Local News

  • Chihuly at Maker’s

    Three years ago, Rob Samuels, Maker’s Mark eighth-generation whisky maker and chief operating officer, wrote a two-page, hand-written letter to world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Samuels and his daughter had seen an exhibition of his blown glass artwork at the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, and Samuels hoped to bring Chihuly’s stunning artwork to Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto.
    After receiving his letter, Chihuly called Samuels, and a few weeks later, he traveled to the distillery.

  • MCPS staffing updates

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser announced last week that Paige Wood will be the dean of students/assistant principal at Marion County Knight Academy. (The Marion County Knight Academy is the new eighth/ninth grade center, which will be housed at the former Lebanon Middle School facility). Wood previously served as an assistant principal in Nelson County, according to Schlosser.
    “We are very excited to have her in our district. She brings so much experience,” Schlosser wrote in an email to the Enterprise.

  • Simms to begin alcohol delivery in Campbellsville

    By Zac Oakes
    Landmark News Service

    Simms Liquor stores in Marion County have been popular for Campbellsville residents for many years, and now the owner is taking advantage of a new law permitting delivery of his product.
    The new law went into effect Thursday and repeals one that disallowed delivery of alcoholic beverages statewide.
    Owner Chester Simms says he plans to begin delivering in Campbellsville to individuals and businesses.

  • Two teens charged for criminal mischief at Scott’s Ridge lookout

    Two teenagers have been arrested for defacing the Scott’s Ridge lookout in Raywick.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Allie J. Bagby, 18, of Raywick and a 16-year-old female from Springfield were charged with criminal mischief for vandalizing the Scott’s Ridge lookout site on June 16. They were caught after law enforcement officials reviewed surveillance video from the site.
    Bagby is scheduled to appear in Marion District Court on July 10. The juvenile’s case has been turned over to the Court Designated Worker.

  • Tornado touches down in Marion

    Strong winds, heavy rain and a confirmed EF-1 tornado slammed Marion County on Friday night, mostly damaging trees and personal property. There were no serious injuries.
    Marion County Emergency Management Director Laurie Heckel was expecting a final report from the National Weather Service at press time.
    Large trees were uprooted and split in two, some of them landing on houses, outbuildings and vehicles. A part of the roof of an airport hangar was ripped loose. While warnings were issued well in advance, some were surprised at the intensity of the winds.

  • Library renovation design released


  • Sheriff investigates report of missing man

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the report of a missing person. Gary T. Tacey, 53, of Loretto was reported missing on June 23 by his girlfriend. Tacey was last seen on June 19 at his home at 60 Paul Brady Road near Loretto.
    Tacey is described as a white male, 5-feet, 10-inches tall, 190 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Tacey also goes by the name of Buddy Love. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 270-692-3051.

  • Woman killed in weekend crash

    A St. Mary woman is dead after a one-vehicle collision Sunday on Helm School House Road approximately three miles east of Lebanon.
    Ashlee J. Nevius, 34, a passenger in the vehicle, was transported by Marion County EMS to Spring View Hospital, then transferred by medical helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital. She died the next day from injuries sustained in the collision.

  • New director takes over Tri-County United Way


  • PSC approves rate increase for KU, LG&E effective July 1

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted base rate increases sought by Louisville Gas & Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co., but reduced them below the levels agreed to earlier by the utilities and other parties to the cases.
    With the PSC’s changes, in orders issued June 22, KU will receive an additional $50.5 million in revenue per year, less than half the amount requested by the utility, and about $4.4 million less than allowed by the settlement. KU’s annual revenue will increase about 3.1 percent.