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Today's News

  • State eliminates KCHIP premium

    Low-income families now have one less obstacle to providing health insurance for their children.

    Last week, state officials announced that the $20 monthly fee for the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program has been eliminated.

    "We do think that the $20 premium requirement did present a hardship on some families," said Vikki Franklin, a spokeswoman for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

  • In check

    May 18 is a day that Junie Mattingly and his wife, Carolyn, won't forget any time soon. That was the day that they found out Mattingly had prostate cancer.

    "It was a scary thing when we heard it was cancer," Carolyn said.

    Mattingly, 78, of Loretto seemed to take the news in stride. Two of his brothers had the disease previously, so he knew that it ran in his family. He'd even had a biopsy one other time, but that test came back negative for cancer.

  • Early Labor Day deadlines

    The Lebanon Enterprise will be closed Monday, Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day. The deadline for advertising will be Friday, Sept. 3, at noon.

    All editorial items, engagements, birthdays, etc., must be submitted to the Enterprise by 5 p.m. Thursday.

     

  • Scam: Men posing as water district employees

    The Marion County Water District wants citizens to be aware of a possible scam in which men are claiming to be water district employees.

    Jimmy Mudd, Marion County Water District manager, said he received two calls that some men were representing themselves as water district employees. The calls came from Loretto Road and on Riley Road, Mudd said.

  • Two Lady Knights' volleyball players on KVCA watch list

    Marion County High School has two players that are getting the attention of the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association (KVCA) and possibly college scouts.

    Seniors Shelby Mattingly and Shakyra Young are on the KVCA list, which was started last season. Last season, Marion County's Shelby Howard was on the list.

  • Arson likely cause of McElroy Pike fire

    The Lebanon Fire Department and Marion County EMS responded to a fire at a vacant house on McElroy Pike Sunday evening, and the likely cause was arson, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly.

    The Lebanon Police received a report of the fire at 11:30 p.m. Aug. 29.

    "It was completely involved and gone by the time we got there," Mattingly said.

  • Lady Knights suffer first loss

    The Marion County High School girls' golf team suffered a rare defeat, falling to Taylor County at Campbellsville Country Club Tuesday of last week. The loss was their first of the season in match play.

    The Lady Knights shot an overall score of 192 while Taylor left with a 175. Campbellsville came in third with a 266.

    Olivia Carrico led the way with a 44 while Hayley Abell shot a 45. Amy Brown finished with a 48 while Taylor Howard had a 55. Brianna Reynolds shot a 56.

  • Loretto Homecoming is Saturday

    The Loretto Fire Department is hosting the Mark Mattingly Memorial Loretto Homecoming Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Loretto Ball Park. The activities will begin with the Mark Mattingly Memorial Cornhole Tournament at 10 a.m.

    For more information about the cornhole tournament rules, registration and entry fee, call Keith Willett at (502) 249-6532 or Billy Hardin at (502) 827-0915.

    The Tim Fowler Firefighter Challenge is scheduled for 1 p.m. A tribute to the Fire Department of New York will take place at 5:30, and the 97.5 WAMZ HAMZ softball game will begin at 6 p.m.

  • Block party this weekend

    The Generation Gap will hold its annual Block Party this weekend, Sept. 4-5.

    Food, fun, games, and music will once again be part of the event Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until midnight and resume Sunday afternoon around 1 p.m.

    Around 6 p.m. Sunday afternoon, the Generation Youth will host a dance contest, and the Marion County Youth Center will host a step performance, according to Jackie Furman.

    For more information, call (270) 692-1125.

  • U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell visits Marion County

    The United States is at a crossroads, and the outcome of the November General Election will determine what direction the country is going to take, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell told the crowd at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon Thursday, Aug. 26.

    "Our future is in doubt. This is the time to recapture it," McConnell said. "That's why the founders invented mid-term elections."