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Today's News

  • Farm, Home and Garden Show is set for April 14, 15

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s 25th annual Farm, Home and Garden Show is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 and Sunday April 15. The show will feature displays of nursery and landscaping, agriculture and livestock exhibits, outside and inside home use products, activities for children and educational seminars.  The hours of the show are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The show is free.

  • Arts council plans black history event

    The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council is planning their second annual Black History Celebration. This year's event will take place Saturday, Feb. 18, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church on East Main Street.

    Featured this year will be beautiful music from three churches, including Bethal Star Church of Lebanon, First Baptist Church of Campbellsville and Holy Rosary Church of Springfield. Along with their adult and youth choirs, the First Baptist Church and Holy Rosary Church will also present Liturgical Dancers.

  • Doggie dumper to have her day in court

    A Campbellsville woman who confessed to dumping 23 dogs last month is scheduled to appear in Marion Circuit Court Monday, Feb. 20.

    Christina Gribbins, 36, of 173 Spurlington Road in Campbellsville confessed to abandoning 23 dogs on Highway 412 in Marion County on the morning of Jan. 24. Tuesday of last week, she was arrested and charged with 23 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. She was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.

  • Fire destroys house on Hwy. 289

    A fire Tuesday afternoon caused extensive damage to a home located at 865 Hwy. 289 in Lebanon.

    Richard M. and Bernice Lawson were allowing their granddaughter, Jennifer Hardin, and her two children to stay with them.

    Hardin said she noticed smoke after getting out of the shower. She said she got out of the house and called the fire department, according to Richard Lawson. He came to the house upon hearing the news.

  • County negotiating for warehouse construction

    Maker's Mark Distillery and its parent company are considering building additional warehouses, and local officials are hoping as many as possible will be built in Marion County.

    During the Feb. 7 meeting of the Marion County Industrial Foundation, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly told the board that he'd met recently with Beam Global officials. The company is considering building new warehouses in Marion and Nelson counties.

  • AT&T: 3G coming in late 2012

    Local smart phone users should see improved service by the end of the year.

    Cathy Lewandowski, a senior public relations manager for AT&T, has confirmed that AT&T plans to bring mobile broadband to Marion County in 2012, and Mary Pat Regan, the president of AT&T Kentucky, sent an email to Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw confirming that AT&T plans to launch 3G service in Marion County in late 2012.

  • Energetic educator

    If you asked Tammy Parman's students at Calvary Elementary how they would describe her in one word, what would they say?

    The Enterprise asked her fifth grade class that very question last week.

    The word "awesome" was used more than once.

    As was "funny," "creative" and "outstanding."

  • New tourism director has started

    Lebanon's new tourism director is on the job.

    Monday was Nicky Reynolds's first day as the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

    "All in all, it was a great day," she said.

    Reynolds said Carla Wagner, the administrative assistant for the commission, and Wayne Keen, the outgoing interim executive director, have been a great help. Keen will remain on until March 1 to assist with the transition, and possibly a little longer if needed.

  • Still rising

    At the conclusion of the first Women on the Rise conference, Keisha Mathies knew it had been a success.

    "One lady came up to me and hugged me and said, 'You don't know how much I needed this right now,'" said Mathies, the event organizer, a Lebanon native who now works for Wal-Mart and lives in Georgia.

  • Lady Knights Take Down Mercy Again

    The Marion County Lady Knights hosted the Mercy Lady Jaguars on Tuesday evening in their regular season finale.  With the two teams battling back and forth throughout the first half, the score remained close.  Marion County led 28-23 after two quarters.  The third period was as close as the first two as the two teams each scored at least five unanswered points at one time during the third quarter.  The Lady Knights opened up the final frame on a 12-4 spurt to break the game open.  Marion County went on to win by a final score of 59-46.