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  • Supreme Court denies rehearing of annexation case

    The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the City of Lebanon’s annexation of 415 acres of property for a second time.
    On March 20, the Supreme Court issued a 6-1 decision upholding the city’s annexation. The 2006 annexation included residential properties and multiple businesses, including Wal-mart, along Campbellsville Highway into the city limits.
    On Thursday, Aug. 21, the Supreme Court unanimously denied a petition for rehearing filed on behalf of property owners who opposed the annexation.

  • Bickett book signing has been cancelled

    UPDATE: The book signing originally scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 28, has been cancelled.

    According to the Marion County Public Library, the books to be used for the signing have not yet arrived. The book signing will be rescheduled at a later date.

  • Crew keeps things ‘Moo’ving at the park

     With fresh dew still on the grass, Jerry Stumph circled Gorley Field on a John Deere bunker rake Friday morning. The engine quietly purred as he made circular laps around the all-dirt infield.

    "It's kind of enjoyable to be honest with you," Stumph said.

  • Dippity-do

    Visitors from all over the United States and across the globe come to Loretto to visit Maker’s Mark distillery. For many of them, one of the highlights of the trip is getting to watch bottles being dipped into the bourbon’s signature red wax — live and in person.
    “It’s kind of fun because you can tell they enjoy watching you do your job,” said Jenny Spannknebel, one of the bottling line workers at Maker’s Mark.

  • CrossFit E2 – It’s not a cult, it’s a community

     Two years ago, Ross Wright decided he wanted a career change.

    He knew he wanted to do something fitness related, maybe even open his own gym. Initially, he thought about building a gym, possibly in Loretto. He even had blueprints drawn up, but finding land to build on became an issue. Then, he and his wife, Sarah, considered buying a gym, but that didn’t work out, either. In the meantime, Ross had a friend that asked him to try CrossFit at Horse Country CrossFit in Danville. He started going in February, and immediately was hooked.

  • Free paper goes to area homes today

    A special promotional issue of The Lebanon Enterprise will be sent to all homes in Marion County today. The complimentary issue to non-subscribers is made possible by the Spring View Hospital and Citizens National Bank.

  • School board tax rate hearing is Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the board office for a public hearing on the proposed 2014 tax rate.
    Last year, the school board set its tax rate at 53.8 cents per $100 of real and personal property.
    The board has scheduled a public hearing to consider increasing that rate to 55.7 cents per $100 of real and personal property for this year.

  • Labor Day closings

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly has announced that Labor Day is a holiday for county employees. As a result, the county judge’s office and all government offices in the David R. Hourigan Government Building will be closed Saturday, Aug. 30 and Monday, Sept. 1.
    While the sheriff’s office will be closed, that office will respond to calls placed through the Lebanon Police Dispatch, 270-692-2121.

  • Court approves funds for tech school equipment

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved funding last week to purchase new tools for the industrial maintenance program at the Marion County Area Technology Center.
    The Marion County Board of Education recently returned $112,000 to the fiscal court. That money had been intended for improvements at the tech center.
    By getting the money back, the court has direct control over how those funds will be used. The magistrates have asked the county attorney to draft a memorandum of agreement with the Marion County Jobs Consortium.

  • Court: Ky. police liable for informant's murder

    By Andrew Wolfson
    The Courier-Journal

    After an 18-year fight, Virginia Gaither has finally won justice for her grandson, a special education student who was tortured and murdered after Kentucky State Police used him to make a drug buy despite his identity being compromised.
    In a unanimous opinion, the Kentucky Supreme Court Thursday reinstated most of a $168,729 award to her that had been thrown out by lower courts.