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Today's News

  • Spring Clean Week March 23-29

    Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock is looking for some help.

    March 23-29 has been designated as Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    Any group willing to volunteer should contact Brock at (270) 692-0799 or the county road department at (270) 692-4184.

    Brock said supplies for the clean-up will be provided, and inmate labor will be used to pick up trash bags after the clean-up is over.

    He added that volunteer groups will be entered in a drawing to win $500.

  • More than $29,000 raised for children's cancer research

    Sheep should have it so nice.

    For nearly two hours Saturday afternoon, men, women and children lined up to have their heads shaved as part of the second annual St. Baldrick's Day in Marion County.

    Eric Daugherty of Citizen's National Bank, which organized the event, said he was pleased with the turnout, but he wants everyone to remember the reason they were there.

    "The main reason is to raise the money to help find a cure to combat childhood cancer, and all the bald heads are in solidarity for those going through treatments," he said.

  • Farm bill is needed

    While Congress and President Bush recently completed work on an economic stimulus package for America, farm interests have been pushing for another type of economic boost known as "the farm bill."

    Sometimes mischaracterized as a subsidy program for large-scale corporate farms, the nation's farm policy actually goes a long way toward providing a sense of economic stability in rural communities. And it does so with a broad reach.

  • Easter closings

    The David R. Hourigan Government Center will be closed Saturday, March 22 for the Easter weekend.

    The judge-executive's office, county clerk's office, sheriff's department and property valuation office will be closed on Saturday, March 22.

    The Marion County Road Department and sanitation department will run a shortened work schedule on Friday, March 21, closing as soon as garbage routes are completed.

  • City takes first step to approve annexations

    The Lebanon City Council spent much of its time discussing animals last week, but it wasn't the only issue addressed at its March 10 meeting.

    Property annexations, employee benefits,and a resolution on road funds from the state were among the items discussed.

    The city council unanimously approved the first reading of two annexation ordinances last week.

    The first ordinance would annex parcels A and B of the Gray Caskey Farm Division on the city's southern border.

  • Moving on with his pets

    With the eventual passing of the animal control ordinance and the fact that my household will soon be illegal, we are departing Lebanon with a great deal of regret. While this forced move is going to cost us money, the regret is having to say goodbye to the special people of Lebanon that I have been fortunate enough to get to know.

  • Fiscal court to hear social host presentation

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the county administrative building.

    Isaac Frye is scheduled to give a presentation about a social host ordinance, according to the tentative agenda. Frye is the Washington County treatment center director.

    Megan Harp of Harp Enterprises is set to give a presentation about voting equipment. The court is also scheduled to discuss the budget for the Marion County Detention Center and a vehicle for solid waste.

  • Judicial center design approved

    Members of the Marion County Judicial Center Project Development Board and the architects working on the project traveled to Frankfort recently to meet with state officials.

    The group presented the preliminary plans developed by Sherman Carter Barnhart architectural firm to the Court Facilities Standards Committee of the Administrative Office of the Courts. The project is for a 34,000-square-foot center, which will replace the Marion County Courthouse.

    The estimated cost of the project is $11.7 million.

  • Giving all she could

    Pamela Langford was doing all right sitting in the barber's chair, waiting to have her hair - all 48 inches of it - removed as part of this year's St. Baldrick's Day event.

    "I actually held my strength fine until I saw my daughter and another girl who calls me mom," Langford said.

    Then, the tears came.

    Langford had her last hair cut seven years ago. Back then, she made a donation to Locks of Love, which uses hair donations to make hair prosthetics for children who have lost their hair due to alopecia areata or cancer.

  • Be a part of March Madness!

    The Lebanon Enterprise, along with several local businesses, is offering a contest for NCAA basketball fans and an opportunity to win some great prizes from local businesses.

    A bracket will be included in the March 19 issue of the Enterprise. Anyone who would like to participate in the contest must have their bracket filled out and turned into the Enterprise office by Friday, March 21.