http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Holy Cross man dies in grain bin accident http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/holy-cross-man-dies-grain-bin-accident <p class="MsoPlainText"> <br /> By Jeff Moreland/Landmark News Service</p> <p class="MsoPlainText"> A Marion County man was killed after he became trapped in a grain bin at 911 Merrimac Road in Bradfordsville around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.</p> <p class="MsoPlainText"> Joseph Gary Blanford, 64, of Holy Cross, had climbed into the bin to attempt to unclog the auger when the soybeans caved in on top of him, causing him to be buried in the soybeans, according to a press release from the Taylor County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office.</p> Long-time teacher dies http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/long-time-teacher-dies <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/01-21-15_lewis_2.jpg" alt="Mary Hart Lewis taught for 28 years and retired from Marion County High School in 1996, although she continued to work as a substitute teacher. This photo was taken during a Black History Month celebration during a skit Lewis called “Hatitude.” " title="Mary Hart Lewis taught for 28 years and retired from Marion County High School in 1996, although she continued to work as a substitute teacher. This photo was taken during a Black History Month celebration during a skit Lewis called “Hatitude.” " align="left" hspace="6" width="99" height="85" /><p> Long-time Marion County teacher Mary Lewis has died.<br /> Lewis, 69, was involved in a two-vehicle accident around noon Jan. 15 at the intersection of Depot Street and Walnut Street in Lebanon.<br /> &quot;It appears something happened to her before they even hit. She was slumped over when she crossed into the intersection,&quot; said Lebanon Police Officer Allen Corbett, who investigated the accident.<br /> Board makes 'progress' in work session http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/board-makes-progress-work-session <p> The Marion County Board of Education used a Jan. 15 work session to reach a consensus about its mid-year superintendent&#39;s evaluation and to create committees to look at its public comment policy and the possibility of random drug screenings for school employees.<br /> The board also discussed how it would evaluate proposals for a guaranteed energy savings contract after they are opened on Jan. 26.<br /> Toward the end of the meeting, Board Chairman Mike Cecil asked if they liked having a work session.<br /> The board&#39;s newest member, Kaelin Reed, was in favor of it.<br /> Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky scholastics award winner http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/distinguished-young-woman-kentucky-scholastics-award-winner <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/01-21-15_rachel_gootee_state_dyw_award.jpg" alt="Rachel Gootee received a preliminary scholastics award Friday evening during the Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky program. Gootee, the 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Marion County, competed in the program Friday and Saturday at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington. Kassie Miller representing Taylor County won the competition. More images can be seen at the following website: www.carpe-imago.smugmug.com. " title="Rachel Gootee received a preliminary scholastics award Friday evening during the Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky program. Gootee, the 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Marion County, competed in the program Friday and Saturday at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington. Kassie Miller representing Taylor County won the competition. More images can be seen at the following website: www.carpe-imago.smugmug.com. " align="left" hspace="6" width="44" height="85" /><p> Rachel Gootee received a preliminary scholastics award Friday evening during the Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky program. Gootee, the 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Marion County, competed in the program Friday and Saturday at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington. Kassie Miller representing Taylor County won the competition. More images can be seen at the following website: www.carpe-imago.smugmug.com.<br /> &nbsp;</p> 10th annual bluegrass festival is Jan. 23-24 http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/10th-annual-bluegrass-festival-jan-23-24 <p> The 10th annual Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff is scheduled for Jan. 23-24 at Marion County High School.<br /> Four-time National Bluegrass Championship Winner Gary &quot;Biscuit&quot; Davis is back after a one-year hiatus from the event, and he will host &quot;Come Play with Biscuit&quot; on Friday, Jan. 23. Doors will open at 6 p.m. that night. Several area bands are also scheduled to perform that evening.<br /> Fiscal court meets Thursday http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/fiscal-court-meets-thursday-5 <div id="cke_pastebin"> The Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special-called meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The agenda is as follows.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> &bull; Minutes of the previous meeting</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> &bull; Road fund resolution.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> &bull; Mandated House Bill 5 required personal information policy</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> &bull; Interest refund to Rescue Squad</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> School board meets Thursday http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/school-board-meets-thursday <p> &nbsp;The Marion County Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Marion County High School.</p> <p> The agenda is as follows.</p> <p> &bull; Call to order</p> <p> &bull; Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Silence</p> <p> &bull; Communications</p> <p> - Student showcase</p> <p> - School Board Member Recognition Month</p> <p> - District Wellness Update</p> <p> - Finance teport</p> <p> - SBDM &amp; board members round table discussion</p> <p> &bull; Student Learning Services</p> Remembering King http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/remembering-king <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/01-21-15_mlk_pic_1.jpg" alt="Eric Bell and Brittany Reed and her brother, Jacob, lead the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March sponsored by the United Concerned Citizens Organization. " title="Eric Bell and Brittany Reed and her brother, Jacob, lead the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March sponsored by the United Concerned Citizens Organization. " align="left" hspace="6" width="138" height="85" /><p> On Sunday afternoon, scores of people gathered together to remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.<br /> As one group gathered at First Baptist Church of Lebanon, another group assembled at the Lebanon Post Office, where the United Concerned Citizens Organization started its annual march for King.<br /> &ldquo;Many young people don&rsquo;t understand the sacrifices he and others made,&rdquo; said Maria Bell, president of the UCCO.<br />