Local News

  • Who should be tested?

    The Marion County Board of Education has shown its support for a drug-testing program, but how it's going to be implemented hasn't been determined yet.

    According to Todd Spalding, a member of the Marion County High School site based decision-making council, teachers and staff should be tested, in addition to students.

  • Movie company is casting extras for movie trailer shoot in Lebanon

    Looking for immortality? That dream will come true for 25 people when Cinema Lexzikon shoots the trailer for its new feature film, "Architect of Chaos," in Lebanon, Friday-Sunday, April 29-May 1.

    This film is an action-packed thriller "about God, The Devil and lots and lots of bad guys," said Director William Lee. For more details, check out www.cinemalexzikon.com.

  • Two MAC inmates remain at large

    Two inmates walked away from Marion Adjustment Center early in the morning of March 25, and they remain at large.

    Prison officials confirmed that Josh Levi Hogue and Brandon Saylor walked away from the prison at 2:30 a.m. Friday, March 25. State and local officials are looking for both men.

  • No driver's license processing Saturday, March 26

    Marion County residents who wish to renew their driver's licenses will not be able to do so on Saturday, March 26.

    That day, the National Driving Registry will be launching a new Problem Driver Pointer System, and this will affect the ability to process licenses. The new system should be in place by Monday, March 28.

    The Marion Circuit Clerk's office will be open Saturday for other services. It just will not be able to process driver's licenses.

  • Tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issue a tornado watch until 9 p.m. for most Kentucky counties, including Marion County.

    A tornado watch is issued when conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes. 

    This comes after the weather service issued a hazardous weather outlook earlier today, March 23. The weather service is predicting that thunderstorms, large hail and damaging winds are all likely this afternoon.

  • Enterprise web site to become subscription based March 30

    On Wednesday, March 30, the Enterprise's website, www.lebanonenterprise.com, will become a subscription-based news and information source.

  • City, county to share costs on mapping need for E-911

    During a special-called meeting March 16, the Lebanon City Council agreed to pay for one-third of the costs of mapping and data merging services, both of which are necessary for the county to acquire enhanced 911 services.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly addressed the council and made the request personally during Wednesday's meeting. He said the county would pay for the remaining two-thirds of the costs.

  • Post Office to study closing St. Francis office

    The United States Postal Service is considering closing its St. Francis branch and expanding services at its Loretto office, according to a letter from District Manager James Kiser* to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    Kiser wrote that the postal service decided to look closer at those offices following inquiries from Kathleen Cook of St. Francis.

  • Helping Japan

    Shelley George was about to go through the TSA security check at the Narita International Airport when everything started shaking.

    "At first, it just felt like a little rumble," she said. "I thought it was a big airplane."

    As the shaking continued - and grew stronger - she became concerned.

    "I said, 'Is this normal?'" George said she asked the TSA employee. "And he said, 'No, this is a really big one.'"

  • 911... Where is your emergency?

    When there is an emergency, seconds matter.

    Seconds can be the difference between life and death.

    But, often, local emergency service personnel are forced to spend seconds, even minutes, searching for a house because it doesn't have a visible house number. Something as simple as a house number can save valuable time during an emergency but so many homes in the city and county don't have them, according to Robbie Turner, Marion County EMS director.