Local News

  • She’s got heart

    Have you ever met a person who has gone through so much during his or her life that you can’t comprehend how they’re still standing, let alone smiling?
    Well, Lori Caldwell is one of those people.
    Nearly 19 years ago, she had a heart transplant.
    She had been diagnosed with post-partum cardiomyopathy after having her daughter, Cameron, on July 2, 1996. The left side of her heart no longer functioned, and doctors didn’t know what caused it.

  • Water tower of art... in progress

    Eric Henn, the muralist that is painting the water tower in Lebanon, has returned to complete the project. In November of last year, the tourism commission contracted with Henn to paint a mural on the water tower signifying Marion County as the home of Maker’s Mark Distillery, the county’s No. 1 tourist attraction. The mural, which isn't complete yet, is expected to last at least 10 years, if not longer. To read more about Henn and to see some of his past work, go to www.erichennmurals.com.

  • Stories of Hope

    The Lebanon Enterprise is committed to educating the public about the importance of being a registered donor so that others may live. Currently, more than 123,000 men, women and children in this country are awaiting organ transplants to save their lives. Thousands more are in need of tissue and cornea transplants to restore their mobility and sight.

  • Organ donation facts

    Currently, 47.3 percent of the county’s total population are registered as organ and tissue donors. That’s a significant increase from 2014 when the county was at 41 percent.
    So far this year, 62 percent of people obtaining a driver’s license at the Marion Circuit Clerk’s Office are saying “yes” to the dollar donation to the Trust for Life.


  • Promposals
  • Celebrate reading

    Marion County Public Schools celebrated reading all week long last week. The annual community event was held on April 19 at Marion County High School. While most of the event centers around reading, event attendees also enjoyed a presentation by Kentucky author George Ella Lyon, a petting zoo, face painting, corn hole, a mini Marion County Country Ham Days Festival and a variety of foods. The event was attended by hundreds of students and their families.

  • Education briefs

    Last day of school
    The last day of school for Marion County Public School students is Friday, May 20. Marion County High School graduation will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 21. And, the closing day for staff will be Tuesday, May 24.

    Dream Bus
    The Dream Bus is scheduled to visit all schools prior to the end of the year. It’s also scheduled to be in neighborhoods throughout the summer. Information will be mailed home to families.

    College and Career Ready

  • County not allowing vandals to spoil Scott’s Ridge lookout

    The Scott’s Ridge lookout in Raywick provides one of the most beautiful views of Marion County, but its splendor is often spoiled by vulgar graffiti and litter.
    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements has made it his own personal project to try and keep that area cleaned up. He’s also put surveillance cameras in the area to try and catch the people who are defacing the property.

  • Family's loss wasn't in vain

    By Terri Likens
    Special to the Enterprise

    Inherent in the month of April is the promise of life.
    Redbuds and dogwoods paint hillsides transitioning from winter’s drab, and even on cloudy days, Central Kentucky’s bluegrass seems to shimmer with its own light.
    It’s the month that Marion County native Terra Yates Gillispie was born, on April 27 — a birthday she shares with her mother, Lisa Yates.
    It’s also the month that Gillispie unexpectedly lost Yates four years ago.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court to meet today, April 21

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 21, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center on North Spalding Avenue.