Today's News

  • Obama spells out EPA’s tougher carbon rules

    By James Bruggers
    The Courier-Journal

    With much at stake for Kentucky and Indiana, the battle over climate pollution intensified in the days before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency planned to unveil its final rules to curb heat-trapping gases from the nation’s power plants.
    “Climate change is not a problem for another generation, not anymore,” President Barack Obama said Sunday, as highlights of the rule leaked out of Washington.

  • Whitfill is new Distinguished Young Woman

    Adria Whitfill has been named the 2016 Distinguished Young Woman of Marion County.

    "I can't believe it," Whitfill said. "It feels like a really elaborate dream."

    In addition to winning the overall award, Whitfill received a preliminary scholastic award, an interview award and a talent award.

    Here are the rest of this year's award winners:

    2016 Distinguished Young Woman - Adria Whitfill

    First runner-up - Lydia Anne Howlett

    Second runner-up - Leah Anne Thompson

  • Man who fell from car has died

    A Loretto man who fell out of a car on Tuesday morning died on Wednesday evening, the Lebanon Police have confirmed. Anthony Tyler Hamilton was 24 years old.

    The Lebanon Police received a call at 7:47 a.m. July 28 reporting that a person was in the road on West Main Street near Lanham Lane. Officers found Hamilton lying in the road in front of the Five Star Food Mart in Lebanon.

  • Principal: St. Charles Middle values art

    St. Charles Middle school has received criticism on social media and in recent letters to the editor for a decision to eliminate its art teaching position.
    But St. Charles Principal Buffy Mann remains confident that her school’s students will still have exposure to the arts in other ways.
    “SCMS and I value art and we agree that it plays an integral role in the development of a successful student. We appreciate the concern and support for art,” Mann wrote in an email to the Enterprise.

  • 2016 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman Program is Saturday

    Marion County Distinguished Young Women, Inc. will present the 2016 Marion County Distinguished Young Women Program at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, at Marion County High School. Seventeen young ladies will participate in the program with a theme this year of “It’s Only Rock-N-Roll, Baby."
    The Distinguished Young Women logo is “emphasis on education” and its participants will be judged on scholastics, interview, talent, fitness and self-expression.

  • Chamber changes won’t hurt Ham Days

    Representatives of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce met with the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission last week to reassure the commission that Ham Days will not be affected by recent changes in the chamber office.
    Stacy Mattingly recently resigned as the chamber director to accept a sales position that will allow her to work from home. Lisa Kearnes has taken over as the interim chamber director while the search for the next director is underway.

  • First-graders get ‘Jump Start’

    The new school year is fast approaching, and some incoming first grade students got a “Jump Start” last week.
    Gayla Kelly, a first-grade teacher at West Marion Elementary, said the program is beneficial for students as they make the transition out of kindergarten.
    “It gives us an opportunity to review what was learned last year,” she said.
    As part of the program, students practiced reading, writing and math skills. They also participated in art and music activities.
    And they had fun, too.

  • Superintendent’s evaluation in progress

    The Marion County Board of Education has started the process of evaluating Superintendent Taylora Schlosser on her performance during the 2014-15 academic year.
    At the close of the board’s July 23 meeting at the Community Education Building, it started discussions in executive session related to the summative evaluation. Under KRS 156.557(6), the board can conduct preliminary discussions regarding the superintendent’s evaluation in closed session.

  • Mills, Overly campaigning for Conway on Aug. 4

    State Rep. Terry Mills and State Rep. Sannie Overly (D-Paris) will be in Lebanon Tuesday to speak on behalf of Jack Conway's gubernatorial campaign. Conway is the Kentucky Attorney General, and Overly is his running mate. Mills and Overly will be appearing from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center, 110 W. Mulberry Street. This is across the street from the Lebanon Police Department. All senior citizens are invited to attend.

  • Three weeks later, the search doesn’t stop for missing Nelson County woman

    By Kacie Goode
    The Kentucky Standard

    Three weeks have passed since the disappearance of Crystal Rogers and her family seeks answers.
    Tommy Ballard, Rogers’ father, has been leading search efforts throughout the community since July 5, when he reported his daughter missing to police.
    Ballard has said before that the search would not stop until answers are found, but with little to no information or updates being provided by investigators, the wait is taking its toll.