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  • Jets Over Kentucky now world's biggest model jet show

    The biggest difficulty the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission had at its Monday meeting was getting enough people to have a quorum.

    At 3:30 p.m. June 11, the scheduled meeting time, Chairman Brad Lanham and David Winebrenner Jr., were the only commissioners present. Carlotta Brussels arrived around 3:50 p.m., and Tom Lund was the fourth commissioner to arrive at 4:12 p.m., which meant they had a quorum.

    Commissioners Dennis George, Joe Hickey and Nancy Higdon were not present.

  • Gravel Switch firefighter recovering after June 2 accident

    Larry Vaughn was listed in serious but stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville as of Monday morning.

    Vaughn, 39, was injured on June 2 when he was riding a 2004 Honda motorcycle on E. Main Street in Lebanon and collided with the passenger side of a Chevy Equinox and was thrown from his motorcycle, according to the Lebanon Police. Vaughn was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

    He was treated at the scene for nearly an hour by Marion County EMS before he was flown to U of L by Air Methods.

  • Wilson ready for 'the next level'

    Paige Wilson is already Kentucky's Distinguished Young Woman, and in a few weeks, she'll have her chance to become the next America's Distinguished Young Woman.

    "No matter how much time you prepare for competition, it doesn't seem to get any easier," she said. "But at least I know what to expect."

    A community send-off for Wilson has been scheduled from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Lebanon Baptist Church. Wilson and the other participants will arrive in Alabama on Sunday, June 17.

  • Howl at the WhiteMoon

    By Nick Schrager

    Summer intern

    What is typically known as bourbon country, Marion County sits poised to receive a new type of brewer that, until now, has remained a hobby for some from the comfort of their own home - wine making.

    Alex Ackermann and Lisa Wicker have been in the process of building WhiteMoon Winery, which will be located on the corner of Loretto Road and Arthur Mattingly Road, and is expected to be completed by Aug. 15.

  • Library staff wants to make public aware of scam

    Marion County Public Library Director Amy Morgeson sent the following information to the Enterprise:

    Marion County Public Library was recently contacted via phone by a person claiming to be affiliated with a large package delivery service asking if a staff member was at their home to receive a parcel. Due to the odd nature of the phone call staff became suspicious and upon further investigation have found that this indeed was a bogus call and that some sort of scam is being ran.

  • Two fatalities in separate accidents over the weekend

    Two Marion County residents have died as a result of motor vehicle accidents over the weekend. Russell P. Veatch, 23, of Finley and Claude Tower, 69, of St. Francis both passed away due to injuries in separate collisions.

    According to the the state police, Veatch was riding a 2007 Harley Davidson eastbound on St. Joe Road on Sunday. He was travelling behind a 1997 Acura being driven by Skylar M. Godbey, 17, of Raywick.

  • City council, tourist commission have meetings June 11

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 11.

    The city council is also scheduled to hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. regarding the motor fuels fund and the local government economic assistance fund. The regular meeting will follow the public hearing.

    The items on the agenda are as follows:

    - A delegation from Troy Mattingly to request a road block for The Way to Recovery, a treatment program for people with addictions of all types.

    - Minutes of the May 7 and May 31 city council meetings.

  • Police still searching for MAC inmate walk away

    The Kentucky State Police are attempting to locate a Middlesboro, Ky, man that walked away from the Marion Adjustment Center on Tuesday, May 29.

    George Wesley Upton, 33, was serving a 10-year sentence for first-degree wanton endangerment on a police officer and first-degree fleeing and evading.

    Upton is a 5'11", 173 pound, white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He has tattoos on his back, chest, neck and both arms.

  • Child treated for multiple fractures after single-vehicle accident on Hwy. 49

    A 10-year-old child was transferred to Kosair Children's Hospital for treatment of multiple fractures following a single vehicle accident June 6 on Hwy. 49, approximately three miles north of Loretto.

    The driver, Jessica R. Lyvers, and four other children (all 10 or under) were treated at the scene by Marion County EMS, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

  • Fairground Road transfer station not accepting brush

    The Marion County Waste Transfer Station will not be accepting brush this week or next week, according to Marion County Solid Waste and Environmental Coordinator Keith Brock.
    During this time, contractor equipment will be on site to grind brush for waste-to-energy conversion.
    The transfer station will resume brush staging on June 18.