Local News

  • State of Emergency declared

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly on Tuesday declared a state of emergency due to the effects of flooding April 25-26 in Marion County.
    Judge Mattingly said state officials asked county officials to go ahead an issue states of emergency. The county has had some isolated damage, but nothing like the damage during the ice storm in 2009 or the flooding last year.

  • WMES students heading back to their school

    West Marion Elementary students' day away from their own school has come to an end.
    Due to a power outage early Tuesday morning, West Marion students were sent to St. Charles Middle School for most of the school day. Shortly after 1 p.m., buses arrived at SCMS to take the elementary students back to their school.

  • Enterprise fax is available again

    The Lebanon Enterprise's fax machine is back in working order.

    Faxes can be sent to 692-2118.

  • Fiscal court meets at 4 p.m., April 21

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, April 21, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting.

    - Workers compensation insurance renewal with KACo.

    - A status report from Delena Trent of The Caring Place

    - A report on co-op funding from the Marion County Area Technology Center

    - Payment to the Marion County Clerk for preparation of tax bills

    - Agreement with the City of Lebanon to share E-911 contracts

  • Candidate for State Treasurer - Steve Hamrick

    Steve Hamrick


    Date of birth: 11/18/50


    Family: Seven Children; Eleven Grandchildren, Married to Karen Grim Spragens Hamrick

    Born in Murray Kentucky, Father William D. Hamrick was First Superintent of KenLake State Park

    Four of my children are from Marion County and all have lived in county.


  • Campbellsville men accused of receiving stolen property

    Edward A. Craig, 27, of 3460 W. Finley Ridge Road in Campbellsville was indicted for receiving stolen property in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, between Sept. 15 and Oct. 7, 2010, Craig received, retained or disposed of movable property (valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000) of another knowing it has been stolen, or having reason to believe they had been stolen, or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.
    His bond was set a $10,000 with the conditions that he have no contact with the complaining witnesses.

  • Miller Pike man receives probaton for fourth DUI

    Derrick J. Johnson, 40, of 650 Miller Pike in Lebanon received three years of probation for DUI, his fourth offense (aggravator). He received credit for 116 days served.
    Charges of driving on a DUI suspended license third or subsequent offense, careless driving, failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance and first-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.
    Two counts of first-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.

    In other circuit court news:

  • Judge publicly reprimanded

    Marion Circuit Judge Allan Bertram has been reprimanded for failing to rule on cases in a timely manner.

    The Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission has ruled in an "Order of Public Reprimand" that it has received complaints that Bertram failed to dispose of judicial matters "promptly and efficiently."

    The document is dated Jan. 14 and was published in the March 2011 issue of "Bench & Bar," which is a bi-monthly publication of the Kentucky Bar Association.

  • Drug testing committee learning from others

    Rather than starting from scratch, the Marion County Public Schools Drug Testing Implementation Committee has sought input from other communities that have drug testing in place.

    On April 14, Isaac Frye of the Washington County Heartland Coalition, nurse Phyllis Gentry from Nelson County High School, and Adair County High School Principal Troy Young met with the Marion County drug testing committee.

    While there are differences in the details, all three said drug testing has been a deterrent for students.

  • Ford murder trial rescheduled

    The trial for a Campbellsville woman accused of killing her police officer husband has been postponed.

    Tonya Ford was in court Tuesday of last week for a hearing in the case that accuses her of shooting David M. Ford on Feb. 10, 2009. Ford pleaded not guilty in November.

    Tuesday's hearing before Taylor Circuit Judge Dan Kelly lasted about 15 minutes. Kelly reset the trial to Monday, Aug. 22.