Local News

  • Tornado watch remains in effect until 9 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Marion County until 9 tonight, March 2.

    A tornado watch is issued when the conditions are present for the possibility of a tornado. If a tornado warning is issued, that means a tornado has been spotted or is indicated by weather radar.

  • Fiscal court meeting March 1

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. March 1 at the David Hourigan County Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  • Tornado watch extended until 9 p.m.

    A tornado watch for north central Kentucky, including northern Marion County, has been extended until 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

    The weather service has also issued a flood advisory for northwestern Marion County until 3 p.m.

    Drivers should not attempt to cross roads that are covered with water. The National Hurricane Center advises that as little as one foot of water can move most cars off the road, and six inches of fast moving water can knock a person off his or her feet.

  • 'Dream as high as you can possibly dream'

    The church on East High Street in Springfield is empty, saved for the man who's trusted enough to possess a key. It's Monday afternoon. The street is quiet. School traffic has already passed through. 

    Forrest Tyrone Burton's vision for the youth of the community fills the otherwise empty church.

    His advice to young people in Springfield and Washington County?

  • Frye making a living helping people

    A retired teacher and coach, Issac Frye always seems to find himself serving others.

    From early on, he said, he recognized in himself the desire to help other people.

    Now, he serves as the director of prevention in the Washington County school district.

    The program, he said, teaches far more than drug prevention. It includes bullying and abstinence prevention, among other things.

    Frye came from a family that pushed him to get an education.

  • Building for the future

    Rev. Dale Smith shared a message of unity and encouragement as the keynote speaker at the Black History Celebration sponsored by the Marion County Chapter of the NAACP Sunday afternoon at Centre Square.

    "If you want to see your community become better, then you become better," Smith, the pastor of Tucker Chapel in Lebanon, told the hundreds of people who attended Sunday's celebration

  • Spring fling Saturday at Bradfordsville school

    A Spring fling will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the old Bradfordsville school as a fund-raiser to support the upkeep of the building. The event will offer old-fashioned fun for the whole family, including a cakewalk, sock hop, country store, silent auction, fishpond, basketball free throw contest and more.

    A chili supper with pimento cheese and peanut butter sandwiches, drink and dessert will be available for $5. Chilidogs and chips will also be served.

  • Free paper goes to area homes today

    A special promotional issue of The Lebanon Enterprise will be sent to all homes in Marion County today. The complimentary issue to non-subscribers is made possible, in part, by Citizens National Bank of Lebanon.

  • State-wide tornado drill

    The annual state-wide tornado drill is scheduled for 10:07 a.m., Tuesday, March 6.

  • Chamber Day at the Races is Tuesday, May 1


    Churchill Downs, Millionaires Row

    Tuesday, May 1,

    Spend a day at the track during Derby Week! Experience the excitement on Millionaires Row! The cost of $65 includes admission, all you can eat buffet on Millionaires Row, a program, indoor betting and a cash bar will be available.  Payment must be received with your reservation by April 2, 2012. Call the Chamber office (270) 692-9594 for more information.