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  • 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.

  • Rakes wants to serve his community

    Terry "Catfish" Rakes believes he is qualified to serve as the next Marion County property valuation administrator, but he also feels he has an obligation to work to enhance the county's future.

    "I want to be a greater part of what takes place in this county than I already am, for my family, friends and those that I want to get to know better," he wrote in response to a questionnaire from the Enterprise.

  • Scott seeks another term

    William U. Scott has represented Marion County as an elected official since 1994, and he hopes to keep doing so for another four years. In the May 18 primary, Scott is running for re-election as the Marion County property valuation administrator.

    "It has been a rewarding and fulfilling experience and I would like the opportunity to continue to serve," he wrote in a questionnaire for the Enterprise.

    Scott previously served as the state representative from 1994 to 2002. He has been the PVA since then.

  • PVA candidate questionnaire - Terry "Catfish" Rakes

    Name: Terry "Catfish" Rakes

    Address: 221 Windy Lane,  Lebanon, KY 

    Date of birth: 5/27/78

    Family information:

    Wife: Christy Abell Rakes - Daughter of Carroll and Phyllis Abell

    Parents: Bobby and Debbi Rakes  and the Late Connie Jo Rakes

    Siblings:  Tonya and Eric Blandford, Donna and Jason  Mudd

    Grandparents: Rita Thomas Wright, Geneva Cox Rakes, William "Bud" and Doris Spalding

    Educational background:

    Marion County High School

  • Extinguished

    Courtney Spalding held a candle in front of her as her obituary was being read. It was tough listening to someone describe how she had "died."

    "I really started crying when I heard my own [obituary] because it was something my parents would have to go through," she said.

    Spalding, a 17-year-old junior, hadn't really died, but she was one of the students chosen by the Grim Reaper to participate in the Ghost Out Wednesday at Marion County High School.

    The Ghost Out was a reminder of the risks of drinking and driving.

  • Education briefs

    Property near LMS could be up for grabs

    An eight-acre plot of land connected to Lebanon Middle School could potentially be developed if the Marion County Board of Education doesn't purchase the property.

  • PVA candidate questionnaire - Wiliam U. Scott

    Name: William U. Scott

    Address: 260 Frogg Lane, Raywick, KY 40060

    Date of birth: October 16th, 1947

    Family information: wife-Kathy, son-Eric, daughter-in-law, Lori,

                    grandchildren, Taylor, Abby and Ethan

    Educational background:

            Graduated Lebanon High School        1965

  • Sheriff candidate questionnaire: Carroll Kirkland

    Name: Carroll Kirkland

    Address: 885 Hwy. 337

    Bradfordsville, Ky. 40099

    Date of birth: Feb. 2, 1949

    Family information: The Late John T. and Elizabeth Kirkland

    Married to Betty Brady Kirkland

    Children: Marcia (Jody) Hardin, Chad Kirkland

    Grandchildren: Brandon Hardin, Dallas & John Huston Kirkland

    Educational background:

    Work history: General Electric, 1968-1969,

    Pepsi Cola 1969-1981

    1981-1996 Deputy Sheriff, Marion County