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  • Sizing up the U.S. Senate race

    Anyone with a television, radio or mailbox has likely received plenty of reminders that incumbent Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes are squaring off for the U.S. Senate seat.
    McConnell, the Republican minority leader, has represented Kentucky since 1984, and is only the second Kentuckian to become his party’s leader in the Senate. He hopes his re-election will be part of a Republican takeover of the Senate, which could push him to be the majority leader.

  • Election Day is Nov. 4

    Marion County voters will be going to the polls Tuesday Nov. 4 to cast their ballots in contested races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Kentucky House, Soil Conservation District Board members, two districts of the Marion County Board of Education, and both division of the Kentucky Court of Appeals District 3.
    Registered voters who aren’t sure where to vote can find out one of two ways. The first is to call the Marion County Clerk’s Office at 270-692-2651,  preferably before Election Day.

  • Submit your Halloween photos

    Send The Lebanon Enterprise your best Halloween photos and they might be published in the newspaper, or put on our website. Just email them to editor@lebanonenterprise.com. Please include the name of the person in the photo and what they are dressed as. The deadline to submit photos is noon on Monday, Nov. 3.
     

  • UPDATE: Trick-or-treating hours

    Halloween is Friday, and trick-or-treating times have been set in cities throughout Marion County.

    In Lebanon, trick-or-treating will take place from 5-7:30 p.m., and Halloween at the Park has been set for 5:30 to 7 p.m.

    Due to the impending weather, Halloween at the Park will be moved to the batting cages between the new baseball fields (which is the same place the event was held last year).

    In Bradfordsville and Loretto, trick-or-treating is scheduled for 5-7 p.m.
    In Raywick, treat-or-treaters are encouraged to be finished by sundown.

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the board office.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    COMMUNICATIONS

    - Superintendent’s Report

    - Principal Reports – Next Steps

  • Guided by God

    On Sunday morning, Presbyterians gathered in Lebanon, which is not unusual in an of itself.

    What made Sunday’s gathering significant was that it was a celebration of 225 years of the church’s impact on the community - a community that came into existence precisely because of the settlers who found the church in 1789.

  • County judge rematch

    Some Marion County voters may experience a bit of déjà vu on Nov. 4.

    David Daugherty and Doug Mattingly, the same candidates who ran against one another in the primary election, are squaring off again in the general election.

    Daugherty won the primary with 2,452 votes to Mattingly’s 782 votes.

  • $13,000 in tools stolen from Wilbert Plastics

    The Lebanon Police are investigating the theft of $13,000 in tools from Wilbert Plastics on Oct. 13.

    According to the police report, a box with miscellaneous tools ranging in size from 1 3/4 inches to 36 inches and a torque multiplier were stolen on Oct. 11 or 12. The tools are valued at $9,800 and the torque multiplier is valued at $3,200.

    Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said they have no witnesses to the crime.

  • Fire school is Oct. 25-26

     Hundreds of firefighters from across the state will be in Marion County this weekend for the eighth annual Marion County Fire School.

    The fire school includes courses on fire control, firefighter survival and rescue, basic firefighting and basic rope rescue. The school also offers EMS continuing education opportunities and tanker operations. 

  • Growing like a vine

    Alex Payne is a spirited, business savvy entrepreneur who has made a career out of something that began as a hobby.

    She’s been making wine since 2011, and today she’s the owner and operator of WhiteMoon Winery in Lebanon.

    Payne got her start in the business 13 years ago by growing grapes. As of four years ago, however, she no longer grows her own.