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  • Book dedicated to local priest

    Father Ivo Cecil is remembered fondly in Marion County as a longtime, loving pastor of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Lebanon.
    He’s also remembered for reaching out to the community at large, and advocating for bringing the prison to Marion County, a controversial position at the time, but one likely born out of his previous work in prison ministry.
    His prison ministry is what inspired a recently published book, “Inside With Felons: A Chaplain’s Story.”

  • ‘Aristocats’ opens this weekend

    Kentucky Classic Arts will be presenting “Disney’s The Aristocats Kids” Nov. 15 and 16 and Nov. 22-23.
    All shows start at 7 p.m. at Centre Square, 237 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.
    Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
    This musical production is based on the Disney film “The Aristocats.” In the story, a wealthy cat owner dies and leaves all of her money to her pet kittens. Her butler grows jealous and abandons the kittens in a ditch in the country.

  • Meet and greet with legislators tonight, tomorrow

    Meet-and-greet sessions with State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills will be held tonight and tomorrow.
    At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, the local legislators will meet with constituents at Bradfordsville City Hall in the Learning Center. Everyone is invited to attend. Bring your concerns and matters to discuss.
    Higdon and Mills will hold another session at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Raywick City Hall.
     

  • Christmas in the Park is Nov. 27

    Christmas in the Park will take place at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Wednesday, Nov. 27.
    The event will officially begin at 6:30 p.m., with free cookies, popcorn and hot chocolate. The lighting of the park will be at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive on one of Lebanon's finest fire trucks at 7:15 p.m.
    The park staff invites you to come out and visit with Santa, enjoy refreshments and walk the track taking in all of the beautiful displays sponsored or donated by local merchants and individuals.

  • Loretto Christmas Parade is Nov. 29

    The 2013 Loretto Christmas Parade is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 29.
    The tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5:45 p.m., on the property of Lisa and Carl Mattingly, next to the Loretto Post Office.
    The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. KY 49 and KY 52 will be closed at 6:15 p.m. and will re-open after the parade.
    Refreshments will be served after the parade at the Loretto Activity Center.
     

  • Loretto event cancelled for KY Transportation meeting

    The Loretto Community has cancelled its screening of the movie “Gasland II,” which was scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 21 at Loretto City Hall.
    The film is a documentary by Josh Fox, looking at the effects of fracking.
    The screening was cancelled because of a public meeting that is being held at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at Centre Square. The meeting is being held by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and it's concerning improvements to KY 49 in Marion County between Lebanon and Loretto.

  • 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.