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Today's News

  • Dickens Christmas is Friday

    Dickens Christmas begins this Friday in downtown Lebanon at 5:30 p.m.

    The Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s annual chili cook-off will include the following participants: Big Jim’s Bar & Grill, Blues on Tap, Lebanon Jewelry, Lions Club of Lebanon, Marion County Arts & Humanities Council, Cathy Newton and World Finance Corporation.

  • Lady Knights' volleyball awards announced

    Marion County High School volleyball Head Coach David Hibbard recently announced the team award winners at the volleyball banquet on Tuesday of last week. They are as follows:

    -Most Improved Award - Desirae Cocanougher

    -Hustle Award - Natalie Buck

    -Spirit Award - Rosanna Scott and Brooklyn Burnside

    -110 percent Award - Taylor Howard

    -Heart Award - Courtney Spalding and Ailee Raley

    Hibbard also named statistical award winners on the season. They are as follows:

    -Highest serve percentage (94) - Kristen Bradshaw

  • Committee will be created regarding tech center

    Local leaders from education, government and industry gathered Nov. 24 in the Marion County Economic Development office to begin a discussion about the future of the Marion County Area Technology Center.

    Marion County Judge-Executive John G. Mattingly said people no longer look at the tech center as the vocational school on the hill.

    "It's a requirement for our area that our tech school can provide the necessary resources for our community," he said.

  • Limits on city animals to go into effect Jan. 1

    My last article on the animal ordinance addressed the cost of having your Lebanon animals licensed. Now we need to talk about how many animals you are allowed to own. According to the City of Lebanon's animal ordinance, which will go into effect Jan. 1, 2009, animal owners will be limited on the number of pets that they will be able to own or posses. Anyone that owns over the limit shall have those animals "grand fathered in" with the understanding that the animals must be licensed.

  • Twice as nice

    The bright lights of Rupp Arena attributed to a slow start but a buzzer beater helped the Lebanon Middle School Lady Patriots win a second straight Kentucky Basketball Academy state championship.

    The eighth grade girls' basketball team beat Crosby Middle School 40-33 in the tournament final at Rupp to defend last year's crown and add another trophy to their collection.

    Makayla Epps saved the Lady Patriots unblemished record with a lay up with two seconds remaining to tie the game at 30. Once in overtime, the Lady Pats controlled the game.

  • Ag heritage center to open by 2010

    Virginia Flanagan isn't one to count her chickens before they're hatched.

    If she were, the executive director of the Kentucky Agriculture Heritage Center would be busy beyond imagination.

    Before she leaves Taylor County every morning, she checks on the nearly one million fowl being raised on her family farm. By the time she arrives at her office just north of Harrodsburg, a million seems like a drop in the bucket.

  • Lady Knights open season with Banshees

    The Lady Knights will bring back much young talent this year from their district champion team last season.

    Head Coach Trent Milby and the young Lady Knights opened their season Tuesday night against the Bethlehem Lady Banshees. Results were unknown at press time, however they can be seen at www.lebanonenterprise.com.

    The Lady Knights faced a young Bethlehem team that includes five freshmen and no seniors. The Lady Banshees finished 10-16 last season and bowed out in the first round of the 19th District tournament against Nelson County.

  • Parent has requested metal detectors at the high school

    Jennifer Graham has two children in the Marion County school system, and she wants to make sure they and other students are safe when they are at school.

    To that end, she has asked the district to consider installing metal detectors at the front and back entrances to Marion County High School. She made her request during the Nov. 25 Marion County Board of Education meeting.

    "I feel that the metal detectors ... would be an excellent deterrent," Graham told the board.

  • Poinsettias come in a variety of colors

    The poinsettia has been a fixture in American homes as a holiday decoration for as long as most of us can remember.  I think it is fair to say that it is considered the "official" Christmas flower.

    The poinsettia is native to Mexico and has been cultivated for centuries. The Aztec cultivated it for medicinal and household purposes: red dye was made from the leaves and the milky sap that oozes from the woody stem reduced fever.

  • A real world project

    Designing a new city hall for the City of Lebanon... that's a heck of a school project, to say the least.

    And that's exactly what the civil engineering and architecture class at Marion County High School is doing this semester. In fact, next Friday, Dec. 12, two teams of students will present their designs to city officials and other community members. The winning team's design could potentially be used for Lebanon's new city hall.