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Today's News

  • Live and in Color

    Anyone looking to combine fitness and fun should mark May 11 on his or her calendar.
    That day, Lebanon will host the Color in Motion 5K, a race in which participants are covered with colored powder as they progress through the course.
    Previous Color in Motion races have been held in cities like Chicago, Indianapolis and Kansas City, so this will be a first to have the race in a small town.

  • County slips two spots in health rankings

    Marion County has slipped just a little in the most recent county health rankings.
    In 2012, Marion County was considered the 37th healthiest county in Kentucky based on health outcomes. This year, Marion County is 39th out of 120 counties.
    However, in terms of health factors, Marion County has improved from 57th to 42nd in the state.

  • Garbage not up for grabs

    Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock is reminding the public that it is against the law to go through other people’s trash.
    Brock told the Marion County Fiscal Court during its April 4 meeting that the county has been receiving complaints about a few individuals rummaging through trash placed on the curb and looking for recyclables. Brock is running an advertisement to remind the public that this is illegal under the county’s ordinances.

  • Paul Childers Band performs

    Lebanon’s own Paul Childers performs at Angelic Hall on April 6. The concert included original songs and, based on the audience response, crowd-pleasing covers. The proceeds from the concert will be donated to the music program at St. Augustine Grade School.
     

  • YOUR MONEY AT WORK: Community agents

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth 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.

    Marion County extension agents are ready for your questions.

  • Get ready for Family Bike and Hike

    Imagine getting up earlier on a beautiful day and going somewhere where everyone is excited and in a great mood. The atmosphere is uplifting, knowing you are about to do something fun that is also wonderful for your health. The sense of accomplishment that you will feel at the end is amazing! And anyone can do it!

  • Legislature is working to improve the lives of children

    Every legislative session, the General Assembly looks for ways it can improve the lives of our children, both in the classroom and when it comes to their safety.
    This year, the House and Senate passed several new laws that further both of these goals.
    One of the more widely publicized will establish a permanent, independent panel to review those cases in which a child either died or was severely injured as a result of abuse or neglect.

  • Epps Competes in McDonald's All American Game

    Last Wednesday night, Marion County High School senior Makayla Epps competed in the 2013 McDonald's All American Game at the United Center in Chicago as a member of the East team.  Epps finished the game with 13 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 assist in the East's 92-64 loss to the West team.  Epps became the first Marion County player to be selected for this honor and one of only three girls ever in the state of Kentucky.

  • Road slide closes part of Ky. 247

    Landmark News Service

    The state Transportation Cabinet has closed part of Howardstown Road (Ky. 247) because of a road slide that worsened over the weekend.

    The section closed to through traffic until further notice is 1.5 miles south of Big Lick Hollow Road and 2.3 miles north of Ky. 84.

    A press release sent out Monday by the cabinet said Department of Highways crews have been monitoring the deteriorating conditions for weeks, but the conditions have been aggravated by recent rains.

  • Walston is a state finalist in the National American Miss Kentucky Pageant