Local News

  • Chamber celebrates 75 years at annual awards banquet

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce celebrated 75 years at its annual awards banquet Thursday, Jan. 26.

  • The late Gene Lanham inducted into Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Hall of Fame

    The late Gene Lanham of Marion County was honored during this year’s Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention in Lexington.
    Lanham had a lifelong commitment to being a voice for agriculture. Lanham had his start in the dairy industry and served various roles with Dairyman Inc., KYANA Milk Producers and the American Dairy Association.
    After making the switch to beef cattle in 1990, he went on to establish the Marion County Cattlemen’s Association and served as president for more than 15 years.

  • Jail receives $230,000 budget increase from state

    The Marion County Detention Center started reaping the benefits of an $8 per diem contract with the Department of Corrections this week. This will give the jail an estimated $230,000 increase in the annual budget. The reason? Marion County Jailer Barry Brady said it was because of the jail’s Re-entering American Communities with Hope (REACH) program.
    “We have diligently been working with the state,” Brady said. “Marion County is one of the largest programmatic jails. We offer more programs than any other jail across the state.”

  • Superintendent: “I promise to give it everything I’ve got, every single day”

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved a four-year contract and a pay raise for Superintendent Taylora Schlosser during a special-called meeting Friday morning.
    Schlosser, who has been superintendent since July of 2013, received a 5.8 percent pay increase, taking her salary from $123,864 to $131,000.
    During Thursday’s meeting, Board Chairman Butch Cecil read the following statement:

  • Community prayer service for refugees to be held Feb. 3

    A community prayer service for refugees will be held at 6 p.m., this Friday, Feb. 3, at United Presbyterian Church (157 E. Main Street, next to the library). Anyone concerned about the years-long refugee crisis and anyone worried over how our leaders are approaching newcomers to the U.S. are welcome to take part. All are welcome. A collection will be taken up for Kentucky Refugee Ministries. For more information, call UPC at 270-692-2551.

  • Celebrating lasting marriages in Marion County

    “Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.” - Simone Signoret
    The Lebanon Enterprise wants to celebrate the long lasting marriages in Marion County. If you (or your parents, grandparents, etc.) have been married for 25 years or longer, please write to us and give us the following information:
    • The couple’s names.
    • How many years they’ve been married.
    • What is their secret to having a long, loving, lasting marriage?

  • Baby ingests heroin, parents charged with criminal abuse

    John Patterson, 26, of Somerset, and Leah Pollaro, 26, of Millersburg, were arrested on Jan. 28 and charged with second-degree criminal abuse after their 11-month-old child was discovered to have ingested heroin.

  • Fatal fire in Casey County

    A house fire has killed a woman in Casey County, and injured two others, including a child.

    Kentucky State Police Post 15 received a call from Casey County dispatch Sunday at approximately 2:21 a.m. EST in reference to a single family structure fire on Dry Fork Road in Casey County.

    The human remains found in the residence have been identified as Brandi Nix, 25, of Burnside. The other victims, who remain hospitalized in critical condition, are Brandi Nix's child, 3-year-old Arianna Nix, and a friend, Jeremy Wilkerson, 33, of Windsor.

  • Car wreck kills Bardstown man

    A Bardstown man is dead after a two-vehicle collision in St. Francis Thursday afternoon.

    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the collision occurred at 4:08 p.m., on North St. Francis Road in St. Francis. Elizabeth M. Fife, 48, of Loretto was driving a 2014 Ford south and Dylan M. Glaser, 21, of Bardstown was driving a 1993 Chevrolet north when their vehicles collided. Fife and her 9-year-old passenger were treated at the scene and transported to Spring View Hospital by Marion County EMS.

  • Nelson County: Man accused of assault after striking woman with sausage

    The Kentucky Standard

    A Bardstown man was indicted on assault and endangerment charges Wednesday, Jan.18, after allegedly using a frozen roll of sausage to physically assault a woman.
    According to an arrest complaint, Derek Kiesler, 24, is accused of striking a woman several times in the arms and face on Jan. 11. Kiesler also allegedly struck an infant in the chin before using a frozen log of sausage to hit the woman in the head.