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Today's News

  • City, county may partner to deal with yard waste

    Lebanon residents may soon have a new option for dealing with yard waste.
    City Administrator John Thomas said the fire department gets frequent requests for controlled burns, which can be dangerous, to deal with tree trimmings and grass clippings.
    “We think we have a solution. There is no permit required, and there’s room at the transfer station [on Fairgrounds Road] to stage this,” he told the council during its July 8 meeting.

  • All Shook Up

    Elvis is back in the building.
    Almost.
    Marion County native Eddie Miles will be performing a pair of concerts to celebrate the music of Elvis and country music legends on Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, in Angelic Hall.
    But this weekend is just the beginning. Miles will be returning Aug. 9-10 and Sept. 13-14.
    Miles has made a career as an Elvis impersonator, and is regarded as one of the best — if not the best — in the country.

  • Ready for takeoff

    By Cody Thomas
    Special to the Enterprise

    The smell of burning race fuel combined with winding turbines and high speeds keep senses filled and excitement high as model jets take to the sky at Lebanon/Springfield Airport.
    Local model jet enthusiasts Joe Pittman and Eric Maupin met recently at the airport to test a new turbine jet in preparation for the ninth annual Jets Over Kentucky, the largest model jet show in the world.
    Pittman was anxious about his first run with his recently upgraded Tornado jet.

  • Area code 270 phone customers will have to dial 10 digits in 2014

    By Sarah Bennett
    Landmark News Service

    Beginning Aug. 3, phone customers in the 270 area code region may place calls by dialing seven or 10 digits in preparation for the roll out of an additional area code.
    The option to use seven digits ends Jan. 31, 2014, after which customers will be required to dial 10 digits when placing local calls, according to a news release. To dial long distance, callers must add a 1.

  • ‘Lincoln” band to perform Sunday

    The Marion County Heritage Center will once again delve into the Civil War’s musical history with a concert this Sunday by President Lincoln’s Own, which appeared in the recent movie “Lincoln.”
    The concert is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, on the steps of the heritage center, which is housed in the old Marion County Courthouse, 120 W. Main Street in Lebanon.
    The concert is free, but donations are appreciated, according to Mary Kay Clements of the Marion County Historical Society, which runs the heritage center.

  • School board receives superintendent recommendations

    The Marion County Board of Education had the weekend to review the recommendations of the superintendent search committee. The next step for the board members is to identify who they will interview for the vacant position.
    The school board received recommendations from the search committee members during a special-called meeting on July 3 at the board of education office.

  • Road improvements completed near New Haven

    As we mark the reopening of Highway 247, I would like to express my appreciation to Governor Steve Beshear and the Transportation Cabinet officials in Elizabethtown for making the repair of the highway, as well as the Bull Run Creek safety project, high priorities for emergency funding.

  • Push for higher dropout age continues

    At the end of each legislative session, there is understandably a lot of discussion about what the General Assembly has passed.
    Although not given as much fanfare, the early to middle part of summer is an important period as well, because – other than those relatively rare cases when there is a specific enactment date or an emergency clause – that is when all legislation actually takes effect.  This year, that date fell on June 25.

  • Corrections and clarifications - July 10, 2013

    In last week’s story “Fighting to Survive” about Marion Adjustment Center, Warden Daniel Akers was incorrectly identified as David Akers.
    In last week’s sports section, a cutline from the recent Dirt Bowl incorrectly identified a player as Spencer Riggs. The player should have been identified as Antonio Douglas.
     

  • Remembering a friend

    A newspaper, like many work places, can make your co-workers feel like family. You spend a lot of time together, often more than you spend at home with your real family.