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Today's News

  • State bound

    The 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky program is set for Jan. 16-17 in Lexington, and Rachel Gootee is preparing to represent Marion County.
    "It'll be here before I know it. I guess I have to be ready," she said.
    Gootee won Marion County's Distinguished Young Woman program in August. She also won Be Your Best Self, preliminary scholarship, self-expression and talent awards.

  • Sheriff's office issues warning about possible phone scam

    The following announcement was provided by the Marion County Sheriff's Office:

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office would like for the public to be aware of continued telephone scams that have been reported throughout Marion County.

  • Southland Drive home damaged by fire Wednesday evening

    For the second night in a row, Lebanon firefighters battled a house fire in frigid conditions.

    Firefighters were dispatched to a fire at 5:19 p.m. Jan. 7 to 722 Southland Drive in Lebanon. Firefighters and Marion County EMS remained on the scene until 7:54 p.m. in single-digit temperatures with wind chill that made it feel like it was below zero at times.

  • West Main Street home damaged by fire

     The Lebanon Fire Department was on the scene of a house fire at 330 W. Main Street for more than four hours Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

    The department was dispatched to the scene at 11 p.m. Jan. 6 and remained on the scene until 3:31 a.m. Jan. 7, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly.

    The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but Mattingly said they are thinking it was an electrical fire.

  • Year in review: A year of pain, change, conflict

    Looking back on the year that was, 2014 brought tragedy, change and controversy to Marion County.
    The county clerk and a local football coach were two people we lost to health issues, while crime and accidents took even more people from our community.
    Marion County jurors heard a murder trial for the first time in several years, and the school system seemed to deal with one controversy after another throughout the year.

  • New role for experienced attorney

    Lisa Nally-Martin knows she is the first female to serve as the Marion County Attorney, but she hopes people realize she is more than that.
    "I hope that people look at me just for my ability to do the job," she said.
    Nally-Martin, 47, had no opposition when she filed to run for county attorney last year. While she is new to the position, she is familiar with the job. She has been practicing law for 21 years, and she has served as the assistant county attorney for 18 years.

  • New judge presiding over circuit court

    Monday was Todd Spalding's first day in his new job and it comes with a new dress code and job expectations. In his case, that means wearing a black robe and making decisions that will impact people's lives.
    Spalding is the new circuit judge in the first division of Kentucky's 11th Judicial District, which includes Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties.
    Spalding, 48, has been an attorney for decades, but he said he's been thinking of becoming a judge for the past 10 to 12 years.

  • Swearing in…
  • Sulphur Lick Road home damaged in Saturday morning fire

    The American Red Cross is assisting a Raywick homeowner after a fire Saturday morning.
    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a call at 8:29 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, reporting a fire at 1400 Sulphur Lick Road in Raywick.
    The caller, Patricia Harrell, told the dispatcher that her building was on fire in her back yard, and her house appeared to be catching fire.
    The Raywick Fire Department was dispatched to the scene. At 8:45 a.m., the house was reported to be fully engulfed. The New Hope Fire Department was called to assist at the scene.

  • The Enterprise is looking for Marion County’s Five Most Interesting People

    The word "interesting" means different things to different people. It could describe someone with a fascinating personality or career. It might refer to someone who has done something remarkable, exciting or out of the ordinary.
    No matter what definition you use, we're pretty sure you know someone (or maybe even multiple people) that you would call interesting for one reason or another.
    And we'd like to meet him or her (or them) — especially if it's someone who has never been featured in the paper.