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Local News

  • Marion County moves up in county health rankings

    Marion County's health has been making improvements, relatively, compared to the rest of the state, but try not to read too much into that.

    According to the 2012 County Health Rankings, Marion County is the 37th healthiest county in Kentucky based on health outcomes. In 2011, the county was 53rd in the state, and in 2010, it was 55th.

  • Magistrates approve revision to agreement with Beam Global

    Thursday, the Marion County Fiscal Court approved a revision to its agreement to abate taxes for Beam Global. The change was approved 4-1 with Magistrate Roger "Cotton" Smothers casting the opposing vote.

    On May 3, the court approved an agreement that would allow Beam Global a 30-year partial tax abatement on up to six warehouses for Maker's Mark to be built in Marion County. Under this agreement, Beam Global also agreed to invest more than $1 million in Marion County Public Schools.

  • Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years

    The Girl Scouts celebrated the first century of scouting with a celebration Sunday, May 20, at Graham Memorial Park. Sunday's celebration included cupcake decorating, a scavenger hunt, historical board, scrap-booking and Girl Scout fashions from the past.

  • Groundbreaking for Habitat house held Friday

    Kerri Taylor had a big reason to smile Friday evening at the corner of Chandler Street and Shuck Avenue. The My Old Kentucky Home Chapter of Habitat for Humanity held its groundbreaking for the next home it will construct in Lebanon.

    Taylor and her sons, Shaion, 13, and Desean, 11, will make the house their home when the construction is complete.

    "It's a dream come true for me," she said.

    Once every three years, a Habitat house is constructed in Marion County.

  • Maker's Mark denies 'hostile workplace' accusations

    Last month, five women filed a federal lawsuit accusing Maker's Mark Distillery of being a sexually hostile workplace, discriminating against women, interfering with their rights under state and federal laws, and retaliating against them in violation of federal and state laws.

    Earlier this month, Maker's Mark denied the various accusations.

  • County's rural post offices may have reduced hours

    The United States Postal Service may deliver the mail in any weather, but rural postal customers may want to expect less service under a new plan proposed earlier this month.

    The postal service had been looking at closing more than 3,000 branches nationally, but under a plan, the USPS is proposing to cut the retail service hours at more than 13,000 local offices, including six branches in Marion County.

  • Live World War I projectile found in Lebanon garden

    A projectile dating back to World War I was detonated in Lebanon May 16.

    It was found by a Lebanon resident who was working in his garden. Jim Adkins, a Kentucky State Police hazardous devices investigator, declined to identify who found the projectile, although he did confirm that it was found inside city limits.

    "It was a projectile. Something that would have been shot out of a cannon or a howitzer," Adkins said.

  • Graduation Day

    The Class of 2012 celebrated the completion of their Marion County High School careers Saturday morning, May 19, in the Roby Dome.

    Friends and family were present to show their pride and their support for the graduates.

    Look for more from graduation in the May 23 print edition.

  • Treadmill challenge raises over $4,000

    The Lebanon Enterprise's Main Street Treadmill Challenge, held on Friday, raised more than $4,000 for Girls on the Run.

    From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, community volunteers ran or walked for 30 minutes (or longer) to raise money for Girls on the Run. Two participants, Greg and Nisha West, biked 102 miles from Monticello to Lebanon before taking the treadmill.

    To learn more about Girls on the Run, visit www.girlsontherun.org/.

    See if someone you know participated. Check out our slideshow from Friday's event:

  • Chaser's to host motorcycle rally, car show June 23

    After thousands of warriors compete in The Warrior Dash at Pope's Creek Ranch in Lebanon Saturday, June 23, Charles Mills, owner of Chaser's, hopes they will come to downtown Lebanon to eat BBQ, enjoy live music and a car show.