Today's News

  • Kentucky plans electronic voter registration

    By Sheldon S. Shafer
    The Courier-Journal

    All eligible Kentuckians will be able to register to vote electronically beginning with the 2016 presidential election cycle, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Tuesday.
    Speaking at a news conference at the Louisville League of Women Voters office, Grimes said, “Electronic voter registration levels the playing field, giving all eligible citizens a convenient, secure way to register to vote and update their information.”

  • MCPS is making the grade

    There’s reason to celebrate today in Marion County.
    According to the latest K-PREP test scores, which were released today by the Kentucky Department of Education, Marion County Public Schools is a “distinguished” school district.
    “These results show we are focused on kids and student learning,” Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said. “I really think it’s something to celebrate.”
    Marion County is ranked 42 out of 173 school districts in the state with an overall score of 70.8.

  • Happy Ham Days

    The Marion County Country Ham Days Festival went off without a hitch this year, thanks to countless volunteers, the City of Lebanon, the Marion County Detention Center and a supportive community that helps bring it all together.
    Marion County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Greg Gribbins, who has only been on the job since Sept. 1, said he’s learned a great deal during the past month about the festival and what makes it work so well.

  • City, police sued over use of pepper spray

    A civil lawsuit has been filed against the City of Lebanon, the Lebanon Police Department, Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady and Lebanon Police Officers for an incident involving pepper spray that took place at the 2014 Marion County Country Ham Days Festival.
    The lawsuit was filed on Sept. 15 in the Marion Circuit Clerk’s Office.

  • Principal Paula Walston resigns from West Marion Elementary School

    West Marion Elementary School Principal Paula Walston announced her resignation Friday, Sept. 25.
    Walston was hired as the principal at WMES on June 5, 2014.
    Her final day at WMES will be Friday, Oct. 2.
    The Enterprise asked Walston for a comment regarding her resignation, and she confirmed that she's resigning from WMES to take a teaching position in Marion County. She declined to make any additional comments about her resignation.

  • Fiscal court to meet this afternoon


  • Man killed in motorcycle crash

    A Marion County man is dead following a single-vehicle crash at approximately 2:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28.

  • TGKY keeps growing and giving back

    Toyoda Gosei’s Chairman of the Board Tadashi Arashima made his first visit to TG Kentucky, LLC (TGKY) in Lebanon Friday, Sept. 25, to announce new growth opportunities at TGKY’s manufacturing facility.  

  • Record year for Pokey Pig 5K

    The Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K had a record number of registered runners this year - 968 to be exact.
    Last year, 841 registered for the race. In 2013, 909 registered. So, it goes without saying that race organizers were extremely pleased with the number of participants this year.

  • Fee waivers are available for students

    School Board Member Kaelin Reed has mentioned on numerous occasions at past Marion County Board of Education meetings that if a student can't afford the dues for a school-related activity, they can apply for a waiver of those fees. Last week, Reed made mention of it again in an effort to make it perfectly clear that a student should not be denied an opportunity to participate in any school-related activity based on financial situations.