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Today's News

  • Sheriff’s office finds 119 marijuana plants, firearms

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office discovered an indoor marijuana growing operation at 2:30 a.m. March 16. The sheriff’s office discovered the marijuana while investigating an unrelated complaint at 740 Burke Springs Road, five miles north of Lebanon.
    At the scene, sheriff’s deputies found 119 marijuana plants in a trailer behind a residence. The deputies also found around two pounds of processed marijuana, a small amount of synthetic marijuana, drug paraphernalia, two firearms and $366 in cash.

  • Board approves school calendar changes

    The last day of school is still up in the air, however the Marion County Board of Education made several amendments to the calendar last week.
    The school board approved using two days of Spring Break (March 31 and April 1) and Memorial Day (May 26) as make-up days. Depending on what the state legislature approves, additional amendments could be made that could make the last day for students Friday, May 30.

  • Softball season opens with a Marion County win

    It all came down to a run.

    The Marion County Lady Knights tasted victory in their first game of the season when they defeated the Mercer County Titans 7-6 on March 14. 

    “It feels good,” Coach Todd Spalding said about the victory. “Starting out with a win kind of gives the kids confidence.”

  • Three vie to represent District 1

    Magistrate Jackie Wicker has served on the Marion County Fiscal Court since 2003, but Bobby Hardin Jr. and Monty Ray Mullins are seeking to replace him.
    That trio are on the ballot for the District 1 magistrate’s seat, and Democratic voters will have their pick in the May 20 Primary Election.
    All three candidates sat down with the Enterprise recently to discuss their candidacies. (Transcripts of those interviews can be found online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.)

  • Baseball Knights are ready to win

    Despite a brief bout of snow recently, the crack of a bat, the snap of a ball hitting a leather mitt, and al- around warmer weather was a sign that spring is in the air.

    And with it, spring brings America’s favorite pastime, baseball.

    Since November, the Marion County Knights have been training to take on the region. And they have a goal — to win the district on May 21.

  • Seasons change

     For some reason, I always end up writing these columns on Sunday morning and this one is no exception. It’s actually a good day to be writing — cold, cloudy and dreary. With that said, all I can say is, it’s been a week of transitions in the sports world. 

    With high school basketball season at an end, I am at a loss for words. For the last four months, I have followed the Lady Knights through many games. Some good, some bad, some outrageous. 

  • Track season is just around the bend

    Over the years, Marion County High School’s track and field team has seen its ups and downs. In 2010, MCHS sent 19 students to the state meet under the guidance of then coach Robby Peterson. Last year however, the team only sent four.

    That may be about to change, however.

    Since Nov. 1, the track and field team has been training to take on the region, and their new coach, Daniel Johnson, said their goal is to get progressively better and send more students each year.

  • The gift of life

    Last fall, Darrel Ballard’s heart started dying.
    He was in and out of hospitals for months before he wound up at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, waiting for a transplant. During much of that time, he had only been allowed to see and speak to his children over Skype.
    But his nurses made arrangements for his family to visit him on Jan. 28, his daughter Autumn’s fourth birthday.

  • Kentucky addicted babies increasing despite pain-pill crackdown

    By Laura Ungar
    The Courier-Journal

    Her tiny daughter, only days old, was crying and shaking from drug withdrawal — and the only solace Martha Williams could offer were her arms and apologies.
    “I’m sorry,” she remembers telling little Trinity. “It will all be over soon. You’ll be OK.”

  • Sidewalks key in physical activity

    By Margarita Cambest
    Kentucky New Era

    Access to safe places to walk, jog or bike may affect how active one can be in their neighborhood. A survey released by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky found just over half of Kentuckians believe their neighborhoods are a good place for activity with most Kentuckians reporting their sidewalks are in fair or poor condition.