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  • Rise again

    Rev. Will Pierce stepped to the front of the church to address the approximately 200 people present for the May 9 service at Bradfordsville Baptist Church.

    "It is so wonderful to see you today in the building," he said.

    One week earlier, nearly two feet of water poured into the church, damaging the carpet and roughly half of the hymnals and Bibles in the church's pews.

  • How you can help flood victims

    Donations for flood victims are being collected and volunteers are needed to help with clean-up.

    Woodlawn Baptist Church is accepting donations for victims of the flooding that occurred as a result of the flooding May 2.

    Rev. Greg Haynes said Woodlawn Baptist would accept any donated items — furniture, clothing, etc. He said there are people who lost everything they owned as a result of the flooding.

    Anyone who would like to make a donation should call the church at (270) 692-4825.

  • President declares major disaster for Kentucky

    President Barack Obama issued a major disaster declaration for Kentucky in the aftermath of the severe storms that affected much of the state May 1-2 . Obama signed the declaration Tuesday, May 11.

    The declaration notes that severe storms, flooding, mudslides and tornadoes have affected the state.

  • Keens resign from Marion County Board of Education

    Wayne and Lynn Keen handed in their letters of resignation to Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith Monday of last week.

    Wayne is the director of transportation and maintenance for the district, while his wife, Lynn, is the director of secondary education. They have both been employed with the board of education for 10 years.

  • A Bardstown man arrested after shooting incident at Cardinal Den

    A Bardstown man was arrested May 9 for his involvement in a shooting incident that took place at The Cardinal Den.

    Charles T. Poynter, 27, of Bardstown was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and alcohol intoxication in a public place. Poynter was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.

  • Newspaper will be delivered late next week

    Due to the election Tuesday, May 18, The Lebanon Enterprise will be holding the newspaper to include the election results in the May 19 edition. Therefore, the paper may be late getting to your mailbox. However, newspapers will be on newsstands as soon as we can possibly get them there.

  • Primary Elections are today

    Marion Countians will be going to the polls today to cast their ballots in the primary elections.

    The polls are open until 6 p.m.

    The races on the ballot are as follows:

    Democratic primary

    PVA - Terry "Catfish" Rakes, William U. Scott (I)

    Sheriff - Jimmy Clements, Carroll Kirkland (I)

    Magistrate, District D - Larry Caldwell (I), Wayne Shively

    Magistrate, District E - James Rickie Livers, Charlotte Brady Mattingly, Mike Peterson, Roger "Cotton" Smothers

  • Five Republican's seek Bunning's seat

    Jim Bunning will conclude his second term as a U.S. Senator from Kentucky next January.

    On May 18, five candidates will be vying to take his place on the Republican ticket.

    Among the remaining candidates, the front-runners are Dr. Rand Paul, the son of Texas Congressman Ron Paul, and Secretary of State Trey Grayson, but they aren't the only options for Republican voters. Gurley Martin of Owensboro, Jon Scribner of Gray and John Stephenson of Independence are also seeking the right to run in November.

  • Summer reading program in the works

    Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith is planning for a new summer reading program, which he hopes will help "gap kids" acquire a love for reading.

    The program will focus on the four elementary schools and will target 108 specific children, including 21 students from Lebanon Elementary School, 23 students from Calvary Elementary School, 16 students from A.C. Glasscock Elementary School and 48 students from West Marion Elementary School. Smith said he is specifically targeting male students.

  • KSP investigating Riverview Drive fire

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating a fire that occurred April 28 at 403 Riverview Drive in Bradfordsville.

    The fire was reported to the Lebanon Police at 2:22 a.m. Wednesday morning.

    Assistant Bradfordsville Fire Chief Joe Pat Kirkland said the house was fully involved when the firefighters arrived and was a total loss.

    Jake Redfern, who was living in the house, was at his parents the night of the fire, Kirkland said.

    Det. Alex Wesley of the Kentucky State Police was investigating the cause of the fire.