Today's News

  • Change of pace

    In the last column I wrote, I ended by saying that watching the All-Stars play several nights in district and state competition made me miss playing myself.  Well, last weekend, I was able to play two days of softball, satisfying my craving for a while at least.

  • The Game Plan, July 25

    July 25
    Little League
    Semifinals of the 11-12-year-old state tourney at Prestonsburg

    July 26
    Little League
    Championship game of the 11-12-year-old state tourney at Prestonsburg

    July 27-29
    Lady Knights compete in Bluegrass State Games

    July 31
    Lady Knights at Bardstown (Scrimmage)

  • President's Cup stays in Lebanon

    The Lebanon Country Club and Lincoln Homestead State Park golfers squared off to decide who would take home the 14th annual President's Cup this past weekend. Last year, the team from Lebanon took home the cup, and would need to merely split the points with the Springfield squad to retain the cup. Heading into the 2012 challenge, the Springfield team held a 7-6 overall advantage in total cup wins. On Saturday, the two teams played the best ball and scramble portions of the challenge in Springfield and finished up with the alternate shot and individual portions in Lebanon.

  • Parade for softball state champs

    Pockets of fans showed up Thursday evening to support the girls 9- and 10-year-old Marion County All-Star State Champions as they paraded through town on Main Street on top of a Lebanon Fire Department fire truck. The truck was followed by several cars filled with supporters and the convoy was led by a squad car from the Lebanon Police Department. The emergency vehicles flashed their lights and tooted their horns as they rolled through town.

  • Night tourney beats the heat

    Saturday evening we held our annual Mid-KY Bass Anglers evening tournament on Willisburg Lake. This one started at 6 p.m. and lasted until midnight.
    While the purpose of this evening tournament was to allow us to fish at a time when we wouldn't have to contend with the heat, that was all that was accomplished!
    While it was indeed more comfortable, the productivity was way down. Out of seven boats, only seven bass, that were keepers, were caught.

  • Tractor team

    Christina Lyvers, Angela Lyvers and Cody Rakes, all natives of Marion County, were members of the University of Kentucky 1/4 Scale Tractor Team that placed first in its International Competition.

  • Local Marine to receive Congressional Medal

    Lebanon's own William "Buster" Mattingly will be presented with a bronze replica of the Congressional Medal at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Centre Square. The Congressional Medal is the highest honor bestowed by the legislative branch.

    Mattingly was among the 20,000 African-Americans who enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at a time when that branch was still resisting integration. He is one of fewer than 600 of those Marines who are still living.

  • County approves industrial bond ordinance for Maker’s Mark Distillery

    During its July 19 meeting, the Marion County Fiscal Court approved the second reading of an ordinance allowing bonds to be issued for the construction of new warehouses for Marker's Mark. The magistrates approved the ordinance, 4-1, with Magistrate Roger "Cotton" Smothers casting the opposing vote.
    The ordinance allows $187 million in industrial bonds to be issued toward the construction of warehouses in Loretto as part of a Maker's Mark expansion.

  • Report ranks Kentucky in top ten for core academic improvement

    According to a report from Harvard University, Kentucky is tied for fifth place nationwide in the improvement of its students' performance in assessments of reading, mathematics and science since 1992.

  • Scam utilizes fake check

    Marion County residents are asked to be aware of a scam involving a fake check and a request for a money order.

    Steve Downs brought the letter by the Enterprise and wanted the community to be aware of it in case they receive something similar.

    The letter sent to his daughter was from Rame Hart Inc. and it came with what appears to be a check for $2,325.46.