https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en 2018 May Primary Election results https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/2018-may-primary-election-results <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/05-23-18_election_mugs.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="209" height="85" /><p> Marion County voters decided to keep the old sheriff in town.<br /> Sheriff Jimmy Clements defeated Tony Belcher during Tuesday&rsquo;s Primary Election, receiving a total of 3,200 votes. Belcher received 905 votes. &nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;I am just relieved that this is behind us, and I can get back to concentrating fully on work,&rdquo; Clements said Tuesday evening after receiving the final results. &ldquo;As much as anything, this election was about my staff and continuing what we&rsquo;ve been doing.&rdquo;<br /> New Lebanon Elementary School principal hired https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/new-lebanon-elementary-school-principal-hired <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/05-23-18_brief_new_les_principal.jpg" alt="James “Jim” Freeman " title="James “Jim” Freeman " align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> James &ldquo;Jim&rdquo; Freeman will be the new principal at Lebanon Elementary School. The LES site-based decision making council made its recommendation Tuesday evening and Freeman accepted the position.<br /> Freeman currently works as a Leadership Development Specialist for the Kentucky Department of Education. Previously, he was a principal at West Jessamine Middle School, and an assistant principal and athletics director at Garrard County High School.<br /> Residents urge county to do something about nuisance properties https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/residents-urge-county-do-something-about-nuisance-properties <div id="cke_pastebin"> For years now, the Marion County Fiscal Court has been hearing from local residents regarding the need for a nuisance ordinance to address property eyesores and potential health hazards throughout the county. And, time and time again, magistrates discuss the problems, but nothing happens.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Last week, it was more of the same when Sergeant J.W. Sullivan attended the fiscal court&rsquo;s meeting on May 17 to express his concerns regarding nuisance properties and animal control.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Robey retires from Community Action, Goode takes over https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/robey-retires-community-action-goode-takes-over <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/05-23-18_community_action_retirement_1.jpg" alt="Lynne B. Robey retires after a successful 24 years with the Central Kentucky Community Action Council, having helped save the agency as it weathered a strong storm of financial struggles, now serving the community better than ever." title="Lynne B. Robey retires after a successful 24 years with the Central Kentucky Community Action Council, having helped save the agency as it weathered a strong storm of financial struggles, now serving the community better than ever." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> Lynne B. Robey is wrapping up an impressive 24 years with the Central Kentucky Community Action Council, five years as executive director, and is ready to hand the reins over to a new director. &nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> County’s agreement with Maker’s Mark is final https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/county%E2%80%99s-agreement-maker%E2%80%99s-mark-final <div id="cke_pastebin"> During a three-minute special-called meeting Thursday evening, May 17, the Marion County Fiscal Court approved, for the second time, a bond resolution authorizing the issuance of industrial revenue bonds for Maker&rsquo;s Mark Distillery. The vote was as follows:&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> - Magistrate John Arthur Elder III: Yes</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> - Magistrate Jackie Wicker: Yes</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> - Magistrate Craig Bishop: No</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> - Magistrate Steve Masterson: Abstain</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Friends honor lost kayaker - encourage lifejacket use https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/friends-honor-lost-kayaker-encourage-lifejacket-use <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/05-23-18_kayaker_friends.jpg" alt="Friends of Anthony “Beans” Brown were kayaking with him when he drowned on Sunday, May 6. They say the incident happened in the blink of an eye. The four friends left behind have chosen to honor their friend by educating the public on the importance of water recreation safety. Pictured, from left, are Jacob Kelty, Justin Davis, Jacob Noel and Jordan Reed." title="Friends of Anthony “Beans” Brown were kayaking with him when he drowned on Sunday, May 6. They say the incident happened in the blink of an eye. The four friends left behind have chosen to honor their friend by educating the public on the importance of water recreation safety. Pictured, from left, are Jacob Kelty, Justin Davis, Jacob Noel and Jordan Reed." align="left" hspace="6" width="175" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> Sunday, May 6, started as a carefree day amongst friends that turned into a nightmare in the blink of an eye when Anthony &ldquo;Tony&rdquo; Brown, went missing during a day of kayaking.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Brown, 28, affectionately called &ldquo;Beans&rdquo; by friends, had joined Jacob Kelty, Justin Davis, Jacob Noel and Jordan Reed for a day of kayaking when he fell over the Mill Dam and was pulled under by the current.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> ‘EMMA: a POP musical!’ opens at Centre Square https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/%E2%80%98emma-pop-musical%E2%80%99-opens-centre-square <img src="https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/05-23-18_emma_musical_1.jpg" alt="Mojave Primer as Harriet and Zoey Blair as Emma share a laugh on stage. " title="Mojave Primer as Harriet and Zoey Blair as Emma share a laugh on stage. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> The first showing of &lsquo;EMMA! a POP musical!&rsquo; opened with the 8-12-year-old cast on May 17-19 at Centre Square, charming the socks off of the audience in a cute modern retelling of Jane Austen&#39;s classic novel. The show features iconic pop hits and dance numbers, showcasing the theatre&rsquo;s brand new light system.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Hepatitis A has breached Marion County https://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/hepatitis-has-breached-marion-county <div id="cke_pastebin"> Hepatitis A has been the topic of concern across Kentucky as the harmful virus becomes more prevalent, spreading quickly and without discrimination, and it has now entered Marion County. &nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Several inmates being detained at the Marion County Detention Center all reported having Hepatitis A.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">