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Local News

  • U of L President James Ramsey stepping down

    By Tom Loftus and Morgan Watkins
    The Courier-Journal

    Gov. Matt Bevin announced Friday that University of Louisville President James Ramsey is stepping down and that he is reorganizing the Board of Trustees.
    Bevin said he is appointing an interim board that will serve for the next two weeks.
    Bevin said it has been evident that changes in the oversight at U of L has been needed for some time. He said his intent is to "give a fresh start" to the university.

  • Run, reconnect, volunteer, repeat

    By Lynn Bauer
    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland

    Jess Kurti is on a mission she calls the “Beast of Burden Challenge.”
    Her goal is to visit all 200 Feeding America food banks across the country as she travels to run 100 marathons.

  • United Way selects campaign chairperson for 2016

    The Tri-County Kentucky United Way has selected Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser to serve as the chairperson for Tri-County Kentucky United Way’s Campaign Fundraising Committee for 2016.
    Schlosser has served as superintendent since 2013 with a variety of educational administrative positions on her resume for the past 24 years, primarily in the Marion County and Washington County school systems. She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University holding a masters in arts in secondary counseling. 

  • Summer camp cooking

    The 2016 Summer Dream Academy, sponsored by the Marion County Title One Program, kicked off in early May and will continue until late July.
    There are programs for all ages and interests and at varying lengths and dates this summer.
    This past week, 33 students from kindergarten through the sixth grade attended the Kentucky Migrant Education and 21st Century Learning Camp. On Wednesday June 15, the students got to cook their very own breakfast burrito at the Marion County Extension office.

  • Summer Feeding kicks off

    For a lot of kids, summer break is about vacations, going to the pool and spending more time with friends. For others, it becomes a struggle just to get enough to eat. That was the topic of discussion at the USDA Summer Feeding Kick-off Tuesday, June 15, at Calvary Elementary.    
    Hosted by Marion County Public Schools, the event presented speakers from all around the commonwealth who aimed to tackle the issue of hunger among students and ways to prevent it.

  • School board: Superintendent is ‘exemplary’

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser is doing an “exemplary” job, according to the members of the Marion County Board of Education who conducted Schlosser’s performance evaluation on June 14.
    After meeting in closed session for one hour and 44 minutes, the board reconvened in open session and Board Chairman Mike Cecil read the board’s summative evaluation statement out loud.

  • Forever and Ever, Amen

    A quiet grave lay at the corner of St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. There was no headstone. Not even a metal nameplate. Just a patch of grass, neatly trimmed and unassuming. There was no clue whatsoever that Tommy Burress’s body had been laid to rest in the plot next to his father and the place reserved for his mother. If it hadn’t been for his long-time friend and coworker, Linda Nally, Burress’s resting place may still be little more than a patch of grass.

  • Korean War veteran: A legacy

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    Editor’s note: The Lebanon Enterprise plans to publish brief spotlights on local veterans from time to time, and we were specifically asked by Joseph L. Livers, commander of VFW Post 5910 in Lebanon, to write about Capt. Fred Herron Garrison. 

    Capt. Fred Herron Garrison was a father, an airman and a war hero.
    He was born in Chilton, Kentucky and then moved to Lebanon at a young age.

  • Bardstown man murdered in near Springfield

    By John Overby
    Landmark News Service

    A Bardstown man died last week from a single gunshot wound to the head, passing away nearly 12 hours after a Washington County resident first discovered him on his property.
    A press release from Kentucky State Police, which is investigating the apparent murder, states that Yul Andre Rayford, 51, was found lying inside of a vehicle just off Bloomfield Road, 1.5 miles north of Springfield, but was still alive despite the bullet wound.

  • Marion County Fair is underway

    Marion County Fair week began on Monday, June 27, and runs through Saturday, July 2. There will be some new events this year that the Marion County Fair Board is really excited about.
    This year’s fair will  feature two nights of harness racing, which will be at 6 p.m. both Tuesday and Wednesday.
    Tuesday is also Marion County Farm Bureau night at the fair. Farm Bureau members may visit the Farm Bureau table for a ticket to get a free Marion County Cattleman’s cheeseburger (limit two per member household).