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Today's News

  • Writers events set for April 6 and April 13

    Each of the next two Sundays, Marion County residents will have a chance to meet and mingle with writers with local ties.
    At 2 p.m. April 6, the Marion County Heritage Center is hosting a reception with several writers. The writers scheduled to be at the center are:
    • Ann (Phyllis Spalding) Barnett of Calvary, “Between the Rows”
    • Seth Benningfield of Lebanon, “Holy Lands of Kentucky”
    • Joe Edgar Bland for his late daughter-in-law Heather Hornback-Bland, “God Said Yes”

  • Bluegrass Pipeline project can't take land, judge says

    By Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Developers of the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline do not have the legal authority to condemn land to pipe natural gas liquids across Kentucky, a judge ruled March 25.
    In an 18-page order, Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd granted a summary judgment in favor of the group Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain, or KURE, which has fought the pipeline project.

  • Pageant to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation

    The Reach for the Stars Beauty Pageant is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at Marion County High School. This event is a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
    The pageant is open to boys and girls from newborns to 10 years old. The deadline to register is April 7.
    The cost is $10 per participant and $5 for spectators. Participants can preregister for $7 at the Farm, Home and Garden Show. Participants need to arrive at the high school by 1 p.m. on the day of the pageant.

  • Lebanon woman named to African-American Heritage Commission

    Angela R. Nance of Lebanon has been appointed to represent the public at-large on the Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission. Gov. Steve Beshear made the appointment last week.
    Nance is a workforce investment area fiscal officer at Lincoln Trail Area Development District. Her term on the commission expires Feb. 1, 2018.
     

  • Wreck sends Liberty man and KSD student to the hospital

    A wreck at Main Street and Third Street in Danville sent a Kentucky School for the Deaf student from Marion County and a Liberty man to the hospital Friday morning.
    The wreck occurred around 7:45 a.m., when Daniel Cheatham, 39 of Liberty, was traveling northbound on South Third Street and allegedly ran the red light at the intersection with Main Street, colliding with a Marion County school bus, which was transporting a juvenile and three adult passengers to KSD.

  • One in 6 go 5 years without dentist

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Six of 10 Kentucky adults (or 64 percent) reported visiting a dentist or dental clinic within the past year, new data from the 2013 Kentucky Health Issues Poll shows.
    But the poll also showed that “almost 1 in 6 had not visited the dentist or a dental clinic in five or more years,” said Francie Wolgin, senior program officer for protecting the health care safety net at Norwood, Ohio-based Interact for Health.
    The results for Northern Kentucky on both questions were basically the same as the statewide poll.

  • Oldham is healthiest county in Kentucky, followed by Boone, Shelby, Calloway, Scott

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT - Oldham County ranks healthiest in Kentucky, according to the fifth annual County Health Rankings, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
    The rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org. In addition to the updated rankings, Kentucky has been selected by the foundation as one of three states being highlighted nationally for its success in implementing strategies for improving health at the community level.

  • State team hoping to make strides in Kentucky's overall health

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Kentucky’s health is poor and in dire need of improvement. This was the diagnosis from the state’s public health commissioner to members of the “kyhealthnow” Oversight Team Thursday during its first meeting.

  • Three seeking to represent District 3

    Magistrate Roger “Cotton” Smothers would like another term on the Marion County Fiscal Court, but two challengers — Dudley Adle Jr. and Craig Bishop — are hoping District 3 voters are looking to make a change.
    Democratic voters will have their pick of those three candidates in the May 20 Primary Election.
    All three candidates sat down with the Enterprise recently to discuss their candidacies. (Transcripts of those interviews can be found online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.)

    Dudley Adle Jr.

  • Seeds of a new forest

    Karen Cobb was a little tired, but she was still happy Sunday afternoon. She and a group of Lebanon Middle School students and their parents were among the more than 3,500 people who planted 35,000 trees Sunday afternoon at TG Kentucky.
    Cobb is the sponsor the LMS Jr. Beta Club, and she said they have wanted to participate in the project since the school year started.
    “They learned how to work together and be a team,” Cobb said. “They wanted to be part of something bigger, and all the kids enjoyed it.”