Local News

  • Sheriff’s office investigating Saturday hit and run, arrest two Lebanon men for burglary Sunday

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run collision that occurred during the early morning hours of Saturday, March 12.
    The sheriff’s office responded to 3400 Highway 208 in Calvary at 7:58 a.m., and found evidence of an unknown vehicle that had traveled off the roadway, continued across the yard and collided with two of the homeowner’s vehicles that were parked in the driveway. Both of the vehicles and the property sustained considerable damage. The unknown vehicle fled the scene.

  • MCHS names new football coach

    Allen Harmon has been hired as the new head coach for Marion County High School's football team.

    Harmon most recently served as the offensive coordinator at McCracken County in 2014 after having served in the same position at Lone Oak High School.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court to meet today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having a special-called meeting today at 4 p.m. on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building in Lebanon.

    The agenda includes the following items:

  • School board to consider recallable nickel at tax hearing on March 31

    The Marion County Board of Education took the first step in possibly approving the recallable nickel at its regular monthly meeting Thursday evening, March 10, at Lebanon Middle School.
    However, what actually took place at the meeting wasn't what was originally on the school board's agenda.
    Initially, the school board's agenda, which was emailed to The Lebanon Enterprise on March 4, had the following item listed: "Consider approval of recallable nickel for facility renovations and construction only."

  • St. Francis man dies in motorcycle accident

    Norman D. Chafins, 52, of St. Francis died during a motorcycle accident Wednesday evening, March 9.

    The accident occurred at 4:48 p.m. on Highway 527, approximately two miles north of Raywick, according to a media release from Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • ‘He’s a miracle’

    Eli Bright will walk one day.
    He’ll ride a bike someday.
    Eventually, he might even write his own book.
    The possibilities are endless for the 16-month-old who is already beating the odds and proving doctors and statistics wrong every single day.
    “He's a miracle,” Eli’s mother, Natalie Wheatley, said. “He’s making history. He's paving the way for others.”

  • House numbers must be visible from both directions of roadway

    The county has been busily distributing free house number signs for people to use to post their address numbers on their property, which is now a county-wide law.

  • Move clocks ahead this Sunday, March 13

    It’s that time again, time to set our clocks forward one hour. Daylight savings time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 13. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed on Saturday.

  • “Escape Lebanon” is in the planning stages

    “Escape Lebanon” is a real-life thrilling race against the clock to find your way to freedom. You (and five to seven other people) will be locked in a room with 60 minutes on the clock in which you must solve puzzles, crack codes and other cyphers hidden around a themed set of rooms in hopes of finding the code or key allowing you to “escape” in the nick of time.

  • House fire victim dies

    Shirley Manges of Lebanon, who was rescued from her burning home on Sunday, Feb. 7, died Monday, Feb. 29, at the University of Louisville Hospital.
    She never regained consciousness after the fire, according to a close family friend.
    She and her husband, Tommy, were both rescued from their home located at 213 South Harrison Street in Lebanon, near Lebanon Baptist Church.
    Both Shirley and Tommy were inside the home at the time of the fire. Tommy, who is in a wheelchair, was helped out of the house by neighbors.