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  • Calloway judge-executive to lobby for open Kentucky primaries

    By Austin Ramsey
    Murray Ledger & Times

    As this year’s crop of election candidates narrow their focus on November’s general election, one local official still has his sights set on last month’s primary.
    Calloway County Judge-Executive Larry Elkins issued a release Friday, May 30, calling on state officials to rethink Kentucky’s method of holding primaries – especially he said, when the costly elections don’t represent the entire electorate.

  • County trash pick-up will run early June 4

     County employees will be going through mandatory training from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4. 

    To make sure that sanitation crews are finished in time to attend the training, trash pick-up will take place earlier that usual on Wednesday, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly. 

  • MCPS, we have a problem

    The Marion County Board of Education was standing room only during its special-called meeting Thursday, May 29. A large delegation of current and former MCPS employees, community members and family members of current and former employees of the district were in attendance. And they weren’t there because of their interest in the district’s 2014-15 budget, which was the main item on the board’s agenda. They were there to share their concerns about recent staffing changes within the school district.

  • Special called city council and school board meetings Thursday night

    The Lebanon City Council and the Marion County Board of Education will both be having special-called meetings at 6 p.m., Thursday evening, May 29, and the main topic listed on each entities agenda is their budgets.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw will be giving his annual budget address at Lebanon City Hall.

    The Marion County Board of Education will also be discussing its budget and possibly approving it Thursday evening.

  • Team with local flavor to compete at Bourbon City BBQ Festival

    The Kick Butt Kookers - Bill Greenwell of Lebanon, his son-in-law, Adam Gossom, and Dana Jackson of Calvary - will be competing at the Bourbon City BBQ Festival in Bardstown June 6-7.
    After three years of competing, they’re starting to get the hang of this BBQ thing, Greenwell said.
    They’ve gone from finishing in 18th place to 5th, and winning first place in the pulled pork division among 24 teams last year.
    “I think we’re getting better,” Greenwell said.

  • School board chairman resigns

    Michael Mullins resigned Wednesday, May 21, as the chairman of the Marion County Board of Education.
    He sent the following email to his fellow board members:

    Fellow Board Members,

  • Deputy arrests man for alleged gun threat

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested Charles C. Brady, 89, of the St. Joe Community at 9:40 a.m. May 21 for first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree assault.
    The sheriff’s office received a report that Brady had brandished a weapon during a dispute at Phillips Repair that morning in Lebanon.

  • Spectacular summer sports

    The Enterprise is looking for spectacular summer sports stories
    Do you know someone who participates in a unique summer sport? If so, The Lebanon Enterprise wants to know. Email Publisher Stevie Lowery at editor@lebanonenterprise.com and give her some details on the person and his or her sport.

  • Daugherty wins county judge’s race

    David Daugherty is one step closer to becoming the next Marion County judge/executive.
    Daugherty received 2,452 votes in the May 20 primary election and won each precinct to defeat Doug Mattingly, who received 782 votes.
    “I’m glad that it’s over, and I’m glad that it turned out the way it did,” Daugherty said.

  • ‘Behind every successful ministry there is a good wife and family’

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Clellan Hays remembers his first sermon.
    "Mother's Day. May 13, 1984," Hays said.
    That was more than 30 years ago, and Hays, 63, is still preaching. He was a founding member of Grace Baptist Church, and he says his message hasn't changed over the years.
    "I'm a biblical preacher," Hays said. "I haven't changed my message and the message hasn't changed. It's still about Jesus Christ."