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  • 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.

  • Arson is suspected in Gravel Switch fire

    The home of Gravel Switch Fire Department Chief Larry Vaughn was significantly damaged by fire on Thanksgiving day. Arson is suspected, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    KSP Arson Investigator Alex Wesley is investigating the fire, which took place Thursday morning. The Lebanon Police Department's dispatch received a call at 9:26 a.m., that there was a fire at 109 East Railroad Street in Gravel Switch. Fire fighters responded and prevented a total loss but the home sustained significant damage, according to a Kentucky State Police report.

  • Haydon wins Senate seat

    Jodie Haydon is Kentucky's newest state senator.

    Haydon was elected in a Dec. 8 special election to represent the 14th District, which includes Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties. He will fill the remainder of Dan Kelly's unexpired term, which was scheduled to expire Dec. 31, 2010.

    Kelly's senate seat became vacant when he was appointed to the judge's seat for the 11th Judicial Circuit, Division One.