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Today's News

  • Guthrie seeking re-election to Congress

    Brett Guthrie was elected to serve as the U.S. Representative for Kentucky's Second Congressional District in 2008. This year, he's hoping voters choose to give him another term.

    Guthrie replied to a questionnaire from The Lebanon Enterprise that the most important challenge facing the country is improving the economy. (To read the complete questionnaire, visit www.lebanonenterprise.com.)

  • Knight-Fest

    Saturday the stadium at John J. Boswell field was jam-packed for Knight-Fest, a band competition, and the gracious hosts were the Marching Knights.

    Seven bands competed and the grand champion was Adair County. Boyle County was named the reserve grand champion, Russell County won third, Taylor County won fourth, Washington County came in fifth, Green County placed sixth and Woodford County received seventh place.

    According to MCHS Band Director Shane Mitchell, the competition was a huge success.

  • The Bourbon Chase relay passes through Lebanon Oct. 22

     

    Runners from across the country will pass through Lebanon for legs 6, 7, 8 and 9 of The Bourbon Chase Friday, Oct. 22. This 200-mile overnight adventure features 3,000 participants from 44 states and covers scenic roads along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail through Saturday, Oct. 23.

    Just seven miles from world-famous Maker's Mark Distillery and home to Kentucky Cooperage, Lebanon is nestled in the Heart of Bourbon Country, making it one of the most significant stops on the Chase.

  • Brown has strong showing at state

    Marion County junior Amy Brown made a marked improvement from last year's round at the state tournament. Next year she hopes to make an even bigger stride.

    "This was Amy's second trip to the Bowling Green course after playing along with the team last year as regional runner-ups," Knight golf coach Freddie Leathers said. "Amy's goal is to reach the top tier in 2011."

    Brown finished with a 95 Tuesday of last week at Bowling Green Country Club. Last year, she shot a 107 at the same course.

  • 'Stop loss' benefits deadline has been extended

    Military service members seeking compensation for any time they were deployed beyond their original orders have more time to apply for those benefits, according to the Department of Defense.

    Originally, service members, veterans and their beneficiaries had until Oct. 21 to apply for retroactive stop loss special pay. That deadline has been extended until Dec. 3.

    To apply, or for more information on retroactive stop loss, including submission requirements and service-specific links, go to http://www.defense.gov/stoploss.

  • County approves road spending

    The Marion County Fiscal Court gave its approval to a county road-paving proposal from Road Superintendent Tommy Lee during its Oct. 7 regular meeting.

    According to Lee's report, the county will spend its budgeted funds in proportion to the amount of county roads in each district.

    Between flex funds, discretionary funds and LGEA funds, the county has approximately $1.22 million available for road spending.

  • Mills seeks re-election as state rep

    Terry Mills has represented Kentucky's 24th District since winning a special election in February. He is running again to represent Casey and Marion counties and part of Pulaski County for the same reason he ran eight months ago.

    "It seems to me almost the ultimate in service to your community," Mills said. "And, I just feel like in doing this job I'm giving something back after life having been good to me now for a long time."

  • Marrett resigns from tourism commission

    Following a tense and heated tourism meeting Monday, Oct. 4, Commissioner Kenny Marrett decided to resign.

    "Tourism is on a path of destruction and I don't want to be a part of it," Marrett said during a telephone interview Wednesday morning.

    Tuesday of last week, Marrett sent a notice of his resignation to Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw who appointed him to the commission in June. Crenshaw said Marrett's resignation was "a bit of a surprise" and he hasn't decided who will replace him.

  • Don't let your green tomatoes go to waste

    This summer was so hot a lot of my tomatoes just dried up, but the plants that are still alive are now full of green tomatoes of all sizes.

    If yours are good-sized ones, you can make fried green tomatoes, but what do you do with the rest? We're bound to have a killing frost soon, and I absolutely hate to waste food, so here are some recipes I use every year at this time.

  • Knights end season with a win

    The Marion County boys soccer team finished the season with an explosive win over Berea Tuesday of last week.

    The Knights won 5-2 at Berea to garner momentum for the upcoming 29th District tournament.

    "It was a 1-1 game at the half. I didn't think we were playing as aggressive as we should have. Then we erupted in the second half," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said. "We had five good goals. We did everything offensively we need to do every game. Things went very well."