Local News

  • Fiscal court meets today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Approval of the second reading of a budget amendment to include a Homeland Security Grant

    - Consider Southeast Telephone to provide telephone services for the county government

    - Tax rate for the Marion County Health Department

    - Revisions to the Marion County Detention Center Handbook

  • Lebanon man ordered to register as a sex offender

    Michael Lee Clarkson, 18, of 486 Radio Station Road in Lebanon received five years of pretrial diversion in Marion Circuit Court recently on a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment. He must be supervised as a registered sex offender, and he was ordered to complete sex offender treatment and to have no contact with the victim or the victim’s family and no unsupervised contact with children under 12.
    Clarkson was originally indicted on charges of first-degree rape, victim under 12, first-degree sodomy, victim under 12 and first-degree sexual abuse, victim under 12.

  • When the smoke clears

    "Where there's smoke there's fire."

    That old adage could ring true regarding the recent resignation of Raywick Fire Chief Chuck Helm. He resigned last week, but the reason for his resignation isn't exactly clear.

    According to Helm, his out-of-town job commitments cause him to be away from the community too much, which is why he decided to resign.

  • 'Lost Mom' remembered

    Eight-year-old Austin Tingle busily hands out candles as people walk into Gravel Switch Baptist Church Sunday evening.

    They are all there for one purpose, to pray for Austin's mother, Kara Tingle Rigdon, 28, who has been missing since July 17, 2010.

  • Arson investigation ongoing at Cozy Corner

    A possible arson that caused damage at the Cozy Corner Tavern in Loretto June 30 is still under investigation.

    According to Billy Gregory, Kentucky State Police public affairs officer, representatives from the Kentucky State Fire Marshal's Office collected evidence at the scene and KSP Arson Investigator Alex Wesley will be getting involved, Gregory said.

    "We believe it to be an arson," he said.

  • Joe Bell memorial in the works

     The Lebanon City Council has agreed to name the "old" Little League field at Graham Memorial Park after the late Joe Bell who was such a big part of the leagues at the park for so many years. If you would like to contribute to the fund to erect a memorial at the field in Bell's honor you can do so now. A fund has been set up at Farmers National Bank in Lebanon. You can drop off your donation and ask that it be put into that account or contact Shelton Young or Eva Jo Nugent.    

  • Enterprise wants to show off your best photos

    A picture is worth a 1,000 words, and could be worth a prize or two during The Lebanon Enterprise's photography contest.

  • Student drug-testing policy approved

    After more than a year of discussion, the Marion County Board of Education approved the student drug-testing policy during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, July 12.

    And they did so, unanimously, with no discussion.

  • Push for E911 continues

    Marion County may be crawling toward E911, but it is getting closer to acquiring the service.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly told the fiscal court during its July 7 meeting that he had spoken recently with Joe Barrows of the Kentucky Commercial Radio Services Board, and the board may assist the county as well.

  • Air Methods open house is Saturday

    Air Methods, the nation's largest air medical transport service, recently signed an agreement with the Lebanon-Springfield Airport. Air Methods will have a base at the airport to serve Marion and Washington counties and the surrounding area.

    The company is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23, for the community. Anyone interested in learning more about the service is invited to attend.