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  • Fiscal Court meets Thursday, Feb. 2

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    The agenda for the meeting includes:
    Minutes of the Jan. 19 meeting
    A budget transfer to the Marion County Detention Center
    Annual report from the Marion County Economic Development Office
    Allocation for youth recreational activities, youth soccer request
    Consider reward for information, arrest and conviction on animal abandonment issue
    Delegation: Animal shelter fundraiser, match request

  • Lebanon man arrested at Taylor County Animal Shelter

    From the Central Kentucky News-Journal

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with impersonating an animal control officer at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Lee Otto, 31, of 3365 St. Mary's Road, arrived at the shelter on Monday at noon.

  • Jam session

    For one weekend, the Heart of Kentucky was the center of Bluegrass music.

    The Grascals returned for the second year as the headlining performer Saturday evening, but the spirit of the event may have been epitomized by a jam session that lasted well after 11 p.m. Friday.

  • LEAP DAY 2012!

    Did you get married on Leap Day?

    Do you celebrate a birthday on Leap Day?

    Did you follow the tradition of women romantically pursuing men in leap years and ask for your man's hand in marriage?

    If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, we want to hear from you! Please call Stevie at (270) 692-6026 or email her at editor@lebanonenterprise.com.

  • 'Tastin' Bash' is Feb. 13

    The Marion County Tastin' Bash, a benefit for the My New Kentucky Home chapter of Habitat for Humanity, will be held Monday, Feb. 13.

    The event is scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located on S. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.

    Tickets are $10 and are available at all local banks or from any board member of My New Kentucky Home, Habitat for Humanity.

    For more information, call Jerry Evans at (270) 692-5579 or Katina Johnson at (270) 402-2163.

  • Dog daze

    Someone once said that a person's character can be judged by the compassion they have for animals.

    Kay Turpin and Sarah Gribbins at the Marion County Animal Shelter definitely believe that to be the case. On a daily basis, they see some of the most caring and some of the most callous individuals.

  • Board praises superintendent after formative evaluation

    The Marion County Board of Education last week praised Chuck Hamilton for his work as the Marion County superintendent.

    "His total score on a scale of zero to four was 3.8," board chairman Michael Mullins said in a phone interview the day after the meeting.

    The board members went into closed session at the conclusion of their Jan. 24 meeting at St. Charles Middle School to conduct Hamilton's formative evaluation.

  • Lebanon man indicted for rape, sex abuse

    Jackie Dakota Moore, 20, of 1364 St. Matthews Cemetery Road in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree rape and first-degree sex abuse (two counts).

    According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 30, Moore engaged in sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion or who was incapable of consent because she was physically helpless. The indictment also reads that on at least two occasions, he subjected another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion or who was physically helpless.

  • Lighting will be added to roundabout in Springfield

    Landmark News Service

     

    A one-vehicle injury crash on Jan. 11 was the ninth accident at the roundabout since it opened after construction last summer.

    Five of those accidents, occurring between Aug. 18 and Oct. 5 of last year, show that drivers' unawareness of the new addition likely contributed to the high number of accidents.

  • House Republicans challenge redistricting plan

    Gov. Steve Beshear may have signed legislation creating new legislative districts for the Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate, but that issue may not be settled just yet.

    On Jan. 26, five Republican state representatives filed a lawsuit in Franklin Circuit Court seeking to have the House redistricting plan declared invalid. The Republicans argue that the plan in House Bill 1 violates the state and federal Constitutions.