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Today's News

  • Wrongful death case dismissed against LaRue County deputy

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    A wrongful death suit filed in 2013 by the mother of a man shot and killed by a former LaRue County deputy, has been dismissed in federal court.
    Carolyn Chaudoin, administrator of the estate of Thomas Earl Ferguson, named former Deputy James Eric Williamson, the LaRue County Sheriff’s office and LaRue County in a civil suit in U.S. District Court, western district, after her son’s death.

  • 'The sun is our friend'

     Lebanon City Administrator John O. Thomas said at 11 a.m. Friday that road conditions in town are improving.

    "We're still going back and hitting spots we inadvertently missed [Thursday]," Thomas said.

    He added that city workers had to redo work they did Thursday to clean downtown sidewalks. When state plows came through, they pushed snow back onto the sidewalks, Thomas said.

    Nevertheless, roads in Lebanon are improvement with help from clear skies.

  • County receives DVD on pipeline project

    As Kinder Morgan continues to take steps toward abandoning a portion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, the company has provided more information than ever before about the project.
    Recently, the Marion County Clerk’s Office received a DVD from Kinder Morgan that contains 53 files with more than 5,000 pages of information.
    Those records include a copy of the 34-page abbreviated application that the Tennessee Gas Pipeline LLC filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

  • Limestone Branch revives Yellowstone

    Friday was the first step in a process that won’t pay off for at least four years. Limestone Branch Distillery and officials with Luxco filled their first barrel of Yellowstone bourbon.
    “This is something that I’ve been looking forward to just about all my life,” said Steve Beam, co-owner and master distiller at Limestone Branch.

  • School staff praised for snow response

    After missing five straight days, Marion County students returned to class on Feb. 24. Marion County Public Schools have missed eight* days due to the weather so far this school year.
    “Our maintenance staff really worked hard this week to make sure we could come back to school as quick as we could,” Superintendent Taylor Schlosser said during the Feb. 26 Marion County Board of Education meeting.
    Schlosser added that she appreciates the families in the district for being patient with Plan B bus routes.

  • Statewide tornado drill moved to March 10

    Because of the potential for flooding and another round of winter weather this week, state emergency management officials have decided to reschedule the statewide tornado drill.
    That drill has been changed to 10:07 a.m. Tuesday, March 10.

  • Ice house: St. Joe man builds an igloo in his front yard

    Jason Bell has dreamed of building an igloo ever since he watched a TV program years ago that showed how Alaskas made them by chopping ice into blocks. Last week, his dream came true.
    “The conditions were finally right for it,” he said.
    It took him seven or eight hours over two days (Feb. 23 and 24) to complete the structure in his front yard, according to Bell.
    “The guys at work told me it would attract a mate,” he said.

  • Murder trial likely to be moved to Pulaski County

    By Larry Rowell
    Landmark News Service

  • New sales rep joins Enterprise staff

    Dave Hagan has joined The Lebanon Enterprise staff as its newest sales rep.
    Hagan is a native of Bullitt County and attended Bullitt East High School. He earned an associates degree in business management at Watterson College and served in the Air Force. He was stationed in Hawaii for two and a half years.
    Before coming to work for the Enterprise, Hagan was the online community director and sales person at Digital Faith. His previous work experience also includes working in e-Learning admissions at Sullivan University.

  • New Pioneers to celebrate anniversary

    New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future in Springfield will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a gala dinner and awards Thursday evening, March 5, at Spalding Hall, St. Catharine College. Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m., a Kentucky Proud dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and awards will follow.