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Today's News

  • Superintendent taking medical leave

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser is taking a medical leave of absence.

    DeLane Pinkston, the chairman of the Marion County Board of Education, opened the board's Sept. 23 meeting at St. Charles Middle School with an announcement.

    "You may have noticed Ms. Schlosser is not here tonight. She has requested a medical leave of absence for the next four weeks. That's all I'm able to say at this time," Pinkston said.

    The board approved the medical leave with a 3-0 vote. 

  • Police seeking missing 16-year-old female

     The Lebanon Police are seeking Adrianna M. Couch, 16, who has been reported missing.

    Couch was last seen around 11:45 p.m. Sept. 13 at 466 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.

    Couch is 5'5" and 180 pounds. She was wearing a gray hoodie with a red cardinal bird on it and blue jeans.

    She has shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes.

    Anyone with information about Couch or her location is encouraged to call the Lebanon Police Department at 270-692-2121.

  • A champion

    When visitors enter Marion County High School’s fitness center, one of the first things they notice is a sign that hangs on the door. It says, “A champion is someone who gets up… Even when they can’t.”
    Jeff Robbins, who is in his 11th year as head coach of the MCHS football team, is showing his players, students, family and community the true meaning of a champion as he fights for his life after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma in June of 2012.

  • School board meets at St. Charles Middle tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at St. Charles Middle School.

    The agenda for the meeting includes:

    • Communications

    - Superintendent’s report

    - Introduction of 2014-15 Marion County Student Ambassadors – Troy Benningfield & Laurie Followell

    - Exceptional Child Education (ECE) Update – Traci Sharpe

  • HAM DAYS: TREASURE HUNT CLUES!

    Monday, Sept. 22: Clue No. 1

    Who are they, at our Chamber of Commerce,

    Sending out the call?
    "Please be cautious as you hunt and traverse,

    Don't make messes at all."

    Tuesday, Sept. 23: Clue No. 2

    Another great Ham Days.

    Another treasure quest.

    We'll try to keep you busy.

    You'll be looking for a rest.

    IMPORTANT: No planter is hiding the pig. Please do not dig.

  • Inmate’s unsupervised release for doctor’s visit is ‘unbelievable’

    Johnny Ray McQueen, 51, a registered sex offender who was also indicted for robbery in connection with the March 20 armed robbery at Cash-A-Check in Lebanon was apprehended Friday evening after being on the run since Tuesday, Sept. 9.
    McQueen had been granted a court ordered medical furlough by Marion Circuit Judge Alan Bertram to go to the doctor. He left the detention center, unsupervised, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and was ordered to return by 5 p.m. He never returned, according to Marion County Jailer Barry Brady.

  • Survey finds parents are interested in preschool program

    A vast majority of parents of 3- and 4-years-olds would be interested in enrolling their children in a preschool program, according survey results reported at the Sept. 9 Marion County Board of Education meeting.
    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said countywide preschool is a big dream for the district, but she would like to see more kids enrolled in preschool programs, whether they are with Marion County Public Schools, St. Augustine or somewhere else.

  • History and family tradition guide Limestone’s innovative growth

    Story and photos by John Bramel
    Special to the Enterprise

    Since the ribbon cutting for Limestone Branch Distillery on Feb. 17, 2011, the Lebanon craft distillery has kept the business formula simple.
    Innovate.
    Grow.

  • Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame welcomes first lady of Maker’s Mark

    Margie Mattingly Samuels, who created the distinctive name, cutting-edge design and iconic red wax of her family’s Maker’s Mark distillery, will be inducted as the newest member of the prestigious Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame today.
    Mrs. Samuels is the first woman directly connected with a distillery to receive the bourbon industry’s highest honor, and only the fifth woman ever to be inducted, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

  • HAM DAYS: Voice from the stage

    Charles Lancaster Sr. has been part of every PIGasus Parade, providing commentary and introducing parade participants as they pass the Main Street stage.
    This year, Lancaster, 78, will be seeing the parade from a different point of view — as the grand marshal.
    "This will be a real treat for me," Lancaster said.
    When Ham Days was still in its infancy, Lancaster was invited to serve as the master of ceremonies for the parade. It's something he's done ever since.