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Today's News

  • United Way Day of Action is June 29

    The Tri-County Kentucky United Way will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 29, at the Old Bardstown Village at the corner of East Broadway and Old Bloomfield Pike in Bardstown.
    There will be food, fun and games for the entire family and a rubber duck race. The winner of the rubber duck race will win $250, second place will win $100 and third place will win $50. Rubber ducks will cost $1 each. All proceeds will benefit the United Way.
    A cornhole tournament is also planned, as well as other games.

  • Educators say Kentucky is on the right track with Common Core standards

    By Matt Young
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The names of the presidents of the University of Louisville and Kentucky State University were noticeably absent last week from a group of more than 200 national college leaders who indicated their support for the controversial Common Core education standards by forming the coalition Higher Ed for Higher Standards.

  • Kentuckians on both sides of debate over federal nutrition guidelines for school lunches

    By John Moritz
    Lexington Herald-Leader Washington Bureau

    WASHINGTON — Debate in Washington over a controversial school lunch waiver has spread into the Bluegrass State. Proponents say the innocuous proposal helps rural schools, while critics argue that it threatens years of work combating one of the nation's largest childhood obesity rates.

  • Who spent the most to lobby Frankfort?

    By Scott Wartman
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Tobacco lobby money in Frankfort poured in this year as statewide smoking ban legislation stagnated.
    No company spent more to lobby Kentucky state legislators this year than tobacco giant Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris Co., spending $156,200 during the General Assembly session that lasted from January to April.
    Some would say it's no coincidence that for the fourth straight year, a statewide smoking ban failed to pass.

  • Doug Mattingly files as write-in candidate for judge/executive race

    Doug Mattingly lost the Marion County Judge/Executive race to David Daugherty in the May primary election by a large margin, but he’s not giving up just yet.

    Tuesday, June 10, he filed to run as a write-in candidate for the judge/executive’s race in November.

    In the Primary Election on May 20, Mattingly received 782 votes to Daugherty’s 2,452 votes. Mattingly lost in every precinct.

    Read more in the upcoming edition of The Lebanon Enterprise.

  • Parents plead for positive change

    Emotions were running high at Loretto City Hall Monday evening as concerned and curious community members gathered to discuss issues they are having with the Marion County Public School System, specifically with its leadership.
    Marion County School Board Member Mike Cecil organized the forum, but said the crowd was larger than he had expected (there were approximately 50 to 75 people there). With so many people in attendance, Cecil said he and Board Chairman DeLane Pinkston, who was also in attendance, would be doing a lot of listening.

  • Relay for Life is Friday

    Marion County’s Relay for Life event will be held this Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, at Lebanon Middle School. Survivor registration begins at 6 p.m. The survivor ceremony begins at 7 p.m. The live auction begins at 9 p.m. The luminary ceremony will be held at 10 p.m.
    The American Red Cross will have its blood mobile at Relay for Life from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday.
    Activities are planned throughout the night.

  • Old Mill Days is June 13-14

     Bradfordsville will be hosting its 25th annual Old Mill Days celebration Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14.

    Anyone attending outdoor events is encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

    Friday activities

    The festival begins at 5 p.m. Friday. The flea market, arts and crafts and kids activities will begin at the park. Three-legged races and sack races will take place on the baseball field. 

  • Walston to lead WMES

    Paula Walston, who was been a reading teacher at Lebanon Elementary School since August of 2002, achieved a life-long goal last week when she was selected to become the West Marion Elementary School Principal.
    The WMES SBDM Council held a special-called meeting Thursday evening, June 5, and after being in closed session for approximately 45 minutes, the council reconvened in open session and unanimously voted to hire Walston as principal.
    “My heart is full,” Walston said Friday afternoon.

  • Drug abuse is an issue for community, economic develoment

    Years ago, economic development was primarily about selling land and buildings, according to Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund. Today, his office has to do more than that.
    One example of that is the drug problem that is affecting Marion County and many small communities across the state and nation.
    Lund told the audience at the June 6 First Friday Forum that a local factory recently invited one of its customers from Indiana to visit the community.