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Today's News

  • Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs

    For nearly a month now, the county has been busy distributing free signs for people to use to post their address number on their property, which is now a county-wide law. The entire first week of February there were lines of people at the county judge’s office picking up their numbered signs. The county actually ran out of numbers and have kept Nukem Graphics extremely busy.
    As of Feb. 13, 3,988 signs had been distributed and there were approximately 5,800 left.

  • St. Catharine College files suit in federal court against U.S. Department of Education

    Following a unanimous vote of support by its Board of Trustees this morning, St. Catharine College today filed suit in the U.S. District Court in Louisville to compel the U.S. Department of Education to release federal student aid funds for which its students are eligible.  The College claims disbursements to it from the Department of Education are being withheld without reason and is insisting upon their payment.

  • WMES to have a turning lane by next school year

    A turning lane will be constructed in front of West Marion Elementary School sometime this summer, according to information provided by State Sen. Jimmy Higdon.

    Higdon told the Enterprise via email that the turning lane will be bid in the spring and constructed this summer.
     

  • Sen. Rand Paul to hold town hall in Marion County
  • Idiom Day at GES

    A.C. Glasscock Elementary School recently held a special “Idiom Day.” Students and teachers dressed as idioms, which are commonly used expressions whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. For example, “It’s raining cats and dogs.”

  • GES goes back in time

    A. C. Glasscock Elementary School students had a surprise waiting for them when they entered the school library Friday. Standing among the bookshelves was a gigantic Tarbosaurus.

  • Dance Beta is Feb. 27

    The Marion County High School Beta Club is hosting a dance-a-thon from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Roby Dome at MCHS.
    To participate in the dance-a-thon, students must get pledges of $50 from sponsors to donate to Kosair Children's Hospital.
    All students involved in a club at MCHS are invited to participate in the dance-a-thon. The rules are simple: no sitting for six hours.
    MCHS senior Rae Mills is in charge of this event. According to Mills, the night will include more than just dancing. There will also be a variety of fun games.

  • Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood in March

    Red Cross Month is March and the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.
    Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people down the street, across the country and around the world.
    Red Cross Month is a celebration of the everyday heroes, like Karla Essmiller, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities. Essmiller began donating blood and even coordinated a few blood drives when she was in college.

  • Local artist’s work on display in Lexington March 4-6

    Local artist Susan Crum-Cox’s work will be on display at an exhibit on Friday, March 4, at the Lexington Convention Center.
    The exhibit will be honoring the 50-year anniversary of the Kentucky Arts Council, and is being held in conjunction with Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2016.
    The exhibit will be on display from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, March 4, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 5, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, March 6.
    Tickets can be purchased at the door. Children 15 and under are admitted for free.

  • The Napa Valley of Kentucky

    Topeka, Kansas.
    Jackson, Alabama.
    Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    Denver, Colorado.
    The United Kingdom.

    Those are just a few of the places where people have traveled from to visit Marion County. The visitor’s log at the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission’s Office would impress many local folks with its list of visitors who travel from near and far to this community.
    And they are here primarily for one reason: the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.