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Today's News

  • Search for missing woman comes to Sportsman Lake

    A team from Louisville Fire and Rescue was at Sportsman Lake Monday and Tuesday, possibly searching for something that might help in the case of a missing Nelson County woman.
    Ramon Pineiroa*, chief deputy with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, was on the scene, but said he could not comment at this time.
    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements was present while the search and rescue team was at the lake. He said his understanding is that this was part of a follow-up from an earlier K-9 search.

  • Loretto man dies after reportedly falling from car

    A Loretto man died July 29, one day after reportedly falling from a vehicle on West Main Street in Lebanon. Tyler Hamilton, 24, passed away at University Hospital in Louisville where he was being treated for his injuries.
    “He was a big-hearted person,” Hamilton’s mother Carla Mudd Constant said. “He had love for everybody. He had his demons that he fought, but he had love for everybody. He wanted everybody around him to be happy and to enjoy life.”

  • Dream Maker

    Saturday night was more than Adria Whitfill expected.
    After winning preliminary scholastic, interview and talent awards, Whitfill was named the 2016 Distinguished Young Woman of Marion County on the Roby Dome stage at Marion County High School.
    “I can’t believe it,” she said. “It feels like a really elaborate dream.”
    Whitfill has been attending the Distinguished Young Woman (formerly known as Junior Miss) since she was 11 years old.

  • Coyle named emergency management director

    A man with more than 30 years of emergency services experience has been appointed the new Marion County emergency management director. Chris Coyle was chosen to fill the vacant seat by Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty.
    “Chris has been working in the community for a long time,” Daugherty said. “Lots of experience and just a good guy.”

  • Meet Marion County’s newest educators

    By Stephen Lega
    slega@lebanonenterprise.com

    Aug. 5 isn’t just the first day of school for Marion County students. It’s also the first day for new teachers in the school district.
    Across the county, Wednesday is the start of something new for math, science and reading teachers, as well as for at least one school counselor.
    The Enterprise attempted to contact those new educators to help introduce them to the community.
    Jennifer Blanford

  • Cinema at the Square set for Friday

    To celebrate the end of this year’s summer reading program, the Marion County Public Library is hosting Cinema at the Square at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, and it’s free.
    The library can’t say what the movie is, but fans of robots and friendship will likely recognize this film, which won an Academy Award for best animated feature film.
    The gates will open at 7 p.m. with the movie scheduled to begin at dusk. Before the movie starts, attendees can play games, win prizes, have their faces painted, add some color to their hair or get a (temporary) tattoo.

  • Lebanon to host Mayberry Pie Festival Aug. 13-16

    A whole lotta Mayberry is coming to Lebanon Aug. 13-16 for Lebanon’s first-ever Mayberry Pie Festival. Bringing their acts to town are comedians Michael J. and Joey ILO, who portray Barney Fife and Otis in the traveling comedy show, “Barney Fife Fully Loaded,” and Karen Knotts, the daughter of Don Knotts and originator of the tribute show, “Tied Up in Knotts.” Other Mayberry fun includes a Pub Crawl With Otis, live music with the Honeysuckle String Band, a pie eating contest, fishing tournaments and a screening of a moving starring Don Knotts.

  • California judge rejects Maker’s Mark lawsuit

    By Gregory A. Hall
    The Courier-Journal

  • KSP investigating dump truck accident

    A Campbellsville man was treated at Spring View Hospital and released after an accident involving an overturned dump truck Wednesday morning.
    Michael P. Brahm, 27, was driving a 1990 Chevy dump truck on KY 49 when he left the road. Brahm overcorrected and the truck overturned around 9:10 a.m., approximately three miles south of Loretto, according to the Kentucky State Police.
    Brahm was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. State Trooper Morris Farris is investigating. He was assisted at the scene by Marion County EMS and the Loretto Fire Department.

  • Kentucky Health Co-op lost $50.4 million in 2014

     By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News

    A federal audit of the non-profit health insurance companies formed under federal health reform found that at the end of 2014, all but one were operating at a loss, and the Kentucky Health Cooperative had the greatest loss, $50.4 million, but the lowest administrative costs.