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Today's News

  • Treasured seat

    Kentucky Democrats have two choices in the primary election for state treasurer.

    Incumbent Todd Hollenbach is seeking re-election, but he is facing a challenge from someone familiar to Marion County residents, Steve Hamrick.

    The Enterprise contacted both candidates, but as of press time, only Hamrick (a former Marion County economic development director) had responded to the candidate questionnaire. Hamrick's complete questionnaire will also appear online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.

  • Former Washington County deputies admit to drug charges

    On Monday, Norris Wayne Bartley, 43, of Springfield and Billy Joe Mattingly, 42, of Mackville pled guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in the United States District Court in Louisville. Bartley and Mattingly are former Washington County sheriff's deputies, according to David J. Hale, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Blown away

    At least one person was injured and several structures were damaged as a result of a severe storm that Marion County Friday evening, April 15. In addition to roof damage and trees in the road, the winds also caused a 20-foot wide by 70-foot tall silo to collapse on Randall Lawson's farm on Willies Trail Road.

  • Wind advisory in effect

    A wind advisory is in effect for central Kentucky, including Marion County, until 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, according to the National Weather Service.

    Sustained winds of 15-25 can be expected this afternoon and evening with gusts up to 40 miles per hour. According to the weather service, vehicles with high profiles traveling on east to west highways will be most affected by southerly wind gusts. Outdoor furniture and other unsecured objects may be blown by the wind.

  • Varsity baseball tournament cancelled

    Marion County was scheduled to play in a varsity baseball tournament at North Hardin today, April 16.

    That tournament has been cancelled.

  • Strong winds cause damage

    Steve VanDyke was watching a movie on the SyFy Channel when a big wind interrupted his program. "I said, 'It sounded like the roof blew off,'" he said. "[Joyce, his wife] went outside. She said, 'It did.'"
    VanDyke was inside his business, Lebanon Pawn and Gun, 139 Cemetery Road, when the storm blew through Lebanon. He compared the sound to a freight train.
    "It just sounded like somebody stomping on tin, tin rattling," he said.

  • JV baseball game at Anderson County has been cancelled

    The Marion County High School junior varsity baseball team was scheduled to play at Anderson County tonight, April 15, but that game has been cancelled.

  • KSP investigating murder of 22-year-old

    No arrests have been made in connection with the death of a Loretto man who was killed Wednesday. However, the Kentucky State Police have spoken with the victim's girlfriend, and a Bardstown man has spoken with the state police and the Nelson County Sheriff's Department about the murder.

  • Secretary of State candidate - Alison Grimes

    Alison Lundergan Grimes

     

    (Grimes did not fill out a questionnaire. The information below was taken from a phone interview.)

     

    Date of birth: I won't be the youngest Secretary of State if elected, but I will be one of the youngest female Secretarys of State, if I am elected. Trey Grayson was 30. I will be 33.

     

    FAMILY: 

  • Secretary of State Candidate Questionnaire - Elaine Walker

    Elaine N. Walker

     

    ADDRESS: 1303 State Street Bowling Green, KY

     

    Date of birth: August 1951 

     

    FAMILY: Married for 33 years to C. Dorian Walker.  Daughter, Erin, age 28, television producer/writer currently pursuing MBA at Columbia University; Son, Evan, age 26, Project Engineer, Turner Universal.