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  • Marion County receives grant to clean up illegal dump

    Energy and Environment Secretary Charles Snavely announced last week approximately $1.75 million in grant funding has been awarded for the cleanup of 139 illegal dumps in 26 counties across the Commonwealth, including Marion County.
    The illegal dump that will be cleaned up in Marion County is the Duane Schlabach dump site in Gravel Switch, which has an estimated 13,015 cubic yards of waste, according to Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock.
    The grant funding comes from the Kentucky Pride Fund.

  • The Granted Grace Foundation’s dress event is March 12

    The Granted Grace Foundation will be hosting its third annual dress event on March 12 at Campbellsville Christian Church. During this event, girls are partnered with a personal shopper and given a chance to shop for a prom dress, shoes, accessories and even alterations can be done, all free of charge. This event is so much more than just a dress. It is an opportunity to pray with girls and a chance for a long term mentor relationship to ignite.

  • Cause of Lexington stockyards fire still under investigation

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The cause of a Saturday fire that destroyed or damaged five businesses including the Bluegrass Stockyards remained under investigation Sunday as fire crews continued working on the site of one largest fires in Lexington’s history.
    “The investigation is still ongoing, there are a number of people who need to be interviewed. We want to be thorough,” said Lexington Battalion Chief Joe Best.

  • Monks bring a following to St. Catharine College

    After having traveled more than 7,000 miles by air, seven Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehradun, India, have made it to the United States and passed through Springfield last week. While here, they hosted demonstrations on debate, chanting, culture and compassion on the Saint Catharine College campus while also creating a World Peace Sand Mandala, a piece of art created with colorful sands.

  • Candidates file for state representative seat

    Incumbent 24th District State Representative Terry Mills, a Democrat, will be seeking re-election this year. And he will face some competition.
    Richard Treitz of Green County and William Brandon Reed of LaRue County, both Republican candidates, have also filed to run for that seat, which represents Marion, Green and LaRue counties. Treitz and Reed will face off in the May Primary, and Mills will face the winner in the November General Election.

  • 2016 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

    Pictured are the 2016 Marion County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. They are, front row from left, Chamber President Liz Lawson, Chamber President-Elect Brad Cox, Troy Benningfield, Joe Mattingly and Frank Buckler; back row from left, are Jackie Wright, John Arthur Elder IV, Erica Barnes, Lisa Kearnes (past president), Dave Hagan and Harry VanWhy. Not pictured is Chamber Treasurer Ben Mudd.

  • Outstanding Award winners are announced

    The 2016 Marion County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet was held Thursday, Jan. 28, at Centre Square in Lebanon. Awards were presented to Outstanding Farmer, Healthcare Provider, Educator, Industry Person and Citizen of the Year. The Lebanon Main Street Committee presented a Downtown Beautification Award.
    Award winners are as follows:

    • Outstanding Educator - Jane Spalding (West Marion Elementary School)
    • Outstanding Industry Person – Robert L. Goodin (Lebanon Oak Flooring)

  • Send us your fun in the snow photos!

    We want to see more of your snow photos. Did you go sledding during the recent snow storm? Or, make an awesome snowman? Or, have a crazy snowball fight? Send us your photos and they could appear in an upcoming edition of The Lebanon Enterprise.
    Email your photos to editor@lebanonenterprise.com. Make sure to include the names of the people pictured. Deadline to email photos is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kick Off rescheduled to March 18-19

    The Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff has been rescheduled for the weekend of March 18-19. Anyone that purchased tickets previously will have their tickets honored. If you have any questions or if you have a conflict with the new date, call the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission office at
    270-692-0021 for questions or for a full refund. Tickets can still be purchased by visiting www.visitlebanonky.com.

  • “It’s a Sweet Thing” Valentine’s Day Awareness Dance is Feb. 13