Today's News

  • School board, superintendent respond to lawsuit

    Superintendent Donald Smith and the Marion County Board of Education are seeking a dismissal of a lawsuit filed by employee Martha Spalding.

    Spalding was offered a contract as a classified employee for the 2009-10 school year, but she argued in her complaint that she should have been offered a certified contract. (A previous news item about the lawsuit incorrectly stated that Spalding was no longer an employee.)

  • Lady Knights rattle off wins

    The Marion County High School volleyball team put the brakes on a losing streak and rattled off four straight wins since Thursday.

    Last week started off poorly with a 2-1 (25-16, 17-25, 12-25) loss to Taylor County at home but quickly turned around with wins against Washington County twice (2-1, 2-0), Taylor County (2-0) and Meade County (2-0).

    Hosting the Marion County tournament proved invaluable for the Lady Knights as they defeated all comers in convincing fashion.

  • Knights slay Golden Lions

    The Marion County High School boys soccer team struck early and often in a onslaught against visiting Garrard County on Thursday night.

    Sophomore John Southall and senior Josh Reed led the way for Knights, both turning in hat tricks to pace all scorers.

    Head Coach Greg Conley noted that it was the best game Reed had played in quite a while, especially since being moved from defender to midfield this season.

    "He stepped in and scored three goals from 30 plus yards out," Conley said.

  • Picture perfect

    Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon was the place to be Saturday afternoon as nearly 600 children and adults participated in the annual Family Fitness and Safety Day sponsored by the Marion County Fitness and Nutrition Coalition.

    For more than two hours, the Enterprise was there taking photos and it seemed as if every single person had a smile on his or her face.

  • Texas recipes are family pleasers

    Here are a couple of delicious Texas recipes I got from my Aunt Marge years ago.

    The Texas Caviar is a terrific salsa-like dip that I guarantee your guests will love. Serve it with tortilla chips, corn or flour, and you'll be surprised how quickly it disappears.

    The Southwestern Casserole is easy and delicious, a real family-pleaser.

  • In Jesus name ...

    In between songs, Wade Hammond addressed the crowd at the first Heart of Kentucky Christian Music Festival.

    "We can walk and talk with Jesus every single day," he told them.

    Scores of people came to Centre Square for hours of southern gospel music, and the performers displayed both their talent and their faith throughout the day.

    The concert started shortly after 3 p.m. and lasted until after the sun had set.

    Area musicians from Abundant Life Assembly of God and the Trinity Gospelaires opened the concert.

  • 2009-10 school tax hearing is tomorrow

    Tomorrow, Sept. 3, at 1 p.m., the Marion County Board of Education will have a hearing about the school district's tax rates.

    At the board's last meeting, held on Aug. 11, board members approved an "intent" to pass a four percent revenue increase.

    Board member Joe Mattingly was absent from that particular meeting.

    A hearing is required because the proposed rates exceed the compensating rate.

  • Lebanon man convicted of murder in Tennessee double-homicide


    A man who was arrested on Shuck Avenue in Lebanon more than two years ago was sentenced to life without parole for first-degree murder in Knox County, Tenn.

    Letalvis Cobbins, 26, of Lebanon was also convicted of first-degree facilitation to murder, aggravated rape, especially aggravated robbery, especially aggravated kidnapping, and theft.

    His sentence on the murder charge was handed down Aug. 26. A separate sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 20 on the other charges.

  • Power Lunch

    Health care reform, a newly proposed energy policy and the country's ever-growing deficit were just a few of the hot topics discussed during U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie's visit to the Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon Thursday.

    Guthrie, who represents the 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, spent the majority of his time Thursday discussing the proposed 1,017-page healthcare bill, HB 3200, which is the House Democrats' health care reform bill.

  • Highs and lows

    Due to a reporter's error, last week's boys golf results were inadvertently left out. Those results can be found in this story.

    A week after recording their lowest score in school history, the Marion County High School boys golf team shot a season high 332 in the Tates Creek Invitational.

    "It wasn't our kind of golf course. We're looking forward to next tournament," boys golf Head Coach Freddie Leathers said.

    Tates Creek's tight course left several teams scrambling, unable to control the ball.