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  • Judicial center, library are closed today

    The Marion County Judicial Center and the Marion County Public Library will be closed today, Monday, March 3.

    Marion County Circuit Clerk Kim May said all cases that were scheduled for today have been reset for 9 a.m. Friday, March 7.

    The library announced on its Facebook page that it will be closed due to the poor driving conditions throughout the county and slick condition of the library's parking lot. The library will delete any overdue fines that may result from the closure.

  • Marion County schools will be open on a one-hour delay Thursday

    Marion County Schools will be open Thursday, March 6, on one-hour delay, according to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.

    Marion County schools also will be using the Plan B bus routes, but there will be no preschool Thursday.

    Plan B routes can be found here http://marion.kyschools.us/docs/district/depts/16/2013-14%20school%20year%20plan%20b%20route.pdf.

  • Honoring Tanner Strong

    On Tuesday, Feb 26, Marion County High School held a memorial for Jeffrey Tanner Strong. Strong, who died in an accident last week, was remembered by his church, family and peers from MCHS. After students read their memories about Strong, they walked a lap around the track and had a balloon release.

    See more photos in next week's edition of The Lebanon Enterprise.
     

  • Biding his time

    March 11 will mark the 15-year anniversary of when Aaron Glasscock woke up to Drug Enforcement Administration agents storming into his hotel room in Gainesville, Fla., and arresting him for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
    At that very moment, Aaron’s life, and the life of his family, was forever changed.
    “When the D.E.A. agents came in that morning everything I thought I knew, and my life in general, was turned upside down, and then shook,” Aaron wrote in a letter.

  • Honoring the past

    Sunday was a day to honor and remember black history in Marion County.
    Hundreds of people attended the local NAACP’s annual celebration at Centre Square, and then visited the Marion County Heritage Center for the grand opening of its new black history exhibit.
    “This is a great achievement,” said Ann Simpson, treasurer of the local NAACP chapter. “I think it’ll be more prosperous as it goes along.”

  • Fiscal court supports kids fishing program

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office turned in $65,000 in excess fees to the Marion County Fiscal Court last week, but the court gave away some money as well.
    Jason Spalding appeared before the Marion County Fiscal Court on Feb. 20 seeking assistance for the Fishing for Kids program. Spalding told the magistrates that the program has attracted hundreds of children from in and around Marion County, but this year they lost one of their sponsors. The court encouraged Spalding to find an organization to oversee the event and to put some fund-raisers in effect for next year.

  • Send us your 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.

  • Tourist commission approves $2,000 for concert marketing

    Robin Humphress visited the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission during its Feb. 17 meeting seeking $5,500 for a concert planned for Sept. 6.
    Humphress of Kentucky Classic Arts is trying to bring The Bretts to Lebanon. The Bretts are a family of singers, songwriters and performers based in Branson, Mo.
    According to Humphress’s application, they are planning to sell tickets for $20 apiece. The $5,500 request was to help cover the performers’ fee and help with marketing.

  • Addicted newborns increasing in Kentucky, new report says

    By Laura Ungar
    The Courier-Journal

    Hospitalizations for Kentucky babies born dependent on drugs because of their mothers’ addictions are continuing to rise steeply even as drug overdose deaths level off, a new University of Kentucky report says.

  • PSC calls on utilities to work with customers facing big bills

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Public Service Commission has called on the state’s electric and natural gas utilities to work with customers who are having difficulty paying extremely large heating bills in the wake of extremely cold weather this winter.
    In a letter sent to the chief executives of the utilities, the PSC asks that utilities “be as flexible as possible…in avoiding disconnections and in allowing customers to make arrangements to extend their payments.