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  • St. Baldrick's Day is scheduled for March 19

    Citizens National Bank in Lebanon has announced that its annual St. Baldricks event is set for Saturday, March 19, at Saint Augustine Grade School's gymnasium from 1-3 p.m.

    The event is also "live" on the St. Baldricks website. Just go to www.stbaldricks.org/events/cnb2011. That is the direct link to CNB's event page and where people can sign up as a volunteer, shavee, make donations, read about upcoming events and more.

  • The Caring Place receives a few helping hands

    Marion County cares.

    Just ask Delena Trent, executive director of The Caring Place.

    After announcing in The Lebanon Enterprise in December that The Caring Place, a domestic violence shelter that originally opened in 1993, was on the verge of closing its doors because of a lack of funding, the citizens of Marion County stepped up in a big way.

  • Murder case on track for May trial

    Tonya Ford was in court again Tuesday for a hearing in the case that accuses her of murdering her husband.

    Ford, 37, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly on Tuesday morning, Jan. 18, for another discovery hearing, which lasted approximately five minutes.

    Ford is accused of killing her husband, former Lebanon Police officer David M. Ford on Feb. 10, 2009. She pleaded not guilty in November.

  • New home for special needs adults being built

    When Billy Osbourne became the president of the Marion County Association for the Handicapped last year, the first thing he wanted to do was identify the needs in the community.

    "We need housing and we need a new workshop," he said.

    And the association, with some help from the Marion County Fiscal Court, is working toward meeting those needs.

  • Three departments respond to house fire

    Firefighters from Lebanon, Bradfordsville and Loretto all responded to a house fire Thursday at 3081 Bradfordsville Highway, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly.

    The house belongs to Gary Ford, although no one is living there at this time, Mattingly said.

    Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes spotted the fire while driving toward Lebanon and made the call reporting the situation. The fire was reported at 8:05 a.m.

  • Distinguished Young Woman honored by fiscal court

    Christine Mattingly recently won the Kentucky Junior Miss competition. As a result she has been named the newest Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky.

    She will go on to represent the state in the national competition in June in Mobile, Ala.

    Last week, however, she received some recognition closer to home from the Marion County Fiscal Court.

  • Enterprise among best in its class

    For the third consecutive year, The Lebanon Enterprise has received a general excellence award from the Kentucky Press Association.

    The Enterprise received the second-place award for large weekly newspapers in Kentucky. The Jessamine Journal received the first-place award among large weeklies.

  • Commission concerned about community, cooperation

    The chairwoman of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission believes it's time for the commission to "regroup" and for its director to become more team-oriented.

    Saturday, the commission (which is still short two commissioners) met at 8 a.m. to discuss the job performance of Executive Director Chris Hamilton and to consider a possible salary increase for him.

  • School board quizzes Smith

    For nearly three hours Jan. 18, the Marion County Board of Education peppered Superintendent Donald Smith with questions on topics ranging from his residence in another county, his use of a district vehicle, speaking engagements and his leadership style. Two board members even said they questioned whether they could trust him.

    The superintendent defended his record, citing improvements in student test scores and stating his commitment to the community.

  • Donald Smith is no longer superintendent

    Donald Smith is no longer the superintendent of Marion County Public Schools.

    Michael Mullins, the chairman of the Marion County Board of Education, made the announcement following an executive session during the board's Jan. 25 meeting at Calvary Elementary School.

    Upon returning to open session, Mullins said the board members had a copy of a proposed severance agreement and release between the board and Smith, which terminated Smith's contract with Marion County Schools.

    The board voted unanimously to approve the agreement.