Local News

  • Governor announces state assistance for removal of storm debris

    Tuesday, Feb., 10, Gov. Steve Beshear announced a plan for collecting and removing vegetative debris - tree trunks, limbs and brush - to speed Kentucky's recovery from a disastrous snow and ice storm.

    "Loss of electric power and communications is not the only hardship our fellow Kentuckians have had to cope with in storm areas," Gov. Beshear said. "Now we face the long, hard work of cleaning up the damage."

  • Marion County can take storm debris to Fairgrounds Road

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly has issue the following statement regarding storm debris: 

  • There's no place like home

    Stacking cases of bottled water into the back of a pickup truck Friday afternoon at Marion County High School, Geraldine Livers of Raywick summed up the past week in one simple, yet profound, sentence.

    "Mother Nature knocked us to our knees this time," she said.

  • Government Round-up

    Local governments will seek assistance

    Local governments intend to apply for federal assistance to clean-up after the 2009 ice storm, according to Marion County Judge-Executive John G. Mattingly.

    The Federal Emergency Management Administration could provide payments of up to 75 percent of the costs of removing debris from public areas and emergency measures to save lives, according to the FEMA website. Likewise, FEMA may pay up to 75 percent for hazard mitigation projects intended to prevent or reduce long-term risks to life and property.

  • Atmos Energy statement regarding gas leaks

    Because parts of your area have reported power outages, Atmos Energy, the natural gas company in your area, is reminding its customers of the following information:

  • Loss of electricity drained water supply

    In the midst of the ice storm, Lebanon Water Works experienced its own problem.

    Late Tuesday, Jan. 27, the water company's water treatment plant in Calvary lost power. That meant the water supply for the city and Marion County was not being replenished.

    "We didn't have any mechanical failures or anything like that," said John L. "Quincy" Thomas, the Lebanon Water Works superintendent. "It was just a matter of being without power. While it was out, we couldn't pump and treat the water."

  • House burns on Robert Spalding Road

     A house at 514 Robert Spalding Road near Calvary was destroyed by a fire Wednesday morning.

    The call was reported from a nearby residence. The Lebanon/Marion County and Bradfordsville fire departments responded to the scene.

    According to Lebanon firefighter Trey Abell, the house was fully involved when they arrived.

    More information will be reported as it becomes available.

  • School is back in session Monday

    Marion County Superintendent Roger Marcum announced Friday that school would be back in regular session beginning Monday, Feb. 9.

    "After two very challenging weeks for our community, school district and state, life is progressing to more normal conditions," he said in an email to the Enterprise. "One of the results of this experience is a deeper appreciation for the many things we take for granted e.g. electricity, water, etc."

  • Power restored in much of Marion County

    Inter County Energy reported that 425 of its customers remain without power in Marion County as of Monday morning, while Kentucky Utilities continues to report minimal outages in the county.   Throughout its 12-county service area, Inter County reported fewer than 2,000 customers remained without power.

  • More than 100 still without power in Marion County

    Inter County Energy reported that 150 of its customers in Marion County did not have power as of 9 a.m. Tuesday. Inter County has a total of 5,149 customers in the county.

    Statewide, Inter County reported having 648 customers without power.

    Kentucky Utilities continues to report minimal outages in the county.

    At the peak of the outage, 25,000 Inter-County and 205,000 KU customers had no electricity.