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Today's News

  • Collision knocks out utility pole

    A single-vehicle accident Sunday evening knocked over a utility pole and knocked out the power for some Lebanon residents near the intersection of W. Main and Depot streets.

    Lebanon Police Officer Aaron Caldwell received a report of the accident at 5:47 p.m. Sunday. 

    According to Caldwell, James Beavers, 84, of Lebanon was driving a 2001 Pontiac four-door car.

  • Knightfest

    The Marion County Marching Knights hosted Knightfest Saturday at the high school. Russell County (which is lead by former Marion County band director Curtis Irvin) won the competition with a score of 86.65. Estill County was the reserve grand champion with an 84.125. The Marching Knights did not compete, but they did perform their piece, “The Clockmaker’s Dream” before the final results were announced. 

    Marion County Director Curtis Bennett was pleased with the Marching Knights performance.

  • Monk invasion

    Men of courage and spirit traveled across the globe and visited Lebanon along the way. They brought with them gifts, merchandise and a message of peace. These men taught, learned and loved. 

    And while they may never return, they sure left something behind. 

    Of course, I’m talking about the monks from the Tashi Kyil Monastery, in India.

    I got to experience the monks and their lessons last week in a way different from most. 

    Through the lens. 

  • Thoughts to consider before granting a pipeline easement

    By Terry Geoghegan and Tom FitzGerald

    Landowners  contacted by the Bluegrass Pipeline Partners LLC, the Williams Company or one of their representatives about selling an easement for the construction of a 24-inch pressurized natural gas liquids pipeline across their property, rightfully have questions about whether granting such an easement is in their interest. 

  • Kynect me not? Columnist has trouble with exchange

    By Ryan Craig

    Editor, The Todd County Standard

    Despite the hubbub concerning the Affordable Care Act or Obama Care or (depending on your political leaning) the end of civilization or the beginning of a beautiful tomorrow, I look forward to trying to get different, cheaper insurance.

    Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m kind of like Switzerland when it comes to the idea of a marketplace to shop for insurance.

  • Celebrate Bluegrass history during Archives Month

    From a historical perspective, it is not much of a stretch to say that some of the Western Hemisphere’s first farmers were Kentuckians.

    That’s because the Red River Gorge in Eastern Kentucky is just one of a few hotspots in North and South America where archeologists say modern agriculture took its first steps. Early bands of pre-historic settlers found its soil and climate ideal to domesticate such wild plants as the sunflower, whose seeds added both flavor and nutrition to their food.

  • Haunted houses, corn maze open for business

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise correspondent

    The month of October brings many things; orange and red leaves, ghouls, goblins, pumpkins, and Indian corn. 

    Marion County however, will get that and more!

    Residents can get ready to get their scare on at XB Arena with their annual haunted house called Anxiety Overload.  

  • Preset crypts will allow more burials

    Anyone who has driven by the Lebanon National Cemetery recently may be wondering why crews were digging up so much dirt.

    “We are turning 250 traditional casket areas into 552 grave sites,” said Patrick Lovett, the director of Kentucky National Cemetery Complex.

    They are doing this by installing “preset lawn crypts.”

  • ‘Tellebration!’ is Nov. 16

    Marion County’s inaugural Tellebration! storytelling event will be held from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Marion County Library. 

    The event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Library, and all proceeds will go to benefit library operations. Local storytellers and bards will share tales and songs for an adult audience, meaning tales will be more involved and use subtle humor better appreciated by an older audience.

  • Game Plan, Oct. 16

    Oct. 16

    SOCCER

    Girls district semifinals at MCHS

    Oct. 17

    VOLLEYBALL

    Lady Knights at  Pulaski County, 8 p.m.

    CROSS COUNTRY

    Marion County at Campbellsville All comers

    SOCCER