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  • ‘Over the Top’ preschool registration is Feb. 7

    Marion County Public Schools will be hosting an “Over the Top” preschool registration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 7 at Glasscock Elementary School.
    This event will include games, prizes, free food and balloons.
    Parents of children eligible to attend preschool during the 2015-16 academic years are encouraged to register that day.
    This includes:
    • Parents of children who will be 4 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2015, who may be eligible. These parents will need to bring proof of income.

  • Fiscal court, school board meeting changes

    This month, the Marion County Fiscal Court and the Marion County Board of Education are making changes to their regular meeting schedule.
    For the fiscal court, this is a temporary change. The fiscal court holds its regular meetings at 4 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the David R. Hourigan Building. Because the first Thursday in January was New Year’s Day, the court is changing its meetings to the second and fourth Thursday of the month, Jan. 8 and Jan. 22.

  • MCHS SBDM Council parent election

    Marion County High School will have a special parent election for the school site base council from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, in the school foyer. To be a candidate you must have a child enrolled at the high school at the present time.
    Nominations are due to the school secretary in the school office no later than 3 p.m. on Jan. 15. Nomination forms can be picked up in the school office. 
    Results will be announced (runoff held if necessary) at 4:15 p.m., Jan. 16, in the school office.

  • The Enterprise is looking for Marion County’s Five Most Interesting People

    The word "interesting" means different things to different people. It could describe someone with a fascinating personality or career. It might refer to someone who has done something remarkable, exciting or out of the ordinary.
    No matter what definition you use, we're pretty sure you know someone (or maybe even multiple people) that you would call interesting for one reason or another.
    And we'd like to meet him or her (or them) — especially if it's someone who has never been featured in the paper.

  • Heating assistance program starts Jan. 12

    On Jan. 12, Central Kentucky Community Action office will begin assisting families of low-income with the LIHEAP Crisis Program.
    To be eligible for crisis funds you must be in a heating crisis. You must have a past due/disconnect notice from the electric or natural gas company or be out of bulk fuel within four days if using propane, fuel oil, kerosene, or wood, or a formal eviction notice from your landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff is Jan. 23-24

    Four-time IBMA male vocalist of the year Russell Moore and IIIRD Tyme Out headline the 10th Annual Bluegrass Music Kickoff in Lebanon on Jan. 23-24, 2015. Sharing the spotlight during this festival of bluegrass music will be five-time IBMA female vocalist of the year Dale Ann Bradley and the Dale Ann Bradley Band with Steve Gulley and Phil Leadbetter.
    They will be joined by other bluegrass entertainers, including banjo champ Gary “Biscuit” Davis, as this central Kentucky town celebrates in the state that gave birth to the bluegrass music genre.

  • ‘Over the Top’ preschool registration is Feb. 7

    Marion County Public Schools will be hosting an “Over the Top” preschool registration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 7 at Glasscock Elementary School.
    This event will include games, prizes, free food and balloons.
    Parents of children eligible to attend preschool during the 2015-16 academic years are encouraged to register that day.
    This includes:
    • Parents of children who will be 4 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2015, who may be eligible. These parents will need to bring proof of income.

  • Homicide: Local woman found dead in driveway

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating a homicide after a Lebanon woman was found dead in her driveway Thursday evening.
    The KSP received a call from the Lebanon Police Department at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 25, reporting a female who was found lying in her driveway on Parkside Drive in Lebanon with an apparent gunshot wound.
    The victim, Susan D. Summers (a.k.a. Susan Diane Mattingly, a.k.a. Diane Mattingly Summers), 46, was taken to Spring View Hospital where she was pronounced dead by the Marion County Coroner.

  • Industrial Foundation discusses possible summit

    The Marion County Industrial Foundation will consider hosting a summit in 2015 to discuss issues affecting local industries.
    The summit could include discussions on wage comparisons between Lebanon industries and neighboring communities, local educational opportunities and the impact of government programs on the workforce, based on the conversation at the foundation's Dec. 18 meeting.

  • Devastating beetle knocks on Kentucky's door

    By James Bruggers
    Courier-Journal

    The buzz of chainsaws and the roar of wood-chipping machines rip through the crisp air in a rural neighborhood of ranch-style homes here, where stately maples, sycamores, ashes and elms have long painted a fall palate of red and yellow against a blue sky.
    But those colors are vanishing, as a once-robust tree canopy falls prey to the Asian longhorn beetle — an insect invader that threatens not only Ohio, but puts Kentucky and Indiana at high risk as well.