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Today's News

  • Radon test kits available

    Radon test kits are available for free in the Marion County Judge/Executive’s Office until supplies run out. These kits can be used to measure radon levels in a home or business. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, causing an estimated 21,000 deaths each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. To learn more about the risks of radon, visit http://www.epa.gov/radon/.
     

  • AARP tax help available Wednesdays at extension office

    Representatives of the AARP TaxAide Program will be in Marion County each Wednesday in February and March and April 2 and April 9 to assist individuals who need help preparing and filing income tax returns.
    The TaxAide representatives will be at the Marion County Extension Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Wednesday in February, from 1 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday in March and April 2 and April 9.

  • Five years after the storm

    It may seem hard to believe, but it's been five years since the 2009 ice storm brought Marion County to a halt. We lost electricity. Water was scarce. Emergency and road crews worked around the clock to try to keep roads passable. At the same time, people pitched in to help one another.
    The Enterprise is taking a look back at that storm and how it affected our county. And that includes hearing from you, our readers. Please let us know what you remember about the storm, how it affected you and your family and even what you learned from the storm.

  • Corrections, Feb. 5

    A story about allegations against the “Call of the Wildman” show in last week’s edition should have read that Karen Bailey of the Kentucky Wildlife Center told Mother Jones that she received baby raccoons, which were in need of critical care in April 2012.
    Also, a cutline from the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff should have identified a singer as Chloe Goss of Parksville.

  • Woman sentenced to 60 days in jail for DUI

    A Springfield woman, who pled guilty to drinking and driving and two counts of second-degree assault, was sentenced recently in Washington Circuit Court.
    Judith Filiatreau, 63, was sentenced to 60 days in jail, five years of probation and her license was revoked for 18 months.

  • Here is the final list of candidates for the May 20 primary election:

    Federal and state offices
    • U.S. Senate – Republicans: Matt Bevin of Louisville, James Bradley Copas of Lexington, Mitch McConnell (I) of Louisville, Chris Payne of Salvisa, and Shawna Sterling of Sharpsburg; Democrats: Burrel Charles Farnsley of Louisville, Alison Lundergan Grimes of Lexington, Gregory Brent Leichty of Louisville and Tom Recktenwald of Louisville
    Gurley L. Martin of Owensboro who had filed to run as a Republican has withdrawn his candidacy.

  • Public safety, education and more addressed this past week

    This past week in Frankfort, the Senate passed key pieces of legislation that help our students and school districts, address public safety issues, provide economic development and give law enforcement time-saving investigation procedures.

  • Fatal blaze in Mt. Sterling brings Ky.'s death toll from house fires to 13 since Thursday

    By Jack Brammer
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A fatal house fire Sunday in Mount Sterling was at least the third one in Kentucky since Thursday, raising the death toll to 13.
    A man died early Sunday in a house fire on E Street near downtown Mount Sterling, Montgomery County Coroner S. Josh Coffman said.
    Coffman said he did not expect to release the identity of the victim until Monday afternoon, pending review of dental records. He said an autopsy was conducted Sunday afternoon.

  • Bills focused on improving state’s schools

    With more than half of state government’s revenue dedicated to education, it shouldn’t be a surprise that many of the bills considered by the General Assembly every year are also centered on the subject.
    That was certainly the case last week in the Kentucky House of Representatives, which sent to the Senate several pieces of legislation designed to improve different facets of our schools.

  • Bluegrass earns straight Fs in smoking prevention

    By Margarita Cambest
    Kentucky New Era

    A new survey says Kentucky made zero progress in reducing tobacco-related death and illness in the past year.
    The American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control report gave the state straight Fs in all measured aspects of smoking prevention. The report tracks yearly progress on key tobacco control policies at the federal and state level, assigning grades based on whether laws are adequately protecting citizens, according to a release.