Local News

  • House burns on Robert Spalding Road

     A house at 514 Robert Spalding Road near Calvary was destroyed by a fire Wednesday morning.

    The call was reported from a nearby residence. The Lebanon/Marion County and Bradfordsville fire departments responded to the scene.

    According to Lebanon firefighter Trey Abell, the house was fully involved when they arrived.

    More information will be reported as it becomes available.

  • School is back in session Monday

    Marion County Superintendent Roger Marcum announced Friday that school would be back in regular session beginning Monday, Feb. 9.

    "After two very challenging weeks for our community, school district and state, life is progressing to more normal conditions," he said in an email to the Enterprise. "One of the results of this experience is a deeper appreciation for the many things we take for granted e.g. electricity, water, etc."

  • Power restored in much of Marion County

    Inter County Energy reported that 425 of its customers remain without power in Marion County as of Monday morning, while Kentucky Utilities continues to report minimal outages in the county.   Throughout its 12-county service area, Inter County reported fewer than 2,000 customers remained without power.

  • More than 100 still without power in Marion County

    Inter County Energy reported that 150 of its customers in Marion County did not have power as of 9 a.m. Tuesday. Inter County has a total of 5,149 customers in the county.

    Statewide, Inter County reported having 648 customers without power.

    Kentucky Utilities continues to report minimal outages in the county.

    At the peak of the outage, 25,000 Inter-County and 205,000 KU customers had no electricity.

  • Disaster relief team in the area to help with clean-up efforts

    A Southern Baptist disaster relief team from South Carolina is in Marion County today to assist with removal of tree limbs throughout the county.   Steve Chrisman of the relief team spoke with the Marion County Fiscal Court yesterday. He said the team will focus first on assisting the elderly and people with disabilities.

  • School board discusses make-up days

    During its Feb. 3 meeting, the Marion County Board of Education agreed to modify the 2008-09 calendar. Marion County schools have missed 11 days this year and eight consecutive days including Feb. 4.

    The board agreed to make Feb. 11 an early dismissal day and to have school Feb. 16, which is Presidents Day. No decision has yet been made regarding Spring Break, although Superintendent Roger Marcum said it is possible that all or some of Spring Break will be used for make-up days.

  • Food safety tips during a power outage

    The Marion County Health Department has provided some food safety tips when the power goes out.

    Do not open your refrigerator or freezer. By keeping the fridge closed, foods will keep safely for about four hours. A full freezer will hold its temperature for about 48 hours; a half-full freezer for 24 hours.

    If a power outage lasts more than 2-4 hours, pack refrigerated foods (such as milk and other dairy products, meat, eggs and leftovers) into a cooler surrounded by ice.

  • Keeping Marion Countians safe

    Emergency service personnel throughout the city and county have been working morning, noon and night trying to keep Marion Countians safe during Mother Nature's icy rage this past week. Impassable roads, downed trees and power lines, fires and many other emergency calls have kept Marion County EMS, Marion County Rescue Squad, city and county police departments and the city and county fire departments extremely busy.

    And, for the most part, there were many things that went right during the past week and only a few things that went wrong.

  • Many Marion Countians still without power

    Kentucky Utilities reported this morning that it now has 110,000 customers without power statement.  Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly spoke with Inter-County Energy official. Of their more than 5,100 sites, about 3,000 were without power around midday. He added that at least 50 of Inter-County's poles were down.

  • Debris removal information

    County residents should continue to take tree limbs to the transfer station on Fairground Road or leave them in the right-of-way along county roads and state highways, according to Marion County Judge-Executive John G. Mattingly.

    The right-of-way for county roads is generally 15-feet from the center line of the road, Mattingly said. The right-of-way for state highways varies, he added. People should be careful not to place debris where it would be in the road or could create visibility issues for drivers.