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Today's News

  • Six running for U.S. Senate seat

    Barring a slew of write-in candidates, Marion County voters will only be casting ballots in a handful of contested races this fall.
    Election day is Nov. 4. Marion County voters will be selecting two members of the Marion County Board of Education and three members of the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation Commission. They also have the opportunity to vote for State Representative, U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senator.
    The Senate race now includes three candidates on the ballot and three write-in candidates.

  • Vacant district school board seat will be filled by election

    Michael Mullins stepped down from the Marion County Board of Education on May 21. Mullins was the District 2 board member.
    According to Chapter 160.190 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, the vacancy should be filled within 90 days after the vacancy occurs. Officially, the Kentucky Department of Education considered the seat vacant as of May 30.
    When a vacancy occurs, the local school district advertises the opening. The Marion County Board of Education advertised the vacant District 2 seat in the June 18 and June 25 editions of the Enterprise.

  • Local officials want to clean up graffiti at lookout

    Marion County hired a company to clean up Scott’s Ridge in 2006, and they did a ton of work.
    Actually, it was close to two tons.
    “We took three and a half million pounds of waste out of there when we cleaned it up,” said Keith Brock, the Marion County solid waste coordinator.
    To prevent future dumping, the fiscal court approved constructing a fenced-in lookout, and it has successfully prevented people from dumping more trash over the edge.
    But another problem has developed — graffiti.

  • Marion County Country Ham Days is Sept. 27-28

    Once again this year, the Marion County Chamber of Commerce will be getting together with its buddies and cookin’ up a few pounds of ham for the Marion County Country Ham Days celebration.
    This year, we celebrate Sept. 27-28.

  • 2015 Turtleman Trek 5K plans have started

    The Marion County Baseball Boosters held the first Turtleman Trek 5K this past spring, and they are planning the second race for March 14, 2015.
    Race coordinator Sam Bach visited the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission during its special-called Aug. 13 meeting to request funding to assist with next year's race.
    "We'll do the same route. We'll handle that the exact same way," Bach said.

  • Local doctor files complaint against Kentucky Sportsmen

    Dr. James Angel has filed a lawsuit against the League of Kentucky Sportsmen, accusing them of conspiring against him and making false statements to defame him.
    The 10-page complaint was filed on Angel’s behalf Aug. 11 in Marion Circuit Court. The defendants named in the complaint are the league, Mark Nethery of Louisville and Mark Meredith of Munfordville.

  • Marion County Public Library How-To Festival and More

    Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn how to do, but don’t know where to begin? The Marion County Public Library has the event for you.

  • Accident claims the life of an 11-year-old boy in Mercer County

    By Pam Wright
    The Advocate-Messenger

    HARRODSBURG — An 11-year-old boy was killed Sunday following a two-vehicle accident in Mercer County.
    Tristan Yeager, a passenger in a car driven by his mother, Misty Yeager, was pronounced dead on the scene as a result of his injuries.

  • Social media post helps police identify woman suspected of gas drive offs

    By Jennifer Corbett
    Landmark News Service

    Not too long after posting a video on Facebook of a woman suspected of several gas drive-offs, Bardstown Police began receiving tips from the public identifying the suspect.
    “Within an hour, we were receiving info on who she was,” said Police Chief Rick McCubbin. “It didn’t take long at all.”
    As of Friday afternoon, police have not publicly identified the woman because formal misdemeanor theft charges have not yet been filed against her.

  • Lawmaker's bill would let homeschool, private-school students play sports at public schools

    By Valarie Honeycutt Spears
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A bill prefiled this month in Kentucky's General Assembly is not the first that state Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington, has introduced to allow homeschooled children to participate in athletics at public middle and high schools.
    But Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commissioner Julian Tackett said the legislation for 2015 "would fundamentally alter high school athletics in the state."