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  • Breaking ground

    The My New Kentucky Home chapter of Habitat for Humanity held a ceremonial groundbreaking for this year’s build on May 28 at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Edmonds Avenue. Daphne Staples and her children, Jaquavion and Patience, will be moving into the home once it’s complete.
    Staples said she is looking forward to beginning the build and moving into her home.
    “It feels good,” she said. “It’s just been one of those days.”

  • Firefighter's widow files suit against multiple groups in 2014 death

    By Franklin Clark
    Landmark News Service

    The family of fallen firefighter Tony Grider is suing Kentucky Utilities, Campbellsville University and Pierce Manufacturing in connection with the accident involving last year's Ice Bucket Challenge, which took Grider's life.

  • Bevin gets GOP nod, Dems take off the gloves

    By Brad Bowman
    The State Journal

    Just minutes after James Comer publicly conceded to Republican primary opponent Matt Bevin, the Kentucky Democratic Party wasted no time taking off the gloves.
    In the wake of Thursday’s recanvass, which showed no new votes for the GOP nominee hopeful, Comer released a statement conceding to Bevin saying he grew to “appreciate Matt Bevin’s knowledge of the issues, his work ethic and his morals.”

  • Four Roses plans $55 million expansion in Bullitt and Anderson counties

    By Janet Patton
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Four Roses Distillery, the premium bourbon rescued from bottom-shelf blended obscurity, is planning a $55 million expansion, including a new still and more warehouses to age its bourbon, which has seen double-digit sales increases in recent years.

  • Louisville eatery helps out bees, menu with rooftop hive

    By Roberto Roldan
    The Courier-Journal

    A colony of honey bees has found a new home atop the Bristol Bar and Grille on Louisville's Bardstown Road, creating a buzz in the community and among experts who say the insects need some help as their numbers dwindle.
    Because bees are important to pollinating a large number of commercial crops in the U.S., advocates have warned of an impending agricultural disaster akin to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

  • A decade of Pioneers

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    The New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future celebrated 10 years of going green with an awards reception, dinner and a packed house at St. Catharine College recently.
    Arthur and Martha Young were recognized with the first ever New Pioneers Green Living award, while Mary Berry earned the New Pioneers Trailblazer award.
    New Pioneers Executive Director Sr. Claire McGowan reflected on the past 10 years and what her vision has grown to over the last decade.

  • ‘Buy it Now’ button supports public library

    The Friends of the Marion County Public Library have partnered with SirsiDynix and Amazon to allow patrons to purchase items from outside the library catalog and raise funds to support the library.
    On the Marion County Public Library’s website (marioncopublic.org), patrons can search for books, movies and music. If a particular item is not available, patrons can click the “Buy It Now” button. This will redirect the patron to amazon.com, where they have the option of purchasing the requested item.

  • First-ever Marion County Music Fest will feature local artists

    David Miles grew up in Marion County. It’s where he learned to play and perform as a musician, and now, he wants to give something back to his hometown community.
    Miles has organized the first Marion County Music Fest, which is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. June 13 at Johnston Field behind Centre Square in Lebanon. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the gymnasium at Centre Square.
    “I grew up in St. Mary’s, as did several of the guys who are participating in this,” Miles said.

  • Old Mill Days is June 12-13

    Bradfordsville will be hosting its annual Old Mill Days celebration June 12-13.
    The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with the pet show under the large pavilion at the Bradfordsville City Park.
    Entry forms for this and other contests are available at Patches, Superior, General Salon and the Country Store in Bradfordsville, and with this story at www.lebanonenterprise.com.
    At 5:30 p.m. June 12, the doors open for the Old Mill Day Beauty Pageant at the Bradfordsville School. Participants must be signed in by 5:45 p.m., and the pageant will begin at 6 p.m.

  • Kickin’ Cancer’s Butt

    Peggy Downs has been a bus driver (and a trainer for bus drivers), a secretary, a soccer coach, a high school referee, a social worker and a volunteer with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
    And she can add another item to that list — cancer survivor.
    Peggy, 54, was diagnosed with cancer three months ago, and she is already actively undergoing treatments.
    She’s also learned how much support she has from family and friends.
    “You think you never know how many friends you have,” Peggy said.