Local News

  • Reading garden project in the works

    “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero

    If you believe that quote to be true, you’ll be thrilled with the Marion County Public Library’s latest project – a reading garden.
    With the help of students at the Marion County Area Technology Center, the library will be constructing a reading garden on its property in the very near future.

  • Non-traditional student beats the odds to pursue bachelor’s degree

    By Jesse Osbourne
    Director of Communications
    St. Catharine College

    Over 25 years ago, Chrissy Hardin dreamed of going to college and helping troubled children. 
    “With no money for college, I just went on with life,” Hardin said. “And as life happened, my dream went farther and farther away.”
    Hardin, originally from Balltown, said she always wanted to go to college after high school. A tragedy at the age of 11 would change the trajectory of her life, however.

  • Campbellsville mother, daughter die in car accident

    By Franklin Clark
    Landmark News Service

    A two-vehicle accident early Monday morning, March 21, claimed the lives of a Campbellsville mother and her daughter and injured a Buffalo woman.
    LaRue County Coroner Brad Turner identified the deceased as Ashley Brooke Moore, 32, and her 9-year-old daughter, Brooklyn Layne Carothers, a fourth-grader at Taylor County Elementary School. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Ashley Brooke Moore was an employee at Curtis-Maruyasu America, Inc. in Lebanon.

  • Tourism commission discusses possible move to Main Street

    The former Marion County Courthouse on Main Street, which currently houses the Marion County Heritage Center, has become a financial drain on the county. But, according to Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty and Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission Chairman James Spragens, a partnership between the county and the tourism commission could potentially alleviate that financial burden and add more life to downtown in the process.

  • Derby Fashion Show to benefit autism center
  • Marion County Fiscal Court to meet today, March 24

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be meeting at 4 p.m. today on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center. The agenda includes the following:
    • Lynn Robey, executive director of Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. will be presenting a service certificate to show the services that are provided for Marion County for 2014-15, and to discuss the LIHEP Program.
    • Consider/approve Arbor Day proclomation
    • Consider/approve a resolution stating that April is Autism Awareness Month.

  • Give blood in Loretto April 7

    The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April, and make a difference in the lives of patients in need.
    More than 3 million generous people donated blood through the Red Cross last year. The Red Cross salutes these volunteer blood donors who helped fulfill its lifesaving mission, and invites others to roll up a sleeve and join them.

  • Lebanon man pleads guilty to criminal mischief

    Christopher D. Spalding, 22, of 70 Caudill Lane in Lebanon pled guilty to third-degree criminal mischief in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    Spalding was arrested in February and charged with the attempted burglary of St. Joe Grocery, which occurred on June 15, 2015. He was sentenced to 24 months probation, and was ordered to have no contact with St. Joe Grocery and pay $396 in restitution.
    Spalding was also indicted recently for first-degree robbery after allegedly robbing Huddle House in Lebanon on Friday, Jan. 29.

  • Local author publishes his first book

    Marion County native Kenny Fogle has published his first book entitled, “The Day Before Graduation.”
    Fogle, who also serves as executive director of the Tri-County Kentucky United Way, said the book gives his personal voice on politics and government, spirituality and religion and life in general.
    “I have little claim to being an expert on any of these, but am personally pleased with this project,” Fogle said in an email to the Enterprise. “I will leave it to readers to make any other judgment or determination of its worth.” 

  • German trumpet player returns to Lebanon

    One of the finest baroque trumpet players in the world Friedemann Immer recently ventured to Kentucky from Germany to participate in a tribute concert to Mike Tunnell, who was a member of Lebanon’s ensembles “President Lincoln’s Own Band” and “Kentucky Baroque Trumpets.” He passed away a little over a year ago of cancer. The tribute concert was held in Louisville at Crescent Hill Baptist Church on Frankfort Avenue in late February. The church was filled.