Local News

  • ‘I’m lost without her’

    By Franklin Clark
    Landmark News Service

    What happened?
    Campbellsville Police responded to Catawba Circle at 6:17 p.m., April 30, 2016, in reference to a disturbance and shooting. Police found two shooting victims, Brianna Washington of Lebanon and Shenitrea Vaughn of Campbellsville. Vaughn survived, but Washington was killed. At a jury trial on June 5-7, Calhoun was sentenced to 20 years for wanton murder, 10 years for first-degree assault and one year each for two of the three wanton endangerment charges.

  • Independent Stave Company donates $318,000 to MCPS for drug prevention program

    Independent Stave Company is pleased to announce its support of a new program focused on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention in the Marion County Public School System. Support totaling $318,000 will be donated by the Boswell family to establish the program and carry out the new curricula.

  • Convicted murderer appealing his prison sentence again

    Christopher Gribbins, who is serving 20 years in prison for the wanton murder of 22-year-old David Litsey Jr., is appealing his sentence for a second time.
    Gribbins was convicted of Litsey’s murder on July 17, 2014. Litsey was shot in the neck in the parking lot of Raywick Bar and Grill on Nov. 9, 2012. He was taken to Spring View Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Gribbins was the owner of the bar at the time.

  • Jets Over Kentucky bigger, better this year

    The sound of jet engines will fill the air when approximately 200 people come to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport to fly in the 13th annual Jets Over Kentucky next week.
    According to the event’s organizer, Lewis ‘The General” Patton, it’s expected to be the largest remote controlled jet show he’s put on to date.
    “We are very satisfied,” Patton said. “This is the world’s largest jet event.”
    The exhibition will take place July 9-16, though Patton noted most of the pilots will be gone on the final day.

  • K-Country Showdown

    Marion County’s own Layla Spring and Matthew Sanders performed at the K-Country Showdown in Campbellsville on July 1.

  • Chihuly at Maker’s

    Three years ago, Rob Samuels, Maker’s Mark eighth-generation whisky maker and chief operating officer, wrote a two-page, hand-written letter to world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Samuels and his daughter had seen an exhibition of his blown glass artwork at the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, and Samuels hoped to bring Chihuly’s stunning artwork to Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto.
    After receiving his letter, Chihuly called Samuels, and a few weeks later, he traveled to the distillery.

  • MCPS staffing updates

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser announced last week that Paige Wood will be the dean of students/assistant principal at Marion County Knight Academy. (The Marion County Knight Academy is the new eighth/ninth grade center, which will be housed at the former Lebanon Middle School facility). Wood previously served as an assistant principal in Nelson County, according to Schlosser.
    “We are very excited to have her in our district. She brings so much experience,” Schlosser wrote in an email to the Enterprise.

  • Simms to begin alcohol delivery in Campbellsville

    By Zac Oakes
    Landmark News Service

    Simms Liquor stores in Marion County have been popular for Campbellsville residents for many years, and now the owner is taking advantage of a new law permitting delivery of his product.
    The new law went into effect Thursday and repeals one that disallowed delivery of alcoholic beverages statewide.
    Owner Chester Simms says he plans to begin delivering in Campbellsville to individuals and businesses.

  • Two teens charged for criminal mischief at Scott’s Ridge lookout

    Two teenagers have been arrested for defacing the Scott’s Ridge lookout in Raywick.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Allie J. Bagby, 18, of Raywick and a 16-year-old female from Springfield were charged with criminal mischief for vandalizing the Scott’s Ridge lookout site on June 16. They were caught after law enforcement officials reviewed surveillance video from the site.
    Bagby is scheduled to appear in Marion District Court on July 10. The juvenile’s case has been turned over to the Court Designated Worker.

  • Tornado touches down in Marion

    Strong winds, heavy rain and a confirmed EF-1 tornado slammed Marion County on Friday night, mostly damaging trees and personal property. There were no serious injuries.
    Marion County Emergency Management Director Laurie Heckel was expecting a final report from the National Weather Service at press time.
    Large trees were uprooted and split in two, some of them landing on houses, outbuildings and vehicles. A part of the roof of an airport hangar was ripped loose. While warnings were issued well in advance, some were surprised at the intensity of the winds.