Local News

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff is March 18-19

    The Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff, which was snowed out in January, has been rescheduled for the weekend of March 18-19.
    Anyone that purchased tickets previously will have their tickets honored. If you have any questions or if you have a conflict with the new date, call the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission office at
    270-692-0021 for questions or for a full refund.
    Tickets can still be purchased by visiting www.visitlebanonky.com.
    See more information about the upcoming event in next week’s Enterprise.

  • MCHS SBDM Council election is March 18

    Marion County High School will have a parent election for the school site base council from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 18, in the high school foyer. To be a candidate you must have a child enrolled at the high school for the 2016-17 school year.  Nominations are due to the school secretary in the school office no later than 3 p.m. on March 16. (Nomination forms were sent home with each student.)

  • The Willis Clan to perform in Lebanon Friday

    You might have seen them on the television show America’s Got Talent or on their reality show on TLC, but this Friday you have a chance to see them in person right here in Lebanon.
    The Willis Clan will be performing this Friday at Centre Square.
    The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m.
    Tickets can be purchased at Farmers National Bank, online at www.mykct.com or by calling 270-402-2196.
    This is a Kentucky Classic ARTS event.

  • A nickel for new schools

    The Marion County Board of Education could be voting on the “recallable nickel” at the end of this month.
    District II Board Member Kaelin Reed sent a written request to both Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser and Board Chairman Mike Cecil on Wednesday, Feb. 24, asking for the following item to be placed on the board’s agenda for its March 10 meeting:

    A resolution to advise the public that the Board intends to seek a tax rate that’s in excess of the 4 percent increase authorized by KRS 160.470(10).

  • Keeping up with the Joneses

    When it comes to farming in Marion County, there’s one family that seems to do it best: The Jones family.
    Timmy Jones is proud to be a part of that farm family tradition, and he was recently named the 2015 Outstanding Farmer by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.
    Jones, who grew up on a farm in Loretto, went into farming fulltime after graduating from Marion County High School in 1986. He considered other career options, but he decided to stick with farming.

  • Republican Presidential Caucus is Saturday

    By Emma Kennedy
    Landmark News Service

    After the impact of Super Tuesday voting this week, Kentucky’s Republicans get their turn in the presidential political spotlight Saturday.
    Voting hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Marion County Public Library on East Main Street in Lebanon. The single location will be the voting site for all Marion County Republicans.
    Instead of being staged by the county clerk, the Republican caucus is organized and run by the Republican Party of Kentucky.

  • LG&E and KU warn customers of scammers making calls to its customers for payment

    It should come as no surprise that scammers are getting more and more sophisticated, but a new scam targeting Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities customers is taking things to the next level. This latest scheme uses a recording of the utilities’ automated phone system to make the scam sound more authentic. LG&E and KU never calls customers requesting phone payments.

  • Property line dispute in Turtleman lawsuit

    By Larry Rowell
    Landmark News Service

    A lawsuit against several popular TV personalities, the TV production companies that produced “Call of the Wildman,” and a local businessman now centers on a property line dispute.

  • ‘It’s not my school, it’s our school’

    Robby Peterson enjoys new experiences, so when he was asked to serve as interim principal at West Marion Elementary School in September of last year, he gladly accepted.
    The new position would definitely be a change for him after spending most of his time at the high school level. But, it turns out, it was a positive change.

  • Robby Peterson selected to be WMES principal

    Robby Peterson was selected to be West Marion Elementary School’s principal Thursday evening during a special-called meeting of the Site-Based Decision Making Council/Principal Selection Committee.
    Peterson has been serving as an interim principal at WMES since last year when Paula Walston resigned on Sept. 25. Peterson previously served as assistant principal at Marion County High School, and continues to serve as athletic director at MCHS.
    See the upcoming edition of The Lebanon Enterprise for more.