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  • Adults skipping medical care or using ER instead

    By Alyssa Harvey
    Bowling Green Daily News

    A report issued by Families USA found that more than one in four adults who bought individual insurance policies last year went without needed care because they could not afford it.
    High deductibles of $1,500 or more seem to be the leading cause for missed care, such as medical tests, treatments and follow-up care, according to the report “Non-Group Health Insurance: Many Insured Americans with High Out-of-Pocket Costs Forgo Needed Health Care.”

  • Kentucky pharmacists now allowed to dispense heroin-fighting drug without a prescription

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Kentucky pharmacists now are able to dispense a drug that can quickly reverse heroin and opioid overdoses without a doctor's prescription.

  • HIV outbreak warning to rural Kentucky, officials say

    By Laura Ungar and Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal

    Many small towns in Appalachian Kentucky look a lot like Austin, Ind.; a picture of rural America with its shop-lined Main Street and stubble-filled cornfields — and the unlikely epicenter of the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana's history.
    While Kentucky communities have avoided an outbreak so far, the raw ingredients of Austin's tragedy are all there: poverty, doctor shortages and a scourge of pain-pill addiction that has led to rampant intravenous drug abuse.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline releases easements in LaRue County

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    Developers for the Bluegrass Pipeline pulled the plug on the controversial project last year – and land transactions indicate the company is relinquishing claims in LaRue County.
    Letters were sent to several property owners stating:

  • School district hosting multiple summer camps

    The last day of school is May 27 for Marion County Public School students, but district officials hope learning will continue throughout the summer.
    The district is offering 12 different camps this summer with programs for students from kindergarten through high school.
    “This is a new thing that we’re doing. We’re calling it the Summer Dream Academy,” said Todd Farmer, the MCPS federal programs director.

  • Linda Avenue man gets probation for facilitation to theft

    Calob S. Cox, 19, of 379 Linda Avenue in Lebanon received 24 months of probation in Marion Circuit Court recently for facilitation to theft by unlawful taking over $500. This is amended from a charge of first-degree robbery.
    Cox was arrested in connection with a reported assault and robbery Feb. 2 against Leon Ray Hudson at the Marion County Fairgrounds.

    In other circuit court news:

  • Princess for a day

    Senior year is a special time in a young person’s life.
    It’s the final year of high school. It’s a year to celebrate and make lasting memories. But for Carrie Gribbins, her senior year has been interrupted by doctor’s visits, health problems and surgery.
    She went from being an energetic cheerleader to sleeping all the time and suffering from a variety of symptoms, including weight gain, high blood pressure, severe migraines, muscle aches, restless leg syndrome and short-term memory loss.

  • School district reports $50 million in unmet construction needs

    The infrastructure problem facing Marion County Public Schools is simple to explain, but it doesn’t have any easy solution.
    The district has $49.6 million in unmet construction needs, according to the draft district facilities plan presented at the May 14 meeting of the Marion County Board of Education at Lebanon Elementary School.
    At this time, however, the district’s bonding capacity is around $4 million, according to district officials.

  • Coming up: Meet Eli

    In an upcoming edition of The Lebanon Enterprise, readers will have a chance to meet Eli Bright, an 8-month-old boy who has been diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy.
    Eli is the son of Jesse Bright and Natalie Wheatley, and he, his parents and his sister, Ava Kate, are doing everything they can to give him the best life he can have.

  • Tourism impact exceeded $25 million in 2014

    Tourism’s economic impact in Marion County continues to climb.
    Total tourism spending in Marion County grew from $22.69 million in 2013 to $25.06 million in 2014, according to 2014 Economic Impact of Kentucky’s Travel and Tourism Industry report.
    “Spending by visitors has strengthened Lebanon and Marion County’s economy by creating jobs, supporting local businesses from gas stations to retail stores and generating tax revenues to support our community,” Nena Olivier said in a press release.