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Today's News

  • Two time’s a charm

    Julia Browning Devine could quite possibly be Pope Francis’s biggest fan.
    How many other people can say they’ve named one of their kidneys after him?
    Devine, 46, who began suffering from kidney disease at age 15, received her second kidney transplant on Aug. 26, 2014.
    She proudly named her new kidney “Francis” after her favorite Pope.
    And Francis has been a blessing from day one.
    “I've been told more than once, ‘You got a good one,” Devine said. “Francis is working beautifully for me.”

  • Organ donation facts

    MARION COUNTY STATS
    Currently, 47.3 percent of the county’s total population are registered as organ and tissue donors. That’s a significant increase from 2014 when the county was at 41 percent.
    So far this year, 62 percent of people obtaining a driver’s license at the Marion Circuit Clerk’s Office are saying “yes” to the dollar donation to the Trust for Life.

    HOW DO I BECOME AN ORGAN AND TISSUE DONOR?

  • County not allowing vandals to spoil Scott’s Ridge lookout

    The Scott’s Ridge lookout in Raywick provides one of the most beautiful views of Marion County, but its splendor is often spoiled by vulgar graffiti and litter.
    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements has made it his own personal project to try and keep that area cleaned up. He’s also put surveillance cameras in the area to try and catch the people who are defacing the property.

  • Leader in Me program celebrated at Calvary Elementary

    By Terri Likens
    Special to The Enterprise

    Calvary Elementary School Principal Sara Brady beamed as she looked out at her students in the sea of green T-shirts Friday morning.
    The school celebrated its first official year in the Leader in Me program with a series of programs and tours.
    “Proud doesn’t begin to touch how I feel today,” Brady said, addressing students, faculty and others in attendance for the event.

  • Celebrate reading

    Marion County Public Schools celebrated reading all week long last week. The annual community event was held on April 19 at Marion County High School. While most of the event centers around reading, event attendees also enjoyed a presentation by Kentucky author George Ella Lyon, a petting zoo, face painting, corn hole, a mini Marion County Country Ham Days Festival and a variety of foods. The event was attended by hundreds of students and their families.

  • Education briefs

    Last day of school
    The last day of school for Marion County Public School students is Friday, May 20. Marion County High School graduation will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 21. And, the closing day for staff will be Tuesday, May 24.

    Dream Bus
    The Dream Bus is scheduled to visit all schools prior to the end of the year. It’s also scheduled to be in neighborhoods throughout the summer. Information will be mailed home to families.

    College and Career Ready

  • Water tower of art... in progress

    Eric Henn, the muralist that is painting the water tower in Lebanon, has returned to complete the project. In November of last year, the tourism commission contracted with Henn to paint a mural on the water tower signifying Marion County as the home of Maker’s Mark Distillery, the county’s No. 1 tourist attraction. The mural, which isn't complete yet, is expected to last at least 10 years, if not longer. To read more about Henn and to see some of his past work, go to www.erichennmurals.com.
     

  • Promposals
  • Celebrate World Red Cross Day by giving blood

    The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood and help save lives in honor of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.
    Each year, the local and global impact of the Red Cross mission is celebrated on May 8, the birthday of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement founder Henry Dunant.
    Currently, donors of all blood types are needed to give and help save hospital patients’ lives. Every day, the Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood donations to meet the needs of patients across the country.

  • Derby event to be held Friday at autism center

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. Center will be having a Derby-themed event at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 29. RSVP by contacting Lisa Nally-Martin at nallymartin@windstream.net or call the center at 270-321-4360.