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  • Junior Mister event is March 28

    The annual Junior Mister competition will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at Marion County High School. This year’s theme is “Dancing through the Decades.”
    For the past 11 years, the proceeds from Junior Mister have benefitted the Make-a-Wish Foundation, which received $92,000 donations from the event. This year, however, MCHS students voted on where they wanted the proceeds to go. They chose three charities: Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk, the Marion County Animal Shelter and Kosair Children’s Hospital.

  • Limestone Branch revives Yellowstone

    Friday was the first step in a process that won’t pay off for at least four years. Limestone Branch Distillery and officials with Luxco filled their first barrel of Yellowstone bourbon.
    “This is something that I’ve been looking forward to just about all my life,” said Steve Beam, co-owner and master distiller at Limestone Branch.

  • New sales rep joins Enterprise staff

    Dave Hagan has joined The Lebanon Enterprise staff as its newest sales rep.
    Hagan is a native of Bullitt County and attended Bullitt East High School. He earned an associates degree in business management at Watterson College and served in the Air Force. He was stationed in Hawaii for two and a half years.
    Before coming to work for the Enterprise, Hagan was the online community director and sales person at Digital Faith. His previous work experience also includes working in e-Learning admissions at Sullivan University.

  • School staff praised for snow response

    After missing five straight days, Marion County students returned to class on Feb. 24. Marion County Public Schools have missed seven days due to the weather so far this school year.
    “Our maintenance staff really worked hard this week to make sure we could come back to school as quick as we could,” Superintendent Taylor Schlosser said during the Feb. 26 Marion County Board of Education meeting.
    Schlosser added that she appreciates the families in the district for being patient with Plan B bus routes.

  • Elm Street woman sentenced for forged prescription

    Tosha Renee Roller, 28, of 462 Elm Street in Lebanon was sentenced to three years in prison in Marion Circuit Court recently on four counts of first-degree possession of a forged prescription. She was ordered to pay $175 court costs and $300 fees.
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  • Ice house: St. Joe man builds an igloo in his front yard

    Jason Bell has dreamed of building an igloo ever since he watched a TV program years ago that showed how Alaskas made them by chopping ice into blocks. Last week, his dream came true.
    “The conditions were finally right for it,” he said.
    It took him seven or eight hours over two days (Feb. 23 and 24) to complete the structure in his front yard, according to Bell.
    “The guys at work told me it would attract a mate,” he said.

  • Winter wallops blood supply in Kentucky

    The recent winter storm hit the Kentucky blood supply hard. The Kentucky Blood Center had 50 blood drives cancel recently, resulting in more than 1,200 donations lost. Kentucky patients are counting on blood donors to fill the deficit and ensure enough blood is on hospital shelves. There will be a blood mobile at Spring View Hospital from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, March 9. To learn more, go to kybloodcenter.org.
     

  • New Pioneers to celebrate anniversary

    New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future in Springfield will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a gala dinner and awards Thursday evening, March 5, at Spalding Hall, St. Catharine College. Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m., a Kentucky Proud dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and awards will follow.  

  • Murder trial likely to be moved to Pulaski County

    By Larry Rowell
    Landmark News Service

  • Flood warning issued until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday

    The National Weather Service has issue a flood warning for central Kentucky until 8:30 p.m.

    Throughout the region, the weather service has received reported of roads that are flooded over and streams and creeks that are out of their banks.

    Drivers are advised to never drive through areas where water covers the road. The weather service also advised that flooded areas are often deeper than they appear, and one foot of water can be strong enough to sweep a small vehicle off the road.