Local News

  • Lebanon man indicted for rape, sex abuse

    Ray W. Moffitt, 41, of 521 St. Rose Road in Lebanon was charged with four counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court on Dec. 7.

  • LES celebrates Christmas

    Lebanon Elementary School students perform a variety of Christmas songs during a special Christmas program last week.

  • The REAL Santa

    Believe it or not, Marion County is said to be the home of the “real” Santa Claus.
    Multiple sources have confirmed that during one of Santa’s “visits” here more than 10 years ago he loved the community so much that he decided to buy a farm and move here. (Of course he bought a farm - for all of his reindeer.)
    This year, the Enterprise was lucky enough to land an exclusive interview with the big guy. Enterprise staff even got to check out his Santa suit collection, which includes a UK blue suit. (Sorry, U of L fans.)

  • Board member: Random drug testing for MCPS staff is a ‘non-issue’

    The Marion County Public School System has had a random drug testing program in place for its students for approximately four years now, and in recent years some community members and school board members have questioned the need for a random drug testing policy for MCPS staff. A committee was even formed to discuss the issue. But, according to Board Member Kaelin Reed, he sees this as “non-issue.”

  • WMES students perform Yes, Virginia The Musical

    A cast of students at West Marion Elementary School performed Yes, Virginia The Musical Friday afternoon for the entire student body and for their family and friends Friday evening.
    To celebrate Macy’s five-year anniversary of “Believe,” Macy’s turned the classic animated special “Yes, Virginia” into a brand new musical available to schools nationwide, royalty-free. In addition to the royalty-free play, Macy’s awarded 100 eligible schools, including WMES, a $1,000 production grant to help offset costs of staging the play.

  • Lebanon woman reported missing is found

    The Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements has reported that Kimberly Moore O'Daniel, 42, of Lebanon, who was reported missing Monday morning, has been found and is OK.
    According to the original report, O'Daniel had been last seen at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13.
    Family members contacted the sheriff's office early Monday morning to report her missing when she failed to return home from a trip to an unknown location. Sheriff Clements said his staff had been searching for O'Daniel since 1 a.m. Monday.

  • Keeping the beat

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism Center held its first event this past Saturday. Jeanie Mattingly with Health Rhythms led an interactive drum program, and children also made Christmas ornaments.


  • Christmas in the Country

    Bradfordsville’s Christmas in the Country was held this past Saturday.
    Editor’s note: The Enterprise was unable to get several of these photos identified, but we still wanted our readers to be able to enjoy the photos.

  • American pastime rolls into LES

    Lebanon Elementary School students are getting to experience what was once a popular pastime for many of their parents – roller skating.
    Physical education teacher Perri Warren (known as Ms. Grover at LES) introduced roller skating to students last week, many of whom have never skated before.
    Warren worked with a company in Indiana to use the skates, and students are paying $5 to skate for five days. The LES PTO and the company itself are picking up the additional $4 per student or the full cost if a student can’t pay.

  • MCHS Cheerleaders runners up in 5th Region competition

    The Marion County High School Cheerleaders competed in the 5th region championship at Central Hardin on Dec. 2, and finished runners up. They defeated several 5th region teams, including Nelson County.
    Senior Kelsie Edelen was one of only two cheerleaders in the region to win the Libby Burr Leadership and Academic Scholarship.