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  • Ag extension agent has resigned

    George McCain resigned as the Marion County agriculture extension agent on Jan. 19, and for the foreseeable future, the county's other extension agents will be taking on some of those responsibilities. It's unclear when a replacement will be hired.

    "When there is a vacancy, the other agents pick up the slack," said Elizabeth Creed, the family and consumer sciences extension agent. "Rebecca [Hill] and I will pick up the slack for the ag position."

  • Business, professional

    Barry Brady isn't actually a businessperson, but the Marion County jailer has taken a business-like approach to running the Marion County Detention Center. He frequently speaks of ways to be more efficient and about the need to market the jail to outside agencies.

    His approach is also the reason he was named the 2012 Outstanding Businessperson by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Candidates have filed for the Primary Election

    The deadline for candidates to file for most primary races in Kentucky was Jan. 31, although the deadline for state legislative races and Congressional races was postponed until 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. (This is updated from the print edition. The deadline was extended again after press time.)

  • Safety improvements being made to Springfield roundabout

    Landmark News Service

    Local officials met with the Department of Highways last week to discuss improvements that need to be made to the roundabout on US-150 in front of St. Catharine College.

  • 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.