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  • US Representative candidate – Charles Hatchett

     Charles Hatchett, 62, first ran for Congress in 2010, and he challenged Whitfield again in 2012.

    The first time, he received 62,090 votes, and the second time, he picked up 87,199 votes, although he acknowledged Whitfield won comfortably both times. (In 2012, Marion County was the only county in the district that Hatchett won.)

  • MCHS Prom is Saturday

    Marion County High School's Prom is Saturday, April 26, from 9 p.m. to 12 p.m., at Centre Square in Lebanon. However, this year, the public will get  a chance to view all of the decorations in Centre Square from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. only. Also, make sure to check out our reader-submitted "Promposals" in this week's edition.
     

  • Former superintendent dies at 101

    Hugh C. Spalding, who served as the superintendent of Marion County schools for 37 years, died Sunday, April 20, at Sacred Heart Village in Louisville. He was 101 years old.
    Spalding became the Marion County superintendent when he was 25 years old and remained in that position until he retired. Spalding oversaw the consolidation of Marion County’s high schools and the integration of the public school system.

  • MCPS looking for new special education director

    The Marion County Public School System is searching for a new special education director.
    Amber Ervin, who was hired as the special education director in 2012 by former Superintendent Chuck Hamilton, will be returning to the classroom next school year.

  • The Enterprise is having technical issues with its phones

     To anyone attempting to contact The Lebanon Enterprise via telephone, we are experiencing technical issues with our phone system. 

    During several calls recently, those issues have made it extremely difficult for the person on the other end of the phone to hear the Enterprise staff member. In many cases, the staff member has been able to hear the person on the other end, however.

    We apologize for the inconvenience, and we are working to resolve the issue.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the courtroom at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda includes:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Consideration of additional employee group life insurance

    • KaCO insurance renewal information

    • Requests for annual youth sports allocations for 

    - Bradfordsville youth sports

    - Marion County youth soccer

  • LMS has a new principal

    Christina McRay has been named principal at Lebanon Middle School.
    The Lebanon Middle School-Based Decision Making Council unanimously selected McRay as the new principal during its meeting on Wednesday, April 16.

  • Two Republicans seek state rep nomination

     State Rep. Terry Mills doesn't have any opposition in the Democratic primary election. But he will have a challenger in November for the 24th District seat, which now includes Green, LaRue and Marion counties.

    J. Alex LaRue of Hodgenville and Richard Treitz of Green County are vying for the Republican nomination in the May 20 primary election. A third Republican candidate, Amber Rogers Dones of Hodgenville, has withdrawn from the race.

    Both LaRue and Treitz believe that something needs to change in Kentucky.

  • Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk raises $14,000
  • County closings for Easter weekend

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly announced that local government offices will have changes from their regular hours to allow employees to attend Good Friday services if they desire.
    The Marion County Road Department will run a short work schedule on Friday, April 18, and the department will close as soon as the Friday trash collection routes are finished. Mattingly noted that sanitation crews may be running sooner than usual on Friday, so residents on those routes may want to put their trash out earlier than usual that day.