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  • Stillhouse sprinkler burst

    On Jan. 9, The Stillhouse in downtown Lebanon experienced some water problems, which were reported to the Lebanon Police when water was seen coming out of the doors.
    “It was just a sprinkler head,” said Taylora Schlosser, co-owner of The Stillhouse.
    She said the building did not receive too much damage as a result of the leak.
     

  • Tracking progress

    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser reviews the goals for the school district during each regular meeting of the Marion County Board of Education.
    One of the goals is for all students in every school to receive a comparable education. This is a priority for the Kentucky Department of Education as well.
    "Basically, it charges site-based councils and boards to actually look at different groups of kids to make sure that every group is performing at a high level," Schlosser said.

  • Heroin will be a focus in 2015 General Assembly

    State legislators met earlier this month primarily to address procedural matters, and they will return for this year's short session on Feb. 3.
    But one issue that has support across party lines and branches of the government is curbing the heroin epidemic in Kentucky. Three years ago, a new state law made it more difficult for "pills mills" to operate in Kentucky, but there was another consequence.
    "As a result heroin became cheaper, more widespread," State Representative Terry Mills said.

  • Perfect 10th

    Jeremy Bowman has had a unique view of the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff, serving as the emcee since the festival started in 2005 at Centre Square.
    "Did I think we'd stick it out 10 years? That night I didn't," he said. "But I'm sure glad we did."
    If this weekend is any indication, they'll still be holding the KBMK for years to come.

  • 2 separate bills in House and Senate could make medical marijuana a reality

    By Brad Bowman
    Frankfort State Journal

    After going through a gauntlet of steroids, muscle relaxers, chemotherapy, interferon injections and opiates to manage his multiple sclerosis, Jaimie Montalvo found using marijuana less debilitating than the side effects of his prescription medications.
    Two separate bills in the House and Senate could make medical marijuana a legal reality for many like Montalvo in Kentucky, who see it as an alternative to the unwanted side effects from addictive opiates commonly prescribed by physicians.

  • Nurse fatigue dangers targeted by new policy

    By Laura Ungar
    The Courier-Journal

    Operating room nurse John Kauchick said he's worked 17-hour shifts and once stayed on the job for 23 hours straight — risking fatigue that could lead to medical mistakes.
    Now, the American Nurses Association seeks to reduce such risks with a policy spelling out the dangers of nurse fatigue and recommending ways employers can reduce it. The group is spreading the word to nurses and health care facilities across the nation.

  • Carjacking, kidnapping suspect has been captured

    A man suspected in a carjacking and kidnapping that occurred in Kansas City, Missouri, has been captured.

    Robert Caldwell, 25, of Danville was arrested at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 after a vehicle pursuit followed by a foot pursuit by the Kentucky State Police, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department and the Stanford Police Department, according to a press release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

  • Board, MCHS council discuss preparation, bullying

    The Marion County Board of Education took time out of its Jan. 22 meeting to talk with the Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council.
    Board member Jerry Evans said he was excited to hear Principal Mike Abell report earlier in the meeting that 110 seniors have met the standards for college or career readiness.
    Abell added that the goal is to have more than 150 students reach that mark by the end of the school year.
    "I'll be very disappointed if we don't get there," Abell said.

  • Marion County leading state in job growth

    Marion County had the highest job growth of any county in Kentucky during 2014.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty shared that announcement during the Jan. 22 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.
    Marion County announced seven new projects last year that are expected to create nearly 500 new jobs, according to an email from Joe Hall of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development to Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund.

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  • Send us your fun in the snow photos!

    We want to see your snow photos. Did you go sledding this winter? Or, make an awesome snowman? Or, have a crazy snowball fight? Send us your photos and they could appear in an upcoming edition of The Lebanon Enterprise. Email your photos to editor@lebanonenterprise.com. Make sure to include the names of the people pictured, along with where and when the photo was taken. Deadline to email photos is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18.