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Today's News

  • Anti-bullying task force launched by Beshear

    By Mike Wynn
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – When Morgan Guess was 8 years old, just going to school meant trouble with stomach spasms and panic attacks. Even her doctor told her not to go back after prescribing anti-depressants.
    The diagnosis: A school bully.
    “She pulled my hair, pinched me on the back of the neck and even threw her shoulder into my back,” said Morgan, now 11. “She isolated me from all my friends, and I felt all alone.”

  • Hosparus needs volunteers and will host a free training in Campbellsville

    Hosparus Green River needs volunteers in Adair, Green, Marion, Metcalf, Taylor and Washington counties and will offer a free two-part training session, 5:30 – 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 30 (light supper provided) at its Campbellsville office, 295 Campbellsville ByPass (behind Coltons). Participants must attend both sessions to become Hosparus volunteers. Pre-registration is required by Monday, Oct. 13. To register or for more information, contact Deborah Faircloth at 270-782-7258 x3812 or dfaircloth@hosparus.org.

  • Volunteers, donations needed for Thanksgiving meal

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization will be hosting its 12th annual Henry L. Bell Thanksgiving Outreach from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 27, at Centre Square in Lebanon.
    To prepare for this event, the UCCO is seeking help from Marion County residents and businesses, churches and organizations. The UCCO will accept food and drinks, money, or other contributions to help with the event and organizational expenses.
    Volunteers are also needed to cook, transport people and food, decorating, dining, advertising and correspondence, and clean up.

  • Lebanon writer hosts book signing for ‘Comatose’ on Sept. 24

    Nathaniel Weathers has been writing fantasy stories for years, and he recently completed a new novelette called "Comatose."
    In the book, Weathers tells the story of Travis Donovan, who is a successful attorney with a wife and two children. A near-fatal accident affects his mind, leaving him to question if the people he has loved ever existed.
    Weathers will be hosting a book-signing from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Marion County Public Library.

  • State unveils new myhealthnow website

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE) Wednesday unveiled a new tool to help patients access their personal medical records and information via the Internet. The project, a patient portal called myhealthnow, was previewed during KHIE’s annual eHealth Summit in Louisville.

  • A champion

    When visitors enter Marion County High School’s fitness center, one of the first things they notice is a sign that hangs on the door. It says, “A champion is someone who gets up… Even when they can’t.”
    Jeff Robbins, who is in his 11th year as head coach of the MCHS football team, is showing his players, students, family and community the true meaning of a champion as he fights for his life after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma in June of 2012.

  • School board meets at St. Charles Middle tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at St. Charles Middle School.

    The agenda for the meeting includes:

    • Communications

    - Superintendent’s report

    - Introduction of 2014-15 Marion County Student Ambassadors – Troy Benningfield & Laurie Followell

    - Exceptional Child Education (ECE) Update – Traci Sharpe

  • Inmate’s unsupervised release for doctor’s visit is ‘unbelievable’

    Johnny Ray McQueen, 51, a registered sex offender who was also indicted for robbery in connection with the March 20 armed robbery at Cash-A-Check in Lebanon was apprehended Friday evening after being on the run since Tuesday, Sept. 9.
    McQueen had been granted a court ordered medical furlough by Marion Circuit Judge Alan Bertram to go to the doctor. He left the detention center, unsupervised, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and was ordered to return by 5 p.m. He never returned, according to Marion County Jailer Barry Brady.

  • Survey finds parents are interested in preschool program

    A vast majority of parents of 3- and 4-years-olds would be interested in enrolling their children in a preschool program, according survey results reported at the Sept. 9 Marion County Board of Education meeting.
    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said countywide preschool is a big dream for the district, but she would like to see more kids enrolled in preschool programs, whether they are with Marion County Public Schools, St. Augustine or somewhere else.

  • History and family tradition guide Limestone’s innovative growth

    Story and photos by John Bramel
    Special to the Enterprise

    Since the ribbon cutting for Limestone Branch Distillery on Feb. 17, 2011, the Lebanon craft distillery has kept the business formula simple.
    Innovate.
    Grow.