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  • Live and in Color

    Anyone looking to combine fitness and fun should mark May 11 on his or her calendar.
    That day, Lebanon will host the Color in Motion 5K, a race in which participants are covered with colored powder as they progress through the course.
    Previous Color in Motion races have been held in cities like Chicago, Indianapolis and Kansas City, so this will be a first to have the race in a small town.

  • County slips two spots in health rankings

    Marion County has slipped just a little in the most recent county health rankings.
    In 2012, Marion County was considered the 37th healthiest county in Kentucky based on health outcomes. This year, Marion County is 39th out of 120 counties.
    However, in terms of health factors, Marion County has improved from 57th to 42nd in the state.

  • Garbage not up for grabs

    Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock is reminding the public that it is against the law to go through other people’s trash.
    Brock told the Marion County Fiscal Court during its April 4 meeting that the county has been receiving complaints about a few individuals rummaging through trash placed on the curb and looking for recyclables. Brock is running an advertisement to remind the public that this is illegal under the county’s ordinances.

  • Paul Childers Band performs

    Lebanon’s own Paul Childers performs at Angelic Hall on April 6. The concert included original songs and, based on the audience response, crowd-pleasing covers. The proceeds from the concert will be donated to the music program at St. Augustine Grade School.
     

  • YOUR MONEY AT WORK: Community agents

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth 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. The Enterprise is taking a closer look at the special districts that serve Marion County, how they are funded, and what they do for the community.

    Marion County extension agents are ready for your questions.

  • Road slide closes part of Ky. 247

    Landmark News Service

    The state Transportation Cabinet has closed part of Howardstown Road (Ky. 247) because of a road slide that worsened over the weekend.

    The section closed to through traffic until further notice is 1.5 miles south of Big Lick Hollow Road and 2.3 miles north of Ky. 84.

    A press release sent out Monday by the cabinet said Department of Highways crews have been monitoring the deteriorating conditions for weeks, but the conditions have been aggravated by recent rains.

  • MCHS Academic Team wins region championship

    Marion County High School Academic Team won the Fifth Region Championship recently.
    Marion County’s team was also recognized with the Hume Sportsmanship Award, which is voted on by the teams.
    The following students won individual awards:
    • Math: Joey Costello, second place and D.J. Price, third place
    • Science: Ben Roberts, fourth place
    • Language arts: Abby Blandford and Haberlin Roberts, first place
    • Composition: Mary Helen Hamilton, second place

  • Two cited for social host violations

    The first two citations have been issued * under a social host ordinance that has been in effect since 2008.
    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested Adrienne and Candace Tucker, both 19, of Campbellsville for violations of the social host ordinance. They were arrested after the sheriff’s office received a complaint of underage drinking at 2:22 a.m. March 17, at 511 St. Matthew’s Cemetery Road, approximately nine miles southwest of Lebanon.
    The Tuckers were arrested for social host violations because they reside at that property.

  • St. Charles Middle School vandals caught

    The persons responsible for vandalizing the St. Charles Middle School concession stand pled guilty in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    Joseph Devon Ballard, 18, of 575 Head Distillery Road in Raywick and a juvenile pled guilty to first-degree criminal trespassing and second-degree criminal mischief.
    In February, Ballard and the juvenile broke windows and damaged items inside the concession stand behind the school.

  • Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours event is April 16

    All parents and community members are invited to the upcoming “Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours” event. Truth and Consequences is a program designed to show students the consequences of using drugs and alcohol by using role-play scenarios related to substance abuse. The Marion County Heartland Safe Community Coalition is sponsoring the event.