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  • Local programs, organizations receive United Way grants
  • A walking miracle

    If you live or work in Marion County, it’s very likely you’ve seen her.
    She’s always on the move, walking all over the City of Lebanon, no matter the weather or the temperature. She’s dressed to the nines, hair and makeup always done, and in the winter she’s likely to be wearing a fur coat.
    If you catch a glimpse of her walking down the street today, you might notice that she now walks with a cane, and her pace is a bit slower than it used to be.

  • Notice of upcoming premium edition

    Due to the premium nature and increased production and distribution costs of the Discover Lebanon & Marion County Magazine, published on April 12, all subscribers will incur a nominal additional charge of $1 for the edition. Your total bill will remain unaffected but there will be a slight adjustment in your expiration date, unless you have selected the monthly EZ Pay option. The premium surcharge will be added to the applicable regular monthly EZ pay charge.

  • Easter egg hunts this Saturday

    Graham Memorial Park will host its annual Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 8. The event will be held rain or shine. The free event is open to ages zero to nine years of age. All participants should meet at the pavilion by the pool before the hunt begins to discuss rules. Children ages zero to four will hunt on Gorley Field. Children ages five to nine will hunt in the playground area. Please bring a basket to collect your eggs. Plastic eggs can be donated back to the park for reuse next year.

  • Student art show is March 30-31

    The Annual Elementary School Student Art Show will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., March 30-31, on the first floor of the Marion County Heritage Center. The show is hosted by the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council. The public is invited to view the outstanding works of art by young, local artists.
     

  • Seth still smiles

    Four years ago today, six-year-old Seth Martinez went from being a normal, rambunctious little boy to a permanently disabled, legally blind child with a brain injury. He’s unable to communicate, unable to swallow and completely dependent on others for his care.
    On March 29, 2013, Seth became a victim of child abuse.
    “I thought my grandson was going to die,” Denise Depappa said. “But, he’s got God on his side. That little boy is a fighter.”

  • Child Abuse Awareness Walk is Saturday

    April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and Lebanon’s first-ever Child Abuse Awareness Walk will take place this Saturday. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Graham Memorial Park.
    The event will include free activities for children, food and a balloon release. Attendees are being asked to wear blue in support of child abuse awareness.
    The event is being sponsored by Central Kentucky Community Action Council Head Start.
    For more information, contact Melissa Garrett, 270-692-9966 or Central Kentucky Head Start, 270-692-2136.

  • ‘I really can’t think of a better place to be’

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty hasn’t given up on his goal of building a multipurpose facility at the fairgrounds, and he took advantage of an opportunity to speak about that project during his “state of the county” address at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday, March 23.
    “It’s in the planning phase, but it’s my goal to continue to push it to be done,” he said.

  • County taking delinquent trash accounts to court

    Magistrates voted to begin court proceedings on delinquent sanitation accounts during the Marion County Fiscal Court’s regular monthly meeting March 16.
    Collecting delinquent trash bills has been a constant headache for county government. Last year, Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty began digging through the mess, and published a list of delinquent accounts in The Lebanon Enterprise on March 1. According to Daugherty, as of right now, 18 delinquent accounts are going to be taken to court.

    In other matters, magistrates:

  • People helping people

    Editor's note: This is the final story in an ongoing series about the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Award winners.