Local News

  • Santa to make stops throughout Marion County

    On Sunday, Dec. 17, Santa will be at the following locations: St. Joe Community Center from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., St. Mary’s Post Office from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the Raywick Fire House from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

  • Candidates file for 2018 Primary Election

    The candidate filing period for the 2018 election cycle is open, and several local candidates have filed in hopes of being re-elected and, in at least one office, newly elected.
    The deadline to file is 4 p.m., Jan. 30, 2018. Independent, political group, or political organization candidates for offices that require a statement of candidacy must file by 4 p.m. on April 2, 2018.

    Candidates that have already filed to run
    (As of press time)
    • State Sen, 14th Senatorial District: Jimmy Higdon (I)

  • Lebanon attorney to represent local woman indicted for manslaughter

    Rebecca P. Fisher, 43, of Lebanon, who was recently indicted for first-degree manslaughter for the 2015 shooting death of her husband, Michael Fisher, will be represented by Lebanon attorney Joe Stewart in court.
    Fisher’s next court date is scheduled for Jan. 4, 2018.

  • Lebanon man indicted on drugs and weapon charges
  • City facing challenges head-on

    How can the City of Lebanon offer more affordable housing, attract more skilled workers and provide even better paying jobs?
    In an effort to begin answering those questions, the Lebanon City Council hired consultant Wendy K. Smith of Lebanon in January of last year. Smith shared her findings in a written report – free of charge - during the council’s monthly meeting on Nov. 23. (Originally, the council approved paying Smith $12,820 for her work. But, she didn’t charge the city due to her being unable to complete the original scope of work in its entirety.)

  • Lebanon family collecting coats for the needy
  • Mid-Kentucky Chorus Christmas concert is Dec. 3
  • Thanksgiving closings and trash pickup

    Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday’s garbage will be picked up today, Wednesday, Nov. 22, and Friday’s garbage will be picked up on Monday, Nov. 27. In Bradfordsville, garbage will be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 22, after 4:30 p.m.
    The Marion County Clerk’s Office, the Marion Circuit Clerk’s Office, the Marion County Judge/Executive’s Office and Lebanon City Hall will be closed Nov. 23-25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Lebanon Enterprise office will also be closed Nov. 23-24.

  • Remembering Deputy Rakes

    A candlelight memorial ceremony was held Tuesday evening, Nov. 14, on the grounds of the David R. Hourigan building to honor the memory of Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the passing of Deputy Rakes who was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 14, 2012.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court briefs

    Encroachment permits
    The Marion County Fiscal Court continues to have ongoing issues involving residents who construct driveways and entrances off county right-of-ways without obtaining proper permits. An encroachment permit is required, and it’s free. Magistrates voted to advertise the details regarding the ordinance requirements for the free permit for residential encroachments.

    Stolen road signs