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  • George is crowned Miss Kentucky USA

    Katie George, a student at the University of Louisville, was crowned Miss Kentucky USA 2015 in Louisville on Saturday night. George is a member of the U of L volleyball team and this was the first pageant in which she had ever participated. There were 17 contestants.
    Katie George is the daughter of Tim and Annie George and granddaughter of Dr. Salem and Eva George.
     

  • County moves a little closer to testing E911

    Marion County continues to get a little closer to implementing Enhanced 911.
    "We're ready to go hot with this thing, been ready for six months," said Keith Brock, the county's solid waste and environmental coordinator, during the Jan. 8 meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court.
    "We've been ready for 12 years," Magistrate Jackie Wicker replied.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff celebrates 10th year in 2015

    The 10th annual Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff will take place Jan. 23-24 at Marion County High School.
    Brad Lanham, president of the Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians, said this year's event really has two headlining acts in Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out and in the Dale Ann Bradley Band.
    "We wanted to have a bigger show to celebrate the 10th year," Lanham said.
    KBMK started in 2005, when it was known as the Heart of Kentucky Winterfest and was held at the Centre Square Convention Center.

  • Words hurt: Bardstown middle-schooler endured months of harassment

    By Forrest Berkshire
    The Kentucky Standard

    Reagan Carter was supposed to start at a new school this week.
    The seventh-grader at Bardstown Middle hoped to escape a group of older girls who had bullied and harassed her online and at school, her parents say. Transferring seemed their only choice to end the harassment after reports to school officials didn’t stop the problems.
    But the night before her last day, Reagan took a handful of pills after she was harassed one last time during a middle school basketball game.

  • MLK March, celebration are Sunday

    Marion Countians will mark Martin Luther King Day with a pair of events at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18.
    That afternoon, the United Concerned Citizens Organization will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March, and the Marion County chapter of the NAACP is hosting its Dr. Martin Luther King Program at First Baptist Church.
    The march will begin at the Lebanon Post Office, then proceed down Main Street, and turn right onto Depot Street. The march will continue to M.L. King Avenue, then turn right onto Spalding Avenue and end at the Lebanon Post Office.

  • Start of something new

    Chad G. Mattingly didn't plan on becoming an elected official. In fact, not too long ago he told his family that he wouldn't ever go that route.
    "A year a half ago in July on family vacation, I told my family that I was never, ever running for any kind of public office," said Mattingly, 34.
    He said he'd had friends who had run for office, and his perception was that the political climate and the nature of campaigns was something he did not want to be in the middle of.
    "But never is a long time apparently," Mattingly said.

  • Cecil elected school board chairman

    With the first meeting of 2015, the Marion County Board of Education elected new leadership.
    Mike Cecil was elected to serve as chairman by a majority of the school board, while Jerry Evans was a unanimous selection as the vice-chairman.
    Outgoing chairman Rev. DeLane Pinkston opened the meeting and introduced the election of the next chairman.
    “As my final act, I nominate Mr. Mike Cecil,” Pinkston said.
    The board’s newest member, Kaelin Reed, then nominated Butch Cecil to serve as chairman.

  • Commission wants updates on theater program’s plans

    Kentucky Classic Theater now has a two-year contract with the City of Lebanon to use Centre Square for shows and events, and it has commitments of $15,000 from both Marion County Fiscal Court and the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. All of which were conditions the tourist commission included when it approved its funding for the theater program last month. On Jan. 12, the commission gave Executive Director Nena Olivier the go-ahead to send its funding to Robin Humphress, the founder of Kentucky Classic Theater.
    But, that's not the end of the conversation.

  • Police still investigating tire slashings in Lebanon

    Lebanon Police continue to investigate a series of tire slashings that started on Dec. 21, 2014.

    In the matter of a few weeks, 70 tires were slashed in and around Lebanon, 41 of them belonging to Dunn’s Motors on West Main Street in Lebanon.

  • Submit your funny wedding day stories

    Did something funny, crazy, wild or insane happen on your wedding day? If so, we want to know about it! Submit your funny wedding stories to editor@lebanonenterprise.com by Friday, Jan. 16, and they could appear in our upcoming bridal section!