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  • Marion County schools will be closed Thursday

    Marion County schools will be closed Thursday, Feb. 6.

    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said schools will be closed Thursday due to winter weather.

    The National Weather Service has issued a travel advisory until midnight due to light snow accumulation and icy conditions in Central Kentucky.

    Likewise, remaining moisture could refreeze with temperatures in the mid-20s this evening, and black ice has already been reported in some areas, according to the weather service.

  • Driven by faith

    For more than a quarter century, the Rev. Tommy Calhoun has been leading and serving the congregation of First Baptist Church of Lebanon.
    And it may have started because of some peculiar weather.
    Rev. Calhoun said he felt for years that he was being called to ministry. As he was going to bed one Saturday night when he was 28 years old, he asked God to give him a sign. When he got up for church the next morning, he looked out his rear window and saw that it was raining. When he walked to the front of the house, he saw the sun shining.

  • Local residents recovering after single-vehicle accidents Monday

    Stephen Hart of Gravel Switch was listed in fair condition Tuesday morning at University Hospital in Louisville where he is recovering after a single-vehicle accident Monday.
    Hart, 27, was a passenger in a 1994 Dodge pick-up traveling south on Hwy. 49. Jesse Bohanon, 58, of Lebanon was driving when he hit some slush in the road and lost control of the vehicle. His vehicle traveled over an embankment and struck a tree, according to Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Belcher.
    The accident occurred near Wheatley’s Body Shop on Hwy. 49.

  • Former Community Action employee files lawsuit

    Clarence Sickles filed a civil complaint against his former employer, Central Kentucky Community Action, on Jan. 29 in Marion Circuit Court.
    According to that complaint, Sickles of 224 E. Chandler Street in Lebanon suffered a “significant injury” while working and that injury has limited his ability to work and perform major life activities.

  • Radon test kits available

    Radon test kits are available for free in the Marion County Judge/Executive’s Office until supplies run out. These kits can be used to measure radon levels in a home or business. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, causing an estimated 21,000 deaths each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. To learn more about the risks of radon, visit http://www.epa.gov/radon/.
     

  • Radon test kits available

    Radon test kits are available for free in the Marion County Judge/Executive’s Office until supplies run out. These kits can be used to measure radon levels in a home or business. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, causing an estimated 21,000 deaths each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. To learn more about the risks of radon, visit http://www.epa.gov/radon/.
     

  • AARP tax help available Wednesdays at extension office

    Representatives of the AARP TaxAide Program will be in Marion County each Wednesday in February and March and April 2 and April 9 to assist individuals who need help preparing and filing income tax returns.
    The TaxAide representatives will be at the Marion County Extension Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Wednesday in February, from 1 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday in March and April 2 and April 9.

  • Five years after the storm

    It may seem hard to believe, but it's been five years since the 2009 ice storm brought Marion County to a halt. We lost electricity. Water was scarce. Emergency and road crews worked around the clock to try to keep roads passable. At the same time, people pitched in to help one another.
    The Enterprise is taking a look back at that storm and how it affected our county. And that includes hearing from you, our readers. Please let us know what you remember about the storm, how it affected you and your family and even what you learned from the storm.

  • Woman sentenced to 60 days in jail for DUI

    A Springfield woman, who pled guilty to drinking and driving and two counts of second-degree assault, was sentenced recently in Washington Circuit Court.
    Judith Filiatreau, 63, was sentenced to 60 days in jail, five years of probation and her license was revoked for 18 months.

  • Here is the final list of candidates for the May 20 primary election:

    Federal and state offices
    • U.S. Senate – Republicans: Matt Bevin of Louisville, James Bradley Copas of Lexington, Mitch McConnell (I) of Louisville, Chris Payne of Salvisa, and Shawna Sterling of Sharpsburg; Democrats: Burrel Charles Farnsley of Louisville, Alison Lundergan Grimes of Lexington, Gregory Brent Leichty of Louisville and Tom Recktenwald of Louisville
    Gurley L. Martin of Owensboro who had filed to run as a Republican has withdrawn his candidacy.