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Today's News

  • Lebanon woman recovering after being hit by a lumber truck

    An 81-year-old Lebanon woman is recuperating at University Hospital in Louisville after being struck by a lumber truck in downtown Lebanon Tuesday afternoon.

    The accident occurred at the intersection of Main Street and Spalding Avenue (near the Lebanon Post Office) at approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 29.

  • Springfield man seriously injured in motorcycle accident

    A Springfield man is in serious condition at University Hospital after being involved in a motorcycle accident Saturday in Loretto.   The collision occurred at 8:14 p.m. on KY 49 in Loretto.

    John F. Golden, 52, was driving a 1978 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he lost control, and was thrown from the motorcycle. Golden was not wearing a helmet and was airlifted by Air Evac to University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Board addresses open meetings issue

    The Lebanon Enterprise issued an open meetings complaint to the Marion County Board of Education regarding a closed session that took place during the June 8 board meeting. During a special called meeting Monday, Sr. Kay Carlew read the following statement in response to that complaint.

    "The closed session during the June 8, 2010, board meeting related to confidential student information rather than discipline of a student and was authorized by KRS 61.810-1(k), instead of KRS 61.810-1(f) as referenced during the meeting.

  • Cuz is Pet of the Week

    Cuz is a 1-2-year-old neutered male boxer. He is very large and healthy. 

    If your pet is missing, call the shelter-it may be there. For a complete listing of pets with pictures visit adoption@petfinder.com.

    The shelter reminds pet owners that all cats and dogs should have a rabies shot.

    To adopt an animal, potential owners must complete an adoption application. The animal shelter accepts stray or unwanted animals.

  • Robbins takes over as OC

    After handing the keys to Craig Yeast last season, Marion County High School Football Head Coach Jeff Robbins will call the offensive plays from the sideline this season.

    Craig Yeast confirmed that he has accepted a coaching position with

    Washington County High School. He indicated he will not be the primary play caller on offense but will have plenty of input. He also said he was very comfortable with the offense since he has played in it before.

    At press time, Yeast still held his position as an aide at Marion

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  • Rabid raccoon found in Loretto

    A child was bitten in the Loretto area recently by a raccoon that tested positive for rabies.

    According to Marion County Animal Control Officer Jeff Wooldridge, as far as he knows the child is OK, but will have to undergo a serious of shots.

    Wooldridge encouraged all pet owners to get their pets vaccinated for rabies. Last year, there were two skunks in the county that tested positive for rabies, one right in downtown Lebanon.

  • Heat Wave

    As the park activities director for the City of Lebanon, Matthew Mattingly is used to working outdoors. At this time of year, almost everything he and his employees do is outside, and recently, that's meant working in temperatures that regularly exceed 90 degrees and heat indexes that push 100 degrees or higher.

    "It's probably about the worst week or week and a half we've had in the past three or four years," Mattingly said.

  • Holiday office closings

    County offices at the David R. Hourigan Government Center will be closed Saturday July 3, and Monday, July 5, for the Fourth of July holiday.

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office will respond to calls, but they will be routed through the dispatch at the Lebanon Police Department (621-2121 or 911 for emergencies).

  • Local teams start hot

    After two games in the Little League softball district tournament at Graham Memorial Park, Marion County is sitting pretty.

    On Saturday, Marion County's 9-and-10-year-old All-Stars took it to Burkesville, beating the visiting team 15-5 in a display of dominance.

    The 11-and-12-year-old All-Stars followed suit, beating Albany 14-4 to begin pool play.

    In their second game of pool play, the 9-and-10-year-olds continued their strong play with a 15-2 drubbing of Washington County. They finished Sunday afternoon with two wins and no losses in pool play.