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Today's News

  • Summer Feeding kicks off

    For a lot of kids, summer break is about vacations, going to the pool and spending more time with friends. For others, it becomes a struggle just to get enough to eat. That was the topic of discussion at the USDA Summer Feeding Kick-off Tuesday, June 15, at Calvary Elementary.    
    Hosted by Marion County Public Schools, the event presented speakers from all around the commonwealth who aimed to tackle the issue of hunger among students and ways to prevent it.

  • U of L President James Ramsey stepping down

    By Tom Loftus and Morgan Watkins
    The Courier-Journal

    Gov. Matt Bevin announced Friday that University of Louisville President James Ramsey is stepping down and that he is reorganizing the Board of Trustees.
    Bevin said he is appointing an interim board that will serve for the next two weeks.
    Bevin said it has been evident that changes in the oversight at U of L has been needed for some time. He said his intent is to "give a fresh start" to the university.

  • Korean War veteran: A legacy

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    Editor’s note: The Lebanon Enterprise plans to publish brief spotlights on local veterans from time to time, and we were specifically asked by Joseph L. Livers, commander of VFW Post 5910 in Lebanon, to write about Capt. Fred Herron Garrison. 

    Capt. Fred Herron Garrison was a father, an airman and a war hero.
    He was born in Chilton, Kentucky and then moved to Lebanon at a young age.

  • Run, reconnect, volunteer, repeat

    By Lynn Bauer
    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland

    Jess Kurti is on a mission she calls the “Beast of Burden Challenge.”
    Her goal is to visit all 200 Feeding America food banks across the country as she travels to run 100 marathons.

  • Summer camp cooking

    The 2016 Summer Dream Academy, sponsored by the Marion County Title One Program, kicked off in early May and will continue until late July.
    There are programs for all ages and interests and at varying lengths and dates this summer.
    This past week, 33 students from kindergarten through the sixth grade attended the Kentucky Migrant Education and 21st Century Learning Camp. On Wednesday June 15, the students got to cook their very own breakfast burrito at the Marion County Extension office.

  • United Way selects campaign chairperson for 2016

    The Tri-County Kentucky United Way has selected Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser to serve as the chairperson for Tri-County Kentucky United Way’s Campaign Fundraising Committee for 2016.
    Schlosser has served as superintendent since 2013 with a variety of educational administrative positions on her resume for the past 24 years, primarily in the Marion County and Washington County school systems. She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University holding a masters in arts in secondary counseling. 

  • E'town mall McDonald's extensively damaged by fire

    By Emma Kennedy
    Landmark News Service

    It was only seconds before the roof of Towne Mall's McDonald's collapsed that the last firefighter stumbled out of the building and collapsed to the ground.
    A blaze had started in the front entrance area of the N. Dixie Highway restaurant around 4:15 p.m. Thursday when two managers noticed flames in the mulch of a front entrance garden.

  • Both sides of nickel debate come face to face

    What began as a special school board meeting on May 25 to discuss the Marion County Public School System’s tentative 2016-17 budget ended with some brief, but tense dialogue about the recallable nickel.

  • St. Catharine College to close at end of July

    By Jesse Osbourne
    St. Catharine College Director of Communications

    After numerous recent meetings of the St. Catharine College Board of Trustees, Chairman John Turner announced at a campus-wide faculty and staff meeting on Wednesday that the College would be closing its doors. 

  • 400 Mile Sale underway

    Hundreds of yard sales will set up all along historic Hwy. 68 starting today through June 5.

    Lebanon is centrally located on the route, so shoppers can travel north one day and south the next from Lebanon.

    Nearly every antique shop along the route will be offering special discounts and sidewalk sales.

    Shoppers can go to 400mile.com and click on yard sale locations to learn about other sales all along the route and some of the items people will be selling.