Local News

  • Q&A: Superintendent candidate Lisa Carroll

    How has your day been today (March 30)?   Lisa Carroll: It's been very nice. We visited each school, had lunch with all the principals, met several teachers, several students. It's been a very, very productive day. I had the meeting with the Chamber folks.

  • Superintendent candidates have energy, experience
  • Q&A: Superintendent candidate Chuck Hamilton

     You had your interview day last week (March 23) with the board, and you went around the district. How did that day go for you?

    Chuck Hamilton: It was a very tiring experience. You went into your final interview fairly fatigued, but I think that's part of the process, to see how you stand up under pressure. But overall, I think it's a very appropriate process, particularly for a position with these responsibilities.

    What did you learn from going around the district that day?

  • Former extension agent files defamation suit

    Former Marion County Agriculture Extension Agent Ed Lanham Jr. has filed a lawsuit in Marion Circuit Court against a state livestock inspector, a Campbellsville veterinarian and The Lebanon Enterprise.

    According to the lawsuit, which was filed March 20, the defendants published "defamatory statements ... causing damage to [Lanham's] person, reputation and employment." Lanham is being represented by attorney Jonathan G. Hieneman of Campbellsville.

  • Q&A: Superintendent candidate Donald Smith

    How has your day been today (March 31)?

  • Tornado warning in effect until midnight

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for portions of southern Indiana, southern Ohio and Kentucky, including Marion County. The tornado warning remains in effect until midnight, April 3.

    The NWS forecast for this evening calls for showers and thunderstorms, which could produce heavy rainfall. East winds of 10 to 16 miles per hour, becoming southwest winds, are possible, with gusts as high as 29 miles per hour. 

    The NWS is predicting a 90 percent chance of precipitation with a half to three-quarters of an inch of rainfall.

  • Fiscal court meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, April 2, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Here is the agenda:

    Minutes of the previous meeting

    Presentation and census proclamation (Michelle Ellison)

    Arbor Day proclamation

    A request from the Chamber of Commerce to use county facilities during Ham Days

    Emergency declaration regarding livestock carcass removal, acquisition of permit and equipment

    Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services grant application

  • MCHS students design new school flag

    Students in Greg Conley's Special Topics class are putting the new Corel Drawx4 software to good use by re-designing a new flag for the school. Eighteen students took on the task.   The task was simple:   • Design a flag that represents the school with class.

    • Make sure to include the primary school colors - maroon (main), navy blue and silver as accent colors.

  • County may take over dead-animal pick-up

    The Marion County Fiscal Court spent more than an hour Monday afternoon discussing its options for dealing with dead animals. No decisions were made, but the magistrates spoke favorably of having the county take over dead animal removal.

    The county has not had dead animal removal since its private service provider suspended its service Feb. 27.

  • Junior Mister is Saturday at MCHS

    The Marion County High School Beta Club is pleased to present the 4th annual Marion County Junior Mister Pageant this Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Roby Dome.   This amusing event is held each year to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation. There are 15 young men competing in this year's program who will perform fitness, poise, and talent presentations. For a price of $5, audience members will enjoy Saturday Night Fever and get to cheer on their favorite participants. Tickets will be sold at the door.