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Today's News

  • Varmints, fish and the Fourth of July

    I hope everyone had a good and safe holiday weekend. The wife and I spent most of the weekend enjoying the festivities in Campbellsville with the Grundys.

    Campbellsville does July 4 like we do Ham Days. All in all, a fun weekend with good friends.

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  • Catching UP with ... Billy Grant

    Billy Grant was the 2008 Marion County High School graduate and 2008 Male Athlete of the Year.

    • Played baseball at the University of the Cumber-lands.

    • Was a midweek starting pitcher during his freshman year.

    • Injuries plagued his sophomore season, came back to the team as a reliever. By the time he fully recovered, it was time for him to graduate.

  • Touchy Subject

    Education is, and probably always will be, a touchy subject. 

    In Marion County, the school system has been a particularly touchy subject in recent months, and based on the letters to the editor we received this week, it probably will be for the foreseeable future.

    Last week, we reported Superintendent Taylora Schlosser’s response to the board of education’s decision to grant her another 18 months to move to Marion County. She saw that as a necessary decision to provide stability to the system.

  • Work Ready has its advantages

    By Kim Huston

     As communities look for an edge in today’s competitive global economy, there are few things as powerful as developing a high-quality workforce. 

    Here in the Lincoln Trail region, it’s exciting to see multiple counties taking steps to develop a highly skilled workforce that is ready to go to work. Leaders in those counties have applied or are in the process of applying for Work Ready Community certification.

  • Tourist commission holding special-called meeting July 7

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 7, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of the June 9 meeting

    • Treasurer's report and expenses

    • Executive director's report

    • Executive session

    Tourism Director Carla Wagner explained that the executive session is to discuss the sale or acquisition of property.

  • Storm water report to be presented Monday evening

    Lebanon City Administrator John O. Thomas has released the following announcement:

    "The completed storm water report will be presented to the Lebanon City Council on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. by O'Brien and Gere Engineers.

    It will cover historical data of areas, the collection of rainfall data for our area during the last several months, how this information was assimilated into various "models" -- showing what happens under different rainfall events.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 3, in regular session on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda for the July 3 meeting includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Marion County Clerk's request for tax appeals board expense

    - Review employee performance review/evaluation instrument

  • Enterprise's internet connection is down

    The Lebanon Enterprise's internet connection is down, which is preventing Enterprise staff from receiving email messages.

    Anyone trying to email information about advertising or news items should call the office at 270-692-6026.

    We are working to correct the situation as soon as possible.

  • McConnell visiting Lebanon today

    US Senator Mitch McConnell is scheduled to visit Marion County today, July 2.

    His office announced that he will be at the Marion County Ag Extension Office at 1:45 p.m. to meet with Marion County farmers.

  • Batt and Swencki awarded doctor of pharmacy degrees

    Stephen Batt of Lebanon, son of Joseph and Mary Batt and Laura S. Swencki of Lebanon, daughter of Jim and Anne Swencki recently received their doctor of pharmacy degrees from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.
    The University of Kentucky awarded 130 doctor of pharmacy degrees to students on May 9 at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts. Dr. Timothy S. Tracy, dean of the College, presided over the ceremony.
    The UK College of Pharmacy is the nation’s fifth-ranked college of pharmacy in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report.