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Today's News

  • Sulphur Lick Road home damaged in Saturday morning fire

    The American Red Cross is assisting a Raywick homeowner after a fire Saturday morning.
    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a call at 8:29 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, reporting a fire at 1400 Sulphur Lick Road in Raywick.
    The caller, Patricia Harrell, told the dispatcher that her building was on fire in her back yard, and her house appeared to be catching fire.
    The Raywick Fire Department was dispatched to the scene. At 8:45 a.m., the house was reported to be fully engulfed. The New Hope Fire Department was called to assist at the scene.

  • The Enterprise is looking for Marion County’s Five Most Interesting People

    The word "interesting" means different things to different people. It could describe someone with a fascinating personality or career. It might refer to someone who has done something remarkable, exciting or out of the ordinary.
    No matter what definition you use, we're pretty sure you know someone (or maybe even multiple people) that you would call interesting for one reason or another.
    And we'd like to meet him or her (or them) — especially if it's someone who has never been featured in the paper.

  • It's a New Year, baby

    Wesson Ryder Edelen was the first baby born at Spring View Hospital in 2015. Wesson was born Jan. 2, and he weighed 7.7 pounds. He is the son of William S. and Kelsi N. Edelen of 6471 Spurlington Road in Lebanon, and his older sister is Kinley Edlen. His maternal grandparetns are Willie and LeAnn Bland, and his paternal grandparents are Steven and Kim Hayden. His great-grandparents are James Edelen and Billy Joe Kerr.
     

  • Fiscal court, school board meeting changes

    This month, the Marion County Fiscal Court and the Marion County Board of Education are making changes to their regular meeting schedule.
    For the fiscal court, this is a temporary change. The fiscal court holds its regular meetings at 4 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the David R. Hourigan Building. Because the first Thursday in January was New Year’s Day, the court is changing its meetings to the second and fourth Thursday of the month, Jan. 8 and Jan. 22.

  • Heating assistance program starts Jan. 12

    On Jan. 12, Central Kentucky Community Action office will begin assisting families of low-income with the LIHEAP Crisis Program.
    To be eligible for crisis funds you must be in a heating crisis. You must have a past due/disconnect notice from the electric or natural gas company or be out of bulk fuel within four days if using propane, fuel oil, kerosene, or wood, or a formal eviction notice from your landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent.

  • MCHS SBDM Council parent election

    Marion County High School will have a special parent election for the school site base council from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, in the school foyer. To be a candidate you must have a child enrolled at the high school at the present time.
    Nominations are due to the school secretary in the school office no later than 3 p.m. on Jan. 15. Nomination forms can be picked up in the school office. 
    Results will be announced (runoff held if necessary) at 4:15 p.m., Jan. 16, in the school office.

  • ‘Over the Top’ preschool registration is Feb. 7

    Marion County Public Schools will be hosting an “Over the Top” preschool registration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 7 at Glasscock Elementary School.
    This event will include games, prizes, free food and balloons.
    Parents of children eligible to attend preschool during the 2015-16 academic years are encouraged to register that day.
    This includes:
    • Parents of children who will be 4 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2015, who may be eligible. These parents will need to bring proof of income.

  • Questions linger on teacher pension bonds

    By Mike Wynn
    Courier-Journal

    Confronted with alarming shortfalls, lawmakers say they want reforms in the state's retirement plan for teachers next year before they consider borrowing any more money for pensions.
    The 2015 General Assembly convenes next week amid calls for billions of dollars in bonds to help the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System grapple with its pension debt.
    The system faces $14 billion in unfunded liabilities and has only 54 percent of the money it needs to pay future benefits.

  • Sober to start: MADD wants Kentucky to get tougher on drunk drivers

    Marion County’s Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter and MADD chapters all over the state of Kentucky are working to advance legislation requiring ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers.
    Legislation has been introduced in the past, but it’s been unsuccessful. However, Mimi Crum, chairperson of the local MADD Community Action Site and volunteer victim advocate, remains hopeful.
    “I understand that Kentucky has a lot of budgetary issues, but we have to save lives, too,” Crum said.

  • Homicide: Local woman found dead in driveway

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating a homicide after a Lebanon woman was found dead in her driveway Thursday evening.
    The KSP received a call from the Lebanon Police Department at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 25, reporting a female who was found lying in her driveway on Parkside Drive in Lebanon with an apparent gunshot wound.
    The victim, Susan D. Summers (a.k.a. Susan Diane Mattingly, a.k.a. Diane Mattingly Summers), 46, was taken to Spring View Hospital where she was pronounced dead by the Marion County Coroner.