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  • In Brief

    Bradfordsville family looking for place to stay after fire

    A fire at 6 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, resulted in smoke and water damage to a house at 205 E. Main Street in Bradfordsville. The Bradfordsville Fire Department responded to the scene.

    Bill Gribbins and his children, ages 16, 14 and 13, were at home at the time. His wife, Gina Gribbins, was at work at Village of Lebanon, where she works as a nurse.

    Gina Gribbins said no one was injured, but repairs to the house will take three to four months.

  • A gift of faith

    Dec. 3, the Rev. Bill Medley received a life-altering phone call.

    Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, had a request from the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI wanted to know if Medley would accept an appointment to become the next Bishop of Owensboro.

    "I've never said no to anything the Church has called me to do, and yes, I humbly accept," Medley said he told Sambi.

  • Hamzat team funding a disaster

    If a tanker truck overturned in Marion County today, spilling hazardous materials all over a roadway, local emergency officials would have to wait an hour for a hazmat team from Louisville or Elizabethtown to arrive on scene.

    That might be a surprise to some people, considering that six years ago the Hazmat Region 5 team was formed to serve Marion, Nelson, Hardin, Washington, Green, Breckinridge, Meade, Grayson, Taylor and LaRue counties.

  • Special Election set for Feb. 2

    Monday, Dec. 28, Gov. Steve Beshear issued a writ of election to fill the vacant 24th District seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives. The district includes Casey and Marion counties and a portion of Pulaski County.

    The seat became vacant when Jimmy Higdon resigned from the House after he was elected to fill the vacant 14th District state senate seat.

    The special election will be held Feb. 2, 2010.

  • Marion County native to become next bishop of Owensboro

    The Rev. Bill Medley, a Loretto native, has been designated to become the next Bishop of Owensboro.

    The Diocese of Owensboro issued a press statement Dec. 15 announcing Medle'sy appointment by Pope Benedict XVI.

    Medley, 57, is the son of Dorothy C. Hayden Medley and the late James Werner Medley. He was baptized at St. Francis of Assisi Church in St. Francis.

    Medley was ordained as a priest in 1982. He has worked in numerous parishes during the past 27 years, most recently as the pastor of St. Bernadette in Prospect.

  • State police liable in Lebanon teen's death

    More than 13 years after LeBron Gaither's murder, the Kentucky Board of Claims has found the Kentucky State Police liable in his death. The Board of Claims issued a final order Dec.

  • Enterprise will print more Santa letters in its Dec. 23 edition

    The Lebanon Enterprise has received several phone calls and emails from frantic adults stating that their child's letter to Santa was not included in the special Christmas section, which was included in the Dec. 16 edition.   Apparently, the mean, nasty Mr. Grinch stole some of the letters, but they were recovered by the Enterprise Elves recently.   We would like to remind all of the adults that the deadline to submit letters to Santa was Friday, Dec.

  • Higdon preparing for senate

    Jimmy Higdon's phones rang almost constantly for days after his victory in the Dec. 8 special election to fill the 14th District state senate seat. His win over Democrat Jodie Haydon was even mentioned in The Wall Street Journal and by talk radio host Rush Limbaugh. Higdon, a Republican, was amused by the attention his victory received, but he said he wasn't going to try to analyze what his win might mean. "I'll let the experts pick it apart and digest it," he said.

  • Another special election is coming

    Jimmy Higdon was the sitting state representative for the 24th district, which includes Marion and Casey counties and part of Pulaski County. His seat will be considered vacant when he is sworn in as the 14th District state senator as a result of his victory in the Dec. 8 special election. Under KRS 118.730, the governor can issue a writ of special election for a member of the General Assembly if the vacancy occurs while the legislature is not in session. That writ will set the date for the special election.

  • Ford murderer still at-large

    This year, Christmas has new meaning for Darrell Ford. It was this time last year that he saw his brother, Lebanon Police Officer David Ford, alive for the final time. "We had Christmas dinner at my house," Darrell said. "David had to work that day so he was in uniform. I remember thinking, 'Damn he looks good.'" On Feb.