.
    And as the outgoing president of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce, he selected the heritage center to receive this year’s President’s Award.
    Most people probably know that the center is the home of the Turtleman Museum, but there’s more to it than that.

  • Strong: ‘A mighty man of God’

    “Be strong and courageous.” (Joshua 1:9)
    Tanner Strong etched those words on the cover of his Bible with a pocketknife. If he were here today, that’s undoubtedly the advice he would give to his father, family and friends who are grieving his death.
    “He was a mighty man of God,” Joe Strong said about his 16-year-old son.
    Jeffrey Tanner Strong died Feb. 19 when he and a friend were tearing down a tree house.

  • A chance

    On the front page of this week’s Enterprise, there is story about Aaron Glasscock. Did you read it? If not, I urge you to read it now. While it might seem like the script for a movie, it’s not. It’s all very real.

  • Where does the lottery revenue go?

    I am often asked about how the Kentucky Lottery funds are used in our state. The money raised has provided $2 billion in scholarship and grants for our students in Kentucky.
    In my Senate District for the fiscal year of 2013, 4176 grants and scholarships that were worth $7,289,377 were awarded to our students. By counties, in my district it is evident that thousands of students are recipients of major funds for higher education.
    • Casey County: 537 grants and scholarships worth $888,230

  • Legislation designed to help others

    As we near the end of February, the General Assembly has a predictably full agenda heading into what is always its busiest month of the year.
    Enacting a budget to run state government remains our biggest task. The House’s Appropriations and Revenue Committee is right on schedule, however, with its seven budget review subcommittees close to finishing their modifications of Governor Beshear’s proposal. A vote by the full chamber will be held by early March.

  • Blockage for the pipeline

    The Bluegrass Pipeline is being delayed for at least one year. The Williams Company, one of the partners in the project, announced last week that the Bluegrass Pipeline is now scheduled to be in service by mid-2016.
    That announcement was included in Williams’ 2013 year-end financial report. According to that report, Williams made a net profit of $859 million in 2012. That dropped to $430 million last year.
    I’m no financial analyst, but I suspect a decline in profit of $429 million in one year may have been a factor in the Bluegrass Pipeline delay.

  • House destroyed but no injuries in Clell Mattingly Road house fire

     Firefighters from Loretto, Raywick and Lebanon responded to a house fire Feb. 25 at 1020 Clell Mattingly Road.

    J.C. “Tooders” Mattingly, 83, was at home during the fire, but got out with the help of David Ray Hardesty.

    “I had no idea it was happening,” Mattingly said.

    While he got out unharmed, Mattingly’s house was pretty well destroyed. He said he’d lived there his entire life.

  • Memorial service for MCHS student is today

    Tanner Strong's classmates will be holding a memorial service for him at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Marion County High School track. Strong died Feb. 19 after an accident while taking down a treehouse.

    Strong, 16, was an avid UK fan, and students are encouraged to wear their UK gear, blue and white balloons and a white candle.

    Strong was buried Monday, Feb. 24.

  • 2-19-14 Senior Menus

    Monday, Feb. 24: Spaghetti w/meat sauce, tossed salad w/dressing, peaches w/chopped walnuts, one slice whole wheat bread.
    Tuesday, Feb. 25: Baked pork ham, Navy beans, greens, pineapple delight, cornbread.
    Wednesday, Feb. 26: Taco salad w/chili and beef, salad greens, chopped onions, shredded cheese, corn chips, mixed fruit.
    Thursday, Feb. 27: Beef stew, coleslaw, assorted fruit yogurt, whole wheat roll.
    Friday, Feb. 28: Pork BBQ on whole wheat bun, baked beans, orange, brownie.

  • The Game Plan, Feb. 19

    Feb. 20

    Basketball
    Mercy at Lady Knights, 7:30 p.m

    Feb. 21
    Basketball
    Knights at LaRue County, 7:30 p.m.

    Feb. 25
    Basketball
    Girls 20th District tournament begins at MCHS

    Feb. 26
    Basketball
    Boys 20th District tournament begins at MCHS