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  • Howl at the WhiteMoon

    By Nick Schrager

    Summer intern

    What is typically known as bourbon country, Marion County sits poised to receive a new type of brewer that, until now, has remained a hobby for some from the comfort of their own home - wine making.

    Alex Ackermann and Lisa Wicker have been in the process of building WhiteMoon Winery, which will be located on the corner of Loretto Road and Arthur Mattingly Road, and is expected to be completed by Aug. 15.

  • Library staff wants to make public aware of scam

    Marion County Public Library Director Amy Morgeson sent the following information to the Enterprise:

    Marion County Public Library was recently contacted via phone by a person claiming to be affiliated with a large package delivery service asking if a staff member was at their home to receive a parcel. Due to the odd nature of the phone call staff became suspicious and upon further investigation have found that this indeed was a bogus call and that some sort of scam is being ran.

  • Two fatalities in separate accidents over the weekend

    Two Marion County residents have died as a result of motor vehicle accidents over the weekend. Russell P. Veatch, 23, of Finley and Claude Tower, 69, of St. Francis both passed away due to injuries in separate collisions.

    According to the the state police, Veatch was riding a 2007 Harley Davidson eastbound on St. Joe Road on Sunday. He was travelling behind a 1997 Acura being driven by Skylar M. Godbey, 17, of Raywick.

  • City council, tourist commission have meetings June 11

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 11.

    The city council is also scheduled to hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. regarding the motor fuels fund and the local government economic assistance fund. The regular meeting will follow the public hearing.

    The items on the agenda are as follows:

    - A delegation from Troy Mattingly to request a road block for The Way to Recovery, a treatment program for people with addictions of all types.

    - Minutes of the May 7 and May 31 city council meetings.

  • Police still searching for MAC inmate walk away

    The Kentucky State Police are attempting to locate a Middlesboro, Ky, man that walked away from the Marion Adjustment Center on Tuesday, May 29.

    George Wesley Upton, 33, was serving a 10-year sentence for first-degree wanton endangerment on a police officer and first-degree fleeing and evading.

    Upton is a 5'11", 173 pound, white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He has tattoos on his back, chest, neck and both arms.

  • Child treated for multiple fractures after single-vehicle accident on Hwy. 49

    A 10-year-old child was transferred to Kosair Children's Hospital for treatment of multiple fractures following a single vehicle accident June 6 on Hwy. 49, approximately three miles north of Loretto.

    The driver, Jessica R. Lyvers, and four other children (all 10 or under) were treated at the scene by Marion County EMS, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

  • Fairground Road transfer station not accepting brush

    The Marion County Waste Transfer Station will not be accepting brush this week or next week, according to Marion County Solid Waste and Environmental Coordinator Keith Brock.
    During this time, contractor equipment will be on site to grind brush for waste-to-energy conversion.
    The transfer station will resume brush staging on June 18.

  • Riley Road will close for approximately 30 days

    Riley Road will be closed temporarily near its intersection with US 68 starting on Monday, June 11, as the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues its work on US 68. Cabinet officials estimated the closure will last approximately 30 days.

    The closure is needed so that 700 feet of Riley Road's approach can be reconstructed to match the grade of the new section of US 68. Signs will be set up to indicate a detour during the construction.

    Landers Creek Road closed May 30-June 6

  • Mayor offers $8.8 million budget proposal

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw has proposed an $8.8 million budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year. He delivered his annual budget address May 31 to the Lebanon City Council.

    "The budget process each year is a learning experience for those of us who work together to come up with the best way to allocate the city's resources," he said. "All of us involved in the process have our own ideas of what is needed or desired."

  • Marion County native to turn 109

    Frances Ann Crowdus was born the same year that the Wright brothers made their famous first flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. That was nine years before the Titanic sunk and 11 years before World War I began.

    On June 11, 1903 in Simmstown, on the Marion-Washington County border, Crowdus became the 12th of 13 children born to Joseph and Katherine Furman.

    She'll turn 109 on Monday.