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Local News

  • Springfield man seriously injured in motorcycle accident

    A Springfield man is in serious condition at University Hospital after being involved in a motorcycle accident Saturday in Loretto.   The collision occurred at 8:14 p.m. on KY 49 in Loretto.

    John F. Golden, 52, was driving a 1978 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he lost control, and was thrown from the motorcycle. Golden was not wearing a helmet and was airlifted by Air Evac to University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Board addresses open meetings issue

    The Lebanon Enterprise issued an open meetings complaint to the Marion County Board of Education regarding a closed session that took place during the June 8 board meeting. During a special called meeting Monday, Sr. Kay Carlew read the following statement in response to that complaint.

    "The closed session during the June 8, 2010, board meeting related to confidential student information rather than discipline of a student and was authorized by KRS 61.810-1(k), instead of KRS 61.810-1(f) as referenced during the meeting.

  • Rabid raccoon found in Loretto

    A child was bitten in the Loretto area recently by a raccoon that tested positive for rabies.

    According to Marion County Animal Control Officer Jeff Wooldridge, as far as he knows the child is OK, but will have to undergo a serious of shots.

    Wooldridge encouraged all pet owners to get their pets vaccinated for rabies. Last year, there were two skunks in the county that tested positive for rabies, one right in downtown Lebanon.

  • Heat Wave

    As the park activities director for the City of Lebanon, Matthew Mattingly is used to working outdoors. At this time of year, almost everything he and his employees do is outside, and recently, that's meant working in temperatures that regularly exceed 90 degrees and heat indexes that push 100 degrees or higher.

    "It's probably about the worst week or week and a half we've had in the past three or four years," Mattingly said.

  • Holiday office closings

    County offices at the David R. Hourigan Government Center will be closed Saturday July 3, and Monday, July 5, for the Fourth of July holiday.

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office will respond to calls, but they will be routed through the dispatch at the Lebanon Police Department (621-2121 or 911 for emergencies).

  • Jets Over Kentucky to land in Lebanon soon

    Jets Over Kentucky Week kicks off with free flying for pilots July 4-8 at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport just outside downtown Lebanon. This radio-controlled jet show is a Kentucky Tourism Council Top 10 Summer Event and is expected to draw nearly 200 pilots from all over the U.S. and three other countries.

  • Bourbon and BBQ event gets tourism's support

    Bourbon and BBQ are two things Kentucky is known for worldwide and next month a new event in Lebanon will cater to both.

    The Kentucky Bourbon and BBQ Musicfest, a new event being organized by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce and the Lebanon Main Street Committee, will be held July 30-31. The event got a big shot in the arm Monday when the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission voted to give an $8,500 grant toward the event.

  • Life of service

    Avral Thompson stood before the assembly at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church to eulogize his friend and fire chief, Mark Mattingly. At one point, he asked the other members of the Loretto Fire Department to help him out.   "Was Mark proud of his family?" Thompson asked

    "No doubt," the firefighters replied in unison, using one of Mattingly's favorite phrases.

    "Would Mark want us to carry on?" Thompson asked moments later.

  • Some local restaurants 'not happy' about tourism tax

    Collection of the City of Lebanon's tourism tax continues to be an issue, and that's because the collection policy is "soft," according to Chris Hamilton, executive director of the Lebanon and Tourist Convention Commission. Approximately $8,000 is delinquent from local restaurants, including Big Jim's, Sam B's, Cedarwood, Henning's, Arby's, Captain D's, Subway, Subway at Walmart, Wendy's, Myrtledene and Willie A's, according to Hamilton's monthly executive director's report. However, according to newly appointed Tourism Commissioner Kenny Marrett, Hami

  • Honor and dedication

    Five years ago, Johnathan Adam Hughes was killed by a roadside bomb while serving in Iraq. Last week, a new road was dedicated in Marion County to preserve his memory.

    Family and friends, state and local officials, veterans and dozens of others were on hand for the dedication of the Adam Hughes Memorial Highway June 15.

    Hughes was serving with the Kentucky Army National Guard's Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery, which is based in Campbellsville, at the time of his death. He was 21 years old.