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  • Education briefs

    Board denies Newspapers In Education request

    The Marion County Board of Education denied a donation request from The Lebanon Enterprise for the Newspapers In Education program at its Oct. 13 meeting.

    The decision was tabled at the board's Sept. 22 meeting so that School Finance Officer Lisa Hutchins could do more research on the needs of each school in regards to the NIE program.

  • Lebanon man indicted for rape

    Telly Jermaine Burton, 35, of 668 Country Club Drive in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree rape.

    According to the indictment, on or about Sept. 27, Burton engaged in sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion or who was incapable of consent because she was physically helpless.

    His bond was set at $50,000 with the condition that he have no contact with the victim.

    In other indictments:

  • LES asks for additional teachers

    Lebanon Elementary School is serving more students than ever before - more than 400 to be exact - which has forced the school to add an additional kindergarten classroom at the beginning of the school year.

    Last week, the Marion County Board of Education discussed the possibility of hiring a full-time media specialist/librarian and a full-time music teacher in order to fit the unbelievably tight and crowded schedule that the school is facing currently.

    The discussion was the result of a written request made by the LES Site Based Decision Making Council recently.

  • Kelly appointed to judge's seat

    The Governor's office issued the following announcement Monday afternoon:

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced today the appointment of State Senator Dan Kelly as a judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit.  Sen. Kelly was among three names submitted to Gov. Beshear by the seven-member nominating commission.

    "Sen. Kelly has the appropriate temperament and experience for this position," said Gov. Beshear.  "I feel confident he will provide fair, honest and judicious service to the people of the 11th Judicial Circuit." 

  • Lebanon reviews nuisance property ordinance

    Lebanon city officials have been discussing nuisance properties for months. Now, they are one step closer to doing something to address the problem.

    Monday evening, the Lebanon City Council reviewed a draft of a proposed property maintenance ordinance during its regular monthly meeting.

    The council reviewed a draft of an ordinance based on a similar ordinance in effect in Campbellsville.

  • H1N1 vaccine expected to arrive soon

    Two cases of H1N1 have been confirmed in Marion County, according to the Kentucky Department of Health.

    To date, 512 cases of H1N1, also known as swine flu, have been confirmed in Kentucky, and four deaths have been attributed to this strain of influenza virus.

    Limited quantities of a nasal spray H1N1 vaccine were sent to some Kentucky communities earlier this month.

  • An afternoon of grace

    As the bells chimed to announce that it was noon Saturday, approximately 50 people gathered outside the David R. Hourigan Government Building in Lebanon.

    They gathered for one purpose: to pray.

    Specifically, to pray the Rosary.

    Helen Hughes, the organizer of the event, said this is the third year the public Rosary has been held in Marion County. The event was held as close as possible to Oct. 13, the anniversary of what some Catholics believe was Mary’s final apparition to three children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917.

  • Thrill of the ‘Chase’

    Susan Perobek rang a cowbell, cheered and took photos as her teammate Paula Pierce finished her leg eight of the inaugural Bourbon Chase, a 200-mile relay that passed through Marion County Friday.

    “We’re always looking for some new adventure,” said Perobek, the captain of the Girls Night Out team, which included members from Louisville, Arizona, Colorado and Tennessee.

    The “Girls” were just one of the 150 teams that  participated in the relay. Each team had between six and 12 runners.

  • Loretto man in accident on KY 527

    A Loretto man was involved in Oct. 6 in a single-vehicle accident .7 of a mile north of St. Francis on KY 527.

    Gregory Ruley, 44, was driving a 1989 Chevy S-10 Blazer north on KY 527 at 1:11 p.m. Tuesday when he lost control in a curve, ran off the road and struck a ditch. The state police reported that he then crossed the roadway again and overturned in a yard.

    Ruley was not wearing a seat belt, according to the state police.

    He was transported to Spring View Hospital by Marion County EMS. Ruley has been treated and released.

  • Council approves pay increases for some city employees

    A few Lebanon city employees will see bigger paychecks thanks to decisions made by the Lebanon City Council during a special-called meeting Sept.