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Local News

  • Tourism events and 2010-11 budget on the table

    Old Man Winter was not kind to the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff this year. Ticket sales suffered from snowy weather that hit the Lebanon area before and during the festival.

  • Fire destroys house in Bradfordsville

    A Bradfordsville family lost their home as a result of a fire Saturday, April 17.

    The Bradfordsville and Gravel Switch fire departments responded to the fire at 5:20 a.m. When they arrived on the scene, they found that the house at 1760 Kedron Road in Bradfordsville was fully involved.

    Beverly Whitis said she woke up around 4:45 a.m. and heard what sounded like a can cracking. At first she thought her husband, Gary was in the kitchen having a soft drink. When she heard the noise again, she thought something was wrong, so she walked to the kitchen.

  • Bad economy, good business

    A sign marks the entrance to XB Arena, located at 1280 Manton Road.

    Since December, Scott Ballard's farm has been hosting competitive bull-riding nearly every Saturday (weather permitting), and hundreds of people have come out each week to see the show.

    Terry Smith of Raywick was one of the approximately 250 people who attended the bull riding this past weekend. He brought a grandson, a nephew and another child with him.

    "I think it's great," Smith said. "We need good family fun like this."

  • Lebanon says goodbye to soldier who died in Afghanistan

    The funeral for Sgt. Randy Sigley was held Sunday, April 25, at Lebanon Baptist Church. Interment was at the Lebanon National Cemetery.

  • Heart of Kentucky Hike & Bike is April 24

    Featuring a 5K road race/walk or 10K bike ride, participants will exercise and contribute to a great cause during the Heart of Kentucky Hike & Bike Saturday, April 24, in Lebanon.

    The event will benefit the Marion County Fitness & Nutrition Coalition and the 5K race/walk is open to serious competitors, joggers, walkers and families. The 10K bike ride is just for fun.

  • Marion County Young Democrats wins chapter of the year

    The Marion County Young Democrats recently attended the Kentucky Young Democrats' State Convention April 9-10 at the Galt House in Louisville. The MCYD took home the coveted State Chapter of the Year Award, being recognized for their continuous community service efforts over the past year. Co-founder and former president of the MCYD, Chad G. Mattingly, was elected as KYD State President.   The MCYD is currently preparing for the Marion County Democratic HUYA, which will be held Thursday, April 29, at Angelic Hall.

  • Kentucky Writers Day celebration is April 23-25

    Historic Penn's Store, three miles south east of Gravel Switch, will honor writers at the 2010 Kentucky Writers Day Celebration April 23-25.

  • Four vie for District E magistrate seat

    Roger "Cotton" Smothers has served as the District E magistrate since 2002.

    While he would like to continue to represent the district on Marion County Fiscal Court, three individuals would like to take his place on the court.

    James Rickie Livers, Charlotte Brady Mattingly and Mike Peterson are all running against Smothers in the May 18 Democratic primary election.

    All four candidates replied to a questionnaire from the Enterprise. A summary of their answers is presented below.

  • Eat, drink (less) and be healthier

    Marion Countians are slightly more likely to die before age 75 than average Kentuckians.

    Nearly one in four Marion Countians considers themselves to be in poor or fair health.

    And Marion Countians are at least as likely as other Kentuckians to smoke, be obese or binge drink.

    This data and more was compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute as part of a study that evaluated the healthiness of every county in every state.

  • Marion County native has died in Afghanistan

    Sgt. Randolph A. Sigley Jr., a 2000 Marion County High School graduate, died Sunday morning at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

    Sigley was 28 years old. He was serving in Afghanistan with a Kentucky National Guard Unit based in Richmond, Ky., according to his stepfather, Al Hardin of Lebanon.

    According to Sigley's Facebook page, he was a former U.S. Marine. He was a student at Eastern Kentucky University, where he was pursuing a major in Homeland Security and a minor in environmental health sciences.

    Hardin said little information had been released at this time.