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Today's News

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff is March 18-19

    The Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff, which was snowed out in January, has been rescheduled for the weekend of March 18-19.
    Anyone that purchased tickets previously will have their tickets honored. If you have any questions or if you have a conflict with the new date, call the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission office at
    270-692-0021 for questions or for a full refund.
    Tickets can still be purchased by visiting www.visitlebanonky.com.
    See more information about the upcoming event in next week’s Enterprise.

  • Easter egg hunt at park March 19

    The annual Easter egg hunt at Graham Memorial Park will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 19. Children four years old and younger will hunt for eggs on Gorley Field. Children five to nine years old will hunt for eggs in the playground area. All participants will meet at the pavilion by the pool before the hunt begins so that the rules can be discussed. Please bring a basket to collect your eggs. Plastic eggs can be donated back to the park for re-use next year.

  • LG&E and KU warn customers of scammers making calls to its customers for payment

    It should come as no surprise that scammers are getting more and more sophisticated, but a new scam targeting Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities customers is taking things to the next level. This latest scheme uses a recording of the utilities’ automated phone system to make the scam sound more authentic. LG&E and KU never calls customers requesting phone payments.

  • MCHS SBDM Council election is March 18

    Marion County High School will have a parent election for the school site base council from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 18, in the high school foyer. To be a candidate you must have a child enrolled at the high school for the 2016-17 school year.  Nominations are due to the school secretary in the school office no later than 3 p.m. on March 16. (Nomination forms were sent home with each student.)

  • Robby Peterson selected to be WMES principal

    Robby Peterson was selected to be West Marion Elementary School’s principal Thursday evening during a special-called meeting of the Site-Based Decision Making Council/Principal Selection Committee.
    Peterson has been serving as an interim principal at WMES since last year when Paula Walston resigned on Sept. 25. Peterson previously served as assistant principal at Marion County High School, and continues to serve as athletic director at MCHS.
    See the upcoming edition of The Lebanon Enterprise for more.
     

  • School board could vote on recallable nickel by the end of March

    The Marion County Board of Education could be voting on the “recallable nickel” very soon.
    District II Board Member Kaelin Reed sent a written request to both Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser and Board Chairman Mike Cecil on Wednesday, Feb. 24, asking for the following item to be placed on the board’s agenda for its March 10 meeting:
    A resolution to advise the public that the Board intends to seek a tax rate that’s in excess of the 4 percent increase authorized by KRS § 160.470(10).

  • Are we shortchanging our kids?

    Connor Zink didn’t come to the Marion County Board of Education’s public forum Thursday evening prepared to speak.
    But, the Lebanon Elementary School fourth grader bravely raised his hand anyway.
    In a room full of adults, primarily local educators, Zink fearlessly walked up to the podium to talk about his school, but more specifically, what his school needs.
    “Our classroom is where the art room used to be,” Zink told the crowd. “There wasn’t enough room for another teacher.”

  • Helping and healing people

    Helping people.
    Gayla Edlin knew from a very young age that helping people is what she wanted to do with her life.
    In fact, she began what would become a career in the healthcare industry when she was just 14 years old volunteering as a candy striper at Loretto Motherhouse. At 15, she began her first public job as a nurse’s aid there. Today, she manages Spring View Hospital’s Emergency Department and Surgical Services Department, and her motivation remains the same.

  • Clean up, Marion County

    Marion County is a beautiful place.
    The trash scattered along its roadsides is not.
    Marion County Jailer Barry Brady wants to clean it up, and he’s asking for the community’s help.
    He’s initiating the countywide road cleanup challenge, and is encouraging local industries, businesses and community members across the county to join the effort to help remove trash from our roadsides.

  • Lightning strikes gas line, damages home

    Sunday morning’s thunderstorm, which included a tremendous amount of lighting, did more than just wake many of us up early.
    At approximately 7 a.m., lighting struck a gas line next to a house located at 405 Sulphur Springs Road in Lebanon, causing a fire, which caused some external damage to the home.
    “The gas line was probably two feet from the edge of the house. The lightning blew a hole in the gas line and caused the fire,” Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said.