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  • Search continues for next tourism director

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has received more than 20 applications to fill its vacant executive director’s seat.
    Last week, the commission went into executive session during meetings on April 15 and April 18 to begin reviewing the applicants.
    Tourist commission chairman Brad Lanham said the search committee started conducting interviews Monday afternoon.
    “I’m not sure how many we will interview at this point,” Lanham said.

  • YOUR MONEY AT WORK: Marion County Health Center works for healthy, safe community

    Editor’s note: This is the sixth story in a series about the seven special districts serving Marion County, as identified by the State Auditor’s Office as part of an effort to increase public awareness of how their money is spent. The Enterprise is taking a closer look at the special districts that serve Marion County, how they are funded, and what they do for the community.

    The Marion County Health Center wants you to be healthy.

  • Marion County High School 2013 Prom
  • Fiscal court to meet Thursday, April 18

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Proclamation of “Lebanon Middle School To Watch Day,” April 24, 2013

    - Request for Bradfordsville youth athletics program allocation

    - State KYEM – mutual  aid and assistance agreement

  • Tourist commission to meet Thursday, April 18

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in a special-called meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    - Mission statement

    - Designate a budget committee

    - Budget proposal

    - Marketing plan proposal

    - Interim phase daily operations and compensation

    - Revisit the bylaws on interim phase liabilities

    - Kentucky Baroque Trumpets

    - Executive session under KRS 61.810(f) 

  • Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture visits Lebanon

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer stopped by T&H Feed Service on April 9 as part of swing through central Kentucky, in which he visited with store owners and local farmers to chat about agricultural issues. During his visit to Lebanon, Comer spoke briefly about his plans to visit Washington D.C. to lobby in favor of allowing industrial hemp to be grown in Kentucky, his recent visit with EPA regulators in Atlanta, and livestock care standards.

  • Working, walking together

    Despite chilly temperatures, hundreds of people gathered at Graham Memorial Park on Saturday morning to show their support for autism awareness.
    The third annual Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk is part of a continuing effort to educate the community about autism and people who live with this condition.
    John Mikkiah Thompson, a 19-year-old with autism, opened the event by singing “Through My Eyes,” a song about living with autism. Thompson did not speak until he was 8 years old, and it was his interest in music that helped him learn to talk.

  • 2013 Kentucky Writers Day Celebration concludes Sunday

    This year’s Kentucky Writers Day Celebration will not only honor the written word, but also Lebanon resident and musician Mike Hill, who passed away recently.
    “Mike had been involved in every Songwriters Tribute Showcase since we started hosting it,” Jeanne Lane, event organizer, said. “He was a tremendous supporter of the event and Penn's Store.”

  • ‘Call of the Wildman’ returns June 2

    The second season of Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman,” starring Marion County’s own Ernie “Turtleman” Brown Jr., is scheduled to begin June 2.
    This season’s shows include trips to Texas and Mexico, and Brown and the Turtle Team will once again catch a variety of animals. Turtle Mama returns as well.
    This season, Brown makes visits to an alpaca farm, the old Marion County Courthouse, and Waverly Hill Sanitarium.
     

  • New exhibit focuses on local wildlife

    A new exhibit focusing on the animals of Marion County has opened at the Marion County Heritage Center, located in the old courthouse at 120 E. Main Street in Lebanon.
    The exhibit includes several deer, including a 13-point buck downed by an 8-year-old girl. Other animals on display include a bobcat, a buffalo shoulder mount, fish, snakes, turkey and waterfowl. A few exotic creatures are on display as well.
    Visitors can also see pelts from alpaca, buffalo, coyote and fox.