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  • Just add ice...

    1.) Ice Storm 2009 Mother Nature's icy wrath causes power and water outages   As the new year approaches, many people across the county and state are crossing their fingers, and toes, (and possibly even extension chords) that history doesn't repeat itself and the ice storm that wreaked havoc on us in 2009 is a thing of the past. But, just in case, keep that generator handy.

    The winter storm that hit Marion County on Monday, Jan. 26, and early Tuesday, Jan.

  • Assistance for heating costs available

    Do you need assistance with your heating costs?

    Beginning Monday, Jan. 4, the local Community Action office will be assisting low-income families with the LIHEAP CRISIS Program.

    To be eligible for crisis funds, you must be in a heating crisis. You must have a past due/disconnect notice from the electric or natural gas company, or be out of bulk fuel within four days if using propane, fuel oil or kerosene, or wood, or a formal eviction notice from your landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent.

  • Special Election set for Feb. 2

    Monday, Dec. 28, Gov. Steve Beshear issued a writ of election to fill the vacant 24th District seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives. The district includes Casey and Marion counties and a portion of Pulaski County.

    The seat became vacant when Jimmy Higdon resigned from the House after he was elected to fill the vacant 14th District state senate seat.

  • In Brief

    Bradfordsville family looking for place to stay after fire

    A fire at 6 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, resulted in smoke and water damage to a house at 205 E. Main Street in Bradfordsville. The Bradfordsville Fire Department responded to the scene.

    Bill Gribbins and his children, ages 16, 14 and 13, were at home at the time. His wife, Gina Gribbins, was at work at Village of Lebanon, where she works as a nurse.

    Gina Gribbins said no one was injured, but repairs to the house will take three to four months.

  • A gift of faith

    Dec. 3, the Rev. Bill Medley received a life-altering phone call.

    Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, had a request from the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI wanted to know if Medley would accept an appointment to become the next Bishop of Owensboro.

    "I've never said no to anything the Church has called me to do, and yes, I humbly accept," Medley said he told Sambi.

  • Hamzat team funding a disaster

    If a tanker truck overturned in Marion County today, spilling hazardous materials all over a roadway, local emergency officials would have to wait an hour for a hazmat team from Louisville or Elizabethtown to arrive on scene.

    That might be a surprise to some people, considering that six years ago the Hazmat Region 5 team was formed to serve Marion, Nelson, Hardin, Washington, Green, Breckinridge, Meade, Grayson, Taylor and LaRue counties.

  • Special Election set for Feb. 2

    Monday, Dec. 28, Gov. Steve Beshear issued a writ of election to fill the vacant 24th District seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives. The district includes Casey and Marion counties and a portion of Pulaski County.

    The seat became vacant when Jimmy Higdon resigned from the House after he was elected to fill the vacant 14th District state senate seat.

    The special election will be held Feb. 2, 2010.

  • Marion County native to become next bishop of Owensboro

    The Rev. Bill Medley, a Loretto native, has been designated to become the next Bishop of Owensboro.

    The Diocese of Owensboro issued a press statement Dec. 15 announcing Medle'sy appointment by Pope Benedict XVI.

    Medley, 57, is the son of Dorothy C. Hayden Medley and the late James Werner Medley. He was baptized at St. Francis of Assisi Church in St. Francis.

    Medley was ordained as a priest in 1982. He has worked in numerous parishes during the past 27 years, most recently as the pastor of St. Bernadette in Prospect.

  • State police liable in Lebanon teen's death

    More than 13 years after LeBron Gaither's murder, the Kentucky Board of Claims has found the Kentucky State Police liable in his death. The Board of Claims issued a final order Dec.

  • Enterprise will print more Santa letters in its Dec. 23 edition

    The Lebanon Enterprise has received several phone calls and emails from frantic adults stating that their child's letter to Santa was not included in the special Christmas section, which was included in the Dec. 16 edition.   Apparently, the mean, nasty Mr. Grinch stole some of the letters, but they were recovered by the Enterprise Elves recently.   We would like to remind all of the adults that the deadline to submit letters to Santa was Friday, Dec.