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Today's News

  • Citizen complaint filed against Bluegrass Pipeline

    Opponents of the Bluegrass Pipeline may have their day in court.
    On Dec. 5, a citizens group filed a complaint against Bluegrass Pipeline Company, LLC, in Franklin Circuit Court. The complaint also includes a petition for a declaration of rights as it pertains to eminent domain.
    Attorney Tom FitzGerald of the Kentucky Resources Council filed the complaint on behalf of KURE, Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain, Inc.

  • Deer photos, Dec. 18
  • To sniff and serve

    Aaron Caldwell’s goal of becoming a police officer came true three years ago when he joined the Lebanon Police Department. But being an officer also helped him realize he wanted to be something more.
    “Once I got into law enforcement, I wanted to go into the K9 program,” he said.
    In August, Caldwell found out that dream would become a reality, when the department sent him to Southern Ohio Police K-9. That’s where he met Speedo, a Belgian Malinois.

  • School board hears improvement plans

    Marion County Public Schools has a goal for 74.4 percent of high school
    students, 73.2 percent of middle school students and 74.6 percent of elementary students to achieve proficiency in reading and math by 2017.
    That is one of the goals of the district improvement plan presented at the Dec. 12 Marion County Board of Education meeting.

  • Tourism approves t-shirt purchase for 5K

    Another 5K could be held in Lebanon next spring.
    The Marion County Baseball Booster Club is planning to host the Turtle Run 5K on March 1, 2014. The name of the race is intended to play up Lebanon’s connection to the Turtleman, but also the contrast between turtle and run, according to Sam Bach of the booster club.
    Bach presented a request for assistance to the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission during its Dec. 9 meeting.  She said the booster club held a 5K before a football game in the fall, but they wanted to try a different race in the spring.

  • Tough Decisions

    On Dec. 6, we heard a report on the scanner of a serious automotive accident on Danville Highway. I went to the scene and took photos. 

    Shortly thereafter, I started seeing posts on Twitter indicating that Colin Whitfill, 19, died as a result of the accident. The Kentucky State Police confirmed that in a press release about the accident.

    In our coverage of that tragedy, we included a picture of the vehicle.

  • Public libraries are a true gift

    Of all the gifts that Benjamin Franklin gave us, one of the most far-reaching has to be establishing the forerunner of our country’s public libraries.

    They have been a mainstay in Kentucky almost from the beginning, when the first opened in 1795 at what is now Transylvania University in Lexington. Some historians believe it was also the first outside of the 13 original colonies.

  • Mandela’s life was a lesson in leadership

    By Randy Patrick

    Landmark News Service

  • Finally, something spectacular

    By Joberta Wells

    Landmark News Service

    I was not a pretty baby when I was born. I looked like Winston Churchill but it is my opinion that all new babies look like ol’ Winston. They don’t start getting cute until they are around 6 to 8 months old.

  • Corrections, Dec. 18

    Barb’s Décor & Gifts was the winner for the best gift shop in the Best of Marion County. Pretty Please was the winner for the best home décor. An ad composed by the Enterprise incorrectly stated that Pretty Please won for best gift shop.

    Also, Shear Delite should have been referred to as Best Beauty Shop instead of barber shop.