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  • Jim Richardson's candidate questionnaire for the Lebanon City Council

    Name: Jim Richardson Age: 66 Educational background: I graduated from Campbellsville High School and attended several work related classes while working at Western Ky Gas CO.

  • TG Kentucky: 10 years of 'continuous improvement'

    It's been a decade since Toyoda Gosei opened a factory in central Kentucky.  Saturday night, the company celebrated its 10 years in Lebanon with a concert featuring American Idol contestant Josh Gracin, and company officials from TG and Toyota and local elected officials spoke during a special luncheon Friday afternoon. Kyoji Ikki told the assembly Friday that it was a great honor to serve as TG Kentucky's president on its 10th anniversary. "I hope for TG Kentucky's continuing success," he said.

  • BREAKING NEWS: House fire occurs on Mays Chapel Road

    A huge cloud of black smoke undoubtedly caught the attention of drivers on Danville Highway Monday afternoon. The smoke was coming from Mayes Chapel Road where Gregory and Linda Taylor's home was overcome by flames.

  • Timing is a factor in 'nickel' election

    June 30, 2009, will be Roger Marcum's last day as the superintendent of Marion County Public Schools. He knows that he could have completed his time as superintendent without ever raising the issue of school facilities. But he is also convinced that it's a situation that won't go away when he retires. "Every day we wait, the problem gets bigger," Marcum said. The issue in Marcum's mind is the $24.1 million in needs identified 20 months ago in the district facilities plan.

  • Opponents of 'nickel' see tax increase as unfair, unneeded

    For more than a year, Marion County school officials have been working to convince the public that the "recallable nickel" is needed, but many voters remain unconvinced.   Take Jack Sheperson, for instance.   He said that having newer school buildings would be nice, but he added that every person has a limit on how much they are willing to give, even if it is for something that would be nice.

  • Darin Spalding's candidate questionnaire for the Lebanon City Council

    Name: Darin Spalding Age:40 Educational background: Marion County High School, graduated 1985 Associated of Applied Science Degree in Computer Aided Design and Drafting from Louisville Technical Institute, graduated 1988 Address: 614 Bruce Street   Work Experience: Senior Designer @ CFW Associated Engineers, Inc for 20 years.   Family Information: Wife - Ida Spalding, Kindergarten Teacher

  • Fiscal Court meeting today

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16.

    According to the agenda, the court will hear a delegation regarding citizen concerns and consider re-appointment of health board members, the first reading of a revised county road ordinance and renewal of the county's NACO membership.

    Other items include appointments to the cemetery board, a payment to the annual forest fire protection assessment, bid publication for an ambulance purchase, department reports, payment of bills and old and new business.

  • Marching for Babies

    Ten teams laced up their tennis shoes Saturday for the March of Dimes' annual fundraiser - March for Babies.

  • Forkland Festival is Oct. 10-11

    The Forkland Heritage Festival and Revue will be held Oct. 10-11, near Gravel Switch at the Forkland Community Center on Highway 37. The hours of the event will be Friday from noon to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    This year's theme is "Roots, Trunk and Branches, Abraham Lincoln's Connections to the Forkland Community."

  • County names health insurance agent before bid deadline

    A few weeks ago, the Marion County Fiscal Court unanimously voted to seek requests for proposals for the county's health insurance in 2009.

    The county placed ads in the Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 editions of The Lebanon Enterprise seeking group health insurance proposals. The proposals had to be turned in by 3 p.m. Nov. 6, according to those ads.

    Nevertheless, a majority of the court decided last week who the county's insurance agent will be in 2009.