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Today's News

  • Top players take out tennis Knight, Lady Knights

    Three members of the Marion County tennis teams competed in the state tournament last Thursday.
    Sophomore Alex Spalding, who won the regional crown, competed in the state tournament at Shillito Park for the Knights, while the duo of Elyssa Holt and Madison Cassidy, who were regional semifinalists to earn their state spot, competed at the University of Kentucky Boone/Downing Tennis Center for the Lady Knights.

  • Divine Repeat

    For the second consecutive year, Marion County’s Brooks Divine claimed the KHSAA 2A state pole vaulting title.
    Divine, a senior, won this year’s event by clearing 14 feet three inches at the state meet, which was held at Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park on the University of Louisville campus. Last year, he won by clearing 13’ 6”.
    “I had a goal at the beginning of last year and that was to be a back-to-back state champion and to be able to fulfill that goal and to sign at the University of Kentucky is a dream come true!” Divine said.

  • Rise above the haters

     We’ve all heard the quote, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me."

    But, as most of us have learned, words can hurt. They can hurt us deeply. They can hurt much more than a slap in the face or a punch in the gut. They can hurt our spirit. They can hurt us to our core.

  • Corrections, May 22

     A business brief for Sherry Nalley, which ran in a recent edition, failed to mention that her new hair salon, Fanatix in Loretto, is also open on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Attorney Greg Simms name was spelled incorrectly in a story in last week’s edition.

  • Lebanon Aquatic Center closed for repairs

    The Lebanon Aquatic Center reopened Monday, but it has closed again.
    LAC Director Charlsie Garrett said the staff believe there is a small leak, and they have ordered parts to repair it.

    "We hope to reopen as quickly as possible," she said.

    The center closed May 6, and the pool was drained. The pool, restrooms and pool deck were repainted. New curtains have been added to the changing area, and the facility has been cleaned thoroughly.

  • The ABCs of struggling students

    By Menla Marlowe

    I have pondered for a couple of weeks as to whether I should comment on an issue close to my heart, but with the announcement of Chuck Hamilton's sudden retirement, I feel I need to speak up. 

  • Memorial Day early deadlines

    The Lebanon Enterprise office will be closed Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday.
    All news items must be submitted by 5 p.m. Thursday. Any display advertising must be submitted by 10 a.m. Friday, and classified ads must be called into the Kentucky Classified Network (1-866-692-4237) by noon, Friday.

  • Industrial Foundation hears update on unemployment, hiring conditions

    Marion County’s unemployment rate is 8 percent, according to the most recent figures, Karen King of the Marion County Economic Development Office reported at the May 16 Marion County Industrial Foundation Board meeting.
    Board member John Turner added that the job market is good in our area. Several industries are hiring, but everyone is waiting to see the effects of the Affordable Health Care Act.
    - The Marion County Industrial Foundation Board approved leasing land behind Joy Mining for $200 per acre to Phillip Kirkland for farming.

  • Memorial Day service is Sunday

    The annual Memorial Day program will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at Lebanon National Cemetery. VFW Post 5910 is hosting this year’s event.
    State Senator Jimmy Higdon will be the guest speaker. Higdon is a graduate of Marion County High School and Morehead State University. After college, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

  • Take a moment to remember

    For nearly 150 years now, our nation has set aside a day to remember those who paid the ultimate price to protect our freedom.

    It is perhaps fitting that Memorial Day, which traces its roots to the Civil War, was itself the source of conflict for so many years. It is believed to have begun in the South, when Confederate widows decorated not only the graves of their loved ones but also those of Union soldiers, knowing their families were grieving as well.