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Today's News

  • Various clubs visit with Sen. Higdon in Frankfort
  • Fiscal court briefs

    Kenny Marrett of the Marion County Jobs Consortium presented an update on changes at the Marion County Area Technology Center at last week's Marion County Fiscal Court meeting. The court approved allowing $20,000 in previously allocated funds to be used toward the purchase of 23 computers and software for 3D "Solid Works" CAD training at a cost of $25,000, adapters and accesssories for the automotive lab to get a new brake lathe at a cost of $2,800, and a PLC trainer and equipment for the industrial maintenance department at a cost of $2,300.

  • 2015-16 kindergarten registration is Friday

    Marion County Public Schools kindergarten registration will be held at all elementary schools on Friday, Feb. 27, between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    Registration paperwork will be at the elementary school in the district in which you reside. Children who will be five years old on or before Oct. 1, should register for kindergarten classes. Students who are currently enrolled in the four-year-old preschool program should also register for kindergarten.
    To register you must bring the following documentation:
    • Proof of residence in the form of a utility bill

  • Snow kidding

    The Marion County Fiscal Court took time out of its Feb. 19 meeting to commend county employees for their efforts in response to last week's snowy conditions.
    Road Supervisor Tommy Lee reported that his department used more than 300 tons of road salt last week. He added that he minimized overtime while keeping the road as passable as they could.
    Marion County EMS Director Robbie Turner expressed his appreciation to the road department for their efforts to open the roads and assisting with runs following last week's winter storm.

  • Long-time local teacher dies in Corbin car crash

    The Lebanon Enterprise staff recently learned that a former long-time teacher for the Marion County Public School System was the victim of a fatal car crash in Corbin on Jan. 6.
    According to The Times-Tribune, Mary Alice Napier, 66, was killed in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 25E. The crash happened shortly after 8 a.m. According to Corbin City Police, Napier was making a left turn off U.S. 25E into the Kmart parking lot when her vehicle was struck by a truck hauling an excavator, driven by Willie Frost, 56.

  • So-so seasons

    By Casey Sowers

    Sports correspondent

    Everyone wants a winning season of course, because who likes losing? No one. However, sports teams get caught in just a "so-so season," where it's not great but it's not terrible. 

  • Kinder Morgan continues push to abandon pipeline

    As part of a plan to repurpose 964 miles of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline to carry natural gas liquids, Kinder Morgan has filed paperwork with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
    Kinder Morgan filed its abandonment petition with FERC on Feb. 13, according to an email from State Senator Jimmy Higdon. He added that the public comment period for this project has not yet begun, but when it does, people will be able to submit comments electronically through www.ferc.gov.

  • On point: Epps making her own way at UK

    By the time she graduated from Marion County High School, Makayla Epps scored more than 3,000 points, led the Lady Knights to an undefeated season and a state title, was named Kentucky's Miss Basketball and the school's first McDonald's All-American.
    Epps contributed to the University of Kentucky women's basketball team throughout her freshman season. This year, as a sophomore, Epps has taken on an even bigger role.

  • I’m a bad weather wuss

    I know you can ‘burn out’ the barrel of a rifle by shooting a substantial number of hot loads through it. But, I wonder if it’s possible to do the same thing by cleaning it too much.
    The reason I ask is that all I’ve been able to do with my predator rifles for the last couple of weeks is clean them. Not from shooting them a lot, but out of sheer boredom! Right now I’d put my guns up against one just coming off some companies assembly benches!

  • Aquaknights end season at regionals

    The Aquaknights competed in the regional swim meet Feb. 13-14 at Woodford County. While no Marion County swimmers qualified for this year’s state meet, Coach Katie Kelien was pleased with her team’s effort.
    “We could have had some faster times being that it was regionals, however I am beyond proud of what they have accomplished this year as a team, especially in a transition season,” Kelien wrote in an email. “We had solid times, and were very competitive against teams in our region.”