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Today's News

  • Remembering Deputy Rakes

    A candlelight memorial ceremony was held Tuesday evening, Nov. 14, on the grounds of the David R. Hourigan building to honor the memory of Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the passing of Deputy Rakes who was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 14, 2012.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court briefs

    Encroachment permits
    The Marion County Fiscal Court continues to have ongoing issues involving residents who construct driveways and entrances off county right-of-ways without obtaining proper permits. An encroachment permit is required, and it’s free. Magistrates voted to advertise the details regarding the ordinance requirements for the free permit for residential encroachments.

    Stolen road signs

  • Community Learning Center stocking its food pantry for holiday season

    Marion County’s Community Learning Center is looking to stock up as the holiday season approaches. For the second year, the 21st Century Community Learning Center will house a food pantry available to Marion County Public Schools’ families in need.

  • Marion County man dies in accident near Frankfort

    Editor’s note: Josh Bergeron of the Frankfort State Journal provided information about this accident.

  • Love a dog, read a good book

    American comedian, film and television star Groucho Marx once said, “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend.” That was very much the case last week at the Community Reading Celebration, which was hosted by Marion County Public Schools on Tuesday, Nov. 14.  

  • Enterprise to deliver letters to Santa

    The Lebanon Enterprise continues to partner with the jolliest man in the land, Santa Claus, and delivers local letters to him at the North Pole before Christmas.
    The Enterprise will also continue the tradition of publishing letters written by local children. A special edition of the paper will include letters to Santa from each class (pre-K through fifth grade) from all five of our elementary schools.

  • PSC to decide water rate debate

    Background: On Sept. 11, the Lebanon City Council approved an ordinance increasing the water rates for water service provided by the Lebanon Water Works Company. The Marion County Water District is Lebanon Water Works’ largest customer, and will be impacted significantly by the rate increase. The Marion County Water District Board of Directors is protesting the rate increase with the Public Service Commission.

  • Reflect on blessings and give thanks

    The leaves fell and the weather grew cooler as we transitioned into this blustery November. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the legislature continues to hold Interim Joint Committee meetings throughout the Commonwealth and in Frankfort.

  • Rural mental health care must not be overlooked

    By Jordan Rasmussen
    Center for Rural Affairs

    The challenges that try rural communities in nearly all aspects of health care – greater travel distances, fewer providers, heightened health concerns, lower incomes – also stand in the way of the delivery of behavioral and mental health care services. While there is not a greater prevalence of mental illness among rural residents, a significant disparity exists in access to mental health services and care for rural populations.

  • Everyday miracles

    “The sunrise, of course, doesn’t care if we watch it or not. It will keep on being beautiful, even if no one bothers to look at it.” - Gene Amole

    The sunrise – it’s sort of become my thing.
    As my family and friends can attest, I rise WAAAAAAY before the sun does at least six days a week. And one of my favorite things to do is watch the sunrise.