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Today's News

  • Tough start for Marion County all-stars in Central Region tourney

    Marion County’s 11-12 softball all-stars played their first game in the Little League Central Region softball tournament Sunday. Unfortunately for the local squad, they lost to Elyria East, the Ohio state champions, 11-4.

    After falling behind 7-0 after two and a half innings, Marion County rallied to score three runs in the bottom of the third inning.

  • Senator Jimmy Higdon’s Frankfort Report

    FRANKFORT – The past couple of weeks have been busy in and around Frankfort with joint committee meetings on a wide range of issues including the DOD’s planned forced brigade reduction at Ft. Knox, the possible ways to help SNAP recipients better balance their food budgets, and the impact of impending federal regulations on coal.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 18.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - A contract for services with Lincoln Trail/Marion County Health Department

    - Policy handbook revisions for the Marion County Detention Center

    - Appointment of Michael Butcher to the Marion/Washington County Airport Board

    - Proposal from Trinity video/communications for fiscal court room technology upgrade

    - Department reports

  • Kara Tingle Reward Fund up to $12,000

    It's been three years since Kara Tingle disappeared.
    No one has seen or heard from Kara since July 17, 2010, when she was last seen on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. She was driving a family member's car that was found two days later on the Bluegrass Parkway.

  • Game plan, July 17

    July 21

    Softball

    Central Regional tournament, Marion County vs. Missouri, noon in Indianapolis

    July 22

    Softball

    Central Regional tournament, Marion County vs. Iowa, 4:30 p.m. in Indianapolis

    July 23

    Softball

  • 11-12 year-olds win state championship

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise Correspondent 

    Braving a barrage of heat, rain, wind, thunder, lightning, and a tornado warning, the Marion County 11-12-year-old softball team narrowly knocked out Clay County, 3-2, in 11 innings Sunday afternoon at North Laurel Little League in London. 

    The win gave Marion County the title of state champions for the first time in this division. 

  • Jets International

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise correspondent

    Word trickled down through word of mouth and the World Wide Web. It spread like wild fire. Jets Over Kentucky was on.  Last week at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport, jet engines roared and remote control planes performed tricks while people exchanged laughs and jokes about their models, experiences and current events. 

  • Divine qualifies for National Junior Olympics in decathlon

    On July 10-11, Brooks and Ty Divine, sons of Steve and Lee Ann Divine, competed in the Region 5 USA Track & Field Junior Olympics in Olivet, Mich. 

    Brooks placed second in his age division in the decathlon with personal bests in the 1500 meters, discus, high jump, and shot put. He pole vaulted 14 feet, six inches, and his overall score was 5,759 points for the 10 events. 

  • The Open, Scotland and BBC

    Random thoughts as we prepare for my favorite major of the year and dedicating this column to the late friend Gene Spragens who had a great love of links golf.

    It’s the Open Championship to be contested at the all-male Muirfield, home of the Honourable Company of Ediburgh Golfers, located in Gullane Scotland.

  • 13-year-olds win one at Babe Ruth state tourney

    Marion County’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth team got off to a rough start in their state tournament, losing by 10 runs to the host team, South Lexington, on July 11.

    Marion County bounced back Friday with a win over Southeastern, but they were eliminated from the tournament Saturday by Russell County.

     

    South Lexington 15,

    Marion County 5