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Today's News

  • Board to study school uniforms

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved the creation of a committee to study the possibility of implementing a district-wide school uniform policy during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday of last week.

    Each school has its own dress code policy, but they vary. And, Marion County High School has had numerous issues regarding its dress code policy this year, which is why Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton suggested that the board consider examining a district wide dress code/uniform policy.

  • Commissioner, chairman ask one another to resign

    An otherwise routine meeting of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission was disrupted when a commissioner decided to air some grievances, particularly with the commission's chairman.

    At the Sept. 13 meeting, Commissioner Dennis George used the executive director's report as a jumping off point to express his frustration. The report was the final one submitted by Chris Hamilton before he started his new job with the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Ham Days Treasure Hunt clues

    The first clue is... It's the Pigasus Hunt for 2011!

    Just get out and follow your nose.

    The usual place is where to begin.

    What's at the end? The pig knows.

     

    The second clue is... Missing in "The Old Mare."

  • St. Francis Post Office is closing

    The St. Francis Post Office will be closing.
    Officially, its last day will be Oct. 15, according to David Walton, a spokesperson for the Kentuckiana district of the United States Postal Service.
    The St. Francis branch was “emergency suspended” on July 7. At that time,  PO Box service for St. Francis was moved to the Loretto Post Office.
    According to Walton, the Loretto branch will continue to serve St. Francis customers after that post office closes.

  • Magistrates meeting Tuesday morning to discuss district boundaries

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special called meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, on the third floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center to take another look at proposed changes to the magisterial district boundaries.
    On Sept. 15, the court voted 4-0 in favor of approving the first reading of an ordinance establishing the new boundaries and renaming the boundaries numerically. Magistrate John Arthur Elder III was not present at last week's meeting.

  • Main Street will be closed Saturday night during Ham Days

    Main Street in downtown Lebanon will now be closed Saturday night and Sunday morning, Sept. 24-25.

    The Ham Days Committee met Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 13, and made the decision to keep the road closed after the final events on the downtown stage Saturday evening.

    Brad Mattingly, the chairman of the Ham Days Committee said the decision was made because of safety concerns.

    "We don't want to jeopardize anybody's safety Ham Days weekend," he said.

  • Fiscal court meets today at 4 p.m.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    Here are the items on the agenda:

    - Minutes of previous meeting

    - Engineering services agreement for Scuffle Creek Bridge Project

    - Surveying/Plat/ROW proposal for Scuffle Creek Bridge Project

    - Jailer request for position approval for 32 hours per week employee

  • Tourism commissioner, chairman ask one another to resign

    An otherwise routine meeting of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission was disrupted when a commissioner decided to air some grievances, particularly with the commission's chairman.

    At the Sept. 13 meeting, Commissioner Dennis George used the executive director's report as a jumping off point to express his frustration. The report was the final one submitted by Chris Hamilton before he started his new job with the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Power outage planned for western Marion County Thursday

    Residents of western Marion County can expect a temporary power outage on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 1:15 p.m. until approximately 3:30 p.m., Inter-County Energy has announced.

    The following areas will be affected:

    - George Edelen Rd.

    - St. Francis - Holy Cross Rd.
    - St. Francis Highway
    - Stringtown Rd.
    - Norris Loop Rd.
    - KY. Highway 457/Holy Cross Rd.

  • Corrections and Clarifications, Sept. 14

    To update a story from last week’s Lebanon Enterprise, donations for Bailey Basham, who has Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease, should be sent to his mother, Adrienne Basham, at 9237 Loretto Road, Loretto Ky. 40037.