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  • Four chances to donate blood this month in Marion County

    The American Red Cross is facing a critical need for blood. With that in mind, there are four blood drives scheduled for this month in Marion County.

    - July 12, 2-6 p.m. at Farmers National Bank

    - July 15, 2-7 p.m. at the Gravel Switch Community Center

    - July 17, 2-7 p.m. at the Marion County Area Technology Center. This is the "Empower Youth" drive, sponsored by HOSA.

    - July 28, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Charles Church.

    For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

  • Flash flood watch issued for Marion County

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from 3 p.m.July 10 through 6 a.m. Thursday, July 11.
    The watch includes several parts of Kentucky, including Marion and surrounding counties. A flash flood watch means conditions could develop that lead to flash flooding.

  • Hoax gets Taylor County man in trouble with police

    It all started with a phone call.
    Jerry Hayden was at his Shofner Road home on June 25 when the phone rang. It was a dispatcher from the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center who wanted to know what was going on inside his home.
    "I said, 'There's not a thing going on.'"
    Hayden said the dispatcher said there were Taylor County Sheriff's deputies outside his home and he needed to walk outside.
    Doing as he told, Hayden walked out his front door, with the phone to his ear. He was then ordered to sit the phone down and walk away from his home.

  • Kentucky Army National Guard’s 202nd Army Band performs

    The Kentucky Army National Guard’s 202nd Army Band performed live at the St. Augustine Parish Center on July 5.
     

  • Mormon migration re-enactment in Bradfordsville this week

    Later this week, Mormon pioneers will be coming to Bradfordsville.
    From July 11-13, more than 100 youth and 40 adults from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Marion, Jefferson and Oldham counties will participate in a re-enactment of the Mormon pioneers 1840s migration to the Salt Lake Valley.
    “They are going to be pulling hand-carts for quite a few miles,” said Julie Cluff, the director of public affairs for the Crestwood Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • City, county may partner to deal with yard waste

    Lebanon residents may soon have a new option for dealing with yard waste.
    City Administrator John Thomas said the fire department gets frequent requests for controlled burns, which can be dangerous, to deal with tree trimmings and grass clippings.
    “We think we have a solution. There is no permit required, and there’s room at the transfer station [on Fairgrounds Road] to stage this,” he told the council during its July 8 meeting.

  • All Shook Up

    Elvis is back in the building.
    Almost.
    Marion County native Eddie Miles will be performing a pair of concerts to celebrate the music of Elvis and country music legends on Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, in Angelic Hall.
    But this weekend is just the beginning. Miles will be returning Aug. 9-10 and Sept. 13-14.
    Miles has made a career as an Elvis impersonator, and is regarded as one of the best — if not the best — in the country.

  • Ready for takeoff

    By Cody Thomas
    Special to the Enterprise

    The smell of burning race fuel combined with winding turbines and high speeds keep senses filled and excitement high as model jets take to the sky at Lebanon/Springfield Airport.
    Local model jet enthusiasts Joe Pittman and Eric Maupin met recently at the airport to test a new turbine jet in preparation for the ninth annual Jets Over Kentucky, the largest model jet show in the world.
    Pittman was anxious about his first run with his recently upgraded Tornado jet.

  • Area code 270 phone customers will have to dial 10 digits in 2014

    By Sarah Bennett
    Landmark News Service

    Beginning Aug. 3, phone customers in the 270 area code region may place calls by dialing seven or 10 digits in preparation for the roll out of an additional area code.
    The option to use seven digits ends Jan. 31, 2014, after which customers will be required to dial 10 digits when placing local calls, according to a news release. To dial long distance, callers must add a 1.

  • ‘Lincoln” band to perform Sunday

    The Marion County Heritage Center will once again delve into the Civil War’s musical history with a concert this Sunday by President Lincoln’s Own, which appeared in the recent movie “Lincoln.”
    The concert is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, on the steps of the heritage center, which is housed in the old Marion County Courthouse, 120 W. Main Street in Lebanon.
    The concert is free, but donations are appreciated, according to Mary Kay Clements of the Marion County Historical Society, which runs the heritage center.