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  • Republican senate candidate - Matt Bevin

    Matt Bevin was born in Shelburne, New Hampshire, as the second of six children. He attended Washington and Lee University in Virginia on a four-year ROTC scholarship.

    After graduating from college in 1989, Bevin joined the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer. He served for four years attaining the rank of captain.

    In 2008, he started working at Bevin Bros., a bell manufacturing company that has been in his family since 1832. In 2011, Bevin became the president of the company.

  • Republican senate candidate - Brad Copas

    Brad Copas grew up in Tompkinsville in Monroe County and Frankfort. He graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in business administration.

    Copas joined the US Army in 1990 and served in Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He also participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom as the member of the Kentucky Army National Guard. As a member of the guard, he has served in foreign countries and 

  • Republican senate candidate - Mitch McConnell

    McConnell was first elected to the Senate in 1984, and he has been re-elected four times.

    McConnell has served as the Senate Minority Leader since 2006, and he believes his experience and his leadership position in the Senate are an advantage for Kentucky.

    The Enterprise was able to interview Bevin, Copas and McConnell, although McConnell’s interview included fewer questions because of time limitations.


  • Board of elections meeting

    The Marion County Board of Elections will meet at 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 28, in the Marion County Clerk’s Office. The board will be inspecting the voting machines for the May 20th Primary Election, and discussing the redistricting of Marion County voters due to state mandated reapportionment. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Elevated fire danger Wednesday due to dry air, wind

     Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson is warning people to used "extreme caution" if they are considering a controlled burn Wednesday, April 23.

    The combination of dry air and steady north winds increases the risk of wildfires Wednesday afternoon and evening, he announced.

    The relative humidity is expected to drop into the mid-20 percent range this afternoon and remain low into the early evening hours. Johnson encouraged people who are considering a controlled burn today to consider another time if possible.

  • StoryWalk at the park April 25-27

    Central Kentucky Head Start is hosting The StoryWalk at Graham Memorial Park from April 25-27, and everyone is welcome to visit.
    The StoryWalk promotes physical activity by combining walking with reading children’s books. In the StoryWalk, the pages of a book are turned into signs, which are laid out on a trail. By walking the trail, families, children and the community follow the pages of the book.

  • A grocer and a giver

    Getting Donnie Miles to slow down for a few minutes for an interview is no easy task.
    You might catch him early in the morning. He opens his grocery store, Loretto Foodland, at 7 a.m.
    But, get there early, talk fast and expect several interruptions. He’s a busy man. And his customers come first.
    Within minutes of walking into his store bright and early last week, Miles was busy waiting on customers, answering phone calls and lending some gas money to a friend.

  • Farmers, Scholars

    Siblings Eric and Lauren Farmer are guaranteed to have something many college graduates are still hoping to get — jobs after they finish their degrees.
    Not too bad considering Eric, 20, is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky, and Lauren, 18, is still a senior at Marion County High School.

  • Inaugural Green Festival coming this month

    By John Overby
    Landmark News Service

    “Local products, local food, local fun!”
    That is the tagline for the first-ever Springfield Green Festival, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 26, along Depot Street (the road where the new farmers market is located).
    Organized by the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, the event will, in part, focus on teaching the local population about how it can help the environment and how it can be fiscally beneficial for someone to “go green.”

  • LMS hires new leader

    Becoming principal at Lebanon Middle School was not part of Christina McRay’s plan when she began serving as its interim principal in January.
    In fact, she was apprehensive about serving as interim.
    “My whole entire career was in high school,” McRay said. “That was my gig. That was my comfort zone.”