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Today's News

  • Tracking progress

    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser reviews the goals for the school district during each regular meeting of the Marion County Board of Education.
    One of the goals is for all students in every school to receive a comparable education. This is a priority for the Kentucky Department of Education as well.
    "Basically, it charges site-based councils and boards to actually look at different groups of kids to make sure that every group is performing at a high level," Schlosser said.

  • Send us your fun in the snow photos!

    We want to see your snow photos. Did you go sledding this winter? Or, make an awesome snowman? Or, have a crazy snowball fight? Send us your photos and they could appear in an upcoming edition of The Lebanon Enterprise. Email your photos to editor@lebanonenterprise.com. Make sure to include the names of the people pictured, along with where and when the photo was taken. Deadline to email photos is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18.
     

  • Farm Bureau to host legislative forum Jan. 31

    Marion County Farm Bureau will be hosting its annual legislative forum at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Farm Bureau conference room at 690 Metts Drive, Lebanon. Joining them will be the Marion County Cattlemen’s Association and Central Kentucky Ag Credit.
    Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills will be on hand to discuss current issues in state government.
    All interested constituents are invited to this open meeting. The legislators will be available for questions from the public.
     

  • Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. scheduled to open in May
  • Stillhouse sprinkler burst

    On Jan. 9, The Stillhouse in downtown Lebanon experienced some water problems, which were reported to the Lebanon Police when water was seen coming out of the doors.
    “It was just a sprinkler head,” said Taylora Schlosser, co-owner of The Stillhouse.
    She said the building did not receive too much damage as a result of the leak.
     

  • Carjacking, kidnapping suspect has been captured

    A man suspected in a carjacking and kidnapping that occurred in Kansas City, Missouri, has been captured.

    Robert Caldwell, 25, of Danville was arrested at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 after a vehicle pursuit followed by a foot pursuit by the Kentucky State Police, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department and the Stanford Police Department, according to a press release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

  • 2 separate bills in House and Senate could make medical marijuana a reality

    By Brad Bowman
    Frankfort State Journal

    After going through a gauntlet of steroids, muscle relaxers, chemotherapy, interferon injections and opiates to manage his multiple sclerosis, Jaimie Montalvo found using marijuana less debilitating than the side effects of his prescription medications.
    Two separate bills in the House and Senate could make medical marijuana a legal reality for many like Montalvo in Kentucky, who see it as an alternative to the unwanted side effects from addictive opiates commonly prescribed by physicians.

  • Nurse fatigue dangers targeted by new policy

    By Laura Ungar
    The Courier-Journal

    Operating room nurse John Kauchick said he's worked 17-hour shifts and once stayed on the job for 23 hours straight — risking fatigue that could lead to medical mistakes.
    Now, the American Nurses Association seeks to reduce such risks with a policy spelling out the dangers of nurse fatigue and recommending ways employers can reduce it. The group is spreading the word to nurses and health care facilities across the nation.

  • Long-time teacher dies

    Long-time Marion County teacher Mary Lewis has died.
    Lewis, 69, was involved in a two-vehicle accident around noon Jan. 15 at the intersection of Depot Street and Walnut Street in Lebanon.
    "It appears something happened to her before they even hit. She was slumped over when she crossed into the intersection," said Lebanon Police Officer Allen Corbett, who investigated the accident.

  • Board makes 'progress' in work session

    The Marion County Board of Education used a Jan. 15 work session to reach a consensus about its mid-year superintendent's evaluation and to create committees to look at its public comment policy and the possibility of random drug screenings for school employees.
    The board also discussed how it would evaluate proposals for a guaranteed energy savings contract after they are opened on Jan. 26.
    Toward the end of the meeting, Board Chairman Mike Cecil asked if they liked having a work session.
    The board's newest member, Kaelin Reed, was in favor of it.