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  • Marketing changes attract attention to Lebanon

    A change in marketing strategy has already provided early results for the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.
    The commission sent Executive Director Nicky Reynolds to the Travel South Showcase again this year.  Rather than promoting Lebanon by name, the community was promoted with the phrase “Bourbon, Coopers, and a Moonshine Still.”

  • Special district bill hits snag

    Last year, State Auditor Adam Edelen launched a project to bring greater visibility to the more than 1,200 special districts serving communities throughout Kentucky.
    Edelen dubbed that effort his Citizen Auditor Initiative. After gathering budget and other information about those districts, his office launched a website (http://apps.auditor.ky.gov/public/theregistry/cai.html) where citizens could find more information about the districts in their areas. Statewide, those districts manage approximately $2.7 billion of taxpayer funds.

  • Going bald for a cause

    Sue Beavers has beaten cancer once already, and she is confident she can do it again.
    In 1996, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In January, doctors confirmed that she has non-small cell lung cancer.
    “They call it the non-smoker's lung cancer,” Beavers said.
    She has already started treatments, and she has two more chemotherapy treatments scheduled, one for later this week and another in April.
    “I've got hope,” Beavers said. “I think I can beat it. I'm going to have faith.”

  • Special series: Your money at work

    Editor’s note: This is the first 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. In the coming months, the Enterprise will be taking a closer looking at the special districts that serve Marion County, how they are funded, and what they do for the community.

    Many people take for granted that clean water will come out when they turn on the faucet, but not Barbara May.

  • Lebanon City County, tourist commission both meet today

    The Lebanon City Council and the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission are both scheduled to meet in regular session today, March 11.

    The city council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. at city hall.

    The city council's agenda includes the following:

    - A report from Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund

    - An audit report from Rick Downs, CPA, PSC

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Payment of bills

    - Department reports

    - Old and new business

    Tourism

  • Today is Andy Colley Day in Marion County

    Local radio personality Andy Colley will soon be getting married and moving to Richmond. In recognition of his years of service in the community, the Marion County Fiscal Court has issued a proclamation declaring today, March 8, as Andy Colley Day.

    Today is also Colley’s final day working at MIKE 100.9 FM WLSK and 1590 AM WLBN.  The proclamation notes that Colley has become a fixture in local radio stations.

  • Fiscal court meeting today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. today, March 7, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for today's meeting includes:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - A presentation from District 4, Dept. of  Hwy., annual report on rural/secondary road work

    - Presentation - annual report of the Marion County Industrial Foundation

    - Waste tire amnesty collection agreement, slated for late May

  • Sweet 16 tickets are still available at MCHS

    Tickets for the Marion County Lady Knights first round game in the Sweet 16 are still available for purchase at Marion County High School.

    Tickets are $9 apiece and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

    These tickets are for the game between the Lady Knights (35-0) and the Bowling Green Lady Purples (30-4). That game is scheduled for 1 p.m. Eastern/noon Central at E.A. Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

  • Marion County schools are closed today

    Marion County schools are closed today, Wednesday, March 6.

    Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton announced that local schools are closed due to poor road conditions and slick parking lots.

    The Marion County Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. Children's programs for today have been cancelled, however.

    Library patrons are advised to be aware that icy spots remain in the parking lot at the rear of the building.

  • Priest has devoted his life to improving his community

    Celebrating Black History Month: This is the final story in a series featuring local African Americans.

    Rev. George Clements marched in Alabama, fought for children in Chicago and battled drugs in Washington D.C.
    And Marion County helped shape him.
    Clements, 81, was born Jan. 26, 1932, in Chicago, but his father, Samuel, was born in Lebanon. His grandparents, Mary and Millard Shockency, had a farm in Loretto, and Clements spent many summers with them as a child.