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  • Thankful Little Tikes

    Children are brutally honest.
    They have no filter.
    They say exactly what’s on their minds, which is precisely why - in the spirit of Thanksgiving – The Enterprise asked a group of first-graders at Lebanon Elementary School what they are thankful for.
    Some of their responses warmed our hearts.
    Others made us cackle out loud with laughter.
    And some of their answers just left us scratching our heads in pure confusion.
    But, we can tell you one thing, these kids made us smile.

  • School board begins search for architect

    A year after the recallable nickel was passed in Marion County, the Marion County Board of Education took the first step toward putting that additional revenue to use during its regular monthly meeting Thursday. The board voted to advertise for requests for proposals for architect services. In other words, the board is going to search for and hire an architect.

  • Lebanon man indicted for drugs, resisting arrest

    Ryan K. Chesser, 20, of 117 Miller Avenue in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court on Nov. 3 for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree fleeing/evading police and resisting arrest.

  • Fifth-generation farmer gives industry a 'lift'

    By Jeff Bryan
    Riverland News/Landmark News Service

    DUNNELLON, FLORIDA – Years ago, Ron Cannon found himself in a familiar quagmire, one in which he, his family and thousands of others in the agriculture industry have been in countless times before.

  • Notice: Upcoming premium edition

    Due to the premium nature and increased production and distribution costs of the Thanksgiving Day edition, to be published on Nov. 22, 2017, all subscribers will incur a nominal additional charge of $1 for the edition. Your total bill will remain unaffected but there will be a slight adjustment in your expiration date, unless you have selected the monthly EZ Pay option. The premium surcharge will be added to the applicable regular monthly EZ pay charge.

  • Bradfordsville Jamboree is Nov. 10

    The Bradfordsville Jamboree will be held Friday, Nov. 10. Doors open at 5 p.m. and music begins at 7 p.m. Kentucky South Band (Phillip Clarkson) with special guest Wayne Wardle will be performing. The meal will include chili and crackers or pinto beans and corn bread, pimento cheese or peanut butter sandwich, dessert and drink for $7. There will also be concessions sold separately. For more information, call 270-337-4666 or 270-337-2832. Admission is $10, and all proceeds go toward the Bradfordsville school building. There will also be a $100 door prize.

  • Candlelight ceremony in memory of Deputy Rakes is Nov. 14

    A candlelight memorial ceremony will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14, on the grounds of the David R. Hourigan building to honor the memory of Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the passing of Deputy Rakes who was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 14, 2012. Family, friends and co-workers invite the community to share in this time to remember the ultimate sacrifice Deputy Rakes made while serving the citizens of Marion County.

  • County recognizes retiring 27-year EMT, paramedic

    After 27 years of helping the sick and injured in Marion County, Jim Thomas has retired.
    Thomas was recognized by the Marion County Fiscal Court during its regular monthly meeting Thursday. Thomas has worked for Marion County EMS since 1989-90.

  • Operation Christmas Child underway in Marion County

    This month, two locations in Marion County will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world.  

  • Lebanon Aquatic Center is open

    The Lebanon Aquatic Center reopened on Thursday, Nov. 2. Hours of operation are 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
    For the past several months, the aquatic center has been closed for renovations, which have included a new roof, new LED lights throughout, two new exhaust fans, radar ceramic ceiling tiles in the bathrooms, lobbies and hallways, new shower fixtures in the bathrooms, newly-painted walls and the bottom of the pool has been painted and re-striped.