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  • Court approves funds for tech school equipment

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved funding last week to purchase new tools for the industrial maintenance program at the Marion County Area Technology Center.
    The Marion County Board of Education recently returned $112,000 to the fiscal court. That money had been intended for improvements at the tech center.
    By getting the money back, the court has direct control over how those funds will be used. The magistrates have asked the county attorney to draft a memorandum of agreement with the Marion County Jobs Consortium.

  • Court: Ky. police liable for informant's murder

    By Andrew Wolfson
    The Courier-Journal

    After an 18-year fight, Virginia Gaither has finally won justice for her grandson, a special education student who was tortured and murdered after Kentucky State Police used him to make a drug buy despite his identity being compromised.
    In a unanimous opinion, the Kentucky Supreme Court Thursday reinstated most of a $168,729 award to her that had been thrown out by lower courts.

  • Labor Day Shout-outs!

     We all want to feel worthy and appreciated, and we need to make sure we are showing that same sense of appreciation back to those we work with every day. We gave our readers a chance to show their appreciation, and this is what they said...

    Paul Couch

    Submitted by Michael Truitt

  • Raywick woman accused of making meth

    Angela G. Ball, 51, of 341 Robert Lee Road in Raywick was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for manufacturing methamphetamines first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamines) first offense, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia and second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • 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.