Local News

  • Lebanon man arrested for raping child

    A Lebanon man was arrested last week for allegedly raping a child and charges of domestic assault.
    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, at 11:48 a.m., May 29, Sheriff’s Deputy Sam Knopp arrested Alan Strong, 28, at his residence in the Cronan Trailer Park off of Highway 289 near Lebanon. Strong had outstanding warrants out of Macon County, Tennessee, for charges of rape of a child and domestic assault. Strong was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center pending a extradition hearing to return him to Tennessee.  


  • Vehicle thefts occurring across county

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office wants the public to be aware of the recent rash of vehicle thefts that have occurred throughout Marion County. Over the past few weeks, several cars and trucks have been stolen during the overnight hours. The most recent being a 2007 Jeep that was stolen during the early morning hours of June 2 from a residence on Eastland Drive in Lebanon. That vehicle was found destroyed by fire later the same morning on Ed Sullivan Road, approximately three miles south of Lebanon.

  • Crusade for Children raises $5.4 million for 64th annual charity event

    The 64th annual WHAS Crusade for Children telethon raised $5.4 million for special needs children.
    In its more than six decades, the Crusade has raised roughly $170 million for millions of children across all 120 counties in Kentucky and 50 counties in Indiana. All of the donations that are raised are given out to agencies, hospitals and schools.
    Fire departments raise more than half of the money each year by staging road blocks and other events.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court briefs

    The regular called meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court was held on June 1.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty congratulated the Marion County High School boys baseball team for winning the region tournament and advancing to the state tournament. Judge Daugherty also congratulated the Marion County High School softball team for their runner-up finish in the region tournament.

  • Marion County Music Fest is June 10

    More food, more beverages, more bands and, of course, more music is what people can expect at this Saturday’s Marion County Music Fest in Lebanon.
    The event, which will be held on Johnson Field behind Centre Square, will feature Allison Stafford and No Deceit, the Honeysuckle String Band, Wildfire, Hannah Ellis, Jonathon Bramel and Vessel, Chase McDaniel of 4th and Main, The Exie Boys, Autria Calhoun and the Marion County All Star Band, plus a few more special guests including the Jr. Beta state talent champions Abigail Adams, Nick Martin and Gabe Nelson.

  • Old Mill Days is Friday and Saturday in Bradfordsville

    The following is the Old Mill Days schedule of events:

  • Opening a home of mercy

    The Transitional Housing of Central Kentucky Inc. Board continues to move forward with its goal of creating a transitional home in Marion County.  
    Its first attempts last year were not only unsuccessful, but also met with negativity and anger from community members. However, the board hasn’t given up.
    The act of mercy.

  • 400 Mile Sale is June 1-4

    The Hwy 68 four-day 400 Mile Sale across Kentucky begins June 1.
    Is your sale listed? Just go on 400mile.com and click on “Register your Sale” to have your sale added to the online list of sale locations. And be sure to list your yard sale in your local newspaper.
    Don’t live on Hwy 68? No problem. Just go to 400mile.com and click on “Set Up Locations” to find a site to set up your sale.

  • Armed robbery suspects plead guilty to amended charges

    Three people who were arrested for an armed robbery on North Loretto Road in December of last year all pled guilty to amended charges in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    Andrew Eisiminger, Lydia M. Roller and Charles E. Ulrich were all arrested in connection with the armed robbery that took place during the early morning hours of Dec. 19, 2016 at 1350 North Loretto Road, just north of the Lebanon city limits.

  • A millionaire, a hotel maid and an arrest after Inauguration

    By Michael E. Miller
    The Washington Post

    Editor’s note: After paying a $75 fee, The Lebanon Enterprise is reprinting this story with permission from The Washington Post. The millionaire named in this story is the CEO of Independent Stave, the parent company of Kentucky Cooperage in Lebanon.

    He was a millionaire, in Washington, D.C., to toast President Donald Trump's inauguration.
    She was a maid, tasked with cleaning rooms that cost more in a few days than her monthly rent.