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Today's News

  • Lebanon Police no longer unlocking vehicles

    The Lebanon Police Department will no longer be unlocking vehicles now that a new locksmith is working in Lebanon.

    “We’re not in the business of competing with a locksmith,” Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said.

    In 2014, Lebanon Police unlocked 5,660 cars, which is an average of 16 unlocks a day, according to Brady.

  • Alpaca fiber plant set to open in Springfield

    You may not have heard of the name U.S. Natural Fibers yet – but you will soon.

    USNF is a fiber processing plant that is currently under works in Springfield and will bring several new jobs to the community in the months to come.

  • Snow creates problems countywide

    Marion County received between 11 and 13 inches of snow Monday, according to Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson, and that created particularly hazardous road conditions.

    “We had multiple slide-offs all over the county,” Johnson said.

    City, county and state road crews are continuing to try to clear off the roads as temperatures dip into the single digits and even colder.

  • Governor declares statewide emergency

    From the Governor's Office:

    FRANKFORT – In response to heavy snows and bitter cold across the Commonwealth in the past 12 hours, Gov. Steve Beshear declared a statewide emergency to allow local officials immediate access to state resources to assist in public safety and recovery efforts. 

  • Winter driving tips from the state police

    The Kentucky State Police sent the following press release with winter driving tips:

    Kentuckians are being dealt a wintery weather blast today and KSP is asking motorists to be aware that weather conditions may change rapidly over the next few hours.  

  • County schools, offices are closed

    Marion County Public Schools are closed until further notice due to blizzard-like conditions and the subfreezing temperatures in the the forecast, according to Superintendent Taylor Schlosser.

    The David R. Hourigan Building will remain closed Tuesday, Feb. 17. The offices of county judge/executive, PVA, sheriff and county clerk are closed due to the weather.

    Sheriff Jimmy Clements and his staff will be responding to call through the Lebanon Police Dispatch (270-692-2121).

    The Marion County Judicial Center is also closed today.

  • Enterprise operating with limited staff Tuesday

    The Lebanon Enterprise is operating with a very limited staff Tuesday, Feb. 17, in order to put the finishing touches on the paper.

    As of this announcement, we cannot guarantee what time papers will be delivered without knowing the road conditions, but we will keep you posted. 

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  • Feb. 16 school board meeting has been cancelled

    The Marion County Board of Education was scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16. That meeting has been cancelled due to the weather and road conditions.

    The meeting will be rescheduled as soon as possible, according to district officials. 

  • 'Classroom teacher at heart'

    For as long as she can remember, Tammy Newcome has wanted to teach.
    "It seems cliché, but I set the dolls out and would make my brothers be part of my class," Newcome said.
    She fulfilled that dream when she graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1991 and was hired to work as a math teacher at Marion County High School. Today, she serves as an instructional supervisor for Marion County Public Schools.

  • Get to work

    Marion County's economy showed signs of improvement during 2014, according to a report presented by Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund last week.
    Lund presented the economic development office's annual report during the Feb. 5 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.
    According to the report, local industries announced seven projects that are expected to bring more than 500 jobs to the county. That's 227 per 10,000 people, which also meant Marion County had the highest per capita job growth of any county in Kentucky last year.