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Today's News

  • Sheriff warns of jury duty scam

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from county residents stating they had received telephone calls threatening them with arrest.
    According to Sheriff Jimmy Clements, the person calling in this latest scam identifies himself as some type of public official advising the county resident that they have missed jury duty. The scammer continues by telling the resident in order to avoid arrest they need to go to Kroger, get a money order for several hundred dollars and forward it to a particular address.

  • Fire destroys home on Shortline Pike

    Fire destroyed a home located on Shortline Pike early Thursday morning, Dec. 17.
    According to Lebanon Dispatch, a caller reported the fire at 5:02 a.m.
    The Lebanon and Gravel Switch fire departments were paged to the home located at 3380 Shortline Pike.
    According to Marion County Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly, the home owner, Tim Roberts, was not there when the fire occurred. When fire fighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames, making it impossible to determine the cause of the fire.

  • The REAL Santa

    Believe it or not, Marion County is said to be the home of the “real” Santa Claus.
    Multiple sources have confirmed that during one of Santa’s “visits” here more than 10 years ago he loved the community so much that he decided to buy a farm and move here. (Of course he bought a farm - for all of his reindeer.)
    This year, the Enterprise was lucky enough to land an exclusive interview with the big guy. Enterprise staff even got to check out his Santa suit collection, which includes a UK blue suit. (Sorry, U of L fans.)

  • Lebanon police search for driver in hit and run

    Lebanon Police continue to search for the driver who was involved in a hit and run accident that critically injured a Lebanon woman on the morning of Dec. 5.
    At 10:53 a.m. Dec. 5, Lebanon Police responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident that occurred at the intersection of Main Street and Walnut Street.
    Carolyn Faye Westmoreland, 70, of 355 Edmonds Avenue in Lebanon was struck while crossing in the crosswalk. The vehicle that hit her, described as a white Dodge Dakota pickup, fled the scene and continued northbound on Walnut Street.

  • Board member: Random drug testing for MCPS staff is a ‘non-issue’

    The Marion County Public School System has had a random drug testing program in place for its students for approximately four years now, and in recent years some community members and school board members have questioned the need for a random drug testing policy for MCPS staff. A committee was even formed to discuss the issue. But, according to Board Member Kaelin Reed, he sees this as “non-issue.”

  • Board of Education special-called meeting Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education will be having a special-called meeting at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17 to perform Superintendent Taylora Schlosser's performance evaluation.

    Schlosser's performance evaluation will be completed in closed session.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court meeting Thursday, Dec. 17

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17.
    The agenda is as follows:
    • Consider/approval of the 2016 holiday schedule.
    • Consider/approval of a one time wage adjustment to all fulltime employees.
    • Consider/approval of the second amended lease between Marion County Fiscal Court and the St. Joe Community Center Inc. for 2016.
    • Consider/approval of changing the vacation carryover of 80 hours from December to June 30.

  • Upcoming holiday closings and garbage collection schedule

    There will be no garbage collection on Dec. 24-25. The normal Thursday route will be picked up on Wednesday, Dec. 23. The Friday route will be picked up on Monday, Dec. 28. It will be a “double up” day, and the county is asking residents to put their garbage out a little earlier than normal on Wednesday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 28.
    All city and county offices, including the Marion County Clerk’s Office and the Property Valuation Administrator’s Office, will be closed Dec. 24-25. Most offices will be closed until Monday, Dec. 28.

  • WMES students perform Yes, Virginia The Musical

    A cast of students at West Marion Elementary School performed Yes, Virginia The Musical Friday afternoon for the entire student body and for their family and friends Friday evening.
    To celebrate Macy’s five-year anniversary of “Believe,” Macy’s turned the classic animated special “Yes, Virginia” into a brand new musical available to schools nationwide, royalty-free. In addition to the royalty-free play, Macy’s awarded 100 eligible schools, including WMES, a $1,000 production grant to help offset costs of staging the play.

  • Blue Christmas service on Dec. 20