Local News

  • Casey County body ID’d as woman who disappeared in 2015

    The Advocate Messenger

    A body found in Casey County recently has been positively identified as a Russell County woman who went missing in the Dunnville area more than a year ago.
    Whitney Danielle Copley, who was 24 when she disappeared, was identified by Kentucky’s chief medical examiner using dental records, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Holiday events

    Wreaths Across America event is Dec. 17

  • Holiday events start tonight

    Christmas in the Park is Nov. 23

    Christmas in the Park will take place at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Wednesday, Nov. 23.
    The event will officially begin at 6:30 p.m., with free cookies, popcorn and hot chocolate. The lighting of the park will be at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive on one of Lebanon's finest fire trucks at 7:15 p.m.
    The park staff invites you to come out and visit with Santa, enjoy refreshments and walk the track taking in all of the displays sponsored or donated by local merchants and individuals.

  • Long-time science teacher to lead LMS

    Newly-hired Lebanon Middle School Principal Millie Blandford knows, firsthand, how education can change a person’s life.
    After graduating from Washington County High School, she found herself working at a factory.
    She wanted more.
    “I worked at Fruit of the Loom and a t-shirt factory and decided there had to be more to life than sewing underwear,” Blandford said.
    No one in her family had ever attended college, and she decided she wanted to become the first.

  • 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.

  • Run like a girl

    The first-ever Marion County Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole Practice 5k was held Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Marion County High School track. All of the amazing girls who participated will also be attending the Girls on the Run Central Kentucky 5k in Lexington on Dec. 3.

  • Fiscal court meeting briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court held its regular monthly meeting on Nov. 17, and magistrates:
    • Approve advertising for bids on salt for the road department. Road Supervisor Jimmy Rakes reported that the county currently has approximately 650 tons of road salt in storage.
    • Approved the adoption of a resolution of the Lincoln Trail Hazard Mitigation and Flood Mitigation 2015 Plan updates.
    • Approved the appointment of Shawn Gibson and Kim Jones to the Marion County Extension District Board.

  • Police continue investigating shooting death of missing woman's father

    Landmark News Service

    A Louisville television station is reporting Tommy Ballard was shot in the chest, not in the back as previously believed.
    WHAS-11 in Louisville reported that Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin said Ballard was shot in the chest and the bullet exited his back. He was shot once, the station reported Houghlin said.
    An autopsy was scheduled for Sunday.
    Police were called to the scene of the shooting Saturday morning to an area near the Blue Grass Parkway near Bardstown.

  • KSP seeking information from drivers on BG Parkway Saturday morning as part of death investigation

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    The Kentucky State Police announced Monday morning they are seeking information from anyone who was driving along the Bluegrass Parkway Saturday from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. between mile markers 21 and 25 as part of the investigation into the fatal shooting of Tommy Ballard.
    KSP Public Information Officer Jeff Gregory said in a statement released to media that investigators want to hear from anyone who might have observed any persons or vehicles on the roadway.
    KSP can be reached at 270-766-5078.

  • United we build

    Christmas in the Park just got a lot bigger thanks to the newest addition to the display of lights in Graham Memorial Park this season.
    Students in the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program at Marion County High School have been working with Citizens National Bank to build a structure that is a scale model of the bank. The collaborative effort took more than 50 students.
    PLTW instructor Greg Conley said that the project was massive.