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  • School day or snow day… sometimes it’s a tough call

    Marion County Schools were closed Friday, Feb. 1, because of inclement weather and possible hazardous road conditions. Marion County Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton issued the following statement explaining the decision to close schools today:

  • Heritage Center open house is Sunday

    The Marion County Historical Society has big plans for the old Marion County courthouse, and they want the public to know about it.

  • Frame of (his) mind

    David Ray Clarkson Jr., 23, loved to make people laugh.

  • Serving God and his people

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories to commemorate Black History Month.

    When Christopher Rhodes was 7 years old, his uncle took him to a service at Church of God in Christ.

    They were late. And everybody noticed. The minister even stopped preaching and followed them with his eyes until they sat down.

    “Young man, come here,” the minister called out.

    Rhodes assumed the minister was talking to his uncle, until his uncle started to get up.

  • Sheriff: Be aware of phone scam

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office would like the public to be aware of a potential phone scam aimed at elderly individuals.

    According to the sheriff’s office, the scam starts with a call from someone claiming to be a grandchild of the person answering the phone. The caller will claim to be away from home and in trouble, and then he or she will ask for money or personal information, such as a credit card number.

    The callers are typically persistent and will attempt to confuse the people they have called.

  • Lebanon Middle School chili supper still on for tonight

    Lebanon Middle School Beta Club's chili supper is still scheduled for tonight, Feb. 2.

    The LMS Beta Club is hosting a chili supper and talent show at 6 tonight.

    Tickets can be purchased from any Beta member.

  • Winter weather advisory issued for weekend

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a winter weather advisory from 1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, to 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 for parts of Indiana and Kentucky, including Marion County.

    The weather service is forecasting light snow will begin across southern Indiana around midnight and reach central Kentucky by daybreak Saturday. The weather service is predicting snowfall of between 2 and 4 inches across the Bluegrass.

  • Chamber winners announced

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner Thursday evening.

    The President’s Award was presented to Dr. Bill Duley, Nancy Spragens and Susie Smith.

    The Outstanding Educator Award was given to Paula Walston, a fourth grade teacher at Lebanon Elementary School.

    The Outstanding Farmer Award was given to Bill and Susan Mattingly.

    And the Outstanding Chamber Member Award was given to Inter-County Energy.

    Look for more about the Chamber winners in the upcoming editions of the Enterprise.

  • No school today in Marion County

    Marion County Schools are closed today, Friday, Feb. 1.

    Marion County Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton issued the following statement explaining the decision to close schools today:

  • Winter weather advisory in effect for Marion County

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for portions of Indiana and Kentucky, including Marion County. The weather advisory is in effect until 2 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1.

    According to the weather service, widespread and intense snow showers are expected late this afternoon in southern Indiana and west central Kentucky. Intense bursts of snowfall could produce accumulations between one-half inch and two inches along with wind gusts of up to 30 miles per hour.

    The weather service noted that 1-2 inches are expected east of I-65.