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Today's News

  • Kentucky’s Regular Session is in full swing

    The Kentucky General Assembly convened its 2015 Regular Session this week, with more than 200 bills already filed and ready for consideration.
    In many years past, the first week of this off-year “short” session was spent mainly on formalities like electing leaders and appointing committees, with the real work of passing bills beginning in February. But with only 30 days to accomplish so much, I’m proud to say the Senate got down to business passing legislation.

  • Issues to be debated during legislative session

    Although legislative sessions in odd-numbered years are relatively new in Kentucky – the first was held in 2001 – the General Assembly has long met during the first full week of January in these years to elect House and Senate leaders and update committee assignments.
    While the top four leaders in both chambers remained the same last week, there were some changes in the other leadership positions; in fact, nine of the 16 House and Senate leaders are new.

  • Police still investigating tire slashings in Lebanon

    Lebanon Police continue to investigate a series of tire slashings that started on Dec. 21, 2014.

    In the matter of a few weeks, 70 tires were slashed in and around Lebanon, 41 of them belonging to Dunn’s Motors on West Main Street in Lebanon.

  • Submit your funny wedding day stories

    Did something funny, crazy, wild or insane happen on your wedding day? If so, we want to know about it! Submit your funny wedding stories to editor@lebanonenterprise.com by Friday, Jan. 16, and they could appear in our upcoming bridal section!
     

  • Sheriff's office issues warning about possible phone scam

    The following announcement was provided by the Marion County Sheriff's Office:

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office would like for the public to be aware of continued telephone scams that have been reported throughout Marion County.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Consider reappointment of county officials

    • Consider/approve hiring of maintenance position

    • Consider/approve increasing amount of employee HRA Benny card

  • No school Thursday

    Marion County schools will be closed on Thursday due to the anticipated wind chill.

    According to the National Weather Service, a wind chill advisory is in effect until 10 a.m Thursday, Jan. 8. The weather service is predicting that the wind chill will make it feel like it conditions are between -5 and -10 degrees after midnight and remain near or below zero Thursday morning.

    Anyone who goes outdoors is advised to wear hats and gloves as low wind chills can result in frostbite and hypothermia, according to the weather service.

  • Southland Drive home damaged by fire Wednesday evening

    For the second night in a row, Lebanon firefighters battled a house fire in frigid conditions.

    Firefighters were dispatched to a fire at 5:19 p.m. Jan. 7 to 722 Southland Drive in Lebanon. Firefighters and Marion County EMS remained on the scene until 7:54 p.m. in single-digit temperatures with wind chill that made it feel like it was below zero at times.

  • West Main Street home damaged by fire

     The Lebanon Fire Department was on the scene of a house fire at 330 W. Main Street for more than four hours Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

    The department was dispatched to the scene at 11 p.m. Jan. 6 and remained on the scene until 3:31 a.m. Jan. 7, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly.

    The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but Mattingly said they are thinking it was an electrical fire.

  • 1-7-15 Church Brief

    Catholics at the Capitol