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Local News

  • From our readers: I love my job

     Christina McRay

    Principal

    Lebanon Middle School

  • Governor's race heating up

    By Kevin Wheatley
    The State Journal

    While all eyes are on Kentucky’s contentious U.S. Senate race as Election Day nears, another battle between GOP hopefuls for governor is nearing a boil.

  • Kentucky payday lenders face stiffened enforcement

    By Jere Downs
    The Courier-Journal

    Finding herself short $200 on her rent after being laid off from her job at Presbyterian headquarters, Mary Love took out a payday loan.
    The following payday, her bank account was charged $200, plus a $30 fee by the Outer Loop lender.
    Love said that easy access to cash ultimately cost her $1,420 in fees — with what amounted to an annual interest rate of 391 percent — as she paid down credit card debt and expenses between 2003 and 2005.

  • Average income in Marion County among lowest in region

     Marion County residents have average incomes among the lowest in the area, according to a report prepared by the Western Kentucky University Center for Applied Economics.

    Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund said this might also explain why many county residents work outside of Marion County.

    "Employers will have to consider raising their wages in order to compete," Lund said in a telephone interview Monday.

  • Sweet summer time

    The Lebanon Enterprise asked for its readers to submit their favorite summer time photos.

  • Making wishes come true… Turtleman style

    Story by John Bramel
    Photography by John and Joanne Bramel

    Austin Myers, an 8-year-old Make-A-Wish recipient from Osh Kosh, Wisconsin, was adamant.
    “I want to meet Turtleman.”
    “The Make-A-Wish people wanted a backup choice, I guess, so they asked him what would be his second choice,” said Austin’s grandfather, Dennis Galecki.
    “I want to meet Turtleman,” he repeated.
    After some prompting, he said his second choice was Clay Matthews, of the Green Bay Packers.

  • New high school vandalized early Friday morning

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Four suspects have been identified in connection with the vandalism that occurred at the new Washington County High School facility on Friday morning, Aug. 22.
    William K. Gibson, Raymond C. Witten and Devin D. Abell, each 18 years old, and an unnamed 17-year-old were listed as suspects in a release on the Springfield Police Department's Facebook page on Sunday. All four suspects are 2014 graduates of Washington County High School.

  • Sheriff's office seeks assistance in truck theft

    The following announcement is from the Marion County Sheriff's Office:

     The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a 2008 GMC Sierra extended cab pickup truck from a residence at 2685 Highway 52 in Loretto. The owner reported it was stolen sometime after 11p.m. Saturday night, Aug. 23.

    The truck was described as a four-wheel drive and silver in color.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 270-692-3051.

  • Loretto man dies after head-on collision

    A Loretto man who was involved in a two-vehicle collision on Aug. 20 died late Sunday or early Monday morning, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.
    Thomas Hamilton, 59, was flown to University Hospital in Louisville after the accident, which occurred at 8:17 p.m. Aug. 20 on Hwy. 52, west of the Loretto city limits near 75 Mills Lane.
    Rita Medley, 53, of Loretto was listed in stable condition as of Monday morning at U of L.

  • Hazardous weather outlook issued for Marion County

    The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for central Kentucky, including Marion County, for Saturday evening, Aug. 23.

    According to the weather service, scattered thunderstorms with cross the area this evening. Continuous lightning, gusty winds and "heavy to torrential rainfall" is possible with this storm, according to the weather service.

    For more information, go to http://goo.gl/4vylr5.