Today's News

  • Principal: St. Charles Middle values art

    St. Charles Middle school has received criticism on social media and in recent letters to the editor for a decision to eliminate its art teaching position.
    But St. Charles Principal Buffy Mann remains confident that her school’s students will still have exposure to the arts in other ways.
    “SCMS and I value art and we agree that it plays an integral role in the development of a successful student. We appreciate the concern and support for art,” Mann wrote in an email to the Enterprise.

  • 2016 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman Program is Saturday

    Marion County Distinguished Young Women, Inc. will present the 2016 Marion County Distinguished Young Women Program at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, at Marion County High School. Seventeen young ladies will participate in the program with a theme this year of “It’s Only Rock-N-Roll, Baby."
    The Distinguished Young Women logo is “emphasis on education” and its participants will be judged on scholastics, interview, talent, fitness and self-expression.

  • Chamber changes won’t hurt Ham Days

    Representatives of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce met with the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission last week to reassure the commission that Ham Days will not be affected by recent changes in the chamber office.
    Stacy Mattingly recently resigned as the chamber director to accept a sales position that will allow her to work from home. Lisa Kearnes has taken over as the interim chamber director while the search for the next director is underway.

  • First-graders get ‘Jump Start’

    The new school year is fast approaching, and some incoming first grade students got a “Jump Start” last week.
    Gayla Kelly, a first-grade teacher at West Marion Elementary, said the program is beneficial for students as they make the transition out of kindergarten.
    “It gives us an opportunity to review what was learned last year,” she said.
    As part of the program, students practiced reading, writing and math skills. They also participated in art and music activities.
    And they had fun, too.

  • Superintendent’s evaluation in progress

    The Marion County Board of Education has started the process of evaluating Superintendent Taylora Schlosser on her performance during the 2014-15 academic year.
    At the close of the board’s July 23 meeting at the Community Education Building, it started discussions in executive session related to the summative evaluation. Under KRS 156.557(6), the board can conduct preliminary discussions regarding the superintendent’s evaluation in closed session.

  • Three weeks later, the search doesn’t stop for missing Nelson County woman

    By Kacie Goode
    The Kentucky Standard

    Three weeks have passed since the disappearance of Crystal Rogers and her family seeks answers.
    Tommy Ballard, Rogers’ father, has been leading search efforts throughout the community since July 5, when he reported his daughter missing to police.
    Ballard has said before that the search would not stop until answers are found, but with little to no information or updates being provided by investigators, the wait is taking its toll.

  • Fall for a ball

    Tony Rahn enjoys baseball, and he’s a fan of the Louisville Bats, the Cincinnati Reds AAA affiliate.
    “Last year, we probably went seven or eight times. I grew up watching baseball. It’s entertaining for us, and of course, it’s a whole lot cheaper than the big leagues,” he said.
    So when he and his wife, Elaine, won seats in a luxury box at a Bats game at a fundraiser, they decided it would be a good way to celebrate his 50th birthday a little early. The game turned out to be more exciting than they ever expected.

  • Local artist to have work on display at CU

    Artist Susan Crum-Cox of Lebanon will have some of her work on display at an upcoming show at Campbellsville University. The opening reception is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. Her selections entitled “A Closer Look At Home: Recent Paintings” will be on display at Pence-Chowning Art Gallery at Campbellsville University, which is located at 205 University Drive in Campbellsville.


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  • One dead, one injured in Elizabethtown shooting

    By Jeff D'Alessio
    The News-Enterprise

    One man is dead and another man injured after an early morning shooting Tuesday, July 28, at 422 Washington St. in Elizabethtown.
    Elizabethtown police have not released the names of the two men, who were shooting at each other.
    The dead man was found inside the white bungalow and was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee.