Today's News

  • Soccer Knights continue strong play

    The Marion County High School Knights soccer team continued to dominate its competition last week. The Knights didn't allow a goal by either of their opponents.
    Thursday, Marion County shut out Hart County, 3-0, and finished off Campbellsville on Saturday, 10-0. The Knights haven't been scored on since Sept. 8, five games ago, and now sit at 10-6 overall and 4-0 in district play.

  • Lady Knights pick up second soccer win, first over Danville

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights soccer team picked up its second win on the season, and accomplished a first in program history in the process.  
    The Lady Knights soccer program started in 1999, and had played Danville nearly a dozen times. However, the Lady Knights had never come out on the winning side of any of those contests, until Wednesday when Marion County won, 4-2.

  • Lady Knights win 21st match in five sets

    The Marion County Lady Knights volleyball team competed in their only match of the week Tuesday of last week, taking on Elizabethtown at the Roby Dome. After dropping the first set, the Lady Knights battled back to win the match in five sets, picking up their 21st win of the season. The overall record is 21-4.

  • Correction, Sept. 26

    There was an error in the news story analyzing local ACT scores in last week's edition. The informational graphic showed that the average math score for Marion County High School seniors was 19.6, which is actually 0.2 points higher than the state average.

  • History in the making?

    Update: Since the Sept. 26 print edition went to press, the Enterprise has confirmed that a Gravel Switch Historic District is also on the agenda of today's meeting in Springfield of the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board. Both the Loretto and Gravel Switch historic district proposals are part of a proposal to create historic districts in Crossroad Communities in Marion and Washington County. The Washington County districts include Mackville and Willisburg.

  • It's never too late to learn

    Sept. 15, 2011, Roger Tungate's life changed in an instant.

    After 29 years of working as a maintenance tech at North American Pipe in Springfield, the business closed.

    Tungate, 51, of Lebanon suddenly found himself unemployed and without a high school education. He had dropped out of high school in the ninth grade, and had never earned his GED.

    "I was stuck," Tungate said. "I had to do something to get another job. I had to. I didn't have no other choice."

  • Tiny babies, big problem

    The people of Marion County have big hearts.
    I've witnessed that firsthand on many occasions.
    It's just one of the reasons I'm proud to live and work here.
    But, I have to get something off my chest that has been bothering me for the past several years.
    I'm disappointed in Marion County's support, or lack thereof, of the March of Dimes.

  • Running. Teammates. Bourbon.

    According to superstition, strange things happen during a full moon. To many people, running in a 200-mile relay race would probably be considered strange.

    Yet, that's exactly what will happen this weekend when the 2012 Bourbon Chase winds through central Kentucky.

    "There's always some crazy stuff that happens somewhere along the way," said Tracy Harris, 27, of Louisville. "The scenery is beautiful. It's well-organized. It's always fun."

  • Halloween trick-or-treating hours

    Halloween in the Park will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31 and trick-or-treating will take place in the City of Lebanon from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31.


  • County government briefs

    County hires finance officer

    The Marion County Fiscal Court on Sept. 15 hired Melissa Gibson to serve as the county's finance officer.

    Gibson will be replacing Theresa Wilson, who is retiring Oct. 1 as the deputy county judge/executive. The court approved changing the title of the position from deputy county judge to finance officer to better reflect the job responsibilities of the position.

    Gibson will receive $38,000 to serve as finance officer.