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Today's News

  • Former MCHS teacher, band director indicted for 13 felony charges

    Curtis Bennett, former Marion County High School teacher and band director, was indicted Monday, May 2, and arrested Wednesday, May 4, for 13 felony counts involving unlawful interaction with minors.

  • Large-scale artist

    Eric Henn is an artist, but some might say he’s a magician.
    He transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary, and he does it all by hand, all by himself, all while he’s hundreds of feet up in the air.
    Henn is an internationally-known muralist, and he’s currently painting a larger than life Maker’s Mark whiskey bottle on the City of Lebanon’s water tower, signifying Marion County as the home of Maker’s Mark Distillery, the county’s No. 1 tourist attraction.
    He arguably has one of the coolest jobs on the planet.

  • Lebanon man charged with murder after allegedly shooting local woman in Campbellsville

    A Lebanon woman is dead and a Lebanon man has been arrested for her murder after a shooting in Campbellsville Saturday evening, April 30.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court to meet today, May 5

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be meeting today, Thursday, May 5, at 4 p.m. on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

  • DONATE LIFE: EXHALE

    Story and photos by Kacie Goode
    Landmark News Service

    Marion County native Lisa Cissell is an out-of-the-ordinary case. Like nearly 30,000 others in the United States, Cissell has cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits a person’s ability to breathe.
    But unlike the majority of the CF population, Cissell wasn’t diagnosed until adulthood.

  • New band director is excited to be ‘home’

    Daniel Beams began his career as an educator in Marion County.
    He not only completed his student teaching in Marion County, but he was also hired for his first job here as the director of the 21st Century Community Learning Center.
    He’s excited to come “home” to lead the Marion County High School Marching Knights as its new band director.
    “Marion County has much to be proud of and I am excited to be a part of the team that dreams, believes and achieves,” Beams wrote in an email to the Enterprise.

  • Loretto man arrested, accused of rape

    Landmark News Service

    A 59-year-old man was arrested Thursday, April 28, in Nelson County after being accused of rape.
    According to a uniform citation from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, the victim told officers that Ronald B. Kraemer pulled her into his bedroom and forced sex on her despite her objections. The victim said she was able to run away, according to the citation.
    The alleged offense was reported to have occurred Wednesday night. Kraemer was arrested the next morning.

  • Lightning strikes, damages home on Miller Pike

    Thursday’s storms did more than wake people up extra early that morning. Lightning from the storm actually started a house fire on Miller Pike in Lebanon.
    Firefighters responded to the fire at 5:06 a.m., Thursday, April 28.
    The vacant home, located at 185 Miller Pike in Lebanon, was being renovated and received heavy damage to the roof and upstairs area after it was struck by lightning, according to Marion County Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly.
    The home belongs to Jimmy and Aileen Thompson, Chief Mattingly said.

  • Primary Election is May 17

    The Primary Election, which will be held May 17, is quickly approaching.
    Richard Treitz of Green County and William Brandon Reed of LaRue County, both Republican candidates, will face off in the race for the 24th District State Representative seat.
    The winner will challenge incumbent Terry Mills, a Democrat, in the November General Election.
    The 24th District State Representative represents Marion, Green and LaRue counties in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

  • Student Art Show

    The high school and middle schools had an art show at the Marion County Heritage Center last week. In two weeks, the elementary schools' student art show will be on display.