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Local News

  • Library finalizes plans to move to temporary location

    By Amy Morgeson
    Marion County Library Director

    The recent news that Marion County Public Library has been awarded a generous state grant of $2.9 million to renovate and expand the existing 201 East Main Street location is full of happy excitement, but will also bring with it some changes to accommodate for the construction project. Library services will need to be moved out of the building and into a temporary operation site as the work begins.

  • Gravel Switch woman reported missing

    The family of Karen M. Cooley, 44, of Gravel Switch has reported her missing, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Loretto man still missing

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the report of a missing Loretto man.
    Gary T. Tacey, 53, was reported missing on June 23 by his girlfriend. Tacey was last seen on June 19 at his home at 60 Paul Brady Road near Loretto.
    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements said local law enforcement, along with search and rescue personnel and two teams of canine cadaver dogs, recently completed a two-day search of a 140-acre farm property in Loretto, but there were no results from that search.

  • Teens could face death penalty

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    Four people who stand accused of killing a Bardstown teenager during a May robbery could face the death penalty.
    Prosecutors certified the murder and robbery charges as capital offenses that carry the potential for severe sentences, including imprisonment for 20-50 years, life, life without parole for 25 years, imprisonment for life without parole, or the death penalty.

  • Kentucky Classic Arts presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.

    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, performed by local students, will enchant the Angelic Hall stage at Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square in Lebanon this weekend and next, July 21-22 and July 27-29. All show times are 7 p.m. eastern, and tickets range from $6-$11. Tickets may be purchased online at www.kyclassicarts.com, or by emailing director@kentuckyclassicarts.com for group rates and questions.  

  • CES hires new principal

    The Calvary Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council unanimously hired Paul D. Terrell to become the school’s new principal Monday.
    Terrell has served as an English language arts teacher at the former Lebanon Middle School since 2012. He has also served in various other extracurricular roles at Lebanon Middle School.
    See more about Terrell in a future edition of The Lebanon Enterprise.
     

  • Cardboard pickup available to local businesses, industries

    Effective immediately, the Marion County Cooperative Recycling Center is offering free cardboard pickup and recycling to businesses and industries operating in Marion County. If any business wants to be placed on the regular route for weekly cardboard pickup, they can call Mark Whitehouse or Brandon Wilson at the Marion County Detention Center, 270-692-5802. There may be limitations to the size of cardboard allowed at the time of collection.
     

  • Six injured when truck rolls over knob

    Landmark News Service

    Five juveniles and the adult driver of a pickup truck were injured late Saturday night when a truck rolled over a hill on Howardstown Road near Marion and LaRue counties.
    Three medical helicopters, ambulances from three agencies and first responders from several fire and rescue services and law enforcement agencies helped with the rescue.
    All of the patients were transported in stable condition and were taken to area hospitals.
    Emergency personnel were on the scene for hours.

  • City approves water rate increase

    Water, better yet, clean water, is something we expect to flow out of our faucets when we turn them on.
    It’s something many of us take for granted.
    That is, until we don’t have it.
    Take the residents of Charlestown, Indiana, for example.
    Charlestown has around 2,900 water customers, many of whom battle with brown water coming out of their faucets. Engineers and city officials attribute the discolored water to manganese build up in the city’s aging pipe system.

  • Teen drowns while swimming with friends

    Landmark News Service

    A community is mourning the loss of a Nelson County teenager who drowned while swimming with friends at Green River Lake State Park Sunday afternoon.
    Tariq Armour, 18, of Cox’s Creek, was a sports standout at Bardstown High School who had graduated in June and was enjoying a summer day out with friends when the day turned tragic.
    “It hurts,” said Lance Allen, who was with him nearly every day and during his last moments alive. “He was like a brother to me.”