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  • Perfect 10th

    Jeremy Bowman has had a unique view of the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff, serving as the emcee since the festival started in 2005 at Centre Square.
    "Did I think we'd stick it out 10 years? That night I didn't," he said. "But I'm sure glad we did."
    If this weekend is any indication, they'll still be holding the KBMK for years to come.

  • Holy Cross man dies in grain bin accident

    By Jeff Moreland/Landmark News Service

    A Marion County man was killed after he became trapped in a grain bin at 911 Merrimac Road in Bradfordsville around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.

    Joseph Gary Blanford, 64, of Holy Cross, had climbed into the bin to attempt to unclog the auger when the soybeans caved in on top of him, causing him to be buried in the soybeans, according to a press release from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Marion County leading state in job growth

    Marion County had the highest job growth of any county in Kentucky during 2014.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty shared that announcement during the Jan. 22 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.
    Marion County announced seven new projects last year that are expected to create nearly 500 new jobs, according to an email from Joe Hall of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development to Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund.

    In other business:

  • Stepfather of bullying victim wants tougher Kentucky law

    By Randy Patrick
    Landmark News Service

    The stepfather of a 12-year-old girl who died of an intentional drug overdose in December after she was repeatedly harassed by students from her school is asking Nelson County’s state legislators to look into strengthening Kentucky’s statute on bullying.
    Bill Hack attended a community forum Jan. 16 with Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, and Rep. David Floyd, R-Bardstown. Accompanied by another man, Jonathan Hahn, he suggested that legislators look at New Jersey’s law as a starting point.

  • Board, MCHS council discuss preparation, bullying

    The Marion County Board of Education took time out of its Jan. 22 meeting to talk with the Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council.
    Board member Jerry Evans said he was excited to hear Principal Mike Abell report earlier in the meeting that 110 seniors have met the standards for college or career readiness.
    Abell added that the goal is to have more than 150 students reach that mark by the end of the school year.
    "I'll be very disappointed if we don't get there," Abell said.

  • Heroin will be a focus in 2015 General Assembly

    State legislators met earlier this month primarily to address procedural matters, and they will return for this year's short session on Feb. 3.
    But one issue that has support across party lines and branches of the government is curbing the heroin epidemic in Kentucky. Three years ago, a new state law made it more difficult for "pills mills" to operate in Kentucky, but there was another consequence.
    "As a result heroin became cheaper, more widespread," State Representative Terry Mills said.

  • 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