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Today's News

  • New board member is not a ‘yes man’

    Newly appointed school board member Robert “Butch” Cecil shares the same last name as current board member Mike Cecil. They are first cousins. But, according to Butch, that has nothing to do with his desire to serve on the school board.
    “It doesn’t matter who you are related to. I’m my own person,” Butch Cecil said. “One of the big reasons I got on the board is that I love helping the kids. Mike didn’t have anything to do with it.”

  • MCHS swim team getting ready to make a splash

    As basketball prepares to get underway, the Marion County swim team is preparing to make a splash too and has already begun practicing. 

    Last year, two girls on the team, Lindsey Buckman and Laura Rice, broke school records in the 100 freestyle, the 100 backstroke and the 100 butterfly. 

    This year, they hope to continue improving, and that is one of the goals that Coaches Holly Buckman and John Buckman have set for the team.

  • New role for veteran

    By Will Phillips

    Enterprise correspondent

    Last year, the Marion County Lady Knights basketball team went a blistering 39-0, winning the state championship in the process. However, that was a year ago, and now it’s time for new head coach Anthony Epps and his team to adjust to life without four of their five starters from last year. 

  • Impacts of Philippine disasters felt in Marion County

    For one Marion County woman, the recent natural disasters that have ravaged the Philippines have been more than a tragic story on the news. It has affected members of her family and her native country.
    Elma Simpson moved to Lebanon 18 years ago after she married her husband, Timothy. She grew up in the Philippines, and many of her relatives still live in the island nation in southeast Asia.

  • Prices set for basketball passes

    Marion County High School has set the price for season passes for the 2013-14 basketball seasons.

    A boys basketball pass is $20. A girls basketball pass is $15. A pass for both teams is $40.

    To purchase passes, stop by the high school, 735 E. Main Street in Lebanon. For more information, call 270-692-6066.

  • Some teachers resent hiring of instructional coaches

    The school board’s decision to hire six new instructional coaches in the spring at a cost of $220,000 hasn’t necessarily been welcome news for teachers in the district, according to Board Member DeLane Pinkston.
    “They resent the term ‘instructional coaches,’” Pinkston said during the school board’s Nov. 12 meeting. “Some are taking it that they can’t do their job. I would hope the principals would tell them that is not the intent.”

  • New tourism commissioners appointed

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission had a busy week, holding two meetings and appointing two new commissioners.
    Technically, the commission didn’t meet on Nov. 11. Since only three commissioners — Chairman Brad Lanham, Carlotta Brussell and David Winebrenner — were present, the commission did not have a quorum.

  • 11-20-13 Police Log

    Got a lead?
    The Lebanon Police Department’s tip line is (270) 692-5529.

  • Wildcat fandom leads to new friendship

    By Will Phillips

    Enterprise correspondent

    The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team lost to Michigan State on Nov. 12, but Wildcat fans Jerry Fowler and his son William will remember this particular game for a very different reason than what happened on the court. 

    On the way to the game, they picked up two other UK fans that had become stranded. 

  • Deer season opens with one that got away

    Modern gun season was, if you’ll excuse the expression, a blast. Sorry, just couldn’t resist!

    Anyway, hunted a spot where I had permission the first of the week because my “primary” location still had way too much standing corn. Then, toward the middle of the week, they started taking it out!