Today's News

  • Oil for naught: What do we do next

    Our State Rep. Terry Mills has written a column about the results of a recent legislative survey. One question in particular caught my attention.

    "The nation is under increasing pressure to consider alternative energy sources. Would you be willing to have a nuclear power plant in Kentucky considered as an alternative?"

    According to Mills, 58 percent of the people who responded said yes, they would be OK with a nuclear plant in Kentucky. (To read all of the questions and results, read Mills column at www.lebanonenterprise.com.)

  • Heart of Kentucky Cornhole Classic is this Saturday

    This year's Heart of Kentucky Cornhole Classic will be held this Saturday during the Kentucky Bourbon and BBQ MusicFest.

    The tournament accepts 64 teams. The entry fee is $50 per two-man team for this double-elimination event.

    Teams can register at the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission office at 239 N. Spalding Ave. Ste. 200, Lebanon KY 40033 or online at www.visitlebanonky.com.

  • Heart of Kentucky Bourbon and BBQ MusicFest begins Friday

    All the BBQ you can eat, a sampling (or two) of bourbon and a lively band are the ingredients of a new event in Marion County that will kick off this weekend.

    Friday evening the first-ever Heart of Kentucky Bourbon and BBQ MusicFest will begin at Centre Square in Lebanon. Friday night's activities will include a concert at Johnston Field, behind Centre Square, with the headliner being 100% Angus, an AC/DC tribute band. Also Friday evening there will be barbecue and bourbon to sample while enjoying the live entertainment.

  • Community movie night

    The Marion County Public Library is planning to show a movie at Centre Square, and everyone is invited.

    The second annual Cinema at the Square will be held this Saturday, July 31. The gates will open at 6 p.m. and the movie "Nim's Island" is scheduled to begin after sundown. The event is free to attend.

    Cinema at the Square is the conclusion of the library's summer reading program, according to Lisa Wyman, the Marion County children's librarian.

  • Responses good from legislative survey

    A wide-ranging survey sent to 1,800 households in my district indicates the public has strong views on several issues tied to state government.

    About three out of four who responded, for example, believe Kentuckians should have the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment that would legalize expanded gaming.  Even more, about 83 percent, believe that if expanded gaming is approved, local voters should then have the right to decide whether they want it in their community.

  • Site-based council today to discuss principal candidates

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council met Monday to discuss the finalists for the vacant high school principal's seat. At the end of the day, they asked Superintendent Donald Smith to appoint an interim principal.

    Diane Evans, who was previously appointed as the interim principal, will remain in that position for the time being, according to Smith.

    The site-based council is scheduled to meet again Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 5:30 p.m.

  • Preschool and a puddle of tears

    Four years ago, I was waddling around like a fat penguin and being referred to as "sausage toes" by my doctor. The only shoes I could wear were flip-flops and my love for the summer sun was quickly diminishing with every pound I gained.

    Thankfully, for me and the sanity of everyone around me, I was only a few short days away from my planned C-section. It seems fitting that my delivery was planned down to the minute being that I have a touch (just a touch) of obsessive compulsive disorder.

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  • School board evaluates itself

    Two weeks after they evaluated Superintendent Donald Smith's performance during his first year on the job, the Marion County Board of Education took a look at itself, specifically how well its members work together.

    On July 20, the board held a special-called meeting to conduct the evaluation. The board looked into 11 areas - objectives, roles, participation, problem definition, conflict management, personal openness, mutual support/teamwork, follow-up, decision making, planning and delegation.

    Overall, the board members gave themselves positive marks.

  • Lebanon man dies in accident on Hwy. 208

    A Lebanon man died as a result of a motorcycle collision Saturday morning.

    Jerry Sallee, 53, was driving a 1981 Suzuki motorcycle eastbound on KY 208. At approximately 10:30 a.m., the motorcycle dropped off the right shoulder about two miles west of Lebanon. The motorcycle collided with a guardrail and overturned.

    Sallee was transported to Spring View Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Kentucky State Trooper David Smith is investigating the accident.

    Campbell-DeWitt Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements.