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Today's News

  • Short stay

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team traveled to Nelson County High School to compete in the 5th Region Tournament May 27. The Lady Knights made it to the regional tournament after winning their first round district game against Campbellsville. Marion County drew Central Hardin, and played the Lady Bruins on Memorial Day.

  • Lady Knights preparing for all-star contests

    Four Lady Knights will participate in a series of all-star games in the coming weeks.
    Alexus Calhoun will play for the Kentucky Junior All-Stars when they face the Indiana Junior All-Stars.
    The first game between the junior all-star squad will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Greenfield Central High School in Greenfield, Ind.
    The junior all-stars will play again at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at St. Xavier High School in Louisville.

  • Old Mill Days is this weekend

    Bradfordsville’s 24th annual Old Mill Days celebration returns Friday and Saturday, June 7-8. The theme for this year’s celebration is “The Little Town That Could.”
    The festivities open Friday at 5 p.m. The flea market, arts and crafts and rides — including a bull ride, a bouncy house, an inflatable obstacle course, a pool slide, a train and battery-powered cars — will be available. Be sure to dress appropriately to enjoy everything.

  • Lebanon says adieu to ‘Dr. John’

    John Ratliff — “Dr. John” to his patients — was a throwback to a bygone era.
    During his 41 years practicing medicine in Lebanon, he made house calls, he was sometimes paid with country hams or chickens, and, according to Pam Moraja, it was common to see Ratliff sitting in his office with a pipe in his mouth.
    When Ratliff, 93, passed away May 30, it was personal for Moraja. Her mother had worked for him for 30 years.

  • Board talks budget, tax rate

    The Marion County Board of Education approved the 2013-14 tentative budget during a special called meeting last week. The $29.3 million budget includes a four percent tax rate increase. But, based on comments from several school board members, that rate increase isn’t necessarily going to fly with them this year.
    “It just seems like every year we keep increasing and increasing and we keep getting cut and cut and it falls on the taxpayers of Marion County,” Board Vice Chairman Ed Hacker said.

  • Oklahoma twister is a reminder of tornado dangers

    In the past month massive tornados have ripped through Oklahoma, and it’s been a little over a year since a tornado decimated West Liberty here in Kentucky.
    These events serve as reminders of the dangers posed by these storms.
    With that in mind, Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson shared some tips for being safe before, during and after a tornado from the American Red Cross.

    Before the storm

  • Sound the trumpets

    Don Johnson has been working for years to bring world-class musicians to Lebanon, and he’ll be doing just that June 8 at St. Augustine Catholic Church.
    Friedemann Immer of Germany and John Foster of Australia will be performing with Johnson’s group, the Kentucky Baroque Trumpets.
    “I don’t think anyone would argue with me that Friedemann Immer is the finest baroque trumpeter in the world,” Johnson said.

  • Who run the world? Girls!

    “If you think a minute goes by really fast, you’ve never been on a treadmill.” -Unknown
    Unless, that is, your treadmill is on Main Street and Santa Claus is on the treadmill next to you.
    That was the scene Friday in front of the Marion County Heritage Center during The Lebanon Enterprise’s 2013 Main Street Treadmill Challenge.

  • Keeping our community safe and strong

    At a recent Homeland Security meeting I heard about the “If you see something, say something” campaign. The initiative was created to encourage people to report suspicious activity in their community.

  • City ordinance on fowl is foul

    By James Spragens, guest columnist