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Today's News

  • Main Street talks ‘making progress’

    The Lebanon Main Street Committee will continue to exist, but what it will look like is still under discussion.
    More than 20 people attended a meeting May 20 at the David R. Hourigan Center about the future of the program. This was a follow-up to a meeting held May 8.
    The second meeting included a mix of people who attended the first meeting and some new faces, according to Mary Lou Brock, the Lebanon Main Street manager.

  • A tale from froggin’

    Got a call telling me that I had an early deadline this week. This usually cases quite a predicament in that there’s nothing much happening in the four days since I turned in my last article.
    This time the pain of a short notification was lessened due to a recent froggin’ trip.
    It started at dark, which seemed to take awhile. I was at a pond owned by a friend with my light and gig.
    As it got dark the frogs started croakin’ so loud it was almost eerie. Of course I wasn’t scared, maybe a little nervous, but not scared.

  • Spalding stepping down as Marion County baseball coach

    Recently, Marion County High School Head baseball coach Chad Spalding submitted his resignation from coaching baseball effective June 30, 2013.  Spalding will remain the head coach of the golf team.  In a letter of resignation submitted to the Enterprise, Spalding stated that he felt his 17 years as coach of the baseball Knights were successful and that some of the moments he experienced while coaching are some of the most memorable in his lifetime.
    Spalding’s full letter reads:

  • Highway dedicated in honor of fallen deputy

    Marion County Deputy Anthony Rakes gave his life serving his community Nov. 14, 2012.
    On Friday, the road where he was shot was officially renamed in his honor. The section of US 68 from the eastern city limits of Lebanon to the Boyle County line is now the Marion County Deputy Sheriff Carl Anthony Rakes Memorial Highway.
    “It means a lot knowing that he’ll be remembered,” said Regina Ewing, Rakes’ sister.
    His other sister, Anita Elder, said the highway dedication means a lot.

  • Hamilton returns as St. A principal

    A familiar face is returning to a former position at St. Augustine School.
    Sugar Hamilton, who previously served as principal from 1982-94, is back in that office, at least for next year.
    Hamilton said things have changed in the 19 years since she last held that seat.
    “I’m re-educating myself,” she said.
    Hamilton replaces outgoing principal Alicia Riggs, who served as the St. Augustine principal for the last four years.

  • “They pull together. They're resilient. They're Oklahomans.”

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Dr. David Whitlock, pastor at Lebanon Baptist Church, watched national news coverage closely Monday, May 20, as events unfolded from the tornado that ripped through the town of Moore, Okla., and surrounding areas, killing more than 50 people. The coverage included the well-publicized disaster at Plaza Towers Elementary School.
    Actually, we all watched. Whitlock felt it.

  • Knights fall in district opener

    The Marion County Knights baseball team competed in the 20th District Tournament last week in Adair County. The team was scheduled to play on May 21, but due to rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, the first round game for Marion County was held Thursday night. The Knights played the Taylor County Cardinals in Adair County at the Lindsey Wilson College baseball field. Marion County could not produce enough runs in the game, however, and fell to Taylor County 8-5 in eight innings of play, spoiling their chance to advance to the 5th Region Tournament.

  • Tongue signs with Pikeville University

    Marion County Lady Knight Patrice Tonge signed to play college basketball at the University of Pikeville recently. Pictured are, front row from left, Tony Tonge, Patrice Tonge and Gayle Bell; back row from left, are Lady Knights Assistant Coach Anthony Epps, MCHS Athletic Director Robby Peterson, Anthony Tonge, Pikeville Head Coach Joanna McNamee, Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby, Patty Bell, MCHS Principal Stacey Hall and Pikeville Assistant Coach Erica Webb.
     

  • Another pole vault state champ

    Last Saturday, the middle school members of the Marion County track team headed to the University of Louisville to compete in the 2013 KTCCCA Middle School State Championship track meet.  Overall, five athletes from Marion County competed in the meet. Laurel Brahm, Ty Divine, Dalton Riggs, Talena Brown, and Dylan Bradshaw each competed in their respective events.
    Bradshaw was the highlight of the meet for Marion County. Just like his mentor, Brooks Divine, did last week, Bradshaw captured the state title in pole vault.

  • Postseason on the diamond

    Well, as you are reading this column, the 5th Region softball tournament is already underway. The Marion County Lady Knights were scheduled to play on Monday in the tournament, but as I am typing this, due to an early deadline, I do not know their opponent or time of the game yet. However, I do know the tournament will be held in Nelson County.