Today's News

  • The Enterprise welcomes opinions - we don’t pick and choose

    Last week, I received a phone call from an angry reader.
    It was my mom.
    If you ask her, she’ll probably tell you she wasn’t angry.
    But, she was.
    She was practically yelling at me. Of course, if you ask her, she was talking in a “normal” tone.
    But, she wasn’t.
    She was ticked.
    Well, thankfully, it wasn’t anything I did or said.

  • Kentucky connections to presidential assassinations

    On Friday, our country will mark the 50th anniversary of one of its most tragic events: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
    Like the attack on Pearl Harbor before it and 9/11 after it, Nov. 22, 1963, is one of a handful of dates in history where those old enough to remember it will never forget where they were and what they were doing.

  • Tornado watch in effect until 10 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for several central Kentucky counties, including Marion County.

    The tornado watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.

  • Arthur Mattingly Road home damaged by fire

    Firefighters from Loretto, Lebanon and Raywick responded to house fire late Tuesday night at 340 Arthur Mattingly Road.

    No one was injured in the fire, but Loretto Fire Chief Tommy Hamilton indicated the house may not survive.

    “We’re going to estimate that the house was lost,” he said.

    According to Hamilton, the homeowner, Larry Mattingly, was awake when he noticed he’d lost electricity in his kitchen.

  • Special-called tourism meeting this afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to have a special-called meeting at 3:30 this afternoon, Nov. 13, at the Centre Square Convention Center, Room 300.

    The commission was scheduled to meet on Monday, Nov 11, but only three commissioners (Carlotta Brussell, Chairman Brad Lanham, David Winebrenner) were present, which meant the commission did not have a quorum, and therefore could not take any action.

  • Detherages celebrate 55th Anniversary

    J.C. and Susie Detherage will be celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary. A reception will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at the Raywick Parish Hall after the 4 p.m. Mass. They have two children, Lois Clark and Alan Detherage, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Shake on it

    Earlier this year, the KHSAA made the decision to ban postgame handshakes following all sporting events. The rationale was that the handshake was an invitation for the teams to fight, or otherwise cause a scuffle. 

    Following a backlash from media, fans, parents, and students, as well as a blatant disregard for the directive by coaches, the KHSAA retracted their statement, saying that the initial press release was “poorly worded.” 

  • Book dedicated to local priest

    Father Ivo Cecil is remembered fondly in Marion County as a longtime, loving pastor of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Lebanon.
    He’s also remembered for reaching out to the community at large, and advocating for bringing the prison to Marion County, a controversial position at the time, but one likely born out of his previous work in prison ministry.
    His prison ministry is what inspired a recently published book, “Inside With Felons: A Chaplain’s Story.”

  • ‘Aristocats’ opens this weekend

    Kentucky Classic Arts will be presenting “Disney’s The Aristocats Kids” Nov. 15 and 16 and Nov. 22-23.
    All shows start at 7 p.m. at Centre Square, 237 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.
    Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
    This musical production is based on the Disney film “The Aristocats.” In the story, a wealthy cat owner dies and leaves all of her money to her pet kittens. Her butler grows jealous and abandons the kittens in a ditch in the country.

  • Two Lady Knights named to all-state volleyball team

    Every year, the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association analyzes, ranks, and recognizes the achievements of volleyball players across the state. 

    From there, the players are then separated by division and placed into categories of first-team, second-team, and honorable mention. Of the hundreds of girls ranked year, a total of only 27 made First-Team All-state.

    Two Marion County Lady Knights made the cut.