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  • School grieves, on alert

    More than 20 state, city and county law enforcement officers were stationed at Marion County High School Monday after alleged threats had been made against students and staff.

    According to police, after an apparent suicide of a Marion County High School student on Friday afternoon, unsubstantiated reports were received by law enforcement suggesting possible threats being made toward students and staff at the school.

    The student was identified by school officials as sophomore Cody Greenwell.

  • County officials want to help tech center expand

    The recallable nickel was defeated at the polls last week, but Marion County officials want to find another way to make improvements at the Marion County Area Technology Center.

    Magistrate John Arthur Elder III brought up the tech center during the Nov. 6 fiscal court meeting. He noted that the county brings in around $2 million from occupational taxes.

    "Without that funding, this county would be in dire need," Elder said.

  • Historical society looking to move into Centre Square

    The Lebanon City Council reaffirmed a commitment to the Marion County Historical Society Monday evening, voting unanimously that the historical society can use the third floor of the Centre Square Arts and Culture Center (the former Lebanon High School building).

    At the same time, the council was clear that it was not making any financial commitment at this time.

  • Road ordinance revisions in the works

    Change is coming.

    That's not an election year slogan. It's a description of the Marion County road ordinance.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of a revised ordinance during it's Oct. 16 meeting, but decided to postpone the second reading until the Nov. 20 meeting.

    Marion County Judge-Executive John G. Mattingly said the changes to the ordinance were recommended by the county planning committee.

    "Most of the changes were corrective in nature," Mattingly said.

  • School board meets tonight

     The Marion County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Board of Education building, 755 E. Main Street, Lebanon.

    According to the agenda, board members will take the oath of office, and Martha Ann Mattingly will present a regional teen leadership award. Superintendent Roger Marcum will present his report, and Diane Evans and Lynne Keen will present a follow-up to the recent board retreat.

  • Lebanon Police release statement regarding MCHS's safety

    The Lebanon Police Department released a statement Monday, shortly before noon, about the current situation at Marion County High School.

    According to police, after an apparent suicide of a Marion County High School student on Friday afternoon, unsubstantiated reports were received by law enforcement suggesting possible threats being made toward students and staff at the school.

  • Fire at Angell-Demmel is contained

     

    Employees at Angell-Demmel Manufacturing in Lebanon were evacuated from the building shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday morning when a gas oven caught fire.

     

    According to Dawna Kelch, vice president of operations at Angell, the stack unit on the gas oven that exhausts the heat was on fire.

  • Fiscal Court meeting today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, Nov. 6, in the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    According to the agenda, the court will consider a "public use" policy for the government center.

    The magistrates will also review health insurance quotes, open bids on an ambulance, consider appointments to the Marion County Extension District Board and consider a request from the detention center staff.

    The fiscal court will also receive department reports, pay bills and consider old and new business.

  • Enterprise is not connected with phone scam

    The Lebanon Enterprise has received three reports of a phone scam, in which the caller claims people have won a monetary prize from the Enterprise. The Enterprise is not connected with this scam, and it is not giving away any cash prizes.

    According to the reports, a person with a foreign accent calls and says he is with The Lebanon Enterprise. He refers to the Enterprise's business address and web address, and he asks the person to be at home at a specific time.

  • Veterans Day program Nov. 9

    American Legion Post 49 is hosting a Veterans Day program at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Lebanon National Cemetery. The guest speaker at this year's program is Jack Pattie.

    Pattie is a former member of the Florida National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. Since 1975, he has hosted a news and talk radio show on WVLK in Lexington. Last year, the Kentucky Broadcasters Association presented the Golden Microphone Award to him. He also received the media award from the Daughters of the American Revolution in 2007.