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Today's News

  • Calvary’s Got Talent

    A trio of Calvary students performed the song “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten at the Marion County Board of Education’s meeting March 9. India Young, Maddie Spalding and Will Blake competed in the special talent competition at the state Beta Convention recently. They placed first runner-up and will be competing at the National Beta Convention in Orlando, Florida this June.
     

  • Education briefs

    School board approves 2017-18 school calendar
    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved the 2017-18 school calendar during its regular monthly meeting March 9.
    The opening day for staff will be Tuesday, Aug. 8. The first day for students will be Wednesday, Aug. 9.
    The calendar also includes the following:
    - Monday, Sept. 4: School closed for Labor Day
    - Oct. 2-9: Fall break (Oct. 9 will be used for staff development)
    - Nov. 22-24: Thanksgiving break
    - Dec. 18-Jan. 1: Christmas break

  • How do you spring into Spring?

    At the end of March, The Lebanon Enterprise’s spring section will debut and we are looking for fun facts along with useful gardening and home tips.
    We are also looking for pictures of extreme vegetables that you have grown. Send us your big beans, towering tomatoes, crazy corn and more.
    Email your gardening stories, tips and photos to editor@lebanonenterprise.com or bring them by the office located at 119 South Proctor Knott Avenue in Lebanon.
    The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 22.
     

  • Easter egg hunt at park April 8

    Graham Memorial Park will host its annual Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 8. The event will be held rain or shine. The free event is open to ages zero to nine years of age. All participants should meet at the pavilion by the pool before the hunt begins to discuss rules. Children ages zero to four will hunt on Gorley Field. Children ages five to nine will hunt in the playground area. Please bring a basket to collect your eggs. Plastic eggs can be donated back to the park for reuse next year.
     

  • Share your promposals

    As April draws closer, more Marion County High School students are popping the question... “Prom?”
    We want to hear about this year’s best “Promposals.” If you went above the bar to ask your date to prom, we want to hear about it. Email details of your “Promposal” and a photo to Stevie Lowery at editor@lebanonenterprise.com.
    The deadline to submit your promposals is 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 19.

     

  • Taylor County substitute teacher arrested, charged with sex crimes

    A Taylor County High School substitute teacher has been arrested and charged with sending and soliciting explicit photographs to students, as well as having sexual contact with the students.
    Lawrence Harris, 46, of Campbellsville, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Friday, according to a report by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, following an investigation by the TCSO.

  • Loss of traffic light in Bloomfield leads to charges for Raywick man

    Landmark News Service

    A Raywick man faces charges after allegedly causing the loss of the traffic light at the intersection of Taylorsville and Chaplin roads in Bloomfield last month.
    According to a criminal complaint, Joseph Bradley Graves, 32, is charged with first-degree criminal mischief, a felony, and leaving the scene of an accident, a misdemeanor.

  • Marion County hosts EMS Education Week, EMS classes

    Marion County EMS and Air Methods will host speakers from across the state this month in celebration of Central Kentucky EMS Education Week.
    The March 27-31 event will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the David R. Hourigan Government Office Building, third floor conference room, 223 North Spalding Avenue, Lebanon.
    Sessions will be free and open to the public and will qualify as continuing education hours for emergency services professionals.

  • Drugs in Marion County: 'The evil of this sickness is real’

    Since he was elected in 2002, Marion County Jailer Barry Brady has seen and experienced some difficult and disturbing things at the detention center. But, nothing compares to what he’s seeing now with the local drug epidemic, which continues to get more frightening with each passing day.
    “This sickness of addiction is scary,” Brady said. “We’ve had inmates smuggle drugs in for years, but it was marijuana. It wasn’t these deadly cocktails of pills, cocaine and Spice. The evil of this sickness is real.”

  • Drugs in Marion County - A second chance

    Editor’s note: This story is part of an ongoing series about the local drug epidemic in Marion County. Only the first names of inmates are being used in this story to protect them and their families. Warning: Some of the content is extremely graphic.

    Inmate No. 1
    Name: Michael
    Age: 29
    Charges: Manufacturing meth
    Sentence: Nine years
    Family info: He’s the father of a 15-month-old daughter who he’s never even held because he’s been incarcerated since she was born.