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Today's News

  • Head Start officials explain transportation changes

    Local Head Start officials addressed concerns about a new transportation policy with Marion County Fiscal Court at the court’s April 18 meeting.
    Pam Smith, the Marion County Head Start director, and Lynne Robey, the director of Central Kentucky Community Action, spoke about the new transportation policy that will take effect during the 2013-14 academic year. Community Action oversees the Head Start program.

  • Toyota to build Lexus, add jobs at Kentucky plant

    Toyota has decided to build its Lexus ES 350 at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky plant in Georgetown.
    Toyota will be investing $360 million and anticipates adding 750 employees, according to a press release from the company. The company projects that the Georgetown plant will be manufacturing 50,000 Lexus models per year with production starting in 2015.
    This decision is likely to impact several Lebanon industries that provide parts for Toyota.

  • City council approves second reading on water rate increase

    The Lebanon City Council approved the second reading of a proposed 15 percent water rate increase during a special-called meeting April 17.
    Under the proposal, in-town Lebanon Water Company customers would pay a $6.75 monthly meter charge and a volume rate of $2.50 per 100 cubic feet of water. An average in-town bill (about 4,000 gallons/535 cubic feet of water per month) would increase from $17.43 to $20.10 per month.

  • Truth and Consequences
  • Loans approved for two industries seeking to expand

    The Marion County Industrial Foundation has approved nearly $400,000 in loans to assist two local industries with expansion efforts.
    Last week, the board approved a $383,119 loan to Angell-Demmel to purchase equipment to make parts for Lincoln and BMW. Larry Tatum, the former owner of Angell-Demmel, abstained from voting on this loan.
    Angell-Demmel anticipates hiring at least 30 employees to go with the expansion, according to Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund.

  • WMES students experience the Middle East

    Each week, Debbie Burdette’s first grade class at West Marion Elementary School get an up close view of what it’s like thousands of miles away in Kuwait.
    But, more importantly, first-grader Daniel Turner gets an email from his dad.
    Daniel’s dad, Carl R. Turner Jr., has been in Kuwait since June. He provides armed personal security for top U.S. military officials and U.S. diplomats traveling through the country. Recently, Carl began sending Daniel and his class emails each week with photos he takes of people, animals and places in Kuwait.

  • Search continues for next tourism director

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has received more than 20 applications to fill its vacant executive director’s seat.
    Last week, the commission went into executive session during meetings on April 15 and April 18 to begin reviewing the applicants.
    Tourist commission chairman Brad Lanham said the search committee started conducting interviews Monday afternoon.
    “I’m not sure how many we will interview at this point,” Lanham said.

  • YOUR MONEY AT WORK: Marion County Health Center works for healthy, safe community

    Editor’s note: This is the sixth story in a series about the seven special districts serving Marion County, as identified by the State Auditor’s Office as part of an effort to increase public awareness of how their money is spent. The Enterprise is taking a closer look at the special districts that serve Marion County, how they are funded, and what they do for the community.

    The Marion County Health Center wants you to be healthy.

  • Marion County High School 2013 Prom
  • Life goes on

    From The State Journal (Frankfort)

    The leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases and stroke. Accidents rank fifth on the list.
    Those accidents, however, are deaths caused by unintentional injuries, not by a terrorist incident such as the one that happened Monday, April 15, in Boston.
    The three most common types of accidents that result in death are car wrecks, falls and unintentional poisonings.