Local News

  • Child Abuse Awareness Walk is Saturday

    April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and Lebanon’s first-ever Child Abuse Awareness Walk will take place this Saturday. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Graham Memorial Park.
    The event will include free activities for children, food and a balloon release. Attendees are being asked to wear blue in support of child abuse awareness.
    The event is being sponsored by Central Kentucky Community Action Council Head Start.
    For more information, contact Melissa Garrett, 270-692-9966 or Central Kentucky Head Start, 270-692-2136.

  • ‘I really can’t think of a better place to be’

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty hasn’t given up on his goal of building a multipurpose facility at the fairgrounds, and he took advantage of an opportunity to speak about that project during his “state of the county” address at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday, March 23.
    “It’s in the planning phase, but it’s my goal to continue to push it to be done,” he said.

  • County taking delinquent trash accounts to court

    Magistrates voted to begin court proceedings on delinquent sanitation accounts during the Marion County Fiscal Court’s regular monthly meeting March 16.
    Collecting delinquent trash bills has been a constant headache for county government. Last year, Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty began digging through the mess, and published a list of delinquent accounts in The Lebanon Enterprise on March 1. According to Daugherty, as of right now, 18 delinquent accounts are going to be taken to court.

    In other matters, magistrates:

  • People helping people

    Editor's note: This is the final story in an ongoing series about the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Award winners.

  • Law Enforcement Career Day at autism center

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. Center hosted a law enforcement career day Saturday, March 18. Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Tristan Hayden and his drug dog Gracie, Kentucky State Trooper Morris Farris and Lebanon Police Major Greg Young were in attendance.

  • Louisville’s Distinguished Young Woman has local ties

    Katie Boggs, daughter of David and Gail Boggs of Louisville and granddaughter of Junie and Carolyn Mattingly of Loretto, was named Louisville’s 2018 Distinguished Young Woman Saturday evening at Eastern High School. There was a total of 18 participants, and Boggs won awards in fitness, talent, interview and scholastic before being named the winner. Her talent was a vocal performance to “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera.
    Boggs will advance to the Kentucky Distinguished Young Woman competition Jan. 12-13 in Lexington.

  • Junior Mister is March 25

    The 12th annual Junior Mister competition will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 25, in the Roby Dome at Marion County High School. There are 12 young men in the show who will present the “Wild, Wild West.” Proceeds from the event will benefit the Working the Puzzle for Autism Center and Norton Children's Hospital. Tickets will go on sale today at MCHS. Advanced tickets are $5, and $7 at the door.

  • Lebanon man’s murder trial rescheduled for June in Taylor County

    By Franklin Clark
    Landmark News Service

    A trial for a Lebanon man accused of a murder in Campbellsville has been pushed back a couple of months because his defense attorney hasn’t been able to see all the evidence.
    At a Friday morning hearing, Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding moved William Calhoun’s jury trial from Monday, April 10, to Monday, June 5.

  • In a class of his own

    Matthew Courtwright has joined an elite group of students from across the country, and could be the first of his kind from Marion County.
    He’s been named a National Merit Finalist, an accomplishment no other student from Marion County High School (that we know of) has accomplished.

  • Drugs in Marion County: Safe havens

    Editor’s note: This is the final story in a series about the local drug epidemic in Marion County.

    The evils of alcoholism have haunted Carolyn Green her entire life.
    Growing up with an alcoholic older brother, Green struggled as she watched her parents worry and fear for their son’s life.
    “This disease affects everyone,” Green said. “Alcoholism, it’s as deadly as heroin.”