https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en LIFE IS SWEET https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/life-sweet <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/09-11-19_angela_jordan_cakes_1a.jpg" alt="Baking began as a way for Angela Jordan to relieve stress. But, in a few short months, it’s become a newfound passion. She doesn’t just bake cakes. She creates edible masterpieces." title="Baking began as a way for Angela Jordan to relieve stress. But, in a few short months, it’s become a newfound passion. She doesn’t just bake cakes. She creates edible masterpieces." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> Angela Jordan was born with many gifts.<br /> But, it&rsquo;s the gift she gave birth to four and a half years ago that changed her life completely.<br /> It&rsquo;s that gift that also led to her discovering her passion for baking and creating edible masterpieces.<br /> Having grown up a very creative child, Angela credits her parents, Tracy and Stacy Cope, for instilling within her a wild imagination.<br /> LPC to focus on three elementary school plan https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/lpc-focus-three-elementary-school-plan-0 <p> After nearly two hours of discussion, the Local Planning Committee (LPC) voted to make a three elementary school plan their priority last week.<br /> During a LPC meeting on Sept. 10, Architect Ron Murrell of RossTarrant Architects presented plans for both three elementary schools and four elementary schools to the committee. During his remarks, Murrell said the Kentucky Department of Education would question any renovations for Calvary Elementary School.<br /> City Council Briefs https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/city-council-briefs-1 <p> <strong>Osborne speaks about smoke-free policy</strong><br /> Jennifer Osborne of the Lincoln Trail District Health Department came before the city council to discuss a smoke-free policy for the City of Lebanon.<br /> &ldquo;Smoke-free policy basically focuses on indoor, public places, making sure people that employees of indoor public places are provided with clean air to breathe,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;Comprehensive smoke-free policies do prohibit smoking inside places of employment, as well as other public places.&rdquo;<br /> Newest tourism mural does double duty https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/newest-tourism-mural-does-double-duty <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/09-18-19_ham_days_mural_1.jpg" alt="The new Ham Days mural is being painted now at the corner of Spalding and Main in downtown Lebanon." title="The new Ham Days mural is being painted now at the corner of Spalding and Main in downtown Lebanon." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> <strong>Lebanon Tourist &amp; Convention Commission</strong><br /> <br /> The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is giving visitors another great reason to come to the Heart of Kentucky, and to make sure you attend the 2019 Marion County Country Ham Days Festival&rsquo;s 50th anniversary celebration next weekend.<br /> A special Ham Days mural is currently being painted in downtown Lebanon to recognize an achievement rarely obtained by community festivals: 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Marion County Country Ham Days Festival.<br /> New advertising manager joins Enterprise staff https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/new-advertising-manager-joins-enterprise-staff <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/09-18-19_advertising_mgr_james_victery.jpg" alt="James Victery" title="James Victery" align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> James Victery is new to <em>The Lebanon Enterprise&rsquo;s </em>staff, but he&rsquo;s not new to Marion County.</p> <p> He&rsquo;s married to a Holy Cross gal.</p> <p> He&rsquo;s performed on stage with Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square on more than one occasion.&nbsp;</p> <p> And, he&rsquo;s already developed relationships with key local businesses, previously having worked with them on their advertising campaigns.&nbsp;</p> Ham Days volunteers are needed https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/ham-days-volunteers-are-needed <p> Trial scheduled for local man who allegedly shot his brother https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/trial-scheduled-local-man-who-allegedly-shot-his-brother <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/09-11-19_livers_shooting_update.jpg" alt="Joseph Lambert Livers" title="Joseph Lambert Livers" align="left" hspace="6" width="101" height="85" /><p> A December jury trial is currently scheduled for Joseph Lambert Livers of Lebanon who is accused of shooting his brother in April.</p> <p> Livers, 66, is accused of shooting his brother, Walter, 63, during an argument. According to Kentucky State Police, at approximately 3:38 p.m., on April 23, KSP units from Post 15 responded to Finley Ridge Road in reference to a shooting incident.</p> Time to take a more vocal role https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/time-take-more-vocal-role <p> <strong>By Marion County Superintendent Taylor Schlosser</strong></p> <p> For months, I&rsquo;ve listened during Local Planning Committee (LPC) meetings, providing input when asked, but primarily allowing the LPC to work through its process. As most are aware, I am a member of the LPC, but I am not a voting member.</p> <p> At the most recent LPC meeting, I felt it was time to take a more vocal role -- there is certainly plenty to say.</p>