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Local News

  • Enterprise to deliver letters to Santa

    The Lebanon Enterprise continues to partner with the jolliest man in the land, Santa Claus, and delivers local letters to him at the North Pole before Christmas.
    The Enterprise will also continue the tradition of publishing letters written by local children. A special edition of the paper will include letters to Santa from each class (pre-K through fifth grade) from all five of our elementary schools.

  • Health exchange enrollment tops 40,000

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Kentucky’s health exchange, kynect, continues to enroll about 1,000 Kentuckians each day into new health coverage. As of Friday, 40,572 Kentuckians are enrolled in new health insurance, and 41 percent of them are under the age of 35.
    Kynect has been hailed as a national model since its launch Oct. 1 for its continuous smooth operation and easy interface for users looking for affordable health coverage, according to a news release from the governor's office.

  • A Ky. guide to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    By Molly Burchett
    Kentucky Health News

    Few laws have generated as much confusion, opposition or news coverage as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Despite the flood of news stories about the law widely known as Obamacare, there is still much confusion about it.

  • District names its first two instructional coaches

    In late September, the Marion County Board of Education approved hiring six new instructional coaches at a cost of $220,000.
    According to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, most districts throughout the state have instructional coaches, and they are needed to help teachers improve instruction and implement the new Common Core standards, which are a set of academic guidelines that describe what students need to know before they complete each grade level. According to many educators, the new standards are much more rigorous and demanding.

  • Former Lebanon woman killed in Nashville

    The Nashville Police are investigating a murder-suicide in which a former Lebanon resident and her boyfriend died days apart in a South Nashville apartment.
    Beth Straub, 45, and Jesse Meece, 45, were found dead Nov. 5 at 928 Ilawood Drive in Nashville after Meece’s mother contacted the police about conducting a welfare check, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.
    When Meece’s mother learned that he hadn’t been to work since Oct. 30, she contacted the police.

  • Remembering Deputy Rakes

    Nov. 14 marked a year since Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes was shot and killed during a traffic stop right outside city limits on Danville Highway.
    But, for Rakes’ two sisters, time has not healed their broken hearts.
    “It doesn’t feel any differently than it did a year ago,” Anita Elder said, starting to cry. “My heart still aches. It hurts so bad.”

  • Seeking justice

    David Litsey Sr. was at home watching television when he heard reports of a shooting in Raywick.
    He and his wife, Linda Bridgewater Litsey, immediately called their son, David Litsey Jr., who they knew had gone to Raywick that night. His friends answered the phone and said they were on the way to Spring View Hospital.
    When David Sr. and Linda arrived at the hospital, they learned that David Jr. was the shooting victim. Eventually, the doctors told them that they hadn’t been able to save him.

  • Rare view

    Thanks to the wonders of technology, a group of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) students at Marion County High School watched an open-heart surgery live via videoconference last week.
    And they had the operating room all to themselves, so to speak.
    MCHS was the only school in the state that was viewing the surgery live from Jewish Hospital Wednesday.

  • Finley man facing federal marijuana charges

    A Marion County man is facing federal charges for growing marijuana.
    Eric M. Thomas was indicted Nov. 6 in the United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville. He has been charged with knowingly and intentionally possessing marijuana with intent to distribute 100 or more marijuana plants, which are considered a Schedule I controlled substance. He has also been charged with knowingly using and maintaining premises for the purpose of manufacturing, storing, distributing and using controlled substances (marijuana).

  • Man flown to Louisville after car wreck

    Daniel Mattingly, 60, was flown to University Hospital in Louisville after he was involved in a one-vehicle car accident Monday afternoon, Nov. 11.

    The accident occurred at 1 p.m., on KY 49, one mile south of Loretto, according to Kentucky State Police.

    The police report states that Mattingly was driving a 1993 Chevy north when he lost control, ran off the shoulder of the road and struck a culvert. He was not wearing his seat belt, police said.