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Today's News

  • Prune your fruit trees in February

     

  • Taking charge

    By Will Phillips
    Enterprise correspondent

  • Yankee groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter

    As you know, February is a very special month. Though not a major holiday – you know, where you get a day off work — it’s still special to a lot of people!
    We get all excited, plan for the big day and know if things work out, we might get lucky!
    Yep, Groundhog Day showed that we may, or may not, experience the luck of an early spring. Ya see, there’s this pampered, Yankee groundhog up in Pennsylvania that gets all the media attention.

  • Epps a finalist for ‘Sportsman of the Year’

    Former Lady Knight Makayla Epps is known around Marion County and abroad for her basketball skills. She was a McDonald’s All-American and is currently playing for the University of Kentucky.
    Recently, she was put in the running for another big award.
    Epps was a finalist for the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Sportsman of the Year, both for her individual accomplishments and for leading the Lady Knights to an undefeated season and the 2013 Girls Sweet Sixteen title. The award was presented Jan. 29.

  • Patriots compete in state tourney

    Battling it out as one of the commonwealth’s finest, the seventh grade Lebanon Middle School Patriots played in Kentucky Basketball Academy’s state tournament over the weekend. Though they did not make it to the final four, they put up one heck of a fight.
    According to KBA’s schedule, the Patriots opened tournament play Feb. 1 by demolishing Meece Middle School out of Somerset, 47-12. From there, they defeated Bryan Station Middle School, 52-38.
    On Feb. 2., the Patriots advanced to play four other schools.

  • Driven by faith

    For more than a quarter century, the Rev. Tommy Calhoun has been leading and serving the congregation of First Baptist Church of Lebanon.
    And it may have started because of some peculiar weather.
    Rev. Calhoun said he felt for years that he was being called to ministry. As he was going to bed one Saturday night when he was 28 years old, he asked God to give him a sign. When he got up for church the next morning, he looked out his rear window and saw that it was raining. When he walked to the front of the house, he saw the sun shining.

  • Local residents recovering after single-vehicle accidents Monday

    Stephen Hart of Gravel Switch was listed in fair condition Tuesday morning at University Hospital in Louisville where he is recovering after a single-vehicle accident Monday.
    Hart, 27, was a passenger in a 1994 Dodge pick-up traveling south on Hwy. 49. Jesse Bohanon, 58, of Lebanon was driving when he hit some slush in the road and lost control of the vehicle. His vehicle traveled over an embankment and struck a tree, according to Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Belcher.
    The accident occurred near Wheatley’s Body Shop on Hwy. 49.

  • Former Community Action employee files lawsuit

    Clarence Sickles filed a civil complaint against his former employer, Central Kentucky Community Action, on Jan. 29 in Marion Circuit Court.
    According to that complaint, Sickles of 224 E. Chandler Street in Lebanon suffered a “significant injury” while working and that injury has limited his ability to work and perform major life activities.

  • Keep public notices public

    By Jeff Moreland

  • Radon test kits available

    Radon test kits are available for free in the Marion County Judge/Executive’s Office until supplies run out. These kits can be used to measure radon levels in a home or business. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, causing an estimated 21,000 deaths each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. To learn more about the risks of radon, visit http://www.epa.gov/radon/.