Today's News

  • State of Emergency declared

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly on Tuesday declared a state of emergency due to the effects of flooding April 25-26 in Marion County.
    Judge Mattingly said state officials asked county officials to go ahead an issue states of emergency. The county has had some isolated damage, but nothing like the damage during the ice storm in 2009 or the flooding last year.

  • WMES students heading back to their school

    West Marion Elementary students' day away from their own school has come to an end.
    Due to a power outage early Tuesday morning, West Marion students were sent to St. Charles Middle School for most of the school day. Shortly after 1 p.m., buses arrived at SCMS to take the elementary students back to their school.

  • Tonight's baseball game has been cancelled

    The Marion County High School baseball team's game at Bardstown, scheduled for tonight, April 25, has been cancelled.

  • Enterprise fax is available again

    The Lebanon Enterprise's fax machine is back in working order.

    Faxes can be sent to 692-2118.

  • Fiscal court meets at 4 p.m., April 21

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, April 21, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting.

    - Workers compensation insurance renewal with KACo.

    - A status report from Delena Trent of The Caring Place

    - A report on co-op funding from the Marion County Area Technology Center

    - Payment to the Marion County Clerk for preparation of tax bills

    - Agreement with the City of Lebanon to share E-911 contracts

  • Candidate for State Treasurer - Steve Hamrick

    Steve Hamrick


    Date of birth: 11/18/50


    Family: Seven Children; Eleven Grandchildren, Married to Karen Grim Spragens Hamrick

    Born in Murray Kentucky, Father William D. Hamrick was First Superintent of KenLake State Park

    Four of my children are from Marion County and all have lived in county.


  • The face of child abuse

    It's been more than 10 years, but I can still see her face.

    Her name was Megan.

  • Learning to live with our divisions

    This year, the United States will mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. While we as a nation will commemorate this event, I hesitate to call it a celebration considering more Americans were killed in that conflict than in both World Wars combined.

  • 10 die on state roads

    Preliminary statistics indicate that 10 people died in eight separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, April 11, through Sunday, April 17, 2011.
    All of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and six of the victims were not wearing a seat belt.  Single-fatality crashes occurred in Clinton, Hopkins, Madison, Marshall, Montgomery, Owen and Russell counties. A triple-fatality crash occurred in Boyle County.

  • Marion County’s 2011 speech contest winners announced

    Winners of the 2011 4-H  speech contests  are:
    • 9 -year-olds: Hallie Hamilton, Megan Pinkston, Cinthya Lopez, Mya Emmons, Nico McCann, Josh Osbourne, Abby Scott, Callie Elder, Carrington McCay and Taylor Webb.
    • 10-year-olds: Travis Wiser, Taylor Jo Leake, Kali Greene, Tori Thompson, Santana Alvarez, Kalei Cox, Mary Ann May, Bennett Lucas, Elise Carpenter, Sam Hayden, Desean Taylor and Caroline Piekarski.