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  • Medical care to be provided every day at jail

    Inmate medical care at the Marion County Detention Center will be expanding from five to seven days a week.   The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the change by a vote of 4-0 during its Jan. 22 meeting.

  • Newspaper delivery will be delayed

    The Lebanon Enteprise copies that are normally delivered in the mail will be delayed. The printing press in Elizabethtown lost power during the printing process yesterday.

    Papers will be delivered as soon as they are available.

    Papers have been delivered to racks and stores where possible.

  • NEW: School status update from Superintendent Roger Marcum

    Editor's note: The following statement was issued by Marion County Superintendent Roger Marcum Saturday evening:

    I am pleased to report we now have electricity and water in all schools. We owe a big thank you to Tim Clark and the KU crew for making the necessary repairs this morning at Lebanon Elementary School to have electrical service again.

  • FRIDAY EVENING UPDATE: Water distribution at high school, 8 a.m. Saturday

    Road crews, National Guard members, MAC community service workers and others have continued efforts to clear roadways, while electric companies have been able to return power to more customers, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

    "Everything that I've heard has been positive," he said.

  • NEW: Statement on Marion County Schools

    Editor's note: This statement was issues by Marion County Superintenent Roger Marcum Friday afternoon

  • UPDATE: Hundreds of thousands without power across state

    Snow and ice have continue to creates hazardous road conditions and power outages throughout Marion County and across the state.

    Several tree limbs have fallen into roadways, and in some cases on vehicles and homes.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said Wednesday morning that it may be 4 to 5 days before power is restored.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Generator being taken to WLBN

    Magistrate John Arthur Elder III called the Enterprise to report that a generator was being taken to Radio Station Road.

    Elder said they are trying to get power to WLBN, 1590 AM, so it can resume on-air broadcasts.

    Inter-County, KU updates

    Inter-County Energy Cooperative has 20,000 customers without power in its 12-county coverage area, and 180,000 Kentucky Utilities customers do not have power across the state.

  • UPDATE: Power restored at water treatment plant

    Power has been restored at the Lebanon water treatment plant, according to John Q. Thomas of the Lebanon Water Company.

    He added that it may take a few days to restore the water tanks to their normal levels, assuming there are no more complications in the next few days.

    Power remains out for two of the Marion County Water District's booster pumps, according to Jimmy Mudd of the Marion County Water District. 

  • School closed for the rest of the week

    Marion County schools will be closed for the remainder of the week due to hazardous road conditions and power outages.

    The Marion County Board of Education meeting at West Marion Elementary School has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 3.

    Superintendent Roger Marcum noted in an email that Marion County has missed five days of school to date. As a result, he will recommending changes to the school calendar. Those changes include having school in session Feb. 16 (Presidents Day) and having a 1 p.m. dismissal on Feb. 11 if school is cancelled Jan. 28.


  • Marion County's Sweetheart

    Suzanne Spalding, 2009 Marion County Junior Miss, represented her community well this past weekend during the Kentucky Junior Miss competition in Lexington.

    She not only placed in the top 10, but she also received a talent award and the Friendship Association Award.

    Michelle Rodgers of Clark County was named the 2009 Kentucky Junior Miss.