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  • Sweet summer time

    The Lebanon Enterprise asked for its readers to submit their favorite summer time photos.

  • Making wishes come true… Turtleman style

    Story by John Bramel
    Photography by John and Joanne Bramel

    Austin Myers, an 8-year-old Make-A-Wish recipient from Osh Kosh, Wisconsin, was adamant.
    “I want to meet Turtleman.”
    “The Make-A-Wish people wanted a backup choice, I guess, so they asked him what would be his second choice,” said Austin’s grandfather, Dennis Galecki.
    “I want to meet Turtleman,” he repeated.
    After some prompting, he said his second choice was Clay Matthews, of the Green Bay Packers.

  • New high school vandalized early Friday morning

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Four suspects have been identified in connection with the vandalism that occurred at the new Washington County High School facility on Friday morning, Aug. 22.
    William K. Gibson, Raymond C. Witten and Devin D. Abell, each 18 years old, and an unnamed 17-year-old were listed as suspects in a release on the Springfield Police Department's Facebook page on Sunday. All four suspects are 2014 graduates of Washington County High School.

  • Sheriff's office seeks assistance in truck theft

    The following announcement is from the Marion County Sheriff's Office:

     The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a 2008 GMC Sierra extended cab pickup truck from a residence at 2685 Highway 52 in Loretto. The owner reported it was stolen sometime after 11p.m. Saturday night, Aug. 23.

    The truck was described as a four-wheel drive and silver in color.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 270-692-3051.

  • Loretto man dies after head-on collision

    A Loretto man who was involved in a two-vehicle collision on Aug. 20 died late Sunday or early Monday morning, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.
    Thomas Hamilton, 59, was flown to University Hospital in Louisville after the accident, which occurred at 8:17 p.m. Aug. 20 on Hwy. 52, west of the Loretto city limits near 75 Mills Lane.
    Rita Medley, 53, of Loretto was listed in stable condition as of Monday morning at U of L.

  • Hazardous weather outlook issued for Marion County

    The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for central Kentucky, including Marion County, for Saturday evening, Aug. 23.

    According to the weather service, scattered thunderstorms with cross the area this evening. Continuous lightning, gusty winds and "heavy to torrential rainfall" is possible with this storm, according to the weather service.

    For more information, go to http://goo.gl/4vylr5.

  • New high school vandalized overnight

    Brandon Mattingly
    The Springfield Sun

    Vandalism at the new Washington County High School facility early Friday morning has prompted an investigation by school officials, as well as the Springfield Police Department.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Funds transfer and close the county government building construction account

    - Presentation and request of funds for technical school upgrades

    - Memorandum of agreement with the Marion County Jobs Consortium

  • Marion County Public Library How-To Festival and More

    Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn how to do, but don’t know where to begin? The Marion County Public Library has the event for you.

  • Six running for U.S. Senate seat

    Barring a slew of write-in candidates, Marion County voters will only be casting ballots in a handful of contested races this fall.
    Election day is Nov. 4. Marion County voters will be selecting two members of the Marion County Board of Education and three members of the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation Commission. They also have the opportunity to vote for State Representative, U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senator.
    The Senate race now includes three candidates on the ballot and three write-in candidates.