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Local News

  • Upcoming early deadlines for Enterprise

    The Lebanon Enterprise will have early deadlines for its July 3 edition. Due to our printing schedule, the deadline for all advertising will be noon on Friday, June 28. All editorial items for the sports section will need to be submitted by noon on Friday, as well.
    The Twin County Advantage will also have early deadlines for its July 8 issue. The deadline for all advertising will be noon on Tuesday, July 2.

  • Marion County Fair begins June 29

    The Marion County Fair returns Saturday, June 29, and continues through Saturday July 6 at the Marion County Fairgrounds.
    The carnival and two new features — Laser Tag and Nojoe’s Circus — will be available every evening from July 1 through July 6. The carnival opens at 6 p.m. nightly, and Laser Tag will be available all evening.
    Nojoe’s Circus will give two performances per night. The circus will include clowns, trampoline and trapeze artists, the Dynamo Dogs and much more.

  • ‘Oklahoma!’ to benefit tornado victims

    Kentucky Classic Theatre is producing Roger’s and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” in July, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit victims of the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.
    “This is a great opportunity to support your local arts community as well as help another hurting community. We are proud to be a part of that,” said Robin Humphress of Kentucky Classic Theatre.
    The performances will be at 7 p.m. July 18 and 19 and 8 p.m. July 20. Tickets for all shows are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

  • County gives up control of old courthouse

    When the Marion County Judicial Center opened in the fall of 2011, the old Marion County Courthouse sat vacant until the Marion County Historical Society moved into the top floor in July of 2012.
    The historical society opened the Marion County Heritage Center inside the old courthouse last September, although the grand opening took place this past February.
    Thursday, the historical society members returned to the Marion County Fiscal Court seeking control over the entire building.

  • Heritage Center commemorates the Civil War with music, displays

    The Marion County Heritage Center will be remembering Lebanon’s connections to the Civil War in a series of activities in July.
    Starting July 1, the heritage center will have a new exhibit on loan from the Kentucky Historical Society. The exhibit features several banners with information about the Civil War and President Abraham Lincoln.
    Members of the Marion County Historical Society also hope to have some local memorabilia from that period.

  • Industrial Foundation will be taxed this year

    The Marion County Industrial Foundation will be getting a property tax bill for the first time this year.
    “We’ve been tax exempt,” said Tom Lund, Marion County Economic Development Director, in a phone interview.
    That changed following a Kentucky Supreme Court decision earlier this year in a case that originated in eastern Kentucky. In that decision, the court ruled that industrial foundations are not tax exempt.

  • Jets Over Kentucky coming to Lebanon in July

    Lebanon will play host to the world's largest remote control jet show - Jets Over Kentucky - July 7-13 at the Lebanon/Springfield Airport in Lebanon. Event organizers are expecting as many as 200 pilots from across the globe, including China, Brazil, Spain, Europe, Mexico, Canada and Germany.
    Some of the planes are valued at up to $100,000. The lineup includes F-15’s, F-4 Phantoms, a Stealth Fighter Jet and much more. International vendors will showcase the latest remote control innovations and technology.

  • Counterfeit currency circulating in Danville, Stanford areas

    By Kendra Peek & Ben Kleppinger
    The Advocate-Messenger and Interior Journal

    Business owners and customers alike are urged to be cautious as someone is circulating counterfeit bills in Boyle and Lincoln counties.

  • Jail rehab programs on the rise

    Jessica Hayes admits she has made mistakes.
    The Springfield, Ohio, native started using cocaine when she was 14 years old. She later moved to Kentucky, and she traded her cocaine addiction for a pill addiction.
    That eventually led to a conviction for second-degree robbery and second-degree burglary, but that is only part of the reason she is at the Marion County Detention Center.
    Hayes, now 25, transferred to MCDC in December so she could participate in Women Living in Balance (WLIB), a 90-day substance abuse program.

  • Corrections and clarifications - June 26, 2013

    An article in the June 12 edition incorrectly identified Patricia Pulliam as a physician’s assistant. She is a nurse practitioner.