Local News

  • Keeping the beat

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism Center held its first event this past Saturday. Jeanie Mattingly with Health Rhythms led an interactive drum program, and children also made Christmas ornaments.


  • Christmas in the Country

    Bradfordsville’s Christmas in the Country was held this past Saturday.
    Editor’s note: The Enterprise was unable to get several of these photos identified, but we still wanted our readers to be able to enjoy the photos.

  • American pastime rolls into LES

    Lebanon Elementary School students are getting to experience what was once a popular pastime for many of their parents – roller skating.
    Physical education teacher Perri Warren (known as Ms. Grover at LES) introduced roller skating to students last week, many of whom have never skated before.
    Warren worked with a company in Indiana to use the skates, and students are paying $5 to skate for five days. The LES PTO and the company itself are picking up the additional $4 per student or the full cost if a student can’t pay.

  • MCHS Cheerleaders runners up in 5th Region competition

    The Marion County High School Cheerleaders competed in the 5th region championship at Central Hardin on Dec. 2, and finished runners up. They defeated several 5th region teams, including Nelson County.
    Senior Kelsie Edelen was one of only two cheerleaders in the region to win the Libby Burr Leadership and Academic Scholarship.

  • Red Cross asks for blood donations this holiday season

    The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to end the year with real meaning by donating blood for hospital patients in need.
    Holiday activities, severe weather and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can pull people away from their regular blood donation schedules. This creates a greater need for blood donations this time of year, especially around the winter holidays. To encourage donations, all those who come to donate Dec. 23 through Jan. 3, 2016, will get a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

  • Mother accused of drugging newborn

    By Karla Ward
    Lexington Herald Leader

    A Montgomery County mother has been arrested on charges of giving her newborn baby suboxone.
    Chasity Lewis, 29, of Mount Sterling, crushed a suboxone pill and rolled the 5-day-old infant’s pacifier in it, said Montgomery County Sheriff Fred Shortridge.
    Lewis was arrested Friday, Nov. 27. The sheriff’s office was first notified about the case Nov. 21, Shortridge said.

  • One charged with murder after Bloomfield death

    By Trey Crumbie
    Landmark News Service

    An 18-year-old man was killed Tuesday morning, Dec. 1, in Bloomfield after suffering what police are preliminarily calling a lethal puncture wound, Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly confirmed at a press conference later that day.
    Rasheed Wickliffe, of Bardstown, suffered the wound after an altercation in the area of the Bloomfield Post Office and 125 Taylorsville Road.
    The sheriff said his office was investigating a “drug deal that has gone bad.”

  • Santa making a stop in Loretto on Dec. 20

    Santa Claus will be making special stops in the City of Loretto on Sunday, Dec. 20.
    Santa will do his best to follow the following schedule:
    • 11 a.m. Cash Variety Store parking lot
    • 11:15 a.m. St. Francis Post Office parking lot
    • 11:45 a.m. Highway 52 from St. Francis to Spencer Hamilton Road
    • 12 p.m. Spencer Hamilton Road to Leon Hamilton’s residence, and back to red light
    • 12:15 pm Highway 52 to Maker’s Mark Road and back to Corner Food Mart

  • County could receive $250,000 recycling grant

    Marion County Fiscal Court’s Christmas wish list includes a $250,000 recycling grant, which the court voted to apply for at its Dec. 3 regular monthly meeting.
    If received, the grant monies will be used to upgrade equipment at the recycling center located on Woodlawn Avenue in Lebanon, according to Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock.

  • Don’t become a victim

    ‘Tis the season for con artists who are working overtime trying to find their next victim.
    Diane Erjavec of Lebanon was preyed upon by two scammers impersonating the IRS last week.
    On Wednesday morning, she received a phone call at her home. The call was from a Florida telephone number, and the man on the other end said he was Officer Michael Reed with the IRS. He gave her his badge number, his IRS employee code, the years she was allegedly audited for and he gave her a case number. He then told her she was going to be arrested for tax fraud.