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Today's News

  • Listen for the call of the elk

    Ever hear an elk bugle? Ever hear one bugle in Kentucky?

    If not, you can take a trip to Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico or one of those “other” elk heavy states. Or, you can load up the family/friends and head to Eastern Kentucky!

    Elk, in Kentucky? Well, they are native to our state. But, they became extinct due to unregulated hunting and habitat encroachment, according to the experts.

    For whatever reason, they were gone for good!

  • Concussions are serious business

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise Correspondent

    Imagine 30 state college football stadiums. Now pack them to the brim with people and line them up side-by-side. That is 3.8 million seats. Now, imagine each seat represents a sports related concussion.

  • Make-A-Wish softball fund-raiser

    On July 27, Kroger hosted a softball tournament at Graham Memorial Park and raised $700 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, according to Assistant Customer Service Manager Jennifer Hays. She said Kroger plans to host another Make-A-Wish softball game in October, but they will also have other events to benefit the same cause. 

    Irvin Abell sponsored Saturday’s game.

  • Monitoring state, local issues

    As we look for ways to increase Kentucky’s competitiveness, we are also looking for ways to reduce excessive spending and keep taxpayers from being unduly burdened.

  • CKCAC needs your help

    By Lynne B. Robey
    Executive Director
    Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc.

    Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. is a 501c3 private nonprofit organization, established in 1966, that provides services to approximately 9,000 families, including 20,000 persons of low income in our eight county service area that includes Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington Counties. Our central office is located in Lebanon.

  • Nice try, school board

    By Joe Stevens, guest columnist

    The IRS treats everyone the same, appointed government officials do not have leanings towards the party that appointed them, the Benghazi attack on Sept. 11, 2012 was not a terrorist attack, the shooting at the U.S. Air Force Base in Texas was “workplace violence,” and there were no private deals made by the Marion County School Board when considering the next superintendent.

  • Get healthy, Kentucky

    Of all the challenges Kentucky can expect to face in the years ahead, few if any are bigger than improving our collective health.
    In some key areas, we already have a good head start. Kentucky is among the top 20 states in fighting infectious diseases, for example, with the use of vaccines high and the percentage of older citizens getting a flu shot above the national average.

  • Tutu much fun!

    The first Back Tutu School 2.2-mile Family Fun Run/Walk attracted 275 participants. 

    Along the way, runners and walkers from six weeks to 81 years old shared smiles and laughs. 

    Even a few dogs got in on the act.

    The event raised $2,300 for the Marion County Girls on the Run program. The purpose of the program is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.

    Girls on the Run will be in place at the four Marion County public elementary schools this fall.

  • Aug. 1 Windstream meeting has been cancelled

    An Aug. 1 meeting to discuss Internet service in Marion County has been cancelled.

    Windstream officials have notified the Marion County Economic Development Office that they would not be able to make it to an Aug. 1 meeting.

    However, they are looking for other possible dates, according Mary Lou Brock of the economic development office.

  • MCHS principal resigns to move to central office position

    School starts in less than two weeks in Marion County, and the district is searching for two principals.
    A.C. Glasscock Elementary School is currently searching for a principal after Lee Ann Divine resigned this month to become the principal at Mercer County Elementary School. And, Thursday night, July 25, Marion County High School Principal Stacey Hall sent an email to his staff at 8:37 p.m., announcing his resignation. In the email, he said he will be moving to a position at central office.