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Today's News

  • Complete a Summer Scorecard, win prizes, be well

    School is out. It’s officially summer. Now what?
    For starters, it’s time to get your first-ever Summer Scorecard.
    The Marion County Heartland Safe Community Coalition has created a new program designed to promote the wellbeing of people living and working in Marion County. The Summer Scorecard includes a variety of activities that people of all ages can complete, and in doing so, will make them eligible to win a variety of free prizes at the end of the summer.

  • Old Mill Days is June 12-13

    Bradfordsville will be hosting its annual Old Mill Days celebration June 12-13.
    The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with the pet show under the large pavilion at the Bradfordsville City Park.
    Entry forms for this and other contests are available at Patches, Superior, General Salon and the Country Store in Bradfordsville, and with this story at www.lebanonenterprise.com.
    At 5:30 p.m. June 12, the doors open for the Old Mill Day Beauty Pageant at the Bradfordsville School. Participants must be signed in by 5:45 p.m., and the pageant will begin at 6 p.m.

  • Firefighter's widow files suit against multiple groups in 2014 death

    By Franklin Clark
    Landmark News Service

    The family of fallen firefighter Tony Grider is suing Kentucky Utilities, Campbellsville University and Pierce Manufacturing in connection with the accident involving last year's Ice Bucket Challenge, which took Grider's life.

  • Bevin gets GOP nod, Dems take off the gloves

    By Brad Bowman
    The State Journal

    Just minutes after James Comer publicly conceded to Republican primary opponent Matt Bevin, the Kentucky Democratic Party wasted no time taking off the gloves.
    In the wake of Thursday’s recanvass, which showed no new votes for the GOP nominee hopeful, Comer released a statement conceding to Bevin saying he grew to “appreciate Matt Bevin’s knowledge of the issues, his work ethic and his morals.”

  • ‘Buy it Now’ button supports public library

    The Friends of the Marion County Public Library have partnered with SirsiDynix and Amazon to allow patrons to purchase items from outside the library catalog and raise funds to support the library.
    On the Marion County Public Library’s website (marioncopublic.org), patrons can search for books, movies and music. If a particular item is not available, patrons can click the “Buy It Now” button. This will redirect the patron to amazon.com, where they have the option of purchasing the requested item.

  • A decade of Pioneers

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    The New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future celebrated 10 years of going green with an awards reception, dinner and a packed house at St. Catharine College recently.
    Arthur and Martha Young were recognized with the first ever New Pioneers Green Living award, while Mary Berry earned the New Pioneers Trailblazer award.
    New Pioneers Executive Director Sr. Claire McGowan reflected on the past 10 years and what her vision has grown to over the last decade.

  • Four Roses plans $55 million expansion in Bullitt and Anderson counties

    By Janet Patton
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Four Roses Distillery, the premium bourbon rescued from bottom-shelf blended obscurity, is planning a $55 million expansion, including a new still and more warehouses to age its bourbon, which has seen double-digit sales increases in recent years.

  • Part of Short Line Pike will close starting June 1 for bridge replacement

    A portion of KY 1195 (Short Line Pike) will be closed June 1 for bridge replacement work. The part of the road near mile point 1 in Marion County, just north of US 68 over Cartwright's Creek, will be closed while the repairs are taking place.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials estimate the work will be complete by Aug. 1.

  • Louisville eatery helps out bees, menu with rooftop hive

    By Roberto Roldan
    The Courier-Journal

    A colony of honey bees has found a new home atop the Bristol Bar and Grille on Louisville's Bardstown Road, creating a buzz in the community and among experts who say the insects need some help as their numbers dwindle.
    Because bees are important to pollinating a large number of commercial crops in the U.S., advocates have warned of an impending agricultural disaster akin to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

  • City celebrating 200 years on May 30

    The City of Lebanon is 200 years old this year, and it’s hosting a party Saturday to celebrate.
    From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 30, the city will be hosting a Party in the Park at Graham Memorial Park. Inflatables, face-painting, balloon and caricature artists, train rides in the park, and other children’s activities will be part of this event, and of course, food and birthday cake will be part of the celebration. The official “cake cutter” will be Jeremy Bagwell, 5, son of Stephen and Jessica Bagwell of Lebanon.