Local News

  • Arts organizer turns to industrial foundation for support

    Robin Humphress continues to seek financial assistance in hopes of making the performing arts more common in Marion County.
    On Nov. 20, Humphress met with the Marion County Industrial Foundation to make her case that the arts are good for the community and can aid in industrial recruitment. Prior to last week, she had already met with the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission and the Marion County Fiscal Court.

  • Millennials embrace Friendsgiving traditions

    By Kirsten Clark
    The Courier-Journal

    In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Ann Marie Kelly and her friends will be giving thanks on their own terms.
    The holiday hostess, a friend who recently moved into town, will provide the turkey, ham and sangria. The 25 or so guests — mostly her boyfriend's friends who went to high school together in Bardstown — will bring sides, appetizers and bourbon.

  • Undocumented immigrants decline in Kentucky

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal

    Ahead of President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, a study has found that Kentucky saw a big decline in its number of undocumented immigrants.
    The Pew Research Center, using estimates based on Census data, found unauthorized immigrants in Kentucky fell from 50,000 in 2009 to 35,000 in 2012 — a drop largely attributed to the Great Recession. Much of it came from fewer migrants from Mexico.

  • Kynect: Steady interest continues as Kentuckians sign up for health coverage

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Open enrollment through kynect, the state’s health benefit exchange, began last weekend and continues to see interest from Kentuckians.
    Those who need health insurance are encouraged by state officials to log on or contact an insurance agent or kynector Nov. 15 through Feb. 15 to see their options for health coverage in 2015.

  • Kentucky leads nation with monthly unemployment rate decrease

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Kentucky leads the nation in states that had statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate declines in October 2014, according to a report Friday from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in more than six years in October at 6.2 percent from a revised 6.7 percent in September, according to a state news release.

  • Louisville man gets two years for burglary, drug possession

    Richard Greer, 21, of 2310 E. Jefferson Street in Louisville had his probation revoked on charges of third-degree burglary and first-degree possession of a controlled substance. His two-year sentence was reinstated for those charges because Greer violated the terms of his probation.

    In other circuit court matters:

  • Talk turkey to me

    Few foods receive the fanfare of turkey come the holiday season. The National Turkey Federation says Americans eat 46 million turkeys each Thanksgiving and another 22 million on Christmas. An additional 19 million enjoy turkey as part of their Easter celebrations.
    Though turkey is enjoyed throughout the year, it is most popular during the holiday season. Some celebrants may want to know more about this beloved bird before sinking their teeth into their next holiday meal. The following turkey tidbits may surprise you.

  • Little turkeys from Lebanon Elementary give thanks

    The Enterprise recently visited with McCall Thompson’s first grade students at Lebanon Elementary School to find out what they like about Thanksgiving and for what they are thankful. Here’s what they told us.

    Shannon Davis likes that she gets to eat her favorite food, turkey, on Thanksgiving. She is thankful for her grandparents “because we get to play outside there.”

    Kinley Craig’s favorite part of Thanksgiving is seeing her cousins and her aunt. She is thankful for “My Dad because I love him.”

  • School board meets tonight in Loretto

     The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Loretto City Hall, 110 School Drive in Loretto.

    The agenda of the meet includes the following:




  • Enterprise to deliver letters to Santa

    The Lebanon Enterprise continues to partner with the jolliest man in the land, Santa Claus, and delivers local letters to him at the North Pole before Christmas.
    The Enterprise will also continue the tradition of publishing letters written by local children. A special edition of the paper will include letters to Santa from each class (pre-K through fifth grade) from all five of our elementary schools.