Today's News

  • School board meets tonight

     The Marion County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Board of Education building, 755 E. Main Street, Lebanon.

    According to the agenda, board members will take the oath of office, and Martha Ann Mattingly will present a regional teen leadership award. Superintendent Roger Marcum will present his report, and Diane Evans and Lynne Keen will present a follow-up to the recent board retreat.

  • Lebanon Police release statement regarding MCHS's safety

    The Lebanon Police Department released a statement Monday, shortly before noon, about the current situation at Marion County High School.

    According to police, after an apparent suicide of a Marion County High School student on Friday afternoon, unsubstantiated reports were received by law enforcement suggesting possible threats being made toward students and staff at the school.

  • Fire at Angell-Demmel is contained


    Employees at Angell-Demmel Manufacturing in Lebanon were evacuated from the building shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday morning when a gas oven caught fire.


    According to Dawna Kelch, vice president of operations at Angell, the stack unit on the gas oven that exhausts the heat was on fire.

  • Fiscal Court meeting today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, Nov. 6, in the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    According to the agenda, the court will consider a "public use" policy for the government center.

    The magistrates will also review health insurance quotes, open bids on an ambulance, consider appointments to the Marion County Extension District Board and consider a request from the detention center staff.

    The fiscal court will also receive department reports, pay bills and consider old and new business.

  • Knights hold on, dispatch Dragons 24-20

                    The Marion County Knights recovered an onside kick with 25 seconds to go in the game to secure another victory Friday night at Green County.

    As the clock hit all zeros, the Knights led 24-20 and secured an 8-2 season and momentum heading into next week’s playoff match against Fairdale.

  • Enterprise is not connected with phone scam

    The Lebanon Enterprise has received three reports of a phone scam, in which the caller claims people have won a monetary prize from the Enterprise. The Enterprise is not connected with this scam, and it is not giving away any cash prizes.

    According to the reports, a person with a foreign accent calls and says he is with The Lebanon Enterprise. He refers to the Enterprise's business address and web address, and he asks the person to be at home at a specific time.

  • Sign up for Upward Basketball, Cheerleading

    It's time to sign up for Upward 2008-209 Basketball and Cheerleading.

    Registration forms are available at Lebanon Christian Church, 660 Loretto Road, Lebanon.

    The early registration cost per child for basketball is $48; after Nov. 11, the cost is $53.

    Early registration cost per child for cheerleading is $51; after Nov. 11, the cost is $56.

    Deadline for registration is Nov. 23.

    Basketball shorts are optional at a cost of $13. Cheerleading mock turtlenecks are optional at a cost of $13.

    No registration will be taken after Nov. 23.

  • A bold move or just a necessary one?

    For years, I have been telling friends that The Christian Science Monitor is the best newspaper in the United States.

    It's a realization I reached in college while working on a thesis I never completed. I was attempting to compare the coverage of the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979-80 in The New York Times and the Monitor.

    Although I never finished the thesis, my interest in the Monitor grew as a result of the research I did do. I started reading the Monitor off and on for national and international news.

  • Heart of Kentucky Flag Football Showdown is Nov. 8 in Lebanon

    Flag football is on the rise and the pigskin will fly during the Heart of Kentucky Flag Football Showdown in Lebanon Saturday, Nov. 8. The showdown is open to all age and skill levels with the exception of current and former professional football players.

    The 2008 showdown features teams from all over the state battling for the title at Graham Memorial Park near downtown Lebanon. Prize packages are awarded to the champion and runner-up and members of the final four teams get a commemorative T-shirt.

  • Veterans Day program Nov. 9

    American Legion Post 49 is hosting a Veterans Day program at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Lebanon National Cemetery. The guest speaker at this year's program is Jack Pattie.

    Pattie is a former member of the Florida National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. Since 1975, he has hosted a news and talk radio show on WVLK in Lexington. Last year, the Kentucky Broadcasters Association presented the Golden Microphone Award to him. He also received the media award from the Daughters of the American Revolution in 2007.