Local News

  • Local artist’s work on display in Lexington March 4-6

    Local artist Susan Crum-Cox’s work will be on display at an exhibit on Friday, March 4, at the Lexington Convention Center.
    The exhibit will be honoring the 50-year anniversary of the Kentucky Arts Council, and is being held in conjunction with Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2016.
    The exhibit will be on display from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, March 4, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 5, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, March 6.
    Tickets can be purchased at the door. Children 15 and under are admitted for free.

  • Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood in March

    Red Cross Month is March and the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.
    Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people down the street, across the country and around the world.
    Red Cross Month is a celebration of the everyday heroes, like Karla Essmiller, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities. Essmiller began donating blood and even coordinated a few blood drives when she was in college.

  • Dance Beta is Feb. 27

    The Marion County High School Beta Club is hosting a dance-a-thon from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Roby Dome at MCHS.
    To participate in the dance-a-thon, students must get pledges of $50 from sponsors to donate to Kosair Children's Hospital.
    All students involved in a club at MCHS are invited to participate in the dance-a-thon. The rules are simple: no sitting for six hours.
    MCHS senior Rae Mills is in charge of this event. According to Mills, the night will include more than just dancing. There will also be a variety of fun games.

  • WMES to have a turning lane by next school year

    A turning lane will be constructed in front of West Marion Elementary School sometime this summer, according to information provided by State Sen. Jimmy Higdon.

    Higdon told the Enterprise via email that the turning lane will be bid in the spring and constructed this summer.

  • Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs

    For nearly a month now, the county has been busy distributing free signs for people to use to post their address number on their property, which is now a county-wide law. The entire first week of February there were lines of people at the county judge’s office picking up their numbered signs. The county actually ran out of numbers and have kept Nukem Graphics extremely busy.
    As of Feb. 13, 3,988 signs had been distributed and there were approximately 5,800 left.

  • GES goes back in time

    A. C. Glasscock Elementary School students had a surprise waiting for them when they entered the school library Friday. Standing among the bookshelves was a gigantic Tarbosaurus.

  • Idiom Day at GES

    A.C. Glasscock Elementary School recently held a special “Idiom Day.” Students and teachers dressed as idioms, which are commonly used expressions whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. For example, “It’s raining cats and dogs.”

  • Lightning strikes gas line, damages home

    Sunday morning’s thunderstorm, which included a tremendous amount of lighting, did more than just wake many of us up early.
    At approximately 7 a.m., lighting struck a gas line next to a house located at 405 Sulphur Springs Road in Lebanon, causing a fire, which caused some external damage to the home.
    “The gas line was probably two feet from the edge of the house. The lightning blew a hole in the gas line and caused the fire,” Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said.

  • Clean up, Marion County

    Marion County is a beautiful place.
    The trash scattered along its roadsides is not.
    Marion County Jailer Barry Brady wants to clean it up, and he’s asking for the community’s help.
    He’s initiating the countywide road cleanup challenge, and is encouraging local industries, businesses and community members across the county to join the effort to help remove trash from our roadsides.

  • Are we shortchanging our kids?

    Connor Zink didn’t come to the Marion County Board of Education’s public forum Thursday evening prepared to speak.
    But, the Lebanon Elementary School fourth grader bravely raised his hand anyway.
    In a room full of adults, primarily local educators, Zink fearlessly walked up to the podium to talk about his school, but more specifically, what his school needs.
    “Our classroom is where the art room used to be,” Zink told the crowd. “There wasn’t enough room for another teacher.”