Local News

  • Hybrid electric school bus takes to the road

    Increased fuel mileage and reduced emissions aren't common characteristics of a school bus, but that's changing in the state of Kentucky.

    Kentucky will soon have the distinction of having the largest hybrid electric school bus fleet in the nation, and Marion County was one of the 22 districts that received grant funding to purchase a hybrid school bus of its own.

  • Library will host Legislative Meet & Greet today

    Meet area legislators and show support for public libraries at the Legislative Meet & Greet Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 6-8 p.m. at the Marion County Public Library.

    Hosted by the state and local Friends of the Libraries and the libraries of Marion, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties, guests will have the opportunity to meet legislators, hear updates, ask questions and voice their support for libraries.

  • Challenger speaks for 'working people'

    Ed Marksberry is a carpenter, a homebuilder and a real estate broker. This fall, he is seeking another job, U.S. Representative for Kentucky's Second District.

    Marksberry, 47, is the Democratic challenger facing incumbent Rep. Brett Guthrie, a Republican, on Nov. 2. Marksberry is running because of the differences he perceives between himself and Guthrie (see related story).

  • Mid-Kentucky Arts opens season with "Music of James Taylor & Friends"

    On Friday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 30, the music of James Taylor comes to Central Kentucky. Gary Vidito, a well-known area musician, will lead the concert and bring alive the well loved classics of James Taylor. Gary Vidito is known from his contributions to Stephen Foster the Musical, Hoofprints on the Stairs, as a featured soloist with Mid-Kentucky Chorus, and his Music of John Denver concerts. 

    The concert features many of James Taylor's hit songs but also includes favorite songs from that same era.

  • Submit your Thanksgiving traditions

    Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on television, feasting on turkey and all the trimmings, fighting over the turkey wishbone and watching football sprawled out on the couch in a food coma... these are just a few of the common traditions celebrated on Thanksgiving Day.

    But, the Enterprise would like to know what unique traditions you celebrate during this special holiday. Do you have a special dish you make every year? Or, do you stray from the norm and celebrate Thanksgiving without a turkey?

  • Guthrie seeking re-election to Congress

    Brett Guthrie was elected to serve as the U.S. Representative for Kentucky's Second Congressional District in 2008. This year, he's hoping voters choose to give him another term.

    Guthrie replied to a questionnaire from The Lebanon Enterprise that the most important challenge facing the country is improving the economy. (To read the complete questionnaire, visit www.lebanonenterprise.com.)

  • Knight-Fest

    Saturday the stadium at John J. Boswell field was jam-packed for Knight-Fest, a band competition, and the gracious hosts were the Marching Knights.

    Seven bands competed and the grand champion was Adair County. Boyle County was named the reserve grand champion, Russell County won third, Taylor County won fourth, Washington County came in fifth, Green County placed sixth and Woodford County received seventh place.

    According to MCHS Band Director Shane Mitchell, the competition was a huge success.

  • 'Stop loss' benefits deadline has been extended

    Military service members seeking compensation for any time they were deployed beyond their original orders have more time to apply for those benefits, according to the Department of Defense.

    Originally, service members, veterans and their beneficiaries had until Oct. 21 to apply for retroactive stop loss special pay. That deadline has been extended until Dec. 3.

    To apply, or for more information on retroactive stop loss, including submission requirements and service-specific links, go to http://www.defense.gov/stoploss.

  • County approves road spending

    The Marion County Fiscal Court gave its approval to a county road-paving proposal from Road Superintendent Tommy Lee during its Oct. 7 regular meeting.

    According to Lee's report, the county will spend its budgeted funds in proportion to the amount of county roads in each district.

    Between flex funds, discretionary funds and LGEA funds, the county has approximately $1.22 million available for road spending.

  • Mills seeks re-election as state rep

    Terry Mills has represented Kentucky's 24th District since winning a special election in February. He is running again to represent Casey and Marion counties and part of Pulaski County for the same reason he ran eight months ago.

    "It seems to me almost the ultimate in service to your community," Mills said. "And, I just feel like in doing this job I'm giving something back after life having been good to me now for a long time."