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Today's News

  • History and family tradition guide Limestone’s innovative growth

    Story and photos by John Bramel
    Special to the Enterprise

    Since the ribbon cutting for Limestone Branch Distillery on Feb. 17, 2011, the Lebanon craft distillery has kept the business formula simple.
    Innovate.
    Grow.

  • Sluggers win tourney

     The Marion County 8U Slugger Softball team took first place at the seventh Annual Labor Day Classic held at Graham Memorial Park recently. Pictured, front row from left, are Gracie Benningfield, Kendra Gaddie, Tori Gribbins, Renee Benningfield, Reece Caldwell and Maggie Jo Benningfield; middle row from left, are Charleigh Browning, Olivia Livers, Mary Beth Overstreet, Emily Gardner, Ann-Taylor Rakes, Rose Caldwell and Brooklyn Gaddie; back row from left, are coaches Joe Browning and Mike Benningfield.

  • Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame welcomes first lady of Maker’s Mark

    Margie Mattingly Samuels, who created the distinctive name, cutting-edge design and iconic red wax of her family’s Maker’s Mark distillery, will be inducted as the newest member of the prestigious Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame today.
    Mrs. Samuels is the first woman directly connected with a distillery to receive the bourbon industry’s highest honor, and only the fifth woman ever to be inducted, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

  • Linescores, Sept. 17

    Sept. 9 SCMS 8th grade defeats St. Augustine 40-9 at SCMS

    Cassidy Logsdon 14 pts, 1 reb, 6 steals, Elise Carpenter 4 pts 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, Sammi Jo Potters 4 pts, 4 rebounds, Marley Allender 4 pts, 3 rebounds, Jenny Mattingly 4 pts, 1 rebound, 3 steals, Mckenzie Bagwell 4 pts, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, Abby Scott 2 pts, Katie Mattingly 2 pts

  • Don’t rain on a hunter’s dove hunting parade

     I heard about an interesting, though somewhat scary incident the other day.

    Seems a group of my friends were shooting doves earlier in the season when something tragic happened.

  • Inmate’s unsupervised release for doctor’s visit is ‘unbelievable’

    Johnny Ray McQueen, 51, a registered sex offender who was also indicted for robbery in connection with the March 20 armed robbery at Cash-A-Check in Lebanon was apprehended Friday evening after being on the run since Tuesday, Sept. 9.
    McQueen had been granted a court ordered medical furlough by Marion Circuit Judge Alan Bertram to go to the doctor. He left the detention center, unsupervised, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and was ordered to return by 5 p.m. He never returned, according to Marion County Jailer Barry Brady.

  • A champion

    When visitors enter Marion County High School’s fitness center, one of the first things they notice is a sign that hangs on the door. It says, “A champion is someone who gets up… Even when they can’t.”
    Jeff Robbins, who is in his 11th year as head coach of the MCHS football team, is showing his players, students, family and community the true meaning of a champion as he fights for his life after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma in June of 2012.

  • Survey finds parents are interested in preschool program

    A vast majority of parents of 3- and 4-years-olds would be interested in enrolling their children in a preschool program, according survey results reported at the Sept. 9 Marion County Board of Education meeting.
    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said countywide preschool is a big dream for the district, but she would like to see more kids enrolled in preschool programs, whether they are with Marion County Public Schools, St. Augustine or somewhere else.

  • Hosparus needs volunteers - will host a free training in Campbellsville

    Hosparus Green River needs volunteers in Adair, Green, Marion, Metcalf, Taylor and Washington counties and will offer a free two-part training session, 5:30 – 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 30 (light supper provided) at its Campbellsville office, 295 Campbellsville ByPass (behind Coltons). Participants must attend both sessions to become Hosparus volunteers. Pre-registration is required by Monday, Oct. 13. To register or for more information, contact Deborah Faircloth at 270-782-7258 x3812 or dfaircloth@hosparus.org.

  • Traveling the Bluegrass State, hearing about important issues

    I’ve been traveling a great deal this week to attend my committee meetings. Monday, the Interim Joint Committee on Education met in Lee County. Wednesday, I traveled to Paducah for the IJC on Labor. And Thursday, I was back in Frankfort for the Veterans, Military and Public Protection meeting. It was well worth it as I was able to see so much of our beautiful state and hear the current issues so important to our people.