Today's News

  • Dream Maker

    Saturday night was more than Adria Whitfill expected.
    After winning preliminary scholastic, interview and talent awards, Whitfill was named the 2016 Distinguished Young Woman of Marion County on the Roby Dome stage at Marion County High School.
    “I can’t believe it,” she said. “It feels like a really elaborate dream.”
    Whitfill has been attending the Distinguished Young Woman (formerly known as Junior Miss) since she was 11 years old.

  • Search for missing woman comes to Sportsman Lake

    A team from Louisville Fire and Rescue was at Sportsman Lake Monday and Tuesday, possibly searching for something that might help in the case of a missing Nelson County woman.
    Ramon Pineiroa*, chief deputy with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, was on the scene, but said he could not comment at this time.
    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements was present while the search and rescue team was at the lake. He said his understanding is that this was part of a follow-up from an earlier K-9 search.

  • KSP investigating dump truck accident

    A Campbellsville man was treated at Spring View Hospital and released after an accident involving an overturned dump truck Wednesday morning.
    Michael P. Brahm, 27, was driving a 1990 Chevy dump truck on KY 49 when he left the road. Brahm overcorrected and the truck overturned around 9:10 a.m., approximately three miles south of Loretto, according to the Kentucky State Police.
    Brahm was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. State Trooper Morris Farris is investigating. He was assisted at the scene by Marion County EMS and the Loretto Fire Department.

  • Cinema at the Square set for Friday

    To celebrate the end of this year’s summer reading program, the Marion County Public Library is hosting Cinema at the Square at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, and it’s free.
    The library can’t say what the movie is, but fans of robots and friendship will likely recognize this film, which won an Academy Award for best animated feature film.
    The gates will open at 7 p.m. with the movie scheduled to begin at dusk. Before the movie starts, attendees can play games, win prizes, have their faces painted, add some color to their hair or get a (temporary) tattoo.

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  • Coyle named emergency management director

    A man with more than 30 years of emergency services experience has been appointed the new Marion County emergency management director. Chris Coyle was chosen to fill the vacant seat by Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty.
    “Chris has been working in the community for a long time,” Daugherty said. “Lots of experience and just a good guy.”

  • Lebanon to host Mayberry Pie Festival Aug. 13-16

    A whole lotta Mayberry is coming to Lebanon Aug. 13-16 for Lebanon’s first-ever Mayberry Pie Festival. Bringing their acts to town are comedians Michael J. and Joey ILO, who portray Barney Fife and Otis in the traveling comedy show, “Barney Fife Fully Loaded,” and Karen Knotts, the daughter of Don Knotts and originator of the tribute show, “Tied Up in Knotts.” Other Mayberry fun includes a Pub Crawl With Otis, live music with the Honeysuckle String Band, a pie eating contest, fishing tournaments and a screening of a moving starring Don Knotts.

  • Be a hero

    Tyler Hamilton, 24, fought demons during his short life.
    He suffered from bi-polar disorder and drug addiction, but he had a good heart, according to his parents.
    In fact, it was his actual heart that saved the life of a teenage girl at Kosair Children’s Hospital last week.
    Tyler was an organ donor, and after his sudden and tragic death Wednesday, July 29, his heart and both of his kidneys were donated to three Kentuckians who desperately needed the organs to survive.

  • Crime in Kentucky

    For decades now, Kentucky State Police has annually compiled a comprehensive look at crime across the commonwealth, giving the public and law enforcement alike a much clearer picture of the challenges we face.
    The reports come out each summer and pull together data from local and state agencies, highlighting both short- and long-term trends. A comparison of 2014 with 1995, for example, shows that DUIs have dropped significantly – from 33,000 then to 22,500 last year – but that drug offenses have sky-rocketed, growing from less than 18,000 to more than 58,000.

  • Correction Aug. 5

    Marion County Distinguished Young Women participant No. 11 Kelsie Edelen is the daughter of Gigi and Russ Edelen. Her father’s name was not provided to the Enterprise in the information the Distinguished Young Women Committee submitted to the newspaper. Kelly Lynn Peterson’s parents should have been listed as Thad and Kim Peterson. That mistake was also due to incorrect information provided to the Enterprise by the Distinguished Young Women Committee.