Today's News

  • Teen found dead, lying in roadway near Mark's Mark Distillery

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield after he was found dead, lying in the roadway near the entrance to Maker’s Mark Distillery early Sunday morning.
    At 2:42 a.m., Sunday, July 16. the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a body laying in the roadway on Bill Samuels Road in Loretto. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found the deceased body of Wheatley laying in the westbound lane of Bill Samuels Road.

  • Teens could face death penalty

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    Four people who stand accused of killing a Bardstown teenager during a May robbery could face the death penalty.
    Prosecutors certified the murder and robbery charges as capital offenses that carry the potential for severe sentences, including imprisonment for 20-50 years, life, life without parole for 25 years, imprisonment for life without parole, or the death penalty.

  • Teen drowns while swimming with friends

    Landmark News Service

    A community is mourning the loss of a Nelson County teenager who drowned while swimming with friends at Green River Lake State Park Sunday afternoon.
    Tariq Armour, 18, of Cox’s Creek, was a sports standout at Bardstown High School who had graduated in June and was enjoying a summer day out with friends when the day turned tragic.
    “It hurts,” said Lance Allen, who was with him nearly every day and during his last moments alive. “He was like a brother to me.”

  • Six injured when truck rolls over knob

    Landmark News Service

    Five juveniles and the adult driver of a pickup truck were injured late Saturday night when a truck rolled over a hill on Howardstown Road near Marion and LaRue counties.
    Three medical helicopters, ambulances from three agencies and first responders from several fire and rescue services and law enforcement agencies helped with the rescue.
    All of the patients were transported in stable condition and were taken to area hospitals.
    Emergency personnel were on the scene for hours.

  • City approves water rate increase

    Water, better yet, clean water, is something we expect to flow out of our faucets when we turn them on.
    It’s something many of us take for granted.
    That is, until we don’t have it.
    Take the residents of Charlestown, Indiana, for example.
    Charlestown has around 2,900 water customers, many of whom battle with brown water coming out of their faucets. Engineers and city officials attribute the discolored water to manganese build up in the city’s aging pipe system.

  • MCPS Jumpstart Day is Aug. 1

    All sixth through ninth grade students in Marion County Public Schools should be receiving invitations to the school district’s Jumpstart Day, which will be Aug. 1. It will be a shortened school day, 8 a.m. to noon, for students at Marion County Middle School and Marion County Knight Academy. The day will be used as a trial run to work out any possible transportation issues and students will get an idea of what their classes will be like, although the day will obviously be shorter than a normal school day. The day will include breakfast and lunch, however.

  • CES hires new principal

    The Calvary Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council unanimously hired Paul D. Terrell to become the school’s new principal Monday.
    Terrell has served as an English language arts teacher at the former Lebanon Middle School since 2012. He has also served in various other extracurricular roles at Lebanon Middle School.
    See more about Terrell in a future edition of The Lebanon Enterprise.

  • Teen pleads not guilty to Scott’s Ridge vandalism

    Allie J. Bagby, 18, of 577 Head Distillery Road in Raywick recently pled not guilty to criminal mischief charges after allegedly vandalizing the Scott’s Ridge lookout site on June 16.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, on June 16, Bagby unlawfully, intentionally and wantonly caused damage to the wall at Scott’s Ridge.
    A pretrial conference has been scheduled for July 26, and she was ordered to have no contact with Scott’s Ridge.

  • Kentucky Classic Arts presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.

    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, performed by local students, will enchant the Angelic Hall stage at Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square in Lebanon this weekend and next, July 21-22 and July 27-29. All show times are 7 p.m. eastern, and tickets range from $6-$11. Tickets may be purchased online at www.kyclassicarts.com, or by emailing director@kentuckyclassicarts.com for group rates and questions.  

  • Family Fest is July 23-27

    Needs will be met and the gospel will be shared through preaching and service across Washington and Marion counties in the coming week.
    Jay Hatfield, pastor at Willisburg Baptist Church, said a project called Family Fest will take place July 23-27, and nearly 200 people from this area and other states will take service into the communities of both counties.
    According to Hatfield, Family Fest is a project sponsored by the National Woman’s Missionary Union, the Kentucky Woman’s Missionary Union and the Central Association of Kentucky Baptists.