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Today's News

  • Sheriff candidate questionnaire: Jimmy Clements

    Name: Jimmy Clements

    Address: 1150 Sallie Ray Pike

    Raywick, Ky 40060

    Date of birth: August 1st, 1963

    Family information: Married 25 years to the former Julie Masterson from Loretto. We have two children James who is a student at Campbellsville University and Lauren a student at Marion County High School. My parents are Billy and Juanita Clements from Raywick.

  • Rakes wants to serve his community

    Terry "Catfish" Rakes believes he is qualified to serve as the next Marion County property valuation administrator, but he also feels he has an obligation to work to enhance the county's future.

    "I want to be a greater part of what takes place in this county than I already am, for my family, friends and those that I want to get to know better," he wrote in response to a questionnaire from the Enterprise.

  • Scott seeks another term

    William U. Scott has represented Marion County as an elected official since 1994, and he hopes to keep doing so for another four years. In the May 18 primary, Scott is running for re-election as the Marion County property valuation administrator.

    "It has been a rewarding and fulfilling experience and I would like the opportunity to continue to serve," he wrote in a questionnaire for the Enterprise.

    Scott previously served as the state representative from 1994 to 2002. He has been the PVA since then.

  • Knights fall apart against Allen County

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  • PVA candidate questionnaire - Terry "Catfish" Rakes

    Name: Terry "Catfish" Rakes

    Address: 221 Windy Lane,  Lebanon, KY 

    Date of birth: 5/27/78

    Family information:

    Wife: Christy Abell Rakes - Daughter of Carroll and Phyllis Abell

    Parents: Bobby and Debbi Rakes  and the Late Connie Jo Rakes

    Siblings:  Tonya and Eric Blandford, Donna and Jason  Mudd

    Grandparents: Rita Thomas Wright, Geneva Cox Rakes, William "Bud" and Doris Spalding

    Educational background:

    Marion County High School

  • Extinguished

    Courtney Spalding held a candle in front of her as her obituary was being read. It was tough listening to someone describe how she had "died."

    "I really started crying when I heard my own [obituary] because it was something my parents would have to go through," she said.

    Spalding, a 17-year-old junior, hadn't really died, but she was one of the students chosen by the Grim Reaper to participate in the Ghost Out Wednesday at Marion County High School.

    The Ghost Out was a reminder of the risks of drinking and driving.

  • Grim Reality

    Mothers Against Drunk Driving estimate that 11,773 died as a result of drunk driving accidents in 2008 in the United States.

    That's more than 31 percent of the 37,261 traffic fatalities reported that year.

    In 2006, 1.46 million drivers were arrested for driving while intoxicated in the U.S.

    These statistics give us a reason to understand why MADD is so passionate about its mission, but unfortunately, sometimes statistics don't help us understand the consequences of a bad decision.

  • Education briefs

    Property near LMS could be up for grabs

    An eight-acre plot of land connected to Lebanon Middle School could potentially be developed if the Marion County Board of Education doesn't purchase the property.

  • Track team fares well at Green meet

    Marion County finished second in the boy's competition and fourth in the girl's competition Tuesday of last week at their meet at Green County.

    The boy's scored 108 points and finished second behind Casey County (133 points) in the field of nine teams. The girl's scored 75 points and finished fourth out of nine teams.

  • Lady Knights win Hart County tourney