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  • State fire training center in Campbellsville closes

    By Leslie Moore
    Central Kentucky News-Journal

    They learned how to navigate a collapsed building, manage the scene of an airplane crash and how to rescue someone trapped under ice. But Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue's firefighters will have to rely on mostly in-house training now that State Fire Rescue Training Area 14 has closed.

  • Republican state representative candidate: J. Alex LaRue

     J. Alex LaRue, 61, has been married to his wife, Iris, for 41 years. They have three children and three grandchildren.

    LaRue graduated from LaRue County High School in 1970, then studied for two years at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and for two years at the University of Kentucky. At UK, he majored in accounting with an emphasis in economics.

  • Republican state representative candidate: Richard Treitz

     Richard Treitz, 59, lives just outside of Summersville in Green County. He is single, but he has relatives throughout the state.

    Treitz graduated from Ballard High School and attended Vanderbilt University for two years. In his professional life, he's worked in the fields of seismic engineering and telecommunications, and he is currently working in the health and wellness industry.

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  • Police seeking suspect in armed robbery

    The Lebanon Police have responded to a report of an armed robbery around noon Tuesday, April 15, at 210 North Forest Street.

    The suspect is described as a black male wearing a long, gray jacket. He is reported to be carrying at handgun.

    Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Lebanon Police at 270-692-2121.

  • Tourist commission meets this afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, in Room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Bonnie Luckett of the Marion County Heritage Center

    • Mattingly Mattingly of the City of Lebanon parks and recreation department

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Treasurer's report

    • New business:

    - Bonnie Luckett of the Marion County Heritage Center

  • June 4 will be the last day for Marion County students

    The Marion County Board of Education approved several amendments to the school calendar at its April 10 meeting.

    School will not be in session on Memorial Day.

    The last day for students will be Wednesday, June 4.

    The closing day for teachers will be Friday, June 6.

    The MCHS graduation ceremony will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 7.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet in special-called meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 10. The court typically meets on the first and third Thursday of the month, but the meeting originally scheduled for April 3 was postponed until this week.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Resolution declaring April as autism awareness month

    • Request for funding for students to attend the HOSA National Leadership Conference

  • West Marion Elementary Principal taking a leave of absence

    Benji Mattingly, who has been principal at West Marion Elementary School since July of 2005, is taking an unexpected leave of absence for the remainder of the school year.
    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said Mattingly is taking “personal time” and Danny Lyvers, who was principal at WMES for 14 years before retiring in 2005, will be serving as interim principal during Mattingly’s absence.
    The Lebanon Enterprise asked Mattingly if he wanted to make a statement and he declined.

  • Autism walk is Saturday

    Families affected by autism have their own challenges, but this weekend will be an opportunity for them, their friends and the community to celebrate and educate.
    The fourth annual Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon. In the event of rain, the walk will be moved to Lebanon Elementary School.
    "So many of these kids have so much potential. It's just a matter of tapping into it," said Lisa Nally-Martin, the walk organizer.

  • Kentucky Writers Celebration is April 24

    The 2014 Kentucky Writers Celebration will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at the Marion County Heritage Center in Lebanon.