Local News

  • Biding his time

    March 11 will mark the 15-year anniversary of when Aaron Glasscock woke up to Drug Enforcement Administration agents storming into his hotel room in Gainesville, Fla., and arresting him for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
    At that very moment, Aaron’s life, and the life of his family, was forever changed.
    “When the D.E.A. agents came in that morning everything I thought I knew, and my life in general, was turned upside down, and then shook,” Aaron wrote in a letter.

  • Life’s breath

    Cara Cissell Brahm is waiting – and hoping – that some day soon she'll be breathing a little easier.
    Since this summer, she has been on the list to receive a double lung transplant.
    Cara, 37, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 10 years old. Two of her sisters (both older) were also diagnosed with the condition.
    “It mostly affects the lungs, but it can also affect the digestive system and the pancreas,” she said.
    Mindy died in 1999. Another sister, Lisa, received a transplant two and a half years ago.

  • Three seeking to represent District 3

    Magistrate Roger “Cotton” Smothers would like another term on the Marion County Fiscal Court, but two challengers — Dudley Adle Jr. and Craig Bishop — are hoping District 3 voters are looking to make a change.
    Democratic voters will have their pick of those three candidates in the May 20 Primary Election.
    All three candidates sat down with the Enterprise recently to discuss their candidacies. (Transcripts of those interviews can be found online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.)

    Dudley Adle Jr.

  • Deputy finds indoor marijuana growing operation in St. Francis

    Francis S. Clark, 32, of 245 North St. Francis Road in St. Francis was arrested on Thursday, Oct. 1, after Marion County Sheriff Deputies found an indoor growing operation at his home.

  • Fiscal court to meet this afternoon


  • MCPS is making the grade

    There’s reason to celebrate today in Marion County.
    According to the latest K-PREP test scores, which were released today by the Kentucky Department of Education, Marion County Public Schools is a “distinguished” school district.
    “These results show we are focused on kids and student learning,” Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said. “I really think it’s something to celebrate.”
    Marion County is ranked 42 out of 173 school districts in the state with an overall score of 70.8.

  • Record year for Pokey Pig 5K

    The Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K had a record number of registered runners this year - 968 to be exact.
    Last year, 841 registered for the race. In 2013, 909 registered. So, it goes without saying that race organizers were extremely pleased with the number of participants this year.

  • Library rolls out new Bookmobile

    The Marion County Public Library has a new ride.
    After 22 years of driving the same Bookmobile, a 1993 Chevrolet box truck, the library unveiled its new set of wheels last week - a 2015 Ford Transit decked out with graphics and larger than life photographs of local library patrons.
    According to Amy Morgeson, the library director, the new Bookmobile was needed because the previous vehicle had a lot of wear on it and the heating and air-conditioning were on the fritz, as well.

  • Forkland Festival is Oct. 9-10

    The 44th annual Forkland Heritage Festival will take place Oct. 9-10 at the Forkland Communty Center located in Gravel Switch.
    Hours of the event will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
    General admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children under age 13 and preschoolers are free.
    Tickets for the supper theatre will be $15 for the supper and drama, or $3 for drama only. (You must have reservations for supper theatre.)

  • A portion of KY 289 will be closed this week

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will be performing bridge maintenance operations along KY 289 over Rolling Fork River near the New Market Community of Marion County. The bridge will be closed to traffic daily from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Depending on weather, these maintenance operations should be complete by the end of this week. During closure, local traffic will need to access KY 289 on the south/west end via KY 412 and on the north/east end via US 68.