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Local News

  • Bluegrass Pipeline project put on hold

    Work on the Bluegrass Pipeline has been suspended, according to an announcement last week.
    In a statement posted on bluegrasspipeline.com, Bill Lawson and Michael McMahon of Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, wrote that they need to make decisions about the timing and additional investment in the project, which is intended to carry natural gas liquids from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to the Gulf Coast.

  • Color in Motion 5K is May 17

    Color will fly when crowds cross the start line at Graham Memorial Park on May 17 for the Color in Motion 5K. The race will begin at 9 a.m. and be followed by the color bash after party once runners begin to cross the finish line. For the race, Color in Motion 5k is partnering with Marion County Historical Society and the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.
    This will be the second Color in Motion 5K race held in Lebanon. Last year, the race was held in May at the same location. There were more than 2,300 participants.

  • County a little closer to E911 implementation

    Marion County has submitted its master street addressing guide (MSAG) to Windstream. If the county’s MSAG is at least 95 percent accurate, then the county will be able to start receiving cell phone fees to cover the costs of Enhanced 911 service.
    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said he sent the MSAG to Windstream as soon as he received it.

  • Driver cited for reckless driving in Hwy. 84 accident

    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a reported of a single-vehicle accident at 4:54 p.m. on St. Mary’s Highway near Locust Hill Farms.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, Robert Abell, 18, of Lebanon was driving a Ford truck when he lost control approximately two miles west of Lebanon on Hwy. 84. The truck overturned and came to rest on its top in the road, and a passenger, Angell Cox, 15, was ejected from the vehicle.

  • Get empowered at 'Women on the Rise' event

    Lebanon native Keisha Mathies is once again organizing a conference to empower local women. Since 2012, Mathies has been organizing the “Women on the Rise” event, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 17, at KC Hall in Lebanon.

  • Democrats hope their nominee will reclaim Senate seat

    Four candidates are lined up to run in the May 20 primary in hopes of becoming the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in November.
    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has the most name recognition of any Democrat in the race, but the ballot will also include college professor Greg Leichty, retiree Tom Recktenwald and Burrel Charles Farnsley.
    Leichty and Recktenwald participated in phone interviews with the Enterprise last week. Transcripts of those interviews are available here: http://goo.gl/wyiHyd (Leichty) and http://goo.gl/z3Yk4n (Recktenwald).

  • District athletic director position on the horizon for MCPS

    The Marion County Board of Education could soon create two new positions: district athletic director and assistant athletic director.

  • Magistrates’ pay will go up 38 percent in 2015

    During its May 1 meeting, a majority of the Marion County Fiscal Court voted in favor of increasing the magistrates pay by nearly 38 percent starting in January.
    The court voted 3-1 to approve a resolution setting the compensation for the magistrates, the county coroner, the deputy coroner and the county attorney starting in January 2015.
    Magistrate Roger "Cotton" Smothers voted against the resolution, and Magistrate John Arthur Elder was not present at last week's meeting.

  • Five Marion County projects included in state road plan

    The 2014 General Assembly has wrapped up with a new road plan, and according to local legislators, Marion County residents should see projects underway during the next two years.
    Five projects have been assigned $10.2 million in funding for the next biennium.
    State Representative Terry Mills explained that those projects have been designated for the highest priority funding from the state.
    “If it doesn’t happen, then I’m going to be talking to somebody,” Mills said.
    The projects approved for the highest priority funding are:

  • Presentations of Learning at LMS

    The seventh grade class hosted their “Presentation of Learning” night for parents Thursday. Students presented in all content areas, including math, science and social studies.