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  • Tourist commission meets this afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, in Room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Bonnie Luckett of the Marion County Heritage Center

    • Mattingly Mattingly of the City of Lebanon parks and recreation department

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Treasurer's report

    • New business:

    - Bonnie Luckett of the Marion County Heritage Center

  • June 4 will be the last day for Marion County students

    The Marion County Board of Education approved several amendments to the school calendar at its April 10 meeting.

    School will not be in session on Memorial Day.

    The last day for students will be Wednesday, June 4.

    The closing day for teachers will be Friday, June 6.

    The MCHS graduation ceremony will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 7.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet in special-called meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 10. The court typically meets on the first and third Thursday of the month, but the meeting originally scheduled for April 3 was postponed until this week.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Resolution declaring April as autism awareness month

    • Request for funding for students to attend the HOSA National Leadership Conference

  • West Marion Elementary Principal taking a leave of absence

    Benji Mattingly, who has been principal at West Marion Elementary School since July of 2005, is taking an unexpected leave of absence for the remainder of the school year.
    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said Mattingly is taking “personal time” and Danny Lyvers, who was principal at WMES for 14 years before retiring in 2005, will be serving as interim principal during Mattingly’s absence.
    The Lebanon Enterprise asked Mattingly if he wanted to make a statement and he declined.

  • Autism walk is Saturday

    Families affected by autism have their own challenges, but this weekend will be an opportunity for them, their friends and the community to celebrate and educate.
    The fourth annual Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon. In the event of rain, the walk will be moved to Lebanon Elementary School.
    "So many of these kids have so much potential. It's just a matter of tapping into it," said Lisa Nally-Martin, the walk organizer.

  • Kentucky Writers Celebration is April 24

    The 2014 Kentucky Writers Celebration will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at the Marion County Heritage Center in Lebanon.

  • City gets preliminary report on flooding

    For the last few months, O’Brien and Gere Engineers has been trying to determine what can be done to avert the kind of flooding that affected downtown Lebanon last year. Monday evening, Elaine Flinn of O’Brien and Gere presented a preliminary report to the Lebanon City Council. Flinn explained that they have conducted a ground survey of the Jordan Creek, reviewed downtown businesses, and partially completed an aerial survey.
    “The Jordan storm system is undersized for a large storm event,” she told the council.

  • All their eggs in one basket

    The hunt was on as children of all ages and sizes stormed Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Saturday morning during the Easter egg hunt. Despite cooler temperatures, a large crowd gathered at the park for the annual tradition.
     

  • Beshear announces launch of Kentucky Automotive Industry Association

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT –To make Kentucky an even more prominent automotive powerhouse, Gov. Steve Beshear is bringing together Kentucky auto manufacturers, suppliers and supporting entities to create the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association.

  • State urges drivers to consider work zones ‘No Phone Zones’

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Many drivers in Kentucky will encounter at least one work zone during their daily travels. With 90 percent of adults in America owning a cell phone, it has become increasingly common to see multi-tasking drivers dialing, texting or talking on their phones while driving through work zones.