Today's News

  • News briefs

    County anticipates increase in health insurance costs

    Marion County will be seeking requests for proposals for health insurance for its employees, but Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said a hefty price increase is likely.

    The county's insurance plan is not up for renewal until January, but the county could run a deficit of up to $100,000 in that line item of its budget by the end of the fiscal year, Mattingly said.

  • Some old things and something new

    Today's edition marks the beginning of what we hope will become a regular feature.

    With all due respect to Fred Rogers, we have started something we have dubbed "People in Your Neighborhood."

    Our intent is for this to be a different kind of feature for our newspaper, and a new way to point the spotlight on some interesting people in our community.

    Sometimes we get so caught up in covering local government, community events and, yes, crime (or at least accusations of crime) that we miss some of the wonderful people living right next door.

  • Education briefs

    Board denies Newspapers In Education request

    The Marion County Board of Education denied a donation request from The Lebanon Enterprise for the Newspapers In Education program at its Oct. 13 meeting.

    The decision was tabled at the board's Sept. 22 meeting so that School Finance Officer Lisa Hutchins could do more research on the needs of each school in regards to the NIE program.

  • Lady Knights fall to Boyle

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  • Thieves invade handbag heaven

    It all started with a purse.

    A very, very expensive purse named "Stevie."

    No, really, I'm serious. The very, very expensive purse's name - or its design rather - was "Stevie."

    So, obviously, it was the perfect gift for my twin sister to surprise me with on our 30th birthday. You see, I had never been the "expensive purse" type. Give me a cheap handbag from one of our local department stores (or should I say our only department store) and I was good to go. That is, before I was introduced to "Stevie."

  • Lebanon man indicted for rape

    Telly Jermaine Burton, 35, of 668 Country Club Drive in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree rape.

    According to the indictment, on or about Sept. 27, Burton engaged in sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion or who was incapable of consent because she was physically helpless.

    His bond was set at $50,000 with the condition that he have no contact with the victim.

    In other indictments:

  • LES asks for additional teachers

    Lebanon Elementary School is serving more students than ever before - more than 400 to be exact - which has forced the school to add an additional kindergarten classroom at the beginning of the school year.

    Last week, the Marion County Board of Education discussed the possibility of hiring a full-time media specialist/librarian and a full-time music teacher in order to fit the unbelievably tight and crowded schedule that the school is facing currently.

    The discussion was the result of a written request made by the LES Site Based Decision Making Council recently.

  • Knights survive last second fling

    At times Saturday it looked like Bullitt East High School (2-5), despite losing double-digit seniors to graduation, still had the Knights' number.

    The game went down to the last second as a pass from senior Matt Bowles went over two Marion County backs and through the hands of junior Jordan Smith in the end zone as time expired.

    Marion County High School (5-2) slipped by despite a nasty start and trailing in the fourth quarter.

    The Knights racked up 60 yards of penalties in the first half and both sidelines were crying foul at the officiating.

  • Kelly appointed to judge's seat

    The Governor's office issued the following announcement Monday afternoon:

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced today the appointment of State Senator Dan Kelly as a judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit.  Sen. Kelly was among three names submitted to Gov. Beshear by the seven-member nominating commission.

    "Sen. Kelly has the appropriate temperament and experience for this position," said Gov. Beshear.  "I feel confident he will provide fair, honest and judicious service to the people of the 11th Judicial Circuit." 

  • Two local men inducted into KY Softball Hall of Fame

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