Local News

  • 93 Kentucky counties named 'major' disaster areas

    Marion County is one of 93 counties that had been declared major disaster areas by President Barack Obama. As a result, federal disaster aid has been made available for Kentucky, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Nancy Ward, the acting FEMA administrator said federal funding is available to Kentucky and eligible local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations, on a cost-sharing basis.

  • Portable Generators Can be Source of Carbon Monoxide Exposure


    The following press release was issued by the Kentucky Poison Control Center:

  • Storm aftermath information

    Shelters still available While power is being restored to more parts of Marion County, shelter space is still available at Centre Square, 239 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. For more information about shelters or other services, call (270) 692-6666.   Contact insurance agents Homeowners should contact their insurance agents about what damages may be covered by their policies.

  • Recipe for an ice storm

    Gov. Steve Beshear has called the 2009 ice storm the worst storm in Kentucky's history.

    Big ice storms are not common in Kentucky, but people still need to be aware of when they could happen, according to Tim Funk, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

    "Weather affects everyone," he said.

    Kentucky experiences a variety of types of precipitation - snow, sleet, hail and freezing rain - and the type of precipitation can be just as important as the amount, Funk said.

  • Gov. Beshear asks President Obama for major disaster declaration

    Monday Gov. Steve Beshear asked President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster for the commonwealth of Kentucky, following the devastating winter storm that has paralyzed parts of the state and left hundreds of thousands of  Kentuckians without electricity, water and heat.

  • Use kerosene heaters safely

    Editor's note: The following is a news release from the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

  • FEMA: Partnerships speed up response to storm

    Editor's note: The following is a FEMA news release   ATLANTA - After last week's severe winter storm knocked out power, radio and phone service in many areas of Kentucky, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) went into action providing direct response and relief, and coordinating efforts of federal partner agencies to help where Kentucky needs it.  The declared emergency made immediate federal assistance available.

  • Enterprise closed Friday

    The Lebanon Enterprise will be closed Friday, Feb. 13.

    All editorial items, including engagement announcements, birth announcements, birthdays, etc., must be submitted to the Enterprise by Thursday at 5 p.m.


  • MIKE FM is back on the air

      MIKE FM 100.9 is back on the air in a limited capacity, according to Andy Colley, one of the station's on-air personalities.   MIKE FM and 102.7 WYSB are both using generator power to stay on the air, which means they are not broadcasting at full strength. According to Colley, this means they have a limited coverage area at this time.

  • Important phone numbers



    For information on shelter or other services: 692-6666.

    To report downed power lines:

    Kentucky Utilities (800) 981-0600