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  • 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.

  • Rigdon’s murder trial moved to Bowling Green

    After being incarcerated for two-and-a-half years on a murder charge, William “Bobby” Rigdon will finally get his day in court.
    Casey Circuit Court Judge Judy D. Vance issued an order on Friday granting the change of venue “due to the ongoing and recent events of pre-trial publicity surrounding the case,” the order states.
    The trial is now slated to begin on Aug. 31 in Warren County Circuit Court, with Vance presiding in the case.

  • School board gives preliminary approval to $37.5 million budget

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved the tentative 2015-16 budget during its special-called May 28 meeting.
    The proposed budget includes $37.5 million in revenue and expenditures. These are slight decreases compared to the estimated $38.1 million in revenue and expenses for the 2014-15 academic year.
    "That's the first thing that's going to jump out,” Superintendent Taylor Schlosser said.

  • Summer Reading Kickoff is Saturday at the airport

    The Marion County Public Library and the Washington County Public Library will kick off their summer reading programs from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.
    Children’s Librarian Patty May Brown said the theme is “Everyday heroes.” Airplanes, an Air Methods helicopter, police (K-9 unit), EMS, and sheriff’s department vehicles along with a local recycling unit and the sanitation department will be represented.

  • Complete a Summer Scorecard, win prizes, be well

    School is out. It’s officially summer. Now what?
    For starters, it’s time to get your first-ever Summer Scorecard.
    The Marion County Heartland Safe Community Coalition has created a new program designed to promote the wellbeing of people living and working in Marion County. The Summer Scorecard includes a variety of activities that people of all ages can complete, and in doing so, will make them eligible to win a variety of free prizes at the end of the summer.