Local News

  • The gift of sight

    Gale Osborne studied the tree in front of her. She reached for a thin branch and pulled downward to study one of the hundreds of crabapples populating the plant. If she had tried this two weeks ago, she would have only seen a blur of light and colors. Now, thanks to a pair of electronic glasses, she could see the apples in vivid detail.

  • Enterprise to deliver letters to Santa

    The Lebanon Enterprise continues to partner with the jolliest man in the land, Santa Claus, and delivers local letters to him at the North Pole before Christmas.
    The Enterprise will also continue the tradition of publishing letters written by local children. A special edition of the paper will include letters to Santa from each class (pre-K through fifth grade) from all five of our elementary schools.

  • New finance officer to help school district be efficient, transparent

    Focus on one piece of the puzzle at a time.
    That’s how Ruth Cocanougher, the new financial officer for Marion County Public Schools, does her job.

  • Upcoming blood drives

    Dec. 8
    1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Loretto City Hall
    72 School Drive, Loretto

    Dec. 11
    8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    St. Charles Catholic Church
    675 Highway 327, Lebanon

    American Red Cross

    Blood and platelet donations needed throughout holiday season

  • Leading the way to the future

    Angela Burke raised her hands into the air and clapped softly in a pattern all the students recognized. In a moment, the students clapped the same pattern and fell silent, looking up at their teacher, awaiting instruction.

  • Home sweet home for hand transplant patient

    By Darla Carter

    Louella Aker can't stop looking at her hands.
    For the 69-year-old double hand transplant recipient, who was released from a Louisville hospital Wednesday, these hands are a modern-day miracle.
    Aker received the donated hands in a 17-hour surgical procedure at Jewish Hospital in September, becoming the first woman to receive a hand transplant in Kentucky.

  • Casey County body ID’d as woman who disappeared in 2015

    The Advocate Messenger

    A body found in Casey County recently has been positively identified as a Russell County woman who went missing in the Dunnville area more than a year ago.
    Whitney Danielle Copley, who was 24 when she disappeared, was identified by Kentucky’s chief medical examiner using dental records, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Holiday events

    Wreaths Across America event is Dec. 17

  • Holiday events start tonight

    Christmas in the Park is Nov. 23

    Christmas in the Park will take place at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Wednesday, Nov. 23.
    The event will officially begin at 6:30 p.m., with free cookies, popcorn and hot chocolate. The lighting of the park will be at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive on one of Lebanon's finest fire trucks at 7:15 p.m.
    The park staff invites you to come out and visit with Santa, enjoy refreshments and walk the track taking in all of the displays sponsored or donated by local merchants and individuals.

  • Long-time science teacher to lead LMS

    Newly-hired Lebanon Middle School Principal Millie Blandford knows, firsthand, how education can change a person’s life.
    After graduating from Washington County High School, she found herself working at a factory.
    She wanted more.
    “I worked at Fruit of the Loom and a t-shirt factory and decided there had to be more to life than sewing underwear,” Blandford said.
    No one in her family had ever attended college, and she decided she wanted to become the first.