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  • Block Party Boogie

    The Generation Gap hosted its annual Block Party over the Labor Day weekend. In addition to music, games and food, the Generation Youth held a dance contest. The Marion County Youth Center also performed a few dance routines for the crowd. 

  • Beat the Heat

    Aiden Mudd from Raywick enjoyed a blast of water from his soccer coach, Jeremy Bowman, after the first soccer game of the season for the 6-year-old-and-under league at Graham Memorial Park recently. The temperature is expected to reach 95 degrees today and tomorrow and then cool off to the mid-80s for the weekend. The cooler temperatures will make this Labor Day weekend even more enjoyable and give local residents a break from the unseasonably hot conditions. Until recently, temperatures have been over 90 degrees for the majority of the summer.

  • State eliminates KCHIP premium

    Low-income families now have one less obstacle to providing health insurance for their children.

    Last week, state officials announced that the $20 monthly fee for the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program has been eliminated.

    "We do think that the $20 premium requirement did present a hardship on some families," said Vikki Franklin, a spokeswoman for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

  • In check

    May 18 is a day that Junie Mattingly and his wife, Carolyn, won't forget any time soon. That was the day that they found out Mattingly had prostate cancer.

    "It was a scary thing when we heard it was cancer," Carolyn said.

    Mattingly, 78, of Loretto seemed to take the news in stride. Two of his brothers had the disease previously, so he knew that it ran in his family. He'd even had a biopsy one other time, but that test came back negative for cancer.

  • Early Labor Day deadlines

    The Lebanon Enterprise will be closed Monday, Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day. The deadline for advertising will be Friday, Sept. 3, at noon.

    All editorial items, engagements, birthdays, etc., must be submitted to the Enterprise by 5 p.m. Thursday.

     

  • Scam: Men posing as water district employees

    The Marion County Water District wants citizens to be aware of a possible scam in which men are claiming to be water district employees.

    Jimmy Mudd, Marion County Water District manager, said he received two calls that some men were representing themselves as water district employees. The calls came from Loretto Road and on Riley Road, Mudd said.

  • Arson likely cause of McElroy Pike fire

    The Lebanon Fire Department and Marion County EMS responded to a fire at a vacant house on McElroy Pike Sunday evening, and the likely cause was arson, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly.

    The Lebanon Police received a report of the fire at 11:30 p.m. Aug. 29.

    "It was completely involved and gone by the time we got there," Mattingly said.

  • Loretto Homecoming is Saturday

    The Loretto Fire Department is hosting the Mark Mattingly Memorial Loretto Homecoming Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Loretto Ball Park. The activities will begin with the Mark Mattingly Memorial Cornhole Tournament at 10 a.m.

    For more information about the cornhole tournament rules, registration and entry fee, call Keith Willett at (502) 249-6532 or Billy Hardin at (502) 827-0915.

    The Tim Fowler Firefighter Challenge is scheduled for 1 p.m. A tribute to the Fire Department of New York will take place at 5:30, and the 97.5 WAMZ HAMZ softball game will begin at 6 p.m.

  • Block party this weekend

    The Generation Gap will hold its annual Block Party this weekend, Sept. 4-5.

    Food, fun, games, and music will once again be part of the event Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until midnight and resume Sunday afternoon around 1 p.m.

    Around 6 p.m. Sunday afternoon, the Generation Youth will host a dance contest, and the Marion County Youth Center will host a step performance, according to Jackie Furman.

    For more information, call (270) 692-1125.

  • U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell visits Marion County

    The United States is at a crossroads, and the outcome of the November General Election will determine what direction the country is going to take, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell told the crowd at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon Thursday, Aug. 26.

    "Our future is in doubt. This is the time to recapture it," McConnell said. "That's why the founders invented mid-term elections."