The Upward basketball program is back in action in Marion County and is boasting record numbers of participants. This year there are 145 kids participating in the league, the most in the six year history of the program. The teams in the league are made up of kindergarten through second grade. There are six teams in the kindergarten division and six teams that are made up of first and second graders.
The league was organized by Lebanon Christian Church and is under the direction this year by the church's youth director Mike Phillips.
In a hard-fought, physical game, the Marion County Knights basketball team held off the visiting Taylor County Cardinals Friday night for a 59-51 victory. With the win, the Knights remain in contention for the top seed in the district. Marion County must win against the Cardinals when they meet in Campbellsville on Feb. 3 to take the No. 1 district seed outright.
The Knights found themselves in a 14-9 hole after one quarter. Three Marion County players scored in the opening eight minutes, led by senior Carlos Litsey and sophomore Clay Lanham with four points each.
The Marion County Lady Knights varsity basketball team hosted the Taylor County Lady Cardinals at the Roby Dome Friday night. The Lady Knights took control of the game early, going on a 14-0 run to start the game, and cruised to a 72-25 win.
Marion County's defensive pressure limited Taylor County to just five points in the opening quarter. Junior Makayla Epps led the charge for Marion County with 10 of her game-high 18 points in the opening frame.
Had to check my calendar last week! Just wanted to make sure I hadn't pulled a Rip Van Winkle! Granted, I like to sleep late sometimes, but going to sleep in early January and waking up in the spring would've been quite a stretch!
What conditions would cause such confusion? Well, thunderstorms and tornados are sort of expected in the spring, not January!
With deepest apologies to Johnathan Swift, I have a modest proposal for the Marion County Animal Shelter and the Marion County Detention Center.
Let's put some dogs in jail.
Before you doubt my sincerity (which some of you might if you read my boss's column in last week's Enterprise accusing me - ME - of being sarcastic), hear me out.
The Marion County Animal Shelter is overrun with dogs, and it's not something they can control.
While my husband Bud and I were attempting to find something decent to watch on television the other night - and it's a desert out there, I tell ya - I started thinking that it has been some years since I compiled a list of my favorite movie quotes.
Although there are more interesting things to write about - I didn't.
It is sad to say that there are few quotes worth adding since the last time I updated my list. And it's sad that two of my favorite quotes include the word "taters."
So here goes:
The dictionary states that glasnost, initiated in 1985 under Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, is the public policy within the Soviet Union of openly and frankly discussing economic and political realities.
And that's what I recently experienced, but in our neck of the woods.
Sunday night after church, my wife and I were invited to have dinner with a Ukrainian couple - the Oliynyks - in Campbellsville.
Ukraine borders Russia to the southwest and is a part of the former Soviet block. It gained its independence in 1991.