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Today's News

  • Public libraries are a true gift

    Of all the gifts that Benjamin Franklin gave us, one of the most far-reaching has to be establishing the forerunner of our country’s public libraries.

    They have been a mainstay in Kentucky almost from the beginning, when the first opened in 1795 at what is now Transylvania University in Lexington. Some historians believe it was also the first outside of the 13 original colonies.

  • Mandela’s life was a lesson in leadership

    By Randy Patrick

    Landmark News Service

  • Finally, something spectacular

    By Joberta Wells

    Landmark News Service

    I was not a pretty baby when I was born. I looked like Winston Churchill but it is my opinion that all new babies look like ol’ Winston. They don’t start getting cute until they are around 6 to 8 months old.

  • Corrections, Dec. 18

    Barb’s Décor & Gifts was the winner for the best gift shop in the Best of Marion County. Pretty Please was the winner for the best home décor. An ad composed by the Enterprise incorrectly stated that Pretty Please won for best gift shop.

    Also, Shear Delite should have been referred to as Best Beauty Shop instead of barber shop.

  • Shipp pleads guilty to deputy’s murder

    Dewayne Shipp has pled guilty to murder of a police officer and to being a felon in possession of a handgun. With his plea, Shipp has admitted to shooting and killing Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes on Nov. 14, 2012.

  • Shipp pleads guilty to deputy’s murder

     Dewayne Shipp has pled guilty to murder of a police officer and to being a felon in possession of a handgun. With his plea, Shipp has admitted to shooting and killing Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes on Nov. 14, 2012.

  • 'Hee Haw' at St. Joe Dec. 15 and 28

    Anyone who missed the Dec. 15  "Hee Haw" performance at St. Joe will have a second chance to see it at 5 p.m. Dec. 29.

    Admission is a donation, which will go to the St. Joe Community Center. Refreshments will be served after the performance.

    For more information, call 270-692-7429.

  • Firefighters combat fire at 975 Marlowe Lane

    Firefighters from the Bradfordsville, Lebanon and Gravel Switch Fire Departments responded to a fire at 975 Marlowe Lane in Bradfordsville. The fire was reported to the Lebanon Police Dispatch at 10:13 a.m. Dec. 11.

    No injuries were reported in the fire, but the house received severe damage.

    "It was a total loss," Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson said.

    John Duncan Jr., 38, and his wife, Lisa, 42, their daughter, Kayla Vance, 19, and her husband, Zachary, 21, resided in the house.

  • 12-11-13 Church Briefs

    Clothes closet
    Brookhaven Baptist Mission, located at 135 St. Ann Street, is having a clothes closet every Saturday from 1-3 p.m. For more information call Carla Ramiraz at 270-699-5471.
    Mid-Kentucky Chorus Annual Christmas Concert
    There will be an evening of Christmas music at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at St. Augustine Church. Reserved seating is suggested. Tickets are available at the Marion County Heritage Center, 120 W. Main Street. For more information or tickets call 859-336-9232.

  • Chili Cook-off winners are announced