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  • Enterovirus outbreak hits Kentucky children

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal

    An outbreak of a respiratory virus that has hospitalized children in a handful of states has hit Kentucky, health officials said Monday, Sept. 8.
    Kraig Humbaugh, deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Public Health, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently confirmed that five of 10 cases it tested from Kentucky were enterovirus D68 — which is fueling a rise in respiratory illness.

  • History and family tradition guide Limestone’s innovative growth

    Story and photos by John Bramel
    Special to the Enterprise

    Since the ribbon cutting for Limestone Branch Distillery on Feb. 17, 2011, the Lebanon craft distillery has kept the business formula simple.
    Innovate.
    Grow.

  • Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame welcomes first lady of Maker’s Mark

    Margie Mattingly Samuels, who created the distinctive name, cutting-edge design and iconic red wax of her family’s Maker’s Mark distillery, will be inducted as the newest member of the prestigious Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame today.
    Mrs. Samuels is the first woman directly connected with a distillery to receive the bourbon industry’s highest honor, and only the fifth woman ever to be inducted, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

  • Inmate’s unsupervised release for doctor’s visit is ‘unbelievable’

    Johnny Ray McQueen, 51, a registered sex offender who was also indicted for robbery in connection with the March 20 armed robbery at Cash-A-Check in Lebanon was apprehended Friday evening after being on the run since Tuesday, Sept. 9.
    McQueen had been granted a court ordered medical furlough by Marion Circuit Judge Alan Bertram to go to the doctor. He left the detention center, unsupervised, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and was ordered to return by 5 p.m. He never returned, according to Marion County Jailer Barry Brady.

  • A champion

    When visitors enter Marion County High School’s fitness center, one of the first things they notice is a sign that hangs on the door. It says, “A champion is someone who gets up… Even when they can’t.”
    Jeff Robbins, who is in his 11th year as head coach of the MCHS football team, is showing his players, students, family and community the true meaning of a champion as he fights for his life after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma in June of 2012.

  • Survey finds parents are interested in preschool program

    A vast majority of parents of 3- and 4-years-olds would be interested in enrolling their children in a preschool program, according survey results reported at the Sept. 9 Marion County Board of Education meeting.
    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said countywide preschool is a big dream for the district, but she would like to see more kids enrolled in preschool programs, whether they are with Marion County Public Schools, St. Augustine or somewhere else.

  • Hosparus needs volunteers - will host a free training in Campbellsville

    Hosparus Green River needs volunteers in Adair, Green, Marion, Metcalf, Taylor and Washington counties and will offer a free two-part training session, 5:30 – 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 30 (light supper provided) at its Campbellsville office, 295 Campbellsville ByPass (behind Coltons). Participants must attend both sessions to become Hosparus volunteers. Pre-registration is required by Monday, Oct. 13. To register or for more information, contact Deborah Faircloth at 270-782-7258 x3812 or dfaircloth@hosparus.org.

  • Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. announces new store to open in Lebanon

     

  • Truck parts manufacturer to expand Marion County operation

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday, Sept. 9, that Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems will expand its operations in Marion County.
    Hendrickson, which manufactures suspension systems and components for heavy-duty vehicles, will create 60 jobs and invest $12 million into the project.

  • Priest Joseph Hemmerle charged with sex abuse

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal

    Four months after he was removed from his ministry following an allegation of abuse, the Rev. Joseph Hemmerle was indicted Monday, Sept. 8, on six counts of sodomy and three counts of sexual abuse involving a minor, according to Meade County court officials.
    Debbie Medley, the Meade County Circuit Court Clerk, said Hemmerle was arrested after the grand jury indictment and released after posting $5,000 of a $25,000 bond. She said the charges indicate the alleged victim was under 12 years of age.