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Today's News

  • Your money at work: Flying high

    Editor’s note: This is the last story in a series about the seven special districts serving Marion County, as identified by the State Auditor’s Office as part of an effort to increase public awareness of how their money is spent. The Enterprise is taking a closer look at the special districts that serve Marion County, how they are funded, and what they do for the community.

    The Lebanon-Springfield Airport is out of sight, out of mind for the majority of Marion and Washington Countians, that is, until one of us needs its services.

  • Board to Hamilton: You may be excused

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously voted last week to excuse Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton from attending board meetings for the remainder of his contract, which ends June 30.
    Hamilton, who unexpectedly announced his retirement after only two years as superintendent, did not attend the board’s May 14 meeting.

  • Race, concerts, comedy plans presented to commission

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission recently heard proposals for a homegrown obstacle race, performances by Elvis-impersonator Eddie Miles and comedians, and a concert by internationally acclaimed trumpeters.
    Scott Ballard of XB Arena in Loretto came to the commission’s May 13 meeting seeking assistance in promoting the Hills and Horns Adventure Race, a 5K obstacle race similar to the Warrior Dash that came to Lebanon in 2012.
    Ballard said his son, Kelly, has run in a few of these types of races and he is helping plan the race.

  • Color in Motion announces plan to return in 2014

    The Color in Motion 5K recently completed its first race in Lebanon, and race officials have announced that they plan to return next year.

    According to the press release, the race is tentatively scheduled to return May 17, 2014.

  • Red Cross Statement on Oklahoma Tornado

    The American Red Cross issued the following statement in the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado:

    Our thoughts and concerns go to everyone in Oklahoma following this horrific tornado.

    The American Red Cross has one shelter open in Moore and is working on locating others; we continue to operate three shelters that were opened Sunday in the Oklahoma City area following the storms on Sunday.  .

    Red Cross volunteers are out tonight with food and supplies supporting first responders.

  • British soccer camp returns to Marion County in June

    Local soccer players will once again have the opportunity to improve their skills with Challenger Sports at their week-long “British Soccer Camp” from June 24-28. 

    The camp will be held at the Marion County soccer fields across the street from the Fairgrounds, 415 Fairgrounds Road in Lebanon.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion c ounty Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Budget amendment for a fire truck purchase

    - Conveyance of a small parcel of a county road to the state for bridge replacement

    - Request from the Marion County FFA chapter for annual trip cost

    - Request from MCHS baseball for batting cage repairs

  • Board excuses Hamilton from attending meetings

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday, May 14, to excuse Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton from attending board meetings for the remainder of his contract, which ends June 30.
    Hamilton, who unexpectedly announced his retirement after only two years as superintendent, did not attend the board’s May 14 meeting.

  • WMES offers Tammy Newton/Angell Demmel Scholarship

    West Marion will be presenting its first “Mrs. Tammy Newton” scholarship in partnership with Angell Demmel Manufacturing. The school is proud to announce that they will award a scholarship of $1,000 based on a combination of academic achievement and community/school citizenship. The scholarship will be paid jointly to the student and school to be attended by the student. For a list of application procedures, see your school guidance counselor.

  • Local students receive degrees

    Saturday, May 11, 2013, Dr. Robert Imhoff, president of Mid-Continent Univer-sity, conferred degrees to approximately 340 students. Commencement ceremonies were held at Graves County High School in Mayfield.
    Those receiving degrees from Marion County are:
    • Bachelor of Science
    Victoria N. Porter, William Keith Boswell, and Katherine Ann Jones, Summa Cum Laude, all of Lebanon.
    • Associate of Science
    Chantini Renee Owens of Lebanon.