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  • 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.

  • Registered sex offender, alleged robber released on medical furlough is apprehended
  • Over 100 Years of Stories and Tales of Raywickians

    Charlie Bickett sold and signed more than 200 copies of his book, “Over 100 Years of Stories and Tales of Raywickians,” during book signing event Sept. 5 at the Marion County Public Library. Bickett owned and operated bars for 40 years, worked in a prison for nine years and served two terms as the mayor of Raywick. His book, which is written in all capital letters, recounts his own experiences and stories that were told to him by his father.
     

  • MCHS Marching Knights win second place

    The Marion County Marching Knights traveled to Southwestern High School in Somerset on Saturday, Sept 6, for their first competition in 2014.
    Despite the rain, the band received second place in Class 4A competition and was Reserve Grand Champion, overall. There were eight bands in the competition.
    The Marching Knights will be travel to Taylor County High School this Saturday, Sept. 13, for competition. They will then travel to LaRue County High School for a night competition.
     

  • Dollar General Store in Loretto is robbed

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the persons in these photos. The photos were taken from surveillance video at the Dollar General Store in Loretto on Sept. 3. The female subject entered the store office and stole more than $200 in cash. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 270-692-3051.
     

  • Judgement House returning to Lebanon Baptist

    Lebanon Baptist Church is hosting Judgement House for the second year.
    The event will be open Sept. 10-13 and Sept. 17-20.
    The 60-minute presentations will take place from 6-9 p.m. each night of the event. Admission is free. The event is not handicapped accessible due to stairs. Strobe lights are used during the program, and it’s not recommended for children under 10 years old.
    Visitors should know that childcare will not be available.

  • New circulation clerk on staff at Enterprise

    Katie Jo Broyles of Lebanon began working as the circulation clerk at The Lebanon Enterprise this week.
    Broyles is a member of the MCHS Class of 2005, and is currently finishing her degree at Western Kentucky University.
    She is the daughter of Keith and Kim Hamilton Lebanon.
    She’s married to Cory Broyles. She has a step-son, 8-year-old Caden, and a 19-month-old girl, Kinzleigh Jo.
    Broyles enjoys riding horses, playing with her children and spending time with family.

  • KY 49 Yard Sale is Sept. 12-14

    Bradfordsville Mayor David Edelen said his town wanted a way to bring in more visitors last year when they came up with an idea to hold a KY 49 Yard Sale.
    According to Edelen, last year’s KY 49 Yard Sale did exactly what it was supposed to do. More visitors came through town and local businesses had more traffic than usual.
    “It did quite well last year, so we’re doing it again,” Edelen said.

  • Road will be closed near Maker’s Mark beginning Sept. 22

    Nally and Haydon Surfacing is working on a new entrance road for Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto. In the process of upgrading the road, it will be necessary to close Maker’s Mark Road from Burkes Spring Road to Hickory Camp Road for approximately two weeks beginning Sept. 22 to allow for widening of the existing bridge, which is located adjacent to Makers Mark Distillery.

     

  • Saving lives in Marion County with one simple step

    More lives could be saved in Marion County with one simple step, according to Josh Ballard, who spoke to the Lebanon City Council at its regular monthly meeting Monday evening.