Local News

  • 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. 

  • Gap analysis a mixed bag for Marion County schools

    The 2008 gap analysis information contains mixed results for Marion County Public Schools.

    "Significant" gaps remain among many student subpopulations, all but two of those subpopulations met their 2008 CATS index goals.

  • Marching for King

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization held its annual Martin Luther King Day march Sunday afternoon in downtown Lebanon.   Approximately 20 people participated in the march, which traveled from the post office down Main Street to Depot Street and then up ML King Avenue to the public library.   A group of speakers talked about Dr. King's dream and his legacy as well as about changes that still need to be made in our society. 

  • Bids approved for judicial center

    Last week, the Marion County Project Development Board approved bids for the various aspects of the construction of the planned Marion County judicial center.

    The project board received the bids during a special-called meeting Jan. 6. The board members approved the bids during another special-called meeting Jan. 13.

    Marion County Judge-Executive John G. Mattingly, the chairman of the project board, said the bids came in at or under budget.

    "I think that's a factor of where we are in this economy," he said.

  • A day to remember

    Tuesday, Jan. 20, millions of people watched Barack Obama become the 44th President of the United States in person and on television.

    Among those millions were the students of Corey Crume and David Hibbard. Both teach history at Marion County High School. Both agree that Obama's election last fall was a significant moment in American history.

    And both said they intended to watch his inaugural speech.

    "This is surely a defining moment for the United States," Crume said.