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Today's News

  • Homemakers make donations to Village, Cedars
  • Celebrate the Sunshine!

    By Kathi Bearden
    Board President, New Mexico Foundation for Open Government
    Former Publisher, the Hobbs-News

    March 16-22 is Sunshine Week nationwide. Take a moment to celebrate. Sunshine Week focuses on the importance of open government. No open government, no democracy. No transparency, no government accountability.

  • Winter has been hard on cattle, too

     

  • Budget puts greater focus on education

    When it comes to the state’s budget, the past six years can be summed up in four words: Do more with less.
    There hasn’t been much choice, given that spending has been cut by $1.6 billion since 2008, and the state workforce is the smallest it has been since the 1970s.  Some agencies have seen spending reduced by more than a third, while classroom funding for elementary and secondary education has been held steady for far too long.

  • Thank a farmer: National Agriculture Day is March 25

    Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) joins the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) and farming organizations across the country to celebrate National Agriculture Day on March 25. This day has been set aside annually since 1973 to highlight the many ways America’s food system improves the quality of life for everyone.

  • St Mary’s Road house ‘ruined’ by fire

    Firefighters from Lebanon, Loretto and Raywick spent two hours Monday evening combating a house fire at 3756 St. Mary’s Road in Lebanon.
    Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said the fire appeared to have started in the kitchen near the stove.
    “We saved a lot of stuff in it, but it was ruined, at least half of it was,” Mattingly said.
    No injuries were reported because of the fire.
    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a call reporting the fire at 8:46 p.m. Monday. Firefighters were on the scene until 12:50 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Winter weather advisory in effect until Monday morning

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Central Kentucky from 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, until 8 a.m. Monday, March 17.

    The weather service is predicting one to two inches of sleet and snow this afternoon and evening, with higher amounts in isolated areas. Slicks spots are likely are some roads and bridges, according to the weather service.

    Winds will blow from the northeast at 10 to 15 miles per hour with gusts between 25 and 35 miles per hour. Temperatures will drop into the 20s and low 30s, according to the weather service.

  • St. Baldrick's sweeps up nearly $39,000 (so far)

    The excess hair has been swept off the floor of the St. Augustine School gymnasium after the eighth annual Marion County St. Baldrick's event.

    Jim Reed of Citizens National Bank (which sponsors the local event) announced that this year nearly $39,000 has been raised, but more money remains to be counted.

    Enterprise Publisher Stevie Lowery raised more than $14,000 for this year's event, and her son, Owen, raised more than $1,500. 

  • Emergency management director warns against burning today

    It will be dangerous to attempt controlled burns this afternoon and evening, March 14, according to Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson.

    He advised that wind gusts between 35 and 40 miles per hour are expected from the southwest this afternoon and evening.

    He also reminded county residents that burning is banned from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. within 150 feet of any wooded area, and high winds will be burning “ill-advised” after 6 tonight.

  • Junior Mister is March 22

    The 11th annual Marion County High School Beta Junior Mister competition will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 22, in the MCHS gymnasium.
    This year's theme is "A Starry Night.” There are 18 young men in the show this year.
    All proceeds for the event will go to the Make-a-Wish Foundation to grant the wish of a child.
    Advance tickets may be purchased at MCHS or at the Kroger customer service desk for $5. Tickets at the door will be $7. Kroger is partnering with MCHS this year to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.