• Trump takes 35 percent of Kentucky caucus vote

    By Joseph Gerth
    The Courier-Journal

    Donald Trump won the Kentucky Republican Party presidential caucus, rolling up big victories in coal country and claiming at least a plurality of the state’s 46 delegates.
    The win helped Trump rebound on a night in which he saw U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz take caucuses in Maine and Kansas and lay claim to the spot as Trump’s chief competitor.
    The Associated Press called the race for Trump just before 11 p.m.

  • Survey shows district favors higher minimum wage, tax breaks for jobs

    Residents of the 24th House District show strong support for a higher minimum wage, tax breaks for job creators and a statewide smoking ban, according to results of a December survey that State Rep. Terry Mills sent to 1,800 of his constituents.

  • Republican Presidential Caucus is Saturday

    By Emma Kennedy
    Landmark News Service

    After the impact of Super Tuesday voting this week, Kentucky’s Republicans get their turn in the presidential political spotlight Saturday.
    Voting hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Marion County Public Library on East Main Street in Lebanon. The single location will be the voting site for all Marion County Republicans.
    Instead of being staged by the county clerk, the Republican caucus is organized and run by the Republican Party of Kentucky.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Local organization receives federal grant to support senior volunteer service

    The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced that the Central Kentucky Community Action Council will receive a Senior Corps RSVP grant of $72,004 to support 160 RSVP volunteers serving in Hardin and Nelson counties.

  • Sen. Rand Paul to hold town hall in Marion County
  • Fiscal court to meet Thursday, Feb. 18

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

  • 2016 Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucus is March 5

    What: 2016 Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucus

    When: Saturday, March 5 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

    Where: Marion County Library, 201 East Main Street, Lebanon

    Who: All Kentucky Republicans (registered to vote by Dec. 31, 2015)

    How: On March 5, a Republican voter may go to their county caucus location anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. local time to vote for a Republican nominee for president by secret ballot.

  • Peggy Downs files for school board seat

    Peggy Downs, 55, of 830 Arthur Mattingly Road in Lebanon filed Thursday, Feb. 4, for the District 4 school board seat, currently held by Michael Cecil. The District No. 4 seat represents the precincts of St. Charles, Loretto, Holy Cross, and St. Francis.
    Downs was employed by the Marion County Board of Education for approximately 22 years working as a bus driver, coach, secretary and substitute teacher. She ran for the District 4 seat in 2008, and during a special election in 2010.
    The District 4 school board seat will be decided during the General Election on Nov. 8.