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Today's News

  • Court: Ky. police liable for informant's murder

    By Andrew Wolfson
    The Courier-Journal

    After an 18-year fight, Virginia Gaither has finally won justice for her grandson, a special education student who was tortured and murdered after Kentucky State Police used him to make a drug buy despite his identity being compromised.
    In a unanimous opinion, the Kentucky Supreme Court Thursday reinstated most of a $168,729 award to her that had been thrown out by lower courts.

  • Court approves funds for tech school equipment

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved funding last week to purchase new tools for the industrial maintenance program at the Marion County Area Technology Center.
    The Marion County Board of Education recently returned $112,000 to the fiscal court. That money had been intended for improvements at the tech center.
    By getting the money back, the court has direct control over how those funds will be used. The magistrates have asked the county attorney to draft a memorandum of agreement with the Marion County Jobs Consortium.

  • New high school vandalized early Friday morning

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Four suspects have been identified in connection with the vandalism that occurred at the new Washington County High School facility on Friday morning, Aug. 22.
    William K. Gibson, Raymond C. Witten and Devin D. Abell, each 18 years old, and an unnamed 17-year-old were listed as suspects in a release on the Springfield Police Department's Facebook page on Sunday. All four suspects are 2014 graduates of Washington County High School.

  • Crew keeps things ‘Moo’ving at the park

     With fresh dew still on the grass, Jerry Stumph circled Gorley Field on a John Deere bunker rake Friday morning. The engine quietly purred as he made circular laps around the all-dirt infield.

    "It's kind of enjoyable to be honest with you," Stumph said.

  • Average income in Marion County among lowest in region

     Marion County residents have average incomes among the lowest in the area, according to a report prepared by the Western Kentucky University Center for Applied Economics.

    Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund said this might also explain why many county residents work outside of Marion County.

    "Employers will have to consider raising their wages in order to compete," Lund said in a telephone interview Monday.

  • Labor Day Shout-outs!

     We all want to feel worthy and appreciated, and we need to make sure we are showing that same sense of appreciation back to those we work with every day. We gave our readers a chance to show their appreciation, and this is what they said...

    Paul Couch

    Submitted by Michael Truitt

  • From our readers: I love my job

     Christina McRay

    Principal

    Lebanon Middle School

  • Bickett book signing has been cancelled

    UPDATE: The book signing originally scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 28, has been cancelled.

    According to the Marion County Public Library, the books to be used for the signing have not yet arrived. The book signing will be rescheduled at a later date.

  • Labor Day closings

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly has announced that Labor Day is a holiday for county employees. As a result, the county judge’s office and all government offices in the David R. Hourigan Government Building will be closed Saturday, Aug. 30 and Monday, Sept. 1.
    While the sheriff’s office will be closed, that office will respond to calls placed through the Lebanon Police Dispatch, 270-692-2121.

  • Sweet summer time

    The Lebanon Enterprise asked for its readers to submit their favorite summer time photos.