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  • On the record with... Jimmy Higdon

    1. In your opinion, what is the most important issue facing Kentucky at this time, and what can you do to help with that issue if you are elected?   The most important issue is creating jobs and protecting the jobs we already have. As a small business owner, I understand firsthand the hardships businesses face in this tough economy. Kentucky has lost over 100,000 jobs this past year and these jobs will only come back with hard work.

  • MAC inmate walks away, recaptured within hours

    A inmate from Marion Adjustment Center was confirmed to be missing at 9:24 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29. By 11:55 that night he had been recaptured by the Kentucky State Police.

    John Lawrence Kilburn, 28, walked away from MAC, but was located in Marion County.

    Kilburn was serving a 10-year sentence for second-degree robbery on a Pulaski County conviction. According to a statement from MAC, he would have been eligible for parole in March of 2011.

    MAC officials credited local and state law enforcement for a quick response to apprehend Kilburn.

  • Three injured in two-vehicle crash on US 68

    Three people were injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 68.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, David Sandusky, 41, of 3200 St. Rose Road in Lebanon was traveling east on U.S. 68 at about 7 p.m.

  • H1N1 vaccines available for all elementary school students

    The Marion County Health Department in conjunction with the Marion County School District are offering H1N1 vaccines to all elementary school age students. The clinics will be held as follows:

      • Dec. 3: West Marion Elementary from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

                     Calvary Elementary from 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Updated information about H1N1, vaccines

    The following information was provided by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department:

    Approximately 1500 H1N1 influenza vaccinations were given in the schools in the Lincoln Trail District (which includes Marion County) last week.

    "The school clinics have gone well and we've seen a good response to the clinics," stated Linda Sims, director of Lincoln Trail District Health Department. "We will continue holding the school clinics through the end of the year."

    School clinics are scheduled to continue this month.

  • Negative ads, budget shortfall main focus of second debate

    Editor's note: A candidate forum hosted by Channel 6 in Lebanon will be rebroadcast at 2 p.m Saturday and Sunday and again at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday. The debate hosted by PLG-TV will be rebroadcast at 4 p.m. Sunday and will stream live online at www.plgtv.com.

  • Cleaning up

    The Lebanon City Council has only approved the first reading of a proposed property maintenance code ordinance, but building inspector John Thompson believes it is already making a difference.

    "One lady has already torn three houses down," he said. "We may already be experiencing the effects of the ordinance."

    Thompson hopes that is only the beginning. He estimated there are 10 properties in the city that could become the focus of the city's initial enforcement efforts if the council approves a second reading of the ordinance.

  • Ready to ride

    A farm just outside of Loretto may soon become the new hub of competitive bull riding.

    XB Arena, an indoor, heated facility located on Scott Ballard's farm, which is located at 1280 Manton Road outside of Loretto, is scheduled to host its first competition Saturday, Dec. 5.

    The doors will open at 6 p.m., and the competition is scheduled to start around 7:30 p.m. Ballard said they will also have mutton bustin' for younger kids. (Mutton bustin' involves kids trying to hold on as they ride a sheep.)

  • State senate candidates share their views

    A special election Dec. 8 will decide who will fill the vacant District 14 state senate seat. The district includes Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties.

    The candidates are Jodie Haydon, a former state representative from Bardstown, and Jimmy Higdon, a sitting state representative from Lebanon.

    Both candidates recently responded to questionnaire sent by The Lebanon Enterprise. Their answers reveal a number of similarities as well as a few differences.

  • Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival rings in the season this weekend

    Want to see a holiday event that is completely off the chain? There’s no time better to spend a weekend in central Kentucky than during the Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival Fri-Sun., Dec. 4-6.