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  • Movie trailer being filmed in Lebanon April 29-May 1

    If you've ever wanted a role in a movie, you have your chance April 30.

    Cinema Lexzicon is casting for extras to appear in the trailer for its production "Architect of Chaos." Director William Lee described the movie as an action-packed thriller about God, the devil and lots of bad guys.

    The trailer for the movie will be filmed April 29-May 1. Extras are needed for a police scene to be filmed at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

  • Board approves 2011-12 school calendar

    The Marion County Board of Education voted to approve the 2011-12 school calendar Thursday, but the decision wasn't unanimous.

    The board had two calendars to choose from, and the main differences between the two were concerning the starting day, fall break, and Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. After more than a 30-minute discussion, the calendar chosen by the majority of the board wasn't the calendar Board Chairman Michael Mullins thought was best for students.

  • KSP investigating murder of 22-year-old

    No arrests have been made in connection with the death of a Loretto man who was killed Wednesday. However, the Kentucky State Police have spoken with the victim's girlfriend, and a Bardstown man has spoken with the state police and the Nelson County Sheriff's Department about the murder.

  • Super search

    Twenty-three people (18 men and five women) have applied to be Marion County's next superintendent. The screening committee held its first meeting in closed session Thursday to begin reviewing the applications.

  • Treasured seat

    Kentucky Democrats have two choices in the primary election for state treasurer.

    Incumbent Todd Hollenbach is seeking re-election, but he is facing a challenge from someone familiar to Marion County residents, Steve Hamrick.

    The Enterprise contacted both candidates, but as of press time, only Hamrick (a former Marion County economic development director) had responded to the candidate questionnaire. Hamrick's complete questionnaire will also appear online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.

  • Former Washington County deputies admit to drug charges

    On Monday, Norris Wayne Bartley, 43, of Springfield and Billy Joe Mattingly, 42, of Mackville pled guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in the United States District Court in Louisville. Bartley and Mattingly are former Washington County sheriff's deputies, according to David J. Hale, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Blown away

    At least one person was injured and several structures were damaged as a result of a severe storm that Marion County Friday evening, April 15. In addition to roof damage and trees in the road, the winds also caused a 20-foot wide by 70-foot tall silo to collapse on Randall Lawson's farm on Willies Trail Road.

  • Wind advisory in effect

    A wind advisory is in effect for central Kentucky, including Marion County, until 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, according to the National Weather Service.

    Sustained winds of 15-25 can be expected this afternoon and evening with gusts up to 40 miles per hour. According to the weather service, vehicles with high profiles traveling on east to west highways will be most affected by southerly wind gusts. Outdoor furniture and other unsecured objects may be blown by the wind.

  • Strong winds cause damage

    Steve VanDyke was watching a movie on the SyFy Channel when a big wind interrupted his program. "I said, 'It sounded like the roof blew off,'" he said. "[Joyce, his wife] went outside. She said, 'It did.'"
    VanDyke was inside his business, Lebanon Pawn and Gun, 139 Cemetery Road, when the storm blew through Lebanon. He compared the sound to a freight train.
    "It just sounded like somebody stomping on tin, tin rattling," he said.

  • KSP investigating murder of 22-year-old

    No arrests have been made in connection with the death of a Loretto man who was killed Wednesday. However, the Kentucky State Police have spoken with the victim's girlfriend, and a Bardstown man has spoken with the state police and the Nelson County Sheriff's Department about the murder.