Local News

  • Bluegrass Pipeline releases easements in LaRue County

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    Developers for the Bluegrass Pipeline pulled the plug on the controversial project last year – and land transactions indicate the company is relinquishing claims in LaRue County.
    Letters were sent to several property owners stating:

  • School district hosting multiple summer camps

    The last day of school is May 27 for Marion County Public School students, but district officials hope learning will continue throughout the summer.
    The district is offering 12 different camps this summer with programs for students from kindergarten through high school.
    “This is a new thing that we’re doing. We’re calling it the Summer Dream Academy,” said Todd Farmer, the MCPS federal programs director.

  • Linda Avenue man gets probation for facilitation to theft

    Calob S. Cox, 19, of 379 Linda Avenue in Lebanon received 24 months of probation in Marion Circuit Court recently for facilitation to theft by unlawful taking over $500. This is amended from a charge of first-degree robbery.
    Cox was arrested in connection with a reported assault and robbery Feb. 2 against Leon Ray Hudson at the Marion County Fairgrounds.

    In other circuit court news:

  • Princess for a day

    Senior year is a special time in a young person’s life.
    It’s the final year of high school. It’s a year to celebrate and make lasting memories. But for Carrie Gribbins, her senior year has been interrupted by doctor’s visits, health problems and surgery.
    She went from being an energetic cheerleader to sleeping all the time and suffering from a variety of symptoms, including weight gain, high blood pressure, severe migraines, muscle aches, restless leg syndrome and short-term memory loss.

  • School district reports $50 million in unmet construction needs

    The infrastructure problem facing Marion County Public Schools is simple to explain, but it doesn’t have any easy solution.
    The district has $49.6 million in unmet construction needs, according to the draft district facilities plan presented at the May 14 meeting of the Marion County Board of Education at Lebanon Elementary School.
    At this time, however, the district’s bonding capacity is around $4 million, according to district officials.

  • Coming up: Meet Eli

    In an upcoming edition of The Lebanon Enterprise, readers will have a chance to meet Eli Bright, an 8-month-old boy who has been diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy.
    Eli is the son of Jesse Bright and Natalie Wheatley, and he, his parents and his sister, Ava Kate, are doing everything they can to give him the best life he can have.

  • Tourism impact exceeded $25 million in 2014

    Tourism’s economic impact in Marion County continues to climb.
    Total tourism spending in Marion County grew from $22.69 million in 2013 to $25.06 million in 2014, according to 2014 Economic Impact of Kentucky’s Travel and Tourism Industry report.
    “Spending by visitors has strengthened Lebanon and Marion County’s economy by creating jobs, supporting local businesses from gas stations to retail stores and generating tax revenues to support our community,” Nena Olivier said in a press release.

  • Bevin, Conway win gubernatorial primaries

    Matt Bevin narrowly defeated James Comer to win the Republican gubernatorial primary, while Jack Conway cruised to a win in the Democratic race.

    In the Republican primary for governor, Bevin received 70,479 votes to Comer's 70,396 votes, according to the unofficial results from the Kentucky State Board of Elections. Hal Heiner was third with 57,948 votes, and former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott was a distant fourth with 15,364 votes.

  • Special Lebanon City Council meeting to be held Thursday

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw has called a special meeting for 6 p.m., Thursday, May 21, at Lebanon City Hall.

    Mayor Crenshaw will be giving his budget message and the council is going to approve the Lebanon Waterworks annual budget.

  • Lebanon man arrested, charged with burglary in Campbellsville

    Nicholas S. Wiser, 35, of Lebanon was arrested in Campbellsville Thursday, May 14, and charged with second-degree burglary.

    According to a media release from the Campbellsville Police Department, at approximately 4 p.m., the Campbellsville Police Department responded to 710 High Pine Street in reference to an assault. Once officers arrived on scene, they determined that Wiser had been into an altercation with Shelly Thompson and forced his way into her residence. While inside the residence, Wiser and Joshua Kendall also got into an altercation.