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  • 2 separate bills in House and Senate could make medical marijuana a reality

    By Brad Bowman
    Frankfort State Journal

    After going through a gauntlet of steroids, muscle relaxers, chemotherapy, interferon injections and opiates to manage his multiple sclerosis, Jaimie Montalvo found using marijuana less debilitating than the side effects of his prescription medications.
    Two separate bills in the House and Senate could make medical marijuana a legal reality for many like Montalvo in Kentucky, who see it as an alternative to the unwanted side effects from addictive opiates commonly prescribed by physicians.

  • Nurse fatigue dangers targeted by new policy

    By Laura Ungar
    The Courier-Journal

    Operating room nurse John Kauchick said he's worked 17-hour shifts and once stayed on the job for 23 hours straight — risking fatigue that could lead to medical mistakes.
    Now, the American Nurses Association seeks to reduce such risks with a policy spelling out the dangers of nurse fatigue and recommending ways employers can reduce it. The group is spreading the word to nurses and health care facilities across the nation.

  • Carjacking, kidnapping suspect has been captured

    A man suspected in a carjacking and kidnapping that occurred in Kansas City, Missouri, has been captured.

    Robert Caldwell, 25, of Danville was arrested at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 after a vehicle pursuit followed by a foot pursuit by the Kentucky State Police, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department and the Stanford Police Department, according to a press release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

  • Board, MCHS council discuss preparation, bullying

    The Marion County Board of Education took time out of its Jan. 22 meeting to talk with the Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council.
    Board member Jerry Evans said he was excited to hear Principal Mike Abell report earlier in the meeting that 110 seniors have met the standards for college or career readiness.
    Abell added that the goal is to have more than 150 students reach that mark by the end of the school year.
    "I'll be very disappointed if we don't get there," Abell said.

  • Marion County leading state in job growth

    Marion County had the highest job growth of any county in Kentucky during 2014.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty shared that announcement during the Jan. 22 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.
    Marion County announced seven new projects last year that are expected to create nearly 500 new jobs, according to an email from Joe Hall of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development to Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund.

    In other business:

  • Send us your fun in the snow photos!

    We want to see your snow photos. Did you go sledding this winter? Or, make an awesome snowman? Or, have a crazy snowball fight? Send us your photos and they could appear in an upcoming edition of The Lebanon Enterprise. Email your photos to editor@lebanonenterprise.com. Make sure to include the names of the people pictured, along with where and when the photo was taken. Deadline to email photos is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18.
     

  • Holy Cross man dies in grain bin accident

    By Jeff Moreland/Landmark News Service

    A Marion County man was killed after he became trapped in a grain bin at 911 Merrimac Road in Bradfordsville around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.

    Joseph Gary Blanford, 64, of Holy Cross, had climbed into the bin to attempt to unclog the auger when the soybeans caved in on top of him, causing him to be buried in the soybeans, according to a press release from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

  • School board meets Thursday

     The Marion County Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Marion County High School.

    The agenda is as follows.

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Silence

    • Communications

    - Student showcase

    - School Board Member Recognition Month

    - District Wellness Update

    - Finance teport

    - SBDM & board members round table discussion

    • Student Learning Services

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special-called meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda is as follows.

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Road fund resolution.

    • Mandated House Bill 5 required personal information policy

    • Interest refund to Rescue Squad

  • City to host kick-off for bi-centennial celebration on Jan. 28

    The City of Lebanon celebrates 200 years this year and several events are planned. To kick things off, the city is hosting a bi-centennial reception for all those who have served on the council in the past and present. The reception will be held at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28. During the reception, the city will present a proclamation for 200 years of community and progress. Upon approval by the council, all in attendance will be asked to sign the proclamation. Once framed, it will hang in Lebanon City Hall for future generations to examine.