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  • Marion County's Most Interesting People: The Musician

    On Dec. 24, 2007, a fire destroyed many of the contents of Paul Childers' family's home, including his guitar.
    "It was personally the greatest thing that ever happened to me," said Childers, 19.
    About six months before the fire, Childers got his guitar, a Fender Squire Bullet, and it was damaged by the blaze. When the Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians found out, they chipped in to get him a new guitar.

  • Marion County's Most Interesting People: The Renaissance Man

    Jon Howard Michael, 74, of Bradfordsville could quite possibly be the most interesting person in Marion County.
    For starters, he has a photographic memory. He remembers, very vividly, every event of his life, starting at a very young age. He remembers every name, every place, every single detail, down to the year and day of the week an event occurred. It’s uncanny, really. Talking with him can be overwhelming (in a good way) because he literally remembers everything.

  • Marion County's Most Interesting People: The Gardener

    By Will Phillips
    Enterprise correspondent

    Albert Purdy has lived at the same address for nearly 96 years.
    He’s a staple of the Lebanon community and yet, it’s probably safe to wager that many people don’t even know his name.
    Most people probably know him best as the man who sells vegetables on Spalding Avenue in the summer. But many won’t know his name.

  • Marion County's Most Interesting People: Lifelong Learner

    Rose Graves remembers standing outside the Marion County Public Library as a child wishing she could go inside. She said she doesn't really know why she couldn't go, only that she wasn't supposed to go there.
    “They always said, don’t you go to that library,” Graves said.
    Today, no one can keep Graves, 63, out of it. She visits at least four times a week to work on community projects or to research her own family history.

  • Seeing the forest and the trees

    If everything goes according to plan, a forest will surround TG Kentucky in 20 years.
    In order to make that happen, however, factory officials are hoping to get some help from 3,000 volunteers from Marion and surrounding counties.
    “This is not a landscaping project,” Tim Smith told Leadership Lebanon participants on Friday.

  • Firefighters respond to report of fire at Lee's Famous Recipe

    Lebanon firefighters were at Lee's Famous Recipe as of 10:15 p.m. Sunday, working to contain a fire.

    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a call reporting the fire at 9:38 p.m.

    Emergency personnel at the scene reported that flames were visible coming from the roof of the restaurant when they first arrived. By the time a reporter arrived, flames could not be seen, but smoke was visible in the area where firefighters were trying to gain access to the roof.

    More information will be reported as it becomes available.

  • Winter weather advisory Friday afternoon until 4 a.m. Saturday

     The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, until 4 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, for Central Kentucky.

    Rain may change to snow this afternoon, and snow could be moderate and briefly heavy this evening, according to the weather service. One to three inches of snow is expected across the advisory area.

    Drivers are advised that snow could reduce visibility and may make roads slick later today, the weather service reported.

  • Boyle sheriff seeking registered sex offender; considered armed, dangerous

     The Advocate-Messenger

    The Boyle County Sheriff's office, along with several other law enforcement agencies, is searching for a Perryville man who is in violation of his parole and is considered armed and dangerous.

    Eric Nelson, 34, is listed as a resident of Perryville, however, has not been seen at his address in more than 15 days, according to Sheriff Marty Elliott. Nelson, who was charged with rape and sodomy of a 13-year-old in another state.

  • Natural gas pipeline explosion in Adair destroys homes, barns, vehicles

     Kentucky Press News Service

    A Columbia Gulf Transmission natural gas pipeline in the Knifley community in Adair County erupted into a ball of flame shortly after 1 a.m. CDT today. Three homes, two barns and four vehicles were destroyed, Greg Thomas, Adair County Emergency Management director, told Bowling Green's WBKO-TV.

    Witnesses said the explosion and fire could been seen as far away as Russell Springs and the shock was felt for miles, the station said on its website.

    One person was injured and hospitalized, WBKO reported.

  • Snow days pile up for MCPS

    The thrill of having a snow day has lost some of its excitement for many students in the Marion County Public School System. 

    MCPS has missed 12 days of school (as of our printing deadline), and it’s a safe bet that Old Man Winter isn’t through with us yet.

    In an attempt to not lose another day to snowy roads, MCPS decided to use its Plan B bus routes on Friday, Feb. 7.

    “It was a great success,” Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said.