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  • One step at a time

    Editor's note: This is the first story in a series of stories about local citizens who have overcome the odds and went on to thrive and do great things with their lives.

    Paramedic Troy Hamilton was tending to a patient in the back of an ambulance March 4, when the ambulance dropped off the shoulder of the road and overturned while traveling on Miller Pike.
    In an instant, Hamilton became a patient himself.

  • Joy Mining to lay off 45

    For the second time in less than three months, Joy Global Inc. has announced a layoff at its Lebanon plant. On Aug. 24, Joy Mining Machinery notified its employees that 45 of them will be laid off Oct. 26.
    On Aug. 28, Joy Global notified the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training of the cutbacks. That report noted that Joy is "experiencing a temporary decrease in customer orders" and that is the cause of the layoffs.

  • Lt. Governor talks economy, education

    Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson stopped by Marion County Aug. 23, and the economy was on his mind. He was the guest speaker at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce lunch at the Marion County Extension Office.
    This was his second trip to Marion County since he was sworn in as lieutenant governor. His first trip was the day after he took office when he came to Wilbert Plastic Services when that company announced an agreement to make parts for the Ford Escape, which is manufactured in Louisville.

  • MCATC hires new principal

    Tuesday was Brandon Bardin's first official day as the new principal at the Marion County Area Technology Center.
    Bardin, a Columbia native, has spent the last 12 years being a welding instructor at the Green County Area Technology Center. But, he said he wanted to help students and staff from a different perspective, which is why he applied for the MCATC principal position after Tony Webb, who was hired in September of last year, resigned to become the principal at the Harrodsburg Area Technology Center.

  • $500,000 grant will aid R.L. Schreiber expansion effort

    R.L. Schreiber Inc. opened its Lebanon facility last year, and the company is already moving forward with expansion plans. That effort will also benefit from a $500,000 boost from the state.
    "We're actually expanding what we were already bringing," said Greg Ransdell, R.L. Schreiber CEO.
    R.L. Schreiber is a food base and spice company that serves more than 12,000 customers, including cafeterias, cruise lines, national retailers, restaurants and schools. Its Marion County facility is located on Hendrickson Drive.

  • Skype sessions enhance lessons for students

    Several local students had a classroom experience that spanned the globe Friday. By utilizing Skype and Smart Boards, students were able to have live conversations with active-duty military personnel stationed in Afghanistan.
    Some of Coury Osbourne's students at Marion County High School and students in Lesli Van Why's class at Calvary Elementary School participated in the Skype sessions with a pair of sailors.
    Two of Osbourne's classes spoke with Yeoman First Class Ruth Adams, a U.S. Navy reservist.

  • Turtleman 'Live Action' edition sent countrywide

    The "Live Action" Turtleman edition of The Lebanon Enterprise has been purchased by people in numerous counties in Kentucky, as well as Turtleman fans in North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Arkansas, California, New Jersey, Tennessee, Michigan, Maryland, Ohio, Oregon, Minnesota, West Virginia, Virginia, Florida, Alabama and Arizona!

  • Turtleman tidbits

    Turtleman tidbits are bite-sized morsels about Ernie Brown Jr., who is better known at the Turtleman, and the Turtle Team. The information reported was gathered during interviews for the Aug. 29 story about the Turtleman and his team, but could not be included due to space.

    Worried
    The Turtle Team said they are concerned for their safety any time they join Brown on a job.
    "Every time I get in a truck with Ernie, I'm concerned for my safety," Jake Ison said.

  • Block party dance contest

    The rain may have affected attendance at the Block Party Sunday, but those who were present still had a good time. The dance contest had a smaller field of contestants than usual, but Jackie Furman (who organizes the contest) said they’ll be back again next year along with the fashion show.

  • Tornado watch in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday

    A tornado watch is in effect for 67 Kentucky counties, including Marion County, until 8 p.m. Sunday, July 27.

    A tornado watch is issued when the conditions exist that could create a tornado. A tornado warning is issued if a tornado has been spotted or has been picked up on radar.