Local News

  • Snow creates problems countywide

    Marion County received between 11 and 13 inches of snow Monday, according to Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson, and that created particularly hazardous road conditions.

    “We had multiple slide-offs all over the county,” Johnson said.

    City, county and state road crews are continuing to try to clear off the roads as temperatures dip into the single digits and even colder.

  • Enterprise operating with limited staff Tuesday

    The Lebanon Enterprise is operating with a very limited staff Tuesday, Feb. 17, in order to put the finishing touches on the paper.

    As of this announcement, we cannot guarantee what time papers will be delivered without knowing the road conditions, but we will keep you posted. 

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  • Governor declares statewide emergency

    From the Governor's Office:

    FRANKFORT – In response to heavy snows and bitter cold across the Commonwealth in the past 12 hours, Gov. Steve Beshear declared a statewide emergency to allow local officials immediate access to state resources to assist in public safety and recovery efforts. 

  • Feb. 16 school board meeting has been cancelled

    The Marion County Board of Education was scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16. That meeting has been cancelled due to the weather and road conditions.

    The meeting will be rescheduled as soon as possible, according to district officials. 

  • Enterprise delivery may be delayed this week

    It's highly likely that newspaper delivery of The Lebanon Enterprise will be later than normal this week due to the winter storm. Please go to the Enterprise’s website and Facebook page for up-to-date news coverage. If the paper delivery is delayed by hours (or days) due to the storm, readers can go to our website for storm-related information.

  • Winter driving tips from the state police

    The Kentucky State Police sent the following press release with winter driving tips:

    Kentuckians are being dealt a wintery weather blast today and KSP is asking motorists to be aware that weather conditions may change rapidly over the next few hours.  

  • County schools, offices are closed

    Marion County Public Schools are closed until further notice due to blizzard-like conditions and the subfreezing temperatures in the the forecast, according to Superintendent Taylor Schlosser.

    The David R. Hourigan Building will remain closed Tuesday, Feb. 17. The offices of county judge/executive, PVA, sheriff and county clerk are closed due to the weather.

    Sheriff Jimmy Clements and his staff will be responding to call through the Lebanon Police Dispatch (270-692-2121).

    The Marion County Judicial Center is also closed today.

  • Weather service predicting heavy snow Monday morning

    Parts of central Kentucky could received up to 15 inches of snow starting around midnight on Monday, Feb. 16, according to the National Weather Service. This includes Marion County.

    The weather service has issued a winter storm warning from midnight Monday until midnight Tuesday for southern Indiana and several Kentucky counties. The heaviest snowfall is expected Monday morning through Monday afternoon, according to the weather service.

  • Feed America food distribution is this afternoon

    Feed America will be at the Marion County Fairgrounds at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, to distribute food.

    To receive food, Marion County residents need to provide proof of their residency, such as a piece of mail with their name and address. This will be a drive through food distribution at ag building toward the back of the fairgrounds.

    For more information, call Dee Dee Bell at Marion County Community Action at 270-692-6411.

  • Black soldiers and the Civil War

    Local historian Nash Hayes has spent more than 40 years compiling information about Lebanon, Marion County and the Civil War, which includes black soldiers, who are all too often a forgotten part of the story.
    Hayes remembers being in St. Augustine Cemetery one day when a gravestone for a Sgt. Henry Maxwell caught his attention.
    "The only Maxwell known in Marion County was Dr. J.C. Maxwell," Hayes said.