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Today's News

  • Special election today

    Weeks of campaigning end today with the special election to fill the vacant District 14 state senate seat.

    Democrat Jodie Haydon and Republican Jimmy Higdon are vying to fill the seat previously held by Dan Kelly. Kelly resigned his senate seat to accept an appointment as a circuit judge.

    Voters in Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties have the opportunity to vote today in the special election.

    Polls in Marion County are open until 6 p.m.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court will meet this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. today, Dec. 3.

    Items on the agenda are as follows:

    - Consider/approval  of  minutes  of  previous   meeting(s)

    - Review/accept the  proposed  budget  of  Marion  County  Water  District

    - Consider advertising  for  part-time  county  employee  position

    - Proposal/request  from  Loretto  Fire  Chief  Mark  Mattingly

  • Knights roll in first scrimmage

    Marion County High School hosted Bullitt East in their first scrimmage of the boys basketball season Wednesday of last week without a full deck of cards.

    With a substantial amount of players still in football gear, the Knights were forced to play a five-guard lineup.

    Kendrick Knopp shot the lights out, hitting six of nine three pointers on his way to 25 points in his varsity debut. Austin Spalding, Josh Reed and Deshawn Douglas all scored 14 for the Knights.

  • Slow down, buckle up: Lebanon police stepping up traffic enforcement

    Lately, the Lebanon Police Department has been receiving numerous complaints - not just reporting criminal activity - but also because officers have been writing tickets much more frequently.

    Through the end of October, the Lebanon Police had written 362 speeding tickets for the year, according to statistics provided by the department. That's more than a 500 percent increase over the 60 speeding tickets Lebanon officers wrote for all of 2008.

  • InBrief

    More candidates file for primary election   Here is the updated list of candidates who have filed to seek local offices in the May 18, 2010, primary election: (An (I) indicates the incumbent.)   • Jailer - Barry Brady (I) • County Clerk - Karen Spalding (I) • PVA - William Scott (I) • County Judge/Executive - John G. Mattingly (I) • Sheriff - Jimmy Clements • County Attorney - Joe H.

  • Try these dishes for Thanksgiving

    Do you need a quick last-minute salad or side dish for Thanksgiving dinner?

    Here you go.

    These are all easy and delicious-nothing fancy, just good food.

    Happy Thanksgiving from Susan's Kitchen!

    Best of the Best Broccoli Salad

    1 large bunch fresh broccoli, broken in florets (about 4 cups)

    1 medium red onion, diced

    2 stalks celery, diced

    1 lb. bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled

    2/3 c. hulled sunflower seeds

    1/2 c. golden raisins

    3/4 c. mayonnaise

    1/4 c. sugar

    2 T. vinegar

  • Knights hold off speedy Warriors

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  • Visionary

    In the fall of 1999, Melvin James was a freshman at Wilberforce University, where he received partial scholarships for art and basketball.

    Everything seemed to be going fine, until he noticed something unusual while sitting in class.

    "I realized I couldn't read the book," James said.

    Shortly thereafter, James was diagnosed with Leber hereditary optic neuropathy, a condition that affects approximately one in 8,500 people and that leads to the degeneration of the optic nerve, according to the International Foundation for Optic Nerve Disease.

  • Tates Creek transfer cleared to play

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  • Libel case against Enterprise dismissed on appeal

    The Kentucky Court of Appeals has dismissed an appeal by convicted murderer David Nichols in his complaint accusing The Lebanon Enterprise of intentional infliction of emotional distress and libel.

    Nichols was convicted of the wanton murder of Joshua Wright and assault under extreme emotional disturbance, stemming from an incident that occurred Aug. 18, 2000. The Kentucky Supreme Court later upheld Nichols' murder conviction, but reversed his assault charge.