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Today's News

  • Disc golf

    I’m not an athlete. Never have been, never will be.
    In middle school, I lagged behind in all of our runs. In high school, it was the same way. I’ve never played basketball or football in any sort of competitive form. I’ve never played tennis or rode a bike in any competitive form.
    Because of this, it’s hard for me to say that I love playing a particular sport.
    It does not mean, however, that I haven’t enjoyed some athletic activities. Some of these include: paintball, bike riding and disc golf.

  • Enjoy Tim Duncan while you still can

    By Matt Overing

    Enteprise intern

  • Getting deep, and deeper, about bass fishing

    Last week I wrote about deep dwelling bass and shallow bass. Apparently some people read my article cause I got comments like “That’s a bunch of crap” to “That’s what I thought too.”
    One guy asked a very simple yet complicated question. “How deep do you consider deep?”
    Well, when I fish with John, he considers water to be deep when you can’t touch bottom with your rod tip, from the edge of the boat!

  • Calvary Elementary School Summer School Showcase

    Family Resource Director Amy Newton and Calvary Elementary School staff invited the community to a special presentation to highlight their week of summer school Friday afternoon. The presentation included a physical education demonstration with Danny Marks. It also included two songs that focus around the theme of summer school this year, which was oceanic life and the world they live in. Artwork that the children completed was on display.

  • Doug Mattingly files as write-in candidate for judge/executive race

    Doug Mattingly lost the Marion County Judge/Executive race to David Daugherty in the May primary election by a large margin, but he’s not giving up just yet.
    Tuesday, June 10, he filed to run as a write-in candidate for the judge/executive’s race in November.
    “I still think I’m the better person for that job,” Mattingly said. “I don’t think it, I know that I’m the better person for that job.”

  • Judge recuses himself in election case

    A hearing was scheduled June 13 in the lawsuit filed over the results of the May 20 Republican primary race for the 24th District state representatives, but the court is no closer to a decision.
    The 24th District includes Green, LaRue and Marion counties.
    David Williams, who is a circuit judge in the 40th Judicial District, had been appointed as a special judge, but he has recused himself from the case.

  • Board meeting focused on 2013-14 ‘highlights’

    A crowd of approximately 40 people attended the June 10 meeting of the Marion County Board of Education. However, no delegations were included on the agenda, and no public comments were made at the meeting.
    The June 10 meeting occurred just one day after a public forum in Loretto in which multiple citizens expressed concerns about the direction the school district is heading, including some concerns about recent personnel decisions.

  • Alleged abuse in Room 126

    A group of local parents are suing the Marion County Public School System, Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, current and former MCPS administrators and a teacher for alleged abuse of their special needs children.
    The lawsuit was filed in Marion Circuit Court Thursday, June 12, on behalf of Paul and Virginia Boone of Lebanon, Elizabeth J. Johnson of St. Francis and Stacey Hall of Lebanon, all parents of special needs children who attend or have attended Marion County High School.

  • Educators say Kentucky is on the right track with Common Core standards

    By Matt Young
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The names of the presidents of the University of Louisville and Kentucky State University were noticeably absent last week from a group of more than 200 national college leaders who indicated their support for the controversial Common Core education standards by forming the coalition Higher Ed for Higher Standards.

  • More companies are expected to sell health policies on Kentucky exchange next year

    By Jack Brammer
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — More insurance companies are expressing an interest in selling policies on Kentucky's health-benefit exchange next year — a move state officials say will benefit consumers.
    All five insurance companies that sold policies this year on the exchange known as Kynect want to come back for 2015, and at least one other — CareSource — wants to join them.