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  • UPDATE: Tornado warning has expired; tornado watch remains in effect

    A tornado warning expired at 1:45 p.m., but a tornado watch remains in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon, Oct. 26, for Marion County and the surrounding area, according to the National Weather Service. 

    The tornado watch affects 80 Kentucky counties, including Marion County and all surrounding counties.

  • Judicial center project to be in December

    The Marion County Judicial Center Project, which broke ground in April, might be one of the few judicial center projects in the state to be completed on time, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

    "The project has gone really smooth," he said.

    Substantial completion of the building is scheduled for Dec. 4, and occupancy of the building is scheduled for the first of the year, Mattingly said.

  • Council seeks more movement on nuisance properties

    The City of Lebanon may become more aggressive in pursuing action against nuisance properties.

    During the city council's Oct. 11 meeting, Councilman Kenny Marrett noted that the city's property maintenance ordinance allows the city to cite property owners as frequently as every 10 days. He noted that one property owner has already accumulated more than $4,000 in fines under the ordinance, but his fines could have exceeded $30,000 had he been cited as often as the ordinance allows.

  • Hybrid electric school bus takes to the road

    Increased fuel mileage and reduced emissions aren't common characteristics of a school bus, but that's changing in the state of Kentucky.

    Kentucky will soon have the distinction of having the largest hybrid electric school bus fleet in the nation, and Marion County was one of the 22 districts that received grant funding to purchase a hybrid school bus of its own.

  • Library will host Legislative Meet & Greet today

    Meet area legislators and show support for public libraries at the Legislative Meet & Greet Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 6-8 p.m. at the Marion County Public Library.

    Hosted by the state and local Friends of the Libraries and the libraries of Marion, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties, guests will have the opportunity to meet legislators, hear updates, ask questions and voice their support for libraries.

  • Challenger speaks for 'working people'

    Ed Marksberry is a carpenter, a homebuilder and a real estate broker. This fall, he is seeking another job, U.S. Representative for Kentucky's Second District.

    Marksberry, 47, is the Democratic challenger facing incumbent Rep. Brett Guthrie, a Republican, on Nov. 2. Marksberry is running because of the differences he perceives between himself and Guthrie (see related story).

  • Mid-Kentucky Arts opens season with "Music of James Taylor & Friends"

    On Friday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 30, the music of James Taylor comes to Central Kentucky. Gary Vidito, a well-known area musician, will lead the concert and bring alive the well loved classics of James Taylor. Gary Vidito is known from his contributions to Stephen Foster the Musical, Hoofprints on the Stairs, as a featured soloist with Mid-Kentucky Chorus, and his Music of John Denver concerts. 

    The concert features many of James Taylor's hit songs but also includes favorite songs from that same era.

  • Submit your Thanksgiving traditions

    Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on television, feasting on turkey and all the trimmings, fighting over the turkey wishbone and watching football sprawled out on the couch in a food coma... these are just a few of the common traditions celebrated on Thanksgiving Day.

    But, the Enterprise would like to know what unique traditions you celebrate during this special holiday. Do you have a special dish you make every year? Or, do you stray from the norm and celebrate Thanksgiving without a turkey?

  • Guthrie seeking re-election to Congress

    Brett Guthrie was elected to serve as the U.S. Representative for Kentucky's Second Congressional District in 2008. This year, he's hoping voters choose to give him another term.

    Guthrie replied to a questionnaire from The Lebanon Enterprise that the most important challenge facing the country is improving the economy. (To read the complete questionnaire, visit www.lebanonenterprise.com.)

  • Knight-Fest

    Saturday the stadium at John J. Boswell field was jam-packed for Knight-Fest, a band competition, and the gracious hosts were the Marching Knights.

    Seven bands competed and the grand champion was Adair County. Boyle County was named the reserve grand champion, Russell County won third, Taylor County won fourth, Washington County came in fifth, Green County placed sixth and Woodford County received seventh place.

    According to MCHS Band Director Shane Mitchell, the competition was a huge success.