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  • 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.

  • Judicial center will be closed Sept. 3-4

    The Marion County Judicial Center will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day, and Tuesday, Sept. 4, for a required furlough day.
    The judicial center houses the Marion Circuit and District Courts and the Marion Circuit Clerk's Office. The furlough day was ordered by John D. Minton Jr., chief justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court, for all court services statewide.
    The judicial center will reopen Wednesday, Sept. 5.

  • Loretto residents injured in head-on collision

    A Loretto woman is listed in fair condition Wednesday morning at University Hospital in Louisville as a result of a head-on collision Monday afternoon near Holy Cross.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Shannon Thomas of Loretto was driving south on Hwy. 49 in a 2005 Hyundai. At 3:58 p.m. Aug. 27, she cross the centerline approximately 2.5 miles north of Loretto and collided with a 1997 Dodge van driven by Thomas Cundiff of Loretto. Mary Rose Cundiff, also of Loretto, was a passenger in the van.

  • Free paper goes to area homes today

    A special promotional issue of The Lebanon Enterprise will be sent to all homes in Marion County today. The complimentary issue to non-subscribers is made possible by Spring View Hospital and Citizens National Bank.

    A special advertisement on page B3 gives readers a chance to subscribe to the Enterprise for eight months for $20. The subscription special applies to new subscribers in Marion and surrounding counties only.

  • Marion County Country Ham Days: We're at the Crossroads of Good Spirits & Hospitality

    Mention Marion County anywhere in the state and you'll get a couple of similar responses. That they have been here and had a great time and the people were super friendly OR that they visited one of our distilleries and again, the people were super friendly. Sounds as though we are remembered for two things, good spirits and hospitality! The 2012 Marion County Country Ham Days theme reminds us of just that, The Crossroads of Good Spirits and Hospitality.

  • Court gives initial OK to hiring lobbyist

    A majority of the Marion County Fiscal Court voted in favor of hiring a lobbyist in Frankfort with a few conditions. The court wants to cap its expenses at $10,000 for a year and require the lobbyist to make monthly reports to the court.

    The court voted 4-1 in favor of hiring the lobbyist, with the intent to split the cost with the Lebanon City Council. The city council has not yet taken action on the idea.

  • GUILTY: Jury convicts Tonya Ford of killing husband; recommends 20 years in prison

    With tears in her eyes and handcuffs on her wrists, she says "I love you."

    Her family responds, "We love you, Tonya," as she is escorted by a security officer to the Taylor County Detention Center. And now, she will wait in her cell until she finds out how long she will spend in prison.

    Just minutes after being found guilty of murdering her husband, Tonya Ford huddled with her family members in a private room as they cried together.