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Today's News

  • MCPS Reading Celebration is Tuesday, Nov. 15

    The Marion County Career and Technical Student Organizations will hold their 9th annual "Share-A-Story" night from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Marion County High School. Students in grades P-6, along with their families, are invited to come and enjoy this free night of fun.

  • Send us your Santa letters

    Santa Claus is continuing his annual request for children to submit their letters to him via The Lebanon Enterprise.

    The Enterprise will continue its tradition of publishing letters written by local children. A special edition of the paper will include hundreds of requests (and some artwork) submitted on behalf of the younger members of the community.

  • Ernie Brown Jr. takes over Hollywood on the Animal Planet & The Tonight Show

    Ernie Brown Jr., better known as the Turtleman, is taking on Hollywood with his turtle catching talents.

    His new television show, "Call of the Wildman," premiered on the Animal Planet Sunday, Nov. 6, and he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last week. Many of us watched in utter disbelief (some might even say horror) as he attempted to dance a little jig with Leno and sat side by side with comedian and actor Eddie Murphy.

    It was almost too bizarre to believe.

  • Magistrates want more information about emergency sirens

    Only two of the county's eight emergency sirens worked during the most recent test, Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson told the Marion County Fiscal Court during its Nov. 3 meeting.

    Johnson said the only two that worked were the sirens at Bradfordsville and Angell Demmell.

  • Some residents need to register for One Call Now service

    The City of Lebanon and Marion County agreed to share the costs for One Call Now notification service, although some residents may need to register their phone numbers in order to receive the calls.

    During last month's city council meeting council members Jim Richardson and Kate Palagi both said they had not received any calls, although Mayor Gary Crenshaw and City Administrator John O. Thomas both said they had.

  • Town hall on school uniforms is Nov. 14

    The Marion County Board of Education wants to hear from the community about school uniforms.

    The district's uniform/dress code committee has scheduled a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Marion County High School.

    Marion County High School Principal Stacey Hall is the facilitator for the committee.

  • Judicial center dedication is Nov. 10

    Although the Marion County Judicial Center has been open and operating for months, the building dedication had to be postponed due to some scheduling issues.

    As a result, the official dedication will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at 121 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. The ceremony is open to the public.

    Before the dedication, members of Teen Leadership Marion County will be providing tours of the building.

  • Cyberbullying presentation Nov. 9

    A free presentation on cyberbullying will take place from 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Lebanon Middle School's library.

    The presentation is being sponsored by the local Heartland Coalition. It's designed to help parents learn about the legalities and consequences of bullying.

    Also, parents will get tips about how they can help prevent bullying/cyberbullying. The presenter will be Hannah Coyt, LPCC, NCC, MHE.

  • Musical performance Saturday at Angelic Hall

    The Mid-Kentucky Arts will open its season of musical performances Nov. 12 at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building in Lebanon.

    The opening performance of the Magical Musical Mystery Tour will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday. The performance will include an array of talented musicians on guitar, horns, percussion, piano and strings.

    A second performance is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at St. Catharine College in Springfield. 

  • Loretto receives $500,000 grant

    Loretto Mayor Robert Miles was brief when addressing the group gathered Thursday at Loretto City Hall, but he was also got to the point.

    "Hopefully, down the road, we'll have a nice wonderful center for everyone to enjoy," he said.

    Tony Wilder of the Department for Local Government made the formal presentation of a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to the city, which will use the money to renovate a former nursing home into a senior citizens center.