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Today's News

  • New circulation clerk on staff at Enterprise

    Katie Jo Broyles of Lebanon began working as the circulation clerk at The Lebanon Enterprise this week.
    Broyles is a member of the MCHS Class of 2005, and is currently finishing her degree at Western Kentucky University.
    She is the daughter of Keith and Kim Hamilton Lebanon.
    She’s married to Cory Broyles. She has a step-son, 8-year-old Caden, and a 19-month-old girl, Kinzleigh Jo.
    Broyles enjoys riding horses, playing with her children and spending time with family.

  • Over 100 Years of Stories and Tales of Raywickians

    Charlie Bickett sold and signed more than 200 copies of his book, “Over 100 Years of Stories and Tales of Raywickians,” during book signing event Sept. 5 at the Marion County Public Library. Bickett owned and operated bars for 40 years, worked in a prison for nine years and served two terms as the mayor of Raywick. His book, which is written in all capital letters, recounts his own experiences and stories that were told to him by his father.
     

  • Marion County Hammin' it Up Idol continues tonight

    Marion County Hammin' it Up Idol, sponsored by WLSK Country MIKE FM and Miller Lite, continues tonight at Chaser’s Restaurant and Thursday, Sept. 18, at Cozy Corner.
    Registration begins at 7 p.m. and the contest starts at 8 p.m. The contest is for people 13 years old or older.
    Both winners will advance to the finals of the competition, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, during Ham Days on the Maker’s Mark/Kentucky Cooperage MainStage. First place winner receives $100 and second place receives $50.
     

  • Ham Days window decorating contest deadline is Sept. 15

    It's time to decorate your storefront window for Ham Days. The winner will receive $50 and a certificate for the best decorated window. Participants can decorate their windows as they wish, with a focus on Marion County Country Ham Days and what it means. Windows must be decorated by Monday, Sept. 15. If your business is located outside of the Lebanon downtown area, contact the Marion County Chamber of Commerce and let them know you will be participating. The winner will be announced at 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22.
     

     

  • Judgement House returning to Lebanon Baptist

    Lebanon Baptist Church is hosting Judgement House for the second year.
    The event will be open Sept. 10-13 and Sept. 17-20.
    The 60-minute presentations will take place from 6-9 p.m. each night of the event. Admission is free. The event is not handicapped accessible due to stairs. Strobe lights are used during the program, and it’s not recommended for children under 10 years old.
    Visitors should know that childcare will not be available.

  • Man injured in reported stabbing Sunday

     A Marion County man is recovering from a reported Sunday morning stabbing.

  • KY 49 Yard Sale is Sept. 12-14

    Bradfordsville Mayor David Edelen said his town wanted a way to bring in more visitors last year when they came up with an idea to hold a KY 49 Yard Sale.
    According to Edelen, last year’s KY 49 Yard Sale did exactly what it was supposed to do. More visitors came through town and local businesses had more traffic than usual.
    “It did quite well last year, so we’re doing it again,” Edelen said.

  • School board keeps tax rate unchanged

    The Marion County Board of Education has decided to keeps its property tax rates unchanged for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
    The tax rate last year was 53.8 cents per $100 valuation on real and personal property. That will remain the rate for 2014-15.
    The board made its 3-0 decision during an Aug. 28 meeting, which followed a public hearing about the tax rates.
     
    Public hearing
    Lisa Caldwell, the financial officer for Marion County Public Schools, opened the public hearing with a presentation.

  • Study: Lebanon needs another hotel

    A hotel consulting group has concluded that Lebanon could use at 36-room hotel in addition to the overnight lodging that already exists in the community.
    “Lebanon, Kentucky is experiencing significant growth in its employment base and tourist activity. Employers and tourism officials report frequent difficulty in obtaining rooms at the community’s one modern hotel,” Hospitality Consulting Group wrote in its report, which was completed in June.

  • Skill-building

    In 90-degree heat, and under the watchful eye of carpentry instructor Danny Taylor, Marion County Area Technology Center students are building another house.
    Last week, the students were putting down boards for the base of the floor, working in teams to cut pieces to the correct size, put them down and secure them together.
    “There’s no way to give this kind of experience and skill in the classroom,” Taylor said.