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Today's News

  • Nine injured in Hwy. 55 accident

    From The Springfield Sun

    A two-vehicle accident on Ky-55 Saturday evening left nine people injured, including two Washington County residents.
    Brian J. Willman, of Lebanon, was operating his 2003 Dodge Caravan heading south and attempting to turn left onto Booker Road around 6:26 p.m., when the vehicle collided with a northbound 2003 GM Yukon driven by Terry B. Murphy of Campbellsville.

  • United Way looking to expand its reach

    The United Way has not been active in Marion County in recent years, but Kenny Fogle is hoping to bring it back.
    Fogle is the executive director of the newly formed Tri-County United Way, which serves Marion, Nelson and Washington counties.
    "It's such a simple concept," Fogle told the audience at the Marion County Industrial Foundation's Sept. 5 Friday Forum at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

  • For ALS families, coping is a real 'challenge'

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal

    The first inkling for Geralyn Schmitt, a busy Louisville nurse with a family, was a feeling of weakness in her legs. Doctors thought it was a back problem.
    The Marion County native had surgery, but it got worse. After nearly a year of uncertainty, she got a diagnosis in 2010 that hit like a hammer blow. She had ALS, an incurable neurodegenerative disease.
    Told she had less than a year to live, she and her husband, Rob, drove home and gathered their daughters at their Jeffersontown home.

  • MCHS Marching Knights win second place

    The Marion County Marching Knights traveled to Southwestern High School in Somerset on Saturday, Sept 6, for their first competition in 2014.
    Despite the rain, the band received second place in Class 4A competition and was Reserve Grand Champion, overall. There were eight bands in the competition.
    The Marching Knights will be travel to Taylor County High School this Saturday, Sept. 13, for competition. They will then travel to LaRue County High School for a night competition.
     

  • New circulation clerk on staff at Enterprise

    Katie Jo Broyles of Lebanon began working as the circulation clerk at The Lebanon Enterprise this week.
    Broyles is a member of the MCHS Class of 2005, and is currently finishing her degree at Western Kentucky University.
    She is the daughter of Keith and Kim Hamilton Lebanon.
    She’s married to Cory Broyles. She has a step-son, 8-year-old Caden, and a 19-month-old girl, Kinzleigh Jo.
    Broyles enjoys riding horses, playing with her children and spending time with family.

  • Over 100 Years of Stories and Tales of Raywickians

    Charlie Bickett sold and signed more than 200 copies of his book, “Over 100 Years of Stories and Tales of Raywickians,” during book signing event Sept. 5 at the Marion County Public Library. Bickett owned and operated bars for 40 years, worked in a prison for nine years and served two terms as the mayor of Raywick. His book, which is written in all capital letters, recounts his own experiences and stories that were told to him by his father.
     

  • Marion County Hammin' it Up Idol continues tonight

    Marion County Hammin' it Up Idol, sponsored by WLSK Country MIKE FM and Miller Lite, continues tonight at Chaser’s Restaurant and Thursday, Sept. 18, at Cozy Corner.
    Registration begins at 7 p.m. and the contest starts at 8 p.m. The contest is for people 13 years old or older.
    Both winners will advance to the finals of the competition, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, during Ham Days on the Maker’s Mark/Kentucky Cooperage MainStage. First place winner receives $100 and second place receives $50.
     

  • Ham Days window decorating contest deadline is Sept. 15

    It's time to decorate your storefront window for Ham Days. The winner will receive $50 and a certificate for the best decorated window. Participants can decorate their windows as they wish, with a focus on Marion County Country Ham Days and what it means. Windows must be decorated by Monday, Sept. 15. If your business is located outside of the Lebanon downtown area, contact the Marion County Chamber of Commerce and let them know you will be participating. The winner will be announced at 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22.
     

     

  • Judgement House returning to Lebanon Baptist

    Lebanon Baptist Church is hosting Judgement House for the second year.
    The event will be open Sept. 10-13 and Sept. 17-20.
    The 60-minute presentations will take place from 6-9 p.m. each night of the event. Admission is free. The event is not handicapped accessible due to stairs. Strobe lights are used during the program, and it’s not recommended for children under 10 years old.
    Visitors should know that childcare will not be available.

  • Man injured in reported stabbing Sunday

     A Marion County man is recovering from a reported Sunday morning stabbing.