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  • 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.

  • School board receives superintendent recommendations

    The Marion County Board of Education had the weekend to review the recommendations of the superintendent search committee. The next step for the board members is to identify who they will interview for the vacant position.
    The school board received recommendations from the search committee members during a special-called meeting on July 3 at the board of education office.

  • MCPS has a new leader

    Taylora Schlosser made history Thursday, July 11, when she was hired to become the first female superintendent for Marion County Public Schools.
    And while that distinction definitely puts a smile on her face, she said it’s not about her gender, it’s about what she can accomplish.
    “It’s not about being a male or female… It’s about getting the job done,” Schlosser said.

  • Wagner hired as tourism director

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has been searching for a new executive director for months. Monday, they found her, and she was in their own office the whole time.
    Carla Wagner was approved by a 4-0 vote to become the new director at the commission's July 8 meeting after a 30-minute executive session.
    Chairman Brad Lanham was not present at Monday's meeting, and two commission seats expired at the end of June, leaving the commission with four members at the meeting.

  • City council meets Monday

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 8, at city hall.

    The agenda includes the following items:

  • Tourism meets Monday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Conference Center.

  • Loretto fireworks moved to July 12

    The fireworks celebration in Loretto, orignally scheduled for July 5, has been rescheduled for Friday, July 12.

    The celebration will begin at 7 p.m. at the Loretto Ballpark. Fireworks will start at dusk.

    Refreshment stands will be available.