.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Your money at work: Flying high

    Editor’s note: This is the last 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.

    The Lebanon-Springfield Airport is out of sight, out of mind for the majority of Marion and Washington Countians, that is, until one of us needs its services.

  • Board to Hamilton: You may be excused

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously voted last week to excuse Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton from attending board meetings for the remainder of his contract, which ends June 30.
    Hamilton, who unexpectedly announced his retirement after only two years as superintendent, did not attend the board’s May 14 meeting.

  • Race, concerts, comedy plans presented to commission

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission recently heard proposals for a homegrown obstacle race, performances by Elvis-impersonator Eddie Miles and comedians, and a concert by internationally acclaimed trumpeters.
    Scott Ballard of XB Arena in Loretto came to the commission’s May 13 meeting seeking assistance in promoting the Hills and Horns Adventure Race, a 5K obstacle race similar to the Warrior Dash that came to Lebanon in 2012.
    Ballard said his son, Kelly, has run in a few of these types of races and he is helping plan the race.

  • Color in Motion announces plan to return in 2014

    The Color in Motion 5K recently completed its first race in Lebanon, and race officials have announced that they plan to return next year.

    According to the press release, the race is tentatively scheduled to return May 17, 2014.

  • Red Cross Statement on Oklahoma Tornado

    The American Red Cross issued the following statement in the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado:

    Our thoughts and concerns go to everyone in Oklahoma following this horrific tornado.

    The American Red Cross has one shelter open in Moore and is working on locating others; we continue to operate three shelters that were opened Sunday in the Oklahoma City area following the storms on Sunday.  .

    Red Cross volunteers are out tonight with food and supplies supporting first responders.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion c ounty Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Budget amendment for a fire truck purchase

    - Conveyance of a small parcel of a county road to the state for bridge replacement

    - Request from the Marion County FFA chapter for annual trip cost

    - Request from MCHS baseball for batting cage repairs

  • Board excuses Hamilton from attending meetings

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday, May 14, to excuse Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton from attending board meetings for the remainder of his contract, which ends June 30.
    Hamilton, who unexpectedly announced his retirement after only two years as superintendent, did not attend the board’s May 14 meeting.

  • Third tractor accident lawsuit filed

    A third civil lawsuit has been filed as the result of a tractor accident following last year’s Warrior Dash.
    Ronald Johnson of Greenup County filed a complaint April 26 in Marion Circuit Court against Steven Baudendistel and Elizabeth Bradshaw, both of 1190 Popes Creek Road in Lebanon, and against an unknown defendant.
    Baudendistel was driving a tractor that was pulling a trailer carrying several passengers June 23, 2012, the same day the Warrior Dash obstacle race was held.

  • Marion County's Got Talent is Saturday

    "Marion County's Got Talent" show at Angelic Hall at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Lebanon. Youth winners will receive an invitation to showcase their talent at the Kentucky State Fair on the 4-H stage. The competition will be hosted by Kentucky Classic Arts (KCA) and Marion County 4-H. Call (270) 692-0021 to register.

  • President Lincoln’s Own to perform at Lincoln birthplace

    President Lincoln’s Own band will be performing as part of the Summer Season Celebration on May 24 at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Hodgenville.
    Don Johnson of Marion County, the founder of Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, created President Lincoln’s Own, which was included in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” which was released last year.
    President Lincoln’s Own will perform from 7 to 8 p.m. May 24. Their concert will feature songs from the 19th century. A luminary display will follow the concert from 8 to 9 p.m.