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  • MLK March, celebration are Sunday

    Marion Countians will mark Martin Luther King Day with a pair of events at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18.
    That afternoon, the United Concerned Citizens Organization will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March, and the Marion County chapter of the NAACP is hosting its Dr. Martin Luther King Program at First Baptist Church.
    The march will begin at the Lebanon Post Office, then proceed down Main Street, and turn right onto Depot Street. The march will continue to M.L. King Avenue, then turn right onto Spalding Avenue and end at the Lebanon Post Office.

  • Start of something new

    Chad G. Mattingly didn't plan on becoming an elected official. In fact, not too long ago he told his family that he wouldn't ever go that route.
    "A year a half ago in July on family vacation, I told my family that I was never, ever running for any kind of public office," said Mattingly, 34.
    He said he'd had friends who had run for office, and his perception was that the political climate and the nature of campaigns was something he did not want to be in the middle of.
    "But never is a long time apparently," Mattingly said.

  • Cecil elected school board chairman

    With the first meeting of 2015, the Marion County Board of Education elected new leadership.
    Mike Cecil was elected to serve as chairman by a majority of the school board, while Jerry Evans was a unanimous selection as the vice-chairman.
    Outgoing chairman Rev. DeLane Pinkston opened the meeting and introduced the election of the next chairman.
    “As my final act, I nominate Mr. Mike Cecil,” Pinkston said.
    The board’s newest member, Kaelin Reed, then nominated Butch Cecil to serve as chairman.

  • Commission wants updates on theater program’s plans

    Kentucky Classic Theater now has a two-year contract with the City of Lebanon to use Centre Square for shows and events, and it has commitments of $15,000 from both Marion County Fiscal Court and the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. All of which were conditions the tourist commission included when it approved its funding for the theater program last month. On Jan. 12, the commission gave Executive Director Nena Olivier the go-ahead to send its funding to Robin Humphress, the founder of Kentucky Classic Theater.
    But, that's not the end of the conversation.

  • Police still investigating tire slashings in Lebanon

    Lebanon Police continue to investigate a series of tire slashings that started on Dec. 21, 2014.

    In the matter of a few weeks, 70 tires were slashed in and around Lebanon, 41 of them belonging to Dunn’s Motors on West Main Street in Lebanon.

  • Submit your funny wedding day stories

    Did something funny, crazy, wild or insane happen on your wedding day? If so, we want to know about it! Submit your funny wedding stories to editor@lebanonenterprise.com by Friday, Jan. 16, and they could appear in our upcoming bridal section!
     

  • Sheriff's office issues warning about possible phone scam

    The following announcement was provided by the Marion County Sheriff's Office:

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office would like for the public to be aware of continued telephone scams that have been reported throughout Marion County.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Consider reappointment of county officials

    • Consider/approve hiring of maintenance position

    • Consider/approve increasing amount of employee HRA Benny card

  • No school Thursday

    Marion County schools will be closed on Thursday due to the anticipated wind chill.

    According to the National Weather Service, a wind chill advisory is in effect until 10 a.m Thursday, Jan. 8. The weather service is predicting that the wind chill will make it feel like it conditions are between -5 and -10 degrees after midnight and remain near or below zero Thursday morning.

    Anyone who goes outdoors is advised to wear hats and gloves as low wind chills can result in frostbite and hypothermia, according to the weather service.

  • Southland Drive home damaged by fire Wednesday evening

    For the second night in a row, Lebanon firefighters battled a house fire in frigid conditions.

    Firefighters were dispatched to a fire at 5:19 p.m. Jan. 7 to 722 Southland Drive in Lebanon. Firefighters and Marion County EMS remained on the scene until 7:54 p.m. in single-digit temperatures with wind chill that made it feel like it was below zero at times.