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Today's News

  • Fiscal court supports bloodborne pathogen ordinance

    On June 4, the Marion County Fiscal Court heard a proposal for a bloodborne pathogen education ordinance, which would affect tattoo artists and body piercers if approved.
    Pablo Munoz, the environmental director for the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, said the ordinance would require any tattoo artist or body piercer to go through a bloodborne pathogen education course approved by Lincoln Trail and meeting Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.

  • Kickin’ Cancer’s Butt

    Peggy Downs has been a bus driver (and a trainer for bus drivers), a secretary, a soccer coach, a high school referee, a social worker and a volunteer with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
    And she can add another item to that list — cancer survivor.
    Peggy, 54, was diagnosed with cancer three months ago, and she is already actively undergoing treatments.
    She’s also learned how much support she has from family and friends.
    “You think you never know how many friends you have,” Peggy said.

  • Two injured in shooting at New Hope bar

    From The Kentucky Standard
     
    Days after two people were injured in a shooting at the Four Corners Bar & Grill in New Hope over the weekend, law enforcement officers were still investigating the incident.
    Detective Mike Kaminski said Monday afternoon that the suspect is Ryan Allen Johnson., 32, of Loretto. Johnson was taken into custody Monday afternoon at the Marion County Detention Center, where he is listed as being held for another agency.

  • Rigdon’s murder trial moved to Bowling Green

    After being incarcerated for two-and-a-half years on a murder charge, William “Bobby” Rigdon will finally get his day in court.
    Casey Circuit Court Judge Judy D. Vance issued an order on Friday granting the change of venue “due to the ongoing and recent events of pre-trial publicity surrounding the case,” the order states.
    The trial is now slated to begin on Aug. 31 in Warren County Circuit Court, with Vance presiding in the case.

  • First-ever Marion County Music Fest will feature local artists

    David Miles grew up in Marion County. It’s where he learned to play and perform as a musician, and now, he wants to give something back to his hometown community.
    Miles has organized the first Marion County Music Fest, which is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. June 13 at Johnston Field behind Centre Square in Lebanon. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the gymnasium at Centre Square.
    “I grew up in St. Mary’s, as did several of the guys who are participating in this,” Miles said.

  • School board gives preliminary approval to $37.5 million budget

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved the tentative 2015-16 budget during its special-called May 28 meeting.
    The proposed budget includes $37.5 million in revenue and expenditures. These are slight decreases compared to the estimated $38.1 million in revenue and expenses for the 2014-15 academic year.
    "That's the first thing that's going to jump out,” Superintendent Taylor Schlosser said.

  • GES principal search in early stages

    Jennifer Brogle has resigned as the Glasscock Elementary School principal, and the GES Site-based Decision Making Council will soon begin the search process.
    Tammy Newcome, instructional supervisor for Marion County Public Schools, said the site-based council will meet with Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.
    “They go through training that is specific to the principal selection process,” Newcome said.

  • Breaking ground

    The My New Kentucky Home chapter of Habitat for Humanity held a ceremonial groundbreaking for this year’s build on May 28 at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Edmonds Avenue. Daphne Staples and her children, Jaquavion and Patience, will be moving into the home once it’s complete.
    Staples said she is looking forward to beginning the build and moving into her home.
    “It feels good,” she said. “It’s just been one of those days.”

  • Complete a Summer Scorecard, win prizes, be well

    School is out. It’s officially summer. Now what?
    For starters, it’s time to get your first-ever Summer Scorecard.
    The Marion County Heartland Safe Community Coalition has created a new program designed to promote the wellbeing of people living and working in Marion County. The Summer Scorecard includes a variety of activities that people of all ages can complete, and in doing so, will make them eligible to win a variety of free prizes at the end of the summer.

  • Old Mill Days is June 12-13

    Bradfordsville will be hosting its annual Old Mill Days celebration June 12-13.
    The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with the pet show under the large pavilion at the Bradfordsville City Park.
    Entry forms for this and other contests are available at Patches, Superior, General Salon and the Country Store in Bradfordsville, and with this story at www.lebanonenterprise.com.
    At 5:30 p.m. June 12, the doors open for the Old Mill Day Beauty Pageant at the Bradfordsville School. Participants must be signed in by 5:45 p.m., and the pageant will begin at 6 p.m.