Local News

  • Wilson named Distinguished Young Woman

    Paige Wilson is the 2012 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman.

    Wilson was named the overall winner at the Marion County Junior Miss competition Saturday night at Marion County High School. The Junior Miss competition is changing to Distinguished Young Women next year.

    In addition to winning to the overall title, Wilson also received interview, preliminary scholastic, self-expression and talent awards.

    Wilson is the daughter of Eric and Diane Wilson.

  • Lebanon, Raywick will hold elections to fill vacancies

    Darin Spalding was appointed to the Lebanon City Council July 27 following Kenny Marrett's resignation from the council.

    At the time, city officials said they believed his appointment was for the remainder of Marrett's term.

  • Fiscal Court meets at 4 p.m. Aug. 4

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4.

    Here is the agenda for that meeting:

    - Minutes of previous meeting

    - Redistricting/reapportionment committee  report based on 2010 Census

    - FEMA award contract for Scuffle Creek Bridge Project & RFQ Request

    - 2011 Marion County Tax Rates- Real Estate, Personal Property, Vehicles

  • BACK TO SCHOOL: St. Augustine ready for its best year yet

    Editor's note: The following article was inadvertently left out of the Enterprise's "Back to School" section. The omission was the Enterprise's mistake. The article will be included in the Aug. 10 edition of the Enterprise's printed edition. The Enterprise apologizes for the mistake.

    New teachers, shining rooms, dedicated faculty and excited students! St. Augustine School is ready for its best year yet!

  • Maple Street man accused of unlawful imprisonment

    Marion Lee Price, 34, of 555 Maple Street Apt. 33 in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree unlawful imprisonment, terroristic threatening, fourth-degree assault, violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO, and second-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about June 4, Price knowingly and unlawfully restrained another under circumstances that exposed her to risk of serious physical injury.
    Price was also over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least one prior felony after his 18th birthday.

  • Chiropractor challenges local businesses to support The Caring Place

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Summer intern

    Dr. Dennis Short, a local chiropractor, knew that he wanted to donate a portion of his money to a non-profit organization in town.

    He just didn't know where.

    "I wanted to give local because I can see the benefits of it," he said. "So I started asking around. I wanted to do something. But what is it?"

  • Former state senator, county judge dies

    Randall Donahue of Loretto was a public official and a business leader who cared about his community and making it better. He died July 25 at the age of 76.

    Loretto Mayor Robert Miles went to school with Donahue. He recalled the day in the third grade when Donahue fell from a tree and injured his arm (a problem that would affect Donahue the rest of his life), but more than that, he remembered Donahue as a friendly person.

  • Containing the flames

    A local forest ranger stepped up to help out the Sunshine State for a few weeks this summer.

    "The folks down that away were really happy to see us," said Jody Benningfield, a forest ranger and technician with the Kentucky Division of Forestry

  • Loretto receives half-million dollars for senior center

    The City of Loretto has received a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to renovate a former nursing home to serve as a senior center. Gov. Steve Beshear announced the grant July 27.

    At this time, Loretto seniors meet for activities in an old gymnasium, and they are sometimes displaced due to other community activities. With the grant the city will be able to renovate the 5,000-square-foot former nursing home to become a permanent center for senior citizens.

  • New group wants to be a 'lifeline' for addicts

    Mike Fenwick, the chaplain at the Marion County Detention Center, has seen how drugs and alcohol can affect people's lives and the lives of their loved ones. Through his involvement with New Beginnings Community Outreach Church in Springfield, he wants to help people who are dealing with those problems.

    "I know the difference between being set free and the decision to drink and drug," he said Friday in front of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.