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  • Sunday sales revisited

    A former city councilman and a local grocery store owner appeared before the Lebanon City Council Monday to request that packaged alcohol sales be allowed on Sundays.

    During that meeting, however, it was clear that there are divisions on the council about this issue. At the end of Monday evening's discussion, Mayor Gary Crenshaw asked the city attorney to draft two versions of a Sunday sales ordinance, one allowing packaged beer sales and one allowing packaged beer and liquor sales.

  • Fiscal court approves first reading of 2009-10 budget

    The Marion County Fiscal Court voted 5-0 in favor of the first reading of the proposed 2009-10 budget during its regular meeting June 4.

    The county is projecting a decrease in spending for the 2009-10 fiscal year when compared with the 2008-09 budget.

    According to information provided by Marion County Treasurer Kevin Cochran, Marion County is projected to spend $12.9 million during the 2008-09 fiscal year, which ends June 30. Next year's budget includes $12.1 million in spending, a decrease of nearly 6 percent.

  • Graduates, parents face challenging economy, job market

    The diplomas have been handed out, the tassels have been turned and now the "real world" is greeting the graduates of Marion County High School with an ailing economy, tough job market, and rising tuition. Some, however, have already had a taste of its harsh realities.

    According to Workforce Kentucky, the current unemployment rate for Kentucky is at 9.8 percent and the cost of college tuition continues to rise. According to the United States Department of Education, the cost to attend public colleges in the U.S.

  • Car hits house on Miller Pike

    Victor and Pauline Mudd were both at their home at 1915 Miller Pike when an SUV collided with their house June 4.   "I thought it was an earthquake," Victor said.

    Victor was in a room on the opposite side of the house when the collision occurred.

    "It turned me around in my chair," he said.   Pauline was in the living room.   "It knocked my glasses off," she said.

    Neither Victor our Pauline Mudd were injured as a result of the collision.

  • Old Mill Days this weekend

    Bradfordsville will be hosting the 20th annual Old Mill Day this weekend, June 12-13.

    The festival will begin at 5 p.m. Friday evening with a water balloon toss, flea market vendors, arts and crafts and a scavenger hunt.

    Later that evening, sack races, a pet contest, clogging and a beauty pageant will be held. The evening will conclude with musical entertainment, hula hoop and jump rope contests at 8 p.m.

    Another day of festivities begins at 7 a.m. Saturday morning with breakfast at the civic center.

  • Fire occurs at Papa John's Pizza

    The Lebanon Fire Department responded to a fire at Papa Johns in Lebanon Wednesday evening, June 3, at 11:17 p.m.

    The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage is not yet known.

    The Lebanon Police Department and Marion County EMS also responded to the scene.

    The scene was cleared at 1:36 a.m.

    More information will be reported on this as soon as it becomes available.

  • Old Mill Days this weekend

    The festival will begin at 5 p.m. Friday evening with a water balloon toss, flea market vendors, arts and crafts and a scavenger hunt.

    Later that evening, sack races, a pet contest, clogging and a beauty pageant will be held. The evening will conclude with musical entertainment, hula hoop and jump rope contests at 8 p.m.

    Another day of festivities begins at 7 a.m. Saturday morning with breakfast at the civic center.

    A variety of contests will be held throughout the day, and the parade is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

  • Lebanon is hot spot of 400 Miles of Antiques, Collectibles & Stuff

    The 400 Miles of Antiques, Collectibles and Stuff sale rolls through Lebanon from one end of Main Street to the other June 1-7.

    This unique event features dozens of huge yard sales and Lebanon's own antique, craft and collectibles shops. The entire 400 Miles route runs from Maysville to Paducah and through 60 communities along U.S. 68 with thousands of yard sales, more than 200 antique shops and great entertainment.

  • Mayor: Proposed budget fulfills city's obligations

    Mayor Gary Crenshaw delivered his annual budget address and a proposed 2009-10 budget to the Lebanon City Council during a special-called meeting May 26.

    The proposal includes a decline in revenue and expenditures compared with the projected budget for 2008-09.

    "As you are all aware, this year has been traumatic both nationally and locally with the loss of jobs," Crenshaw said.

    He added that city officials sympathize with those affected by the economy.

  • Livestock inspector seeks dismissal of civil suit

    State livestock inspector David Thompson visited former Marion County agriculture extension agent Ed Lanham Jr.'s farm March 20, 2008. That led to a search warrant being executed on Lanham's property.

    Following that search, newspaper articles were published and criminal charges were filed (one of which was dropped) against Lanham.

    In response, Lanham filed a civil defamation lawsuit against Thompson, The Lebanon Enterprise and Donald Brockman, a Campbellsville veterinarian who examined Lanham's horses after the search warrant was served.