Today's News

  • General Assembly is back to business

    As we reconvened the February portion of the 2009 General Assembly, one of the first orders of business was to hear Governor Steve Beshear deliver his State of the Commonwealth Address.

    The Governor began by mentioning the devastating ice storm that left thousands of our citizens without electricity and sheer destruction in its wake. I extend my thanks to Governor Beshear for successfully gaining federal aid for our state.

  • 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.

  • Aqua Knights future looks bright

    Between them, record breakers Annaliece Mattingly and Tommy Carrico have three years left to swim. Right now, they're just getting started.

    Marion County High School sophomore Mattingly and junior Carrico recently smashed records in their strongest events - the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard freestyle, respectively.

  • 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.

  • Church basketball league sign-ups Feb. 5

    The Elkhorn Baptist Church Men's Basketball League will be holding their annual league starting Feb 5, with signups. Anyone wishing to play must attend this night.

    All new players must play two 10-minute quarters for evaluation to be placed on a team.

    The league will cost $40 per player and the league will run about 9-11 weeks.

    All games will be played on Thursday nights. (There is a possibility the season ending tournament could be played on Saturday morning). This league is for ages 21 and over.

  • Marion County citizens showed their best during ice storm

    As I sat in front of my fireplace Friday morning, I reflected on my blessings and the events of recent days. Due to power outages, my fireplace was my only source of light. I remembered a story of Abe Lincoln doing his homework by the fireside. I tried reading The Lebanon Enterprise by firelight; however, it didn't work too well for me.

    But on to more serious issues: The past week's events are historic in Marion County. Never in modern history has our community been more challenged. The weather-related hardships were countless.