Local News

  • Blood drive at St. A Dec. 21

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady.  
    Donors of all blood types are needed this holiday season to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.
    There will be a blood drive Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Augustine.
    To encourage donations, all those who come to donate Dec. 22, 2016, through Jan. 8, 2017, will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

  • Fiscal Court Briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court held its regular monthly meeting on Dec. 1, and magistrates:
    • Approved the reappointment of Barbara May and Jeff Preston to the Marion County Water District Board of Commissioners.
    • Approved appointing Rebecca Streeval to a full-time deputy position that was recently vacated at the Marion County Detention Center.
    • Approved Jason Garrett’s cell phone bill of $45 per month.
    • Approved a budget transfer to the Marion County Road Department ($130,000).

  • Shipp wants to take back guilty plea

    Two years after Dewayne Shipp pled guilty to the shooting and murder of Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes, he wants to withdraw his guilty plea.
    Shipp, who is currently serving a life sentence without parole at the Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange, recently filed a hand-written motion in Marion Circuit Court. He filed his motion pursuant to RCr 11.42 on Nov. 20, stating his wishes to withdraw his guilty plea based on “ineffective counsel.”

  • Marion County native survives Thanksgiving Day shooting

    It was Thanksgiving Day and Quawn Calhoun was at Shawnee Park in Louisville at the annual “Juice Bowl.” It’s a tradition that reportedly dates back to the 1950s where friends and family gather together to play football, have cookouts and watch races.
    Calhoun was waiting for the men’s football game and decided to watch the motorcyclists race against each other. Then, the day of celebration descended into chaos.

  • St. Augustine wins classroom makeovers

    Christmas came early for St. Augustine Preschool students and staff, who received two classroom makeovers recently.
    But, Santa Claus can’t receive the credit.
    Preschool staff won the classroom makeovers at the Kids Ready Now Conference that was held in Louisville over the summer. The makeovers were courtesy of the new Kentucky All STARS program through the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Education.
    Stacey Hickey, Laura Bell and Jean Hart attended the conference, which included three days of inspirational training.

  • Rate hikes mean you’re going to be charged more

    For the last three weeks, The Lebanon Enterprise’s B section has been filled with almost nine full pages of public notices from Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric. With so much information, it can be difficult to even know what you’re looking at.Essentially, all those pages are trying to tell you is that KU and LG&E have proposed a monthly rate increase to help cover the cost of upgrades throughout the state.

  • Wreaths Across America event is Dec. 17

    On Saturday, Dec. 17, members of the community will gather together to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day. The ceremony this year will be held at noon at the Lebanon National Cemetery. Seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember all soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who served, honor their sacrifices, and teach our younger generations about the high cost of our freedoms.

  • Human remains identified as Crystal Warner

    Human remains found on Nov. 28 in Bath County have been identified as 35-year-old Crystal J. Warner.
    Warner and her boyfriend, Robert “Bobby” Jones, 38, were last seen on July 3 at Craig Pennington’s residence, which he rented from the couple. A family member said the couple went to the home to discuss rent owed by Pennington.
    Jones’ remains were found off KY Highway 60 and Goshen Road near Winchester on Friday, Aug. 5.

  • Former Lebanon Police Officer suing city

    A former Lebanon Police Officer is suing the City of Lebanon after he was fired on Oct. 12.
    According to the lawsuit, filed on Nov. 7 in Marion Circuit Court, Joseph Aaron Caldwell, who was a Lebanon police officer for almost six years, is suing the city for violating the Police Officer's Bill of Rights when they terminated him.

  • Exile to kick off tour in Lebanon

    Marlon Hargis has fond memories of playing in Lebanon in the 60’s. His band, Exile, hadn’t written the world-famous song “Kiss You All Over” yet, but they still packed the house at Club 68. The ice-cold beer, the soft-rock melodies - or some combination of both - drew in the crowds and Exile played their hearts out.
    “It was so packed when you played there that people just couldn’t even move,” Hargis said. “People were jammed up shoulder-to-shoulder right next to the stage.”