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Local News

  • 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.

  • A tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m. April 24

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 9 p.m. Saturday, April 24, for 41 Kentucky counties, including Marion County.

    The weather service is warning that low and mid-level winds will increase as a result of a surface low. This could create conditions favorable for one or more lines of intense storms and rotating supercells, which could produce tornadoes.

    Wind damage, large hail, heavy rain and cloud-to-ground lightning are also likely, according to the weather service.

  • Garage tour is April 24

    The finest classic cars, trucks and motorcycles will wow auto enthusiasts during the U.S. 68 Garage Tour Saturday, April 24, in downtown Lebanon.

    Held at Hardin's Garage, a showplace for some of central Kentucky's finest Mercurys, Thunderbirds, Ford convertibles and Crown Victorias, this show features classic vehicles from all over the state.

    The first 50 to register receive commemorative dash plaques and goodie bags. A People's Choice Award will be presented and numerous door prizes will be given away throughout the day to spectators and participants.

  • Sheriff candidate questionnaire: Jimmy Clements

    Name: Jimmy Clements

    Address: 1150 Sallie Ray Pike

    Raywick, Ky 40060

    Date of birth: August 1st, 1963

    Family information: Married 25 years to the former Julie Masterson from Loretto. We have two children James who is a student at Campbellsville University and Lauren a student at Marion County High School. My parents are Billy and Juanita Clements from Raywick.