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Today's News

  • Correction, Sept. 26

    There was an error in the news story analyzing local ACT scores in last week's edition. The informational graphic showed that the average math score for Marion County High School seniors was 19.6, which is actually 0.2 points higher than the state average.

  • History in the making?

    Update: Since the Sept. 26 print edition went to press, the Enterprise has confirmed that a Gravel Switch Historic District is also on the agenda of today's meeting in Springfield of the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board. Both the Loretto and Gravel Switch historic district proposals are part of a proposal to create historic districts in Crossroad Communities in Marion and Washington County. The Washington County districts include Mackville and Willisburg.

  • It's never too late to learn

    Sept. 15, 2011, Roger Tungate's life changed in an instant.

    After 29 years of working as a maintenance tech at North American Pipe in Springfield, the business closed.

    Tungate, 51, of Lebanon suddenly found himself unemployed and without a high school education. He had dropped out of high school in the ninth grade, and had never earned his GED.

    "I was stuck," Tungate said. "I had to do something to get another job. I had to. I didn't have no other choice."

  • Tiny babies, big problem

    The people of Marion County have big hearts.
    I've witnessed that firsthand on many occasions.
    It's just one of the reasons I'm proud to live and work here.
    But, I have to get something off my chest that has been bothering me for the past several years.
    I'm disappointed in Marion County's support, or lack thereof, of the March of Dimes.

  • Running. Teammates. Bourbon.

    According to superstition, strange things happen during a full moon. To many people, running in a 200-mile relay race would probably be considered strange.

    Yet, that's exactly what will happen this weekend when the 2012 Bourbon Chase winds through central Kentucky.

    "There's always some crazy stuff that happens somewhere along the way," said Tracy Harris, 27, of Louisville. "The scenery is beautiful. It's well-organized. It's always fun."

  • Halloween trick-or-treating hours

    Halloween in the Park will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31 and trick-or-treating will take place in the City of Lebanon from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31.

     

  • County government briefs

    County hires finance officer

    The Marion County Fiscal Court on Sept. 15 hired Melissa Gibson to serve as the county's finance officer.

    Gibson will be replacing Theresa Wilson, who is retiring Oct. 1 as the deputy county judge/executive. The court approved changing the title of the position from deputy county judge to finance officer to better reflect the job responsibilities of the position.

    Gibson will receive $38,000 to serve as finance officer.

  • Judge denies request for new trial for Ford

    Tonya Ford has been denied a request for a new trial, despite her attorney citing several reasons he believes one is warranted.

    A jury found Ford guilty on Aug. 24 of shooting and killing her husband, David Ford, 40, who worked as a police officer in Lebanon. She was sentenced on Tuesday, Sept. 18, to serve 20 years in prison for her crime.

    On Sept. 5, Ford's attorney, Danny Butler of Greensburg, filed a motion requesting that Ford be granted a new trial, citing six reasons.

  • Judge denies request for new trial for Ford

    Tonya Ford has been denied a request for a new trial, despite her attorney citing several reasons he believes one is warranted.

    A jury found Ford guilty on Aug. 24 of shooting and killing her husband, David Ford, 40, who worked as a police officer in Lebanon. She was sentenced on Tuesday, Sept. 18, to serve 20 years in prison for her crime.

    On Sept. 5, Ford's attorney, Danny Butler of Greensburg, filed a motion requesting that Ford be granted a new trial, citing six reasons.

  • Ford sentenced to 20 years in prison

    She will be almost 60 before she could have a chance at regaining her freedom.

    Dressed in sweats, Tonya Ford walks with her attorney to appear before a judge and hear how many years she will spend in prison for murdering her husband.

    Her handcuffs clink together as she moves.

    A jury found Ford, 39, guilty on Aug. 24 of shooting and killing her husband, David Ford, 40, who worked as a police officer in Lebanon.