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  • Convicted murderer sentenced to death

    By Marty Finley

    Landmark News Service

    Special Judge Thomas O. Castlen sentenced convicted murderer Michael Dale St. Clair to death on capital kidnapping charges Wednesday of last week in Hardin Circuit Court just minutes after St. Clair proclaimed his latest trial unjust.

  • Fire destroys house on Hwy. 289

    A house fire Tuesday afternoon caused extensive damage to 865 Hwy. 289.
    Richard M. and Bernice Lawson were allowing their granddaughter, Jennifer Hardin, and her two children to stay with them.  Hardin's children are Taylor, 9, and Lauren 7, and her boyfriend is Tim McCarty Jr.
    Hardin noticed smoke after taking a shower, and she got out of the house and called the fire department, according to Richard Lawson. He came to the house upon hearing the news.

  • Doggie dumper arrested and charged with cruelty to animals

    After 23 dogs were dumped in Marion County on the morning of Jan. 24, a media storm ensued. The Enterprise, along with the Central Kentucky News-Journal in Campbellsville, and three different television stations reported the story, and $3,500 in reward money was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for dumping the dogs.

  • Dog dumper confesses

    The person responsible for dumping dogs near the Taylor/Marion County line made a call for help and revealed her identity Thursday.

    According to a Taylor County Animal Shelter report, Christina Gribbins of Taylor County called the Taylor County Animal Shelter around 2 p.m. Thursday and asked that someone come remove some dogs she had at her home.

  • Funeral for former St. Augustine pastor is Saturday

    Rev. Ivo Edward Cecil died Jan. 30 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He was 85.
    Cecil was a Navy veteran who served during World War II, and he was ordained as a priest in 1954. He served as several churches through Kentucky including a more than 13 years as the pastor at St. Augustine in Lebanon (1983-1996).
    Visitation for Cecil will be held from 2-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 at Mann and Greenwell Funeral Home, 212 S. Third Street in Bardstown, and at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, 310 W. Stephen Foster Avenue in Bardstown.

  • Dumped dogs not coming from his county, Taylor County Animal Shelter director says

    From The Central Kentucky News Journal

    Many dogs have been picked up near the Taylor/Marion county line recently by Marion County animal control officials, but John Harris, director of the Taylor County Animal Shelter, says he doesn't believe those dogs are coming from Taylor County.

  • Fiscal Court meets Thursday, Feb. 2

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    The agenda for the meeting includes:
    Minutes of the Jan. 19 meeting
    A budget transfer to the Marion County Detention Center
    Annual report from the Marion County Economic Development Office
    Allocation for youth recreational activities, youth soccer request
    Consider reward for information, arrest and conviction on animal abandonment issue
    Delegation: Animal shelter fundraiser, match request

  • Lebanon man arrested at Taylor County Animal Shelter

    From the Central Kentucky News-Journal

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with impersonating an animal control officer at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Lee Otto, 31, of 3365 St. Mary's Road, arrived at the shelter on Monday at noon.

  • Jam session

    For one weekend, the Heart of Kentucky was the center of Bluegrass music.

    The Grascals returned for the second year as the headlining performer Saturday evening, but the spirit of the event may have been epitomized by a jam session that lasted well after 11 p.m. Friday.

  • LEAP DAY 2012!

    Did you get married on Leap Day?

    Do you celebrate a birthday on Leap Day?

    Did you follow the tradition of women romantically pursuing men in leap years and ask for your man's hand in marriage?

    If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, we want to hear from you! Please call Stevie at (270) 692-6026 or email her at editor@lebanonenterprise.com.