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Today's News

  • NTSB releases preliminary report on plane crash

    Although no official cause has been determined, a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board indicates that ice had formed on the wings of the plane that crashed one mile from the Lebanon-Springfield Airport Feb. 23.

    Kent Shilling, the pilot, was killed when the Piper PA-28 Cherokee airplane crashed. According to the NTSB, Shilling reported that the plane had rime icing on its wings just minutes before the accident.

  • St. Catharine interested in Centre Square

    Monday evening representatives of the Centre Square Foundation Board and St. Catharine College spoke with the Lebanon City Council regarding the possibility of bringing artistic and educational programming to the community.

    Roger Marcum, the executive vice president for St. Catharine, said the college is looking to offer more programming in Marion County. And they would like to offer that programming at Centre Square.

  • Contributions to statewide candidates may be restricted

    With less than 21 legislative days of the 2010 General Assembly Session remaining, the Senate continues to address a wide variety of issues as we await the House of Representatives to wrap up work on their budget proposal.

    This week, the Senate passed legislation that will strengthen government ethics, help the Department of Education better classify school buildings, and protect our children from a new hallucinogenic drug.

  • Spring View Hospital to break ground on $8 million expansion

    Spring View Hospital officials, community leaders, and physicians held a ground breaking ceremony Wednesday, March 10, for an $8 million dollar expansion.

    The expansion will include an 8,000 additional square feet and renovating 5,000 square feet of the existing facility.

    The overall goals of the expansion, according to hospital officials, are to increase patient and physician satisfaction, improve patient privacy, reduce wait times, and streamline patient flow for quicker turnaround.

  • From the Heart

    Heartache led Don Whitehouse to join emergency services.

    A heartfelt desire to help others keeps him involved with the Marion County Rescue Squad.

    Whitehouse joined the rescue squad in 1980 following the death of his son, Stephen Lee Whitehouse, from leukemia. Stephen was 6 years old.

    "I thought it would make it easier, to go out and help people," Whitehouse said.

  • Cheer squad to compete at state

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  • Archery team headed to state for the eighth straight time

    For the eighth year in a row, Lebanon Middle School will be sending its archery team to the state meet.

    Lebanon Middle placed second overall in middle school team competition over the last two weeks at the NASP Region 5 tournament held at LMS. Lebanon Middle hosted the region tournament for the second consecutive year.

    James T. Alton claimed first overall while Bardstown Middle School took third overall. West Hardin Middle, St. Charles Middle and North Washington Middle School rounded out the top six.

  • Mercy defeats Lady Knights in first round of Sweet 16

    The Marion County Lady Knights started slow against the Mercy Jaguars in the first round of the 2010 girls Sweet 16. In the end, the Jaguars sent Marion County home early from the state tournament.

    Mercy defeated the Lady Knights, 67-51.

    Mercy led Marion County by 10 points at the end of the first quarter, 22-12, but the Lady Knights cut the lead to three by halftime. Coming out of the locker room, Mercy heated up to take a 55-44 lead after three quarters. The Jaguars added to their lead in the fourth quarter.

    Marion County finishes the season 33-2.

  • PRIMARY SHIFT

    Monday, letters were sent to The Lebanon Enterprise and The Casey County News by the two candidates who had filed to run in the Republican primary May 18. Bill Pikerill announced that he is withdrawing from the race for the 24th District state representative seat. That leaves Leo Johnson as the only Republican candidate remaining. What follows are the letters submitted by Pickerill and Johnson.

    It is with deep regret that I announce today that I am ending my candidacy and I am withdrawing my name for the House of Representative's 24th District.

  • Epps claims tourney MVP

    After the dust settled on the Fifth Region tournament, several Lady Knights were named to the Fifth Region tournament team. Freshman Makayla Epps took home Most Outstanding Player honors, averaging 22 points per game during a three game stretch.

    Sophomore Bre Elder, freshman Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, junior Brooke Roberts and freshman Makayla Epps were named to the Fifth Region All-Tournament team.

    Epps, Roberts and Goodin-Rogers took home player of the game awards during the first round, semifinals and finals.