• Library finalizes plans to move to temporary location

    By Amy Morgeson
    Marion County Library Director

    The recent news that Marion County Public Library has been awarded a generous state grant of $2.9 million to renovate and expand the existing 201 East Main Street location is full of happy excitement, but will also bring with it some changes to accommodate for the construction project. Library services will need to be moved out of the building and into a temporary operation site as the work begins.

  • Local BackPack program receives additional funding
  • Farmer is member of collegiate scholars


  • Bradshaw earns degree from U.K.
  • President’s list announced at EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 1,559 students earned president’s list honors for the spring 2017 semester.
    The list includes: Michael Jared Wheatley, Johanna Claire Leake, Stephanie Ann Farmer, Abby Catherine Hamilton, Ann Courney Thompson, Katelyn Michelle Daugherty, and Samantha Joe Daugherty, all of Lebanon; Morgan Ellen Mattingly of Loretto; and Allison Paige Buckman of Raywick.

  • Local students make the dean’s list at EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 3,305 students earned dean’s list honors for the spring 2017 semester.
    The list includes: Michael Jared Wheatley, Johannah Claire Leake, Stephanie Ann Farmer, Kaitlyn Marie Mattingly, Abby Catherine Hamilton, Ann Courtney Thompson, Katelyn Michelle Daugherty, Samantha Joe Daugherty, and Jessica Lynn Hall, all of Lebanon, Morgan Ellen Mattingly, Lydia Ann Fogle, and Abby Renee Turner, all of Loretto, Allison Paige Buckman of Raywick, and Katelyn Michelle Riley of St. Mary.

  • EKU names dean’s award recipients

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced 424 dean’s award recipients for the spring 2017 semester.
    Among the award recipients is Lydia Ann Fogle of Loretto.
    To earn the dean’s award, students must achieve dean’s list honors at EKU for three semesters, not necessarily consecutive. A lapel pin is presented to students by the dean of their academic college.

  • Local students among spring graduates

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,999 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2017 semester.
    The graduates were honored at separate academic college commencement ceremonies May 12-13.

  • CES hires new principal

    The Calvary Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council unanimously hired Paul D. Terrell to become the school’s new principal Monday.
    Terrell has served as an English language arts teacher at the former Lebanon Middle School since 2012. He has also served in various other extracurricular roles at Lebanon Middle School.
    See more about Terrell in a future edition of The Lebanon Enterprise.

  • MCPS Jumpstart Day is Aug. 1

    All sixth through ninth grade students in Marion County Public Schools should be receiving invitations to the school district’s Jumpstart Day, which will be Aug. 1. It will be a shortened school day, 8 a.m. to noon, for students at Marion County Middle School and Marion County Knight Academy. The day will be used as a trial run to work out any possible transportation issues and students will get an idea of what their classes will be like, although the day will obviously be shorter than a normal school day. The day will include breakfast and lunch, however.