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Today's News

  • Sewer regulations could cost the city loads of money

    The Lebanon wastewater treatment plant could become more costly to operate depending on what requirements are included under a new permit from the Kentucky Division of Water.
    City Administrator John O. Thomas reported at the April 8 Lebanon City Council meeting that the Division of Water might require more frequent testing for metals, particularly copper in the wastewater.
    Eddie Masterson, the city’s wastewater superintendent, explained that the copper comes from old pipes in homes, not from local industries.

  • Breathing easier

    Mary Lou Spalding is appreciative of every breath she takes.
    After years of needing oxygen just to get through the day, she is resting at home while recovering from her recent lung transplant.
    "I've not had any oxygen on since the Wednesday before I came home from the hospital," said Mary Lou, 59. "Knock on wood, I pray I never have to go back on it."

  • Passing his papers: Ron Lewis donates documents from time in office to university

    By Ben Sheroan
    Landmark News Service

    The collection of Ron Lewis’ congressional papers – doodles and all – now are part of archives at Campbellsville University’s Montgomery Library.
    A recent dedication service celebrated the accomplishments of the former Baptist preacher from Hardin County who largely was a political unknown when he filed for the 2nd Congressional District seat in a 1994 special election. In his brief remarks, he chose to focus on the constituents.

  • YOUR MONEY AT WORK: Central Ky Community Action Council, Inc.

    Editor’s note: This is the fifth story in a series about the seven special districts serving Marion County, as identified by the State Auditor’s Office as part of an effort to increase public awareness of how their money is spent. The Enterprise is taking a closer look at the special districts that serve Marion County, how they are funded, and what they do for the community.

  • City approves 15 percent water rate increase

    Editor's note: A special-called meeting of the Lebanon City Council has been scheduled for 6 p.m. today, April 17, at city hall. The agenda includes the second reading of the ordinance setting the new water rates and a noise variance for the Color in Motion 5K.

  • 4G is coming … eventually

    If you have a cellular phone, you are probably aware that 3G service is available in Marion County, regardless of who your provider is.
    Recently, I received an email asking when 4G is coming.
    I guess that’s an inevitable question since wireless service advertisements are touting 4G devices and networks. As we all know, that doesn’t mean that service is available everywhere.
    I sent emails to both AT&T and Bluegrass Cellular last week to try to find out more about 4G. Here’s what I’ve heard so far.

  • A boost in education pays off

    Over the last generation, Kentucky has seen a lot of success when it comes to boosting the education level of our workforce.
    Since 1994, according to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), the number of those employed who have a bachelor’s degree has jumped 80 percent, while those with a high school diploma or less has dropped by more than a tenth.
    That’s a trend that needs to continue, because CPE estimates that, by the year 2020, more than half of Kentucky’s jobs will require at least some college experience.

  • The 26th magical mile

    Before I wrote this column Monday evening, I had to go for a run.
    I had been sitting at my desk all afternoon and evening reading reports about the explosions that killed at least two people and injured hundreds of others near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. I held back tears as I viewed images taken by photographers of the gruesome scene, the sidewalks covered in blood.
    Initially, I thought it had to be a hoax.
    Why would anyone do something like this at one of our oldest, most prestigious running events?
    It was unthinkable.

  • Water rate decision on April 15 council meeting agenda

    The Lebanon City Council has scheduled a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 15, at city hall to decide on a request to increase water rates.

    The Lebanon Water Company on April 8 asked the council to approve a 15 percent water rate increase, and after nearly 40 minutes of discussion, the council agreed to meet again April 15.

  • Woman charged with murder after Nelson County shooting

    From The Kentucky Standard

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide at 1660 Plum Run Road, and a woman has been charged with murder.

    Dispatchers received a call at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday from someone who said a man was lying in the driveway of the home and appeared to have been shot.

    When officers responded, they found 51-year-old James M. "Marcy" Thomas III dead at that location. (Thomas is a Marion County native.)