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Today's News

  • County more prepared with help of American Red Cross

    The 2009 ice storm was a “rude awakening” for Marion County, according to Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly. It showed the community it could be better prepared, Mattingly said, and since then the county has become more involved with the American Red Cross.
    The American Red Cross was the topic during the First Friday Forum at the Marion County Economic Development Office on Dec. 6. Susan Hardin, the director for the newly named “Heart of Kentucky Chapter” of the American Red Cross, said when it comes to disasters, county lines don’t matter.

  • Weather can’t keep fans from rodeo

    By Will Phillips
    Enteprise correspondent

  • Officers honored for DUI arrests

    Lebanon Police Officer J.D. Holliday and Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Tristan Hayden were among the 206 officers recognized for their efforts to stop drunk and impaired drivers at the Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards on Dec. 3 at the Marriott Louisville East.
    According to the highway safety office, Holliday made 46 DUI arrests, and Hayden arrested 13 people for DUI.
    Last year, more than 5,750 alcohol-related crashes, resulting in 146 deaths and more than 3,000 injuries, were reported in Kentucky.

  • Santa Claus is coming to Loretto

    Santa Claus will be visiting the Loretto area on Sunday, Dec. 15. He will be going from house to house on the fire engine with the Loretto Fire Department. Due to safety concerns for the public and the fire department members, this year Santa will be staying within the city limits of Loretto for his house to house visits. However, for the people who live outside the city limits of Loretto we will have designated locations for you to bring your children to visit with Santa Claus.
    Santa will do his best to follow this schedule:

  • Serious about Horsin’ Around

    Years ago, Bev Lee was working as a special education teacher. She recalls a Friday night when she was still at school at 4:45 p.m. filling out paperwork.
    She and the janitor were the only two people in the building. She remembers praying for God to show her another way to help kids.
    The next week, she learned about a camp for children with special needs, and she started volunteering. Eventually, that became a full-time job, which included a stint running camps for Paul Newman in Connecticut and in Ireland.

  • More than just tumbling

    By Will Phillips
    Enterprise correspondent

  • Cities will need to name electrical inspectors

    In April, the county voted to name Coy Neat as its electrical inspector. Now, Marion County’s incorporated cities may need to consider if they want to name their own inspector.
    Michael Shannon, the county’s former electrical inspector, now serves as the State Electrical Inspector for the Department of Housing, Building and Construction. He told the Marion County Fiscal Court during its Dec. 5 meeting that the state would be enforcing a law that has been on the books since the 1980s.
    "They are no longer going to be ignored," Shannon said.

  • More holiday happenings this weekend

    If the weather prevented you from enjoying last weekend’s holiday activities, then this weekend will bring another round of events taking place around the county.
    From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, Pope’s Creek Ranch, 2250 Popes Creek Road in Lebanon, is hosting its Country Christmas at the Ranch. Children can have their photos made with a Cowboy Santa and Cowgirl Elves. Sarah Elizabeth Burkey will be performing traditional and mountain folk Christmas songs on the dulcimer. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Lady Knights announce volleyball awards

    The Marion County Lady Knights volleyball team held their annual awards banquet on Dec. 4.
    Shown below are the award recipients for this season.

    Season statistical awards:
    Most Aces - Jeni Hall (66)
    Most Assists - Jeni Hall (449)
    Most Blocks -  Alexus Calhoun (97)
    Most Digs -Abby Murphy (178)
    Most Kills - Alexus Calhoun (232)
    Highest Serve percentage - Abby Miles  (95)
    Highest Kill percentage - Alexus Calhoun (40)
    Highest Dig percentage - Abby Murphy (71)

  • Industrial tourney deadline is Dec. 20

    The Lebanon Elementary FRC will be hosting its annual Industrial Basketball Tournament at Lebanon Middle School during the weekend of Dec. 27-29.
    Interested teams must consist of workers who are employed at least 20 hours per week at their companies. Teams eligible to compete must be based in Marion, Nelson, Taylor, Green, Washington or Boyle counties or be entirely comprised of Marion County residents working at one other corporation (i.e. Ford).  For companies with less than 50 full-time workers, married spouses may also play.