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Today's News

  • United Way looking to expand its reach

    The United Way has not been active in Marion County in recent years, but Kenny Fogle is hoping to bring it back.
    Fogle is the executive director of the newly formed Tri-County United Way, which serves Marion, Nelson and Washington counties.
    "It's such a simple concept," Fogle told the audience at the Marion County Industrial Foundation's Sept. 5 Friday Forum at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

  • Ham Days window decorating contest deadline is Sept. 15

    It's time to decorate your storefront window for Ham Days. The winner will receive $50 and a certificate for the best decorated window. Participants can decorate their windows as they wish, with a focus on Marion County Country Ham Days and what it means. Windows must be decorated by Monday, Sept. 15. If your business is located outside of the Lebanon downtown area, contact the Marion County Chamber of Commerce and let them know you will be participating. The winner will be announced at 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22.
     

     

  • Marion County Hammin' it Up Idol continues tonight

    Marion County Hammin' it Up Idol, sponsored by WLSK Country MIKE FM and Miller Lite, continues tonight at Chaser’s Restaurant and Thursday, Sept. 18, at Cozy Corner.
    Registration begins at 7 p.m. and the contest starts at 8 p.m. The contest is for people 13 years old or older.
    Both winners will advance to the finals of the competition, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, during Ham Days on the Maker’s Mark/Kentucky Cooperage MainStage. First place winner receives $100 and second place receives $50.
     

  • Nine injured in Hwy. 55 accident

    From The Springfield Sun

    A two-vehicle accident on Ky-55 Saturday evening left nine people injured, including two Washington County residents.
    Brian J. Willman, of Lebanon, was operating his 2003 Dodge Caravan heading south and attempting to turn left onto Booker Road around 6:26 p.m., when the vehicle collided with a northbound 2003 GM Yukon driven by Terry B. Murphy of Campbellsville.

  • For ALS families, coping is a real 'challenge'

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal

    The first inkling for Geralyn Schmitt, a busy Louisville nurse with a family, was a feeling of weakness in her legs. Doctors thought it was a back problem.
    The Marion County native had surgery, but it got worse. After nearly a year of uncertainty, she got a diagnosis in 2010 that hit like a hammer blow. She had ALS, an incurable neurodegenerative disease.
    Told she had less than a year to live, she and her husband, Rob, drove home and gathered their daughters at their Jeffersontown home.

  • Spalding gets 15 years for manslaughter, assault, DUI

    A Lebanon man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for second-degree manslaughter, second-degree assault, DUI first offense and four counts of promoting contraband.
    Joseph M. Spalding, 29, of 516 Valley View Apartments in Lebanon pled guilty to all the counts against him. Judge Allan Bertram handed down the sentence Sept. 4 in Marion Circuit Court.
    Spalding caused a collision Aug. 11, 2013, that killed William J. “Billy Joe” Cecil, 40, of Finley and injured Cecil’s 14-year-old son, Jonathan Blade Cecil.

  • Commission prepares to search for new director

    Monday’s meeting of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission was a time of good-byes.
    The commission opened its meeting by recognizing Carlotta Brussell, a long-time commission, who recently completed her final term. Later, they said good-bye to Executive Director Carla Abbi, whose final day on the job will be Sept. 16.
    “We did great things and I know you all are going to do great things,” Brussell said. “I have faith in you.”

  • Dispatcher assisted CPR, organ donation are no-brainers

    Some things just make sense.
    Some things make so much sense that there is no reason to debate or have lengthy discussions about them. Sometimes certain things make so much sense that we should all exclaim, “Yes! Let’s do it! Let’s make it happen!”

  • ‘I am truly sorry’ : Trying to explain bad behavior

    Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Devin Dewayne Abell to the Enterprise and to The Springfield Sun after the vandalism that occurred at the new Washington County High School building.

  • Public records, open meetings and hotels

    Things had been relatively quiet around the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission for the past few years.
    After a period of controversy, during which the commission’s continued existence was in question and a former executive director left for a job in a larger organization, things seemed to settle down. Even when the next director left and Carla Abbi (formerly Carla Wagner) rose to the executive director’s seat, the commission seemed to make a relatively smooth transition.