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  • Special series: Your money at work

    Editor’s note: This is the first story in a series about the seven special districts serving Marion County, as identified by the State Auditor’s Office as part of an effort to increase public awareness of how their money is spent. In the coming months, the Enterprise will be taking a closer looking at the special districts that serve Marion County, how they are funded, and what they do for the community.

    Many people take for granted that clean water will come out when they turn on the faucet, but not Barbara May.

  • Lebanon City County, tourist commission both meet today

    The Lebanon City Council and the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission are both scheduled to meet in regular session today, March 11.

    The city council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. at city hall.

    The city council's agenda includes the following:

    - A report from Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund

    - An audit report from Rick Downs, CPA, PSC

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Payment of bills

    - Department reports

    - Old and new business

    Tourism

  • Today is Andy Colley Day in Marion County

    Local radio personality Andy Colley will soon be getting married and moving to Richmond. In recognition of his years of service in the community, the Marion County Fiscal Court has issued a proclamation declaring today, March 8, as Andy Colley Day.

    Today is also Colley’s final day working at MIKE 100.9 FM WLSK and 1590 AM WLBN.  The proclamation notes that Colley has become a fixture in local radio stations.

  • Fiscal court meeting today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. today, March 7, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for today's meeting includes:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - A presentation from District 4, Dept. of  Hwy., annual report on rural/secondary road work

    - Presentation - annual report of the Marion County Industrial Foundation

    - Waste tire amnesty collection agreement, slated for late May

  • Sweet 16 tickets are still available at MCHS

    Tickets for the Marion County Lady Knights first round game in the Sweet 16 are still available for purchase at Marion County High School.

    Tickets are $9 apiece and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

    These tickets are for the game between the Lady Knights (35-0) and the Bowling Green Lady Purples (30-4). That game is scheduled for 1 p.m. Eastern/noon Central at E.A. Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

  • Marion County schools are closed today

    Marion County schools are closed today, Wednesday, March 6.

    Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton announced that local schools are closed due to poor road conditions and slick parking lots.

    The Marion County Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. Children's programs for today have been cancelled, however.

    Library patrons are advised to be aware that icy spots remain in the parking lot at the rear of the building.

  • Priest has devoted his life to improving his community

    Celebrating Black History Month: This is the final story in a series featuring local African Americans.

    Rev. George Clements marched in Alabama, fought for children in Chicago and battled drugs in Washington D.C.
    And Marion County helped shape him.
    Clements, 81, was born Jan. 26, 1932, in Chicago, but his father, Samuel, was born in Lebanon. His grandparents, Mary and Millard Shockency, had a farm in Loretto, and Clements spent many summers with them as a child.

  • Junior Mister is March 23

    The 8th annual Marion County High School Beta Junior Mister competition will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 23, in the MCHS gymnasium.
    This year's theme is "The Rock of Ages" and features all of the great hair band music of the 1970s and 80s. There are 22 young men in the show this year, which is the largest program to date.

  • PROMPOSALS

    As April draws closer, more Marion County High School students are popping the question... “Prom?”
    And, what used to be a simple question has grown to an elaborate and creative undertaking.
    We want to hear about this year’s best “Promposals.”
    If you went above the bar to ask your date to prom, we want to hear about it. Email details of your “Promposal” and a photo to Stevie Lowery at editor@lebanonenterprise.com.
     

  • Move your clocks forward

    It’s almost time to spring forward again.
    The time changes at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10, so remember to move your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed.