Today's News

  • There's no place like home

    Stacking cases of bottled water into the back of a pickup truck Friday afternoon at Marion County High School, Geraldine Livers of Raywick summed up the past week in one simple, yet profound, sentence.

    "Mother Nature knocked us to our knees this time," she said.

  • Youth soccer sign-ups begin Feb. 3

    Marion County Youth Soccer will begin having spring sign ups every Friday in February for three Fridays in a row - Feb. 6, Feb. 13 and Feb 20. Registration will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at the new building at the new park expansion at Graham Memorial Park. If kids played in the fall they do not have to sign up again.

    Parents should be getting a call from a coach soon to verify if your child will be playing in the spring.

  • Government Round-up

    Local governments will seek assistance

    Local governments intend to apply for federal assistance to clean-up after the 2009 ice storm, according to Marion County Judge-Executive John G. Mattingly.

    The Federal Emergency Management Administration could provide payments of up to 75 percent of the costs of removing debris from public areas and emergency measures to save lives, according to the FEMA website. Likewise, FEMA may pay up to 75 percent for hazard mitigation projects intended to prevent or reduce long-term risks to life and property.

  • Atmos Energy statement regarding gas leaks

    Because parts of your area have reported power outages, Atmos Energy, the natural gas company in your area, is reminding its customers of the following information:

  • Loss of electricity drained water supply

    In the midst of the ice storm, Lebanon Water Works experienced its own problem.

    Late Tuesday, Jan. 27, the water company's water treatment plant in Calvary lost power. That meant the water supply for the city and Marion County was not being replenished.

    "We didn't have any mechanical failures or anything like that," said John L. "Quincy" Thomas, the Lebanon Water Works superintendent. "It was just a matter of being without power. While it was out, we couldn't pump and treat the water."

  • House burns on Robert Spalding Road

     A house at 514 Robert Spalding Road near Calvary was destroyed by a fire Wednesday morning.

    The call was reported from a nearby residence. The Lebanon/Marion County and Bradfordsville fire departments responded to the scene.

    According to Lebanon firefighter Trey Abell, the house was fully involved when they arrived.

    More information will be reported as it becomes available.

  • School is back in session Monday

    Marion County Superintendent Roger Marcum announced Friday that school would be back in regular session beginning Monday, Feb. 9.

    "After two very challenging weeks for our community, school district and state, life is progressing to more normal conditions," he said in an email to the Enterprise. "One of the results of this experience is a deeper appreciation for the many things we take for granted e.g. electricity, water, etc."

  • Ice storm freezes hoops action

    No games were played last week in Marion County as Mother Nature wreaked havoc all over the state.

    Girls games against Nelson County and Bardstown were cancelled as well as boys games against Christian Academy of Louisville, Nelson County and Elizabethtown.

    Two middle schools, St. Charles and St. Augustine, faced tournament cancellations. The teams were supposed to tip off early in the week at Bardstown Middle School. Games hadn't been rescheduled as of press time.

  • Make dips ahead of time

    Here are a couple of hot and hearty dips, great for a party.

    They can be made up ahead of time and kept warm in a crock-pot or chafing dish.

    The Pizza Dip is an old recipe. I remember my mom serving it with breadsticks back in the early 60s.

    The Reuben Dip is terrific on rye crackers or toasted party rye bread.


    Pizza Dip

    1 lb. lean ground beef

    1 medium onion, chopped

    3 c. tomato sauce, pizza sauce or meatless spaghetti sauce

    1T cornstarch

    1 1/2 t. fennel seeds

    1 1/2 t. oregano

  • Power restored in much of Marion County

    Inter County Energy reported that 425 of its customers remain without power in Marion County as of Monday morning, while Kentucky Utilities continues to report minimal outages in the county.   Throughout its 12-county service area, Inter County reported fewer than 2,000 customers remained without power.