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  • Christmas in the Park is Nov. 27

    Christmas in the Park will take place at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Wednesday, Nov. 27.
    The event will officially begin at 6:30 p.m., with free cookies, popcorn and hot chocolate. The lighting of the park will be at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive on one of Lebanon's finest fire trucks at 7:15 p.m.
    The park staff invites you to come out and visit with Santa, enjoy refreshments and walk the track taking in all of the beautiful displays sponsored or donated by local merchants and individuals.

  • Loretto Christmas Parade is Nov. 29

    The 2013 Loretto Christmas Parade is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 29.
    The tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5:45 p.m., on the property of Lisa and Carl Mattingly, next to the Loretto Post Office.
    The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. KY 49 and KY 52 will be closed at 6:15 p.m. and will re-open after the parade.
    Refreshments will be served after the parade at the Loretto Activity Center.
     

  • Loretto event cancelled for KY Transportation meeting

    The Loretto Community has cancelled its screening of the movie “Gasland II,” which was scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 21 at Loretto City Hall.
    The film is a documentary by Josh Fox, looking at the effects of fracking.
    The screening was cancelled because of a public meeting that is being held at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at Centre Square. The meeting is being held by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and it's concerning improvements to KY 49 in Marion County between Lebanon and Loretto.

  • Enterprise to deliver letters to Santa

    The Lebanon Enterprise continues to partner with the jolliest man in the land, Santa Claus, and delivers local letters to him at the North Pole before Christmas.
    The Enterprise will also continue the tradition of publishing letters written by local children. A special edition of the paper will include letters to Santa from each class (pre-K through fifth grade) from all five of our elementary schools.

  • Health exchange enrollment tops 40,000

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Kentucky’s health exchange, kynect, continues to enroll about 1,000 Kentuckians each day into new health coverage. As of Friday, 40,572 Kentuckians are enrolled in new health insurance, and 41 percent of them are under the age of 35.
    Kynect has been hailed as a national model since its launch Oct. 1 for its continuous smooth operation and easy interface for users looking for affordable health coverage, according to a news release from the governor's office.

  • A Ky. guide to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    By Molly Burchett
    Kentucky Health News

    Few laws have generated as much confusion, opposition or news coverage as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Despite the flood of news stories about the law widely known as Obamacare, there is still much confusion about it.

  • District names its first two instructional coaches

    In late September, the Marion County Board of Education approved hiring six new instructional coaches at a cost of $220,000.
    According to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, most districts throughout the state have instructional coaches, and they are needed to help teachers improve instruction and implement the new Common Core standards, which are a set of academic guidelines that describe what students need to know before they complete each grade level. According to many educators, the new standards are much more rigorous and demanding.

  • Former Lebanon woman killed in Nashville

    The Nashville Police are investigating a murder-suicide in which a former Lebanon resident and her boyfriend died days apart in a South Nashville apartment.
    Beth Straub, 45, and Jesse Meece, 45, were found dead Nov. 5 at 928 Ilawood Drive in Nashville after Meece’s mother contacted the police about conducting a welfare check, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.
    When Meece’s mother learned that he hadn’t been to work since Oct. 30, she contacted the police.

  • Remembering Deputy Rakes

    Nov. 14 marked a year since Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes was shot and killed during a traffic stop right outside city limits on Danville Highway.
    But, for Rakes’ two sisters, time has not healed their broken hearts.
    “It doesn’t feel any differently than it did a year ago,” Anita Elder said, starting to cry. “My heart still aches. It hurts so bad.”

  • Seeking justice

    David Litsey Sr. was at home watching television when he heard reports of a shooting in Raywick.
    He and his wife, Linda Bridgewater Litsey, immediately called their son, David Litsey Jr., who they knew had gone to Raywick that night. His friends answered the phone and said they were on the way to Spring View Hospital.
    When David Sr. and Linda arrived at the hospital, they learned that David Jr. was the shooting victim. Eventually, the doctors told them that they hadn’t been able to save him.