Local News

  • ‘He enjoys being normal’

    Walking into Natalie Wheatley’s home Wednesday morning, the sounds of giggling and water splashing echo down the hallway.
    “Come on in, we’re having bath time,” Natalie yells as more giggling ensues.
    Entering the bathroom, Eli flips and flops around like a fish in the warm bath water.
    He playfully splashes his momma with water and demands for his special bath chair. After a few more minutes of floating in the water, Eli announces that he needs to pee on the potty.

  • ‘Where everybody knows your name’

    “Where everybody knows your name” is the well-known theme song from the 1980s television sitcom Cheers, but it’s also one of the first things that comes to people’s minds when asked about Henning’s Restaurant.
    It’s the City of Lebanon’s very own version of the Boston pub that inspired the TV show. Only, it’s not a pub. It’s an old-fashioned café. And, instead of beer, it serves milkshakes.

  • Lebanon man arrested for assault, drug charges in Danville

    Corey L. Hilliard, 30, of Lebanon was arrested in Danville Sunday, March 19, after allegedly assaulting a female and running her over.

  • Aquatic center will have to close for roof repairs

    By John A. Nelson
    Landmark News Service

    Lebanon’s popular aquatic center is facing major repairs in the near future that will likely require the year-round facility to close for four to six weeks.
    City Administrator John Thomas said last week cost estimates to remove and replace the entire roof of the 19-year-old facility and paint the interior are in the neighborhood of $400,000.

  • Easter egg hunt at park April 8

    Graham Memorial Park will host its annual Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 8. The event will be held rain or shine. The free event is open to ages zero to nine years of age. All participants should meet at the pavilion by the pool before the hunt begins to discuss rules. Children ages zero to four will hunt on Gorley Field. Children ages five to nine will hunt in the playground area. Please bring a basket to collect your eggs. Plastic eggs can be donated back to the park for reuse next year.

  • Share your promposals

    As April draws closer, more Marion County High School students are popping the question... “Prom?”
    We want to hear about this year’s best “Promposals.” If you went above the bar to ask your date to prom, we want to hear about it. Email details of your “Promposal” and a photo to Stevie Lowery at editor@lebanonenterprise.com.
    The deadline to submit your promposals is 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 19.


  • How do you spring into Spring?

    At the end of March, The Lebanon Enterprise’s spring section will debut and we are looking for fun facts along with useful gardening and home tips.
    We are also looking for pictures of extreme vegetables that you have grown. Send us your big beans, towering tomatoes, crazy corn and more.
    Email your gardening stories, tips and photos to editor@lebanonenterprise.com or bring them by the office located at 119 South Proctor Knott Avenue in Lebanon.
    The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 22.

  • Calvary’s Got Talent

    A trio of Calvary students performed the song “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten at the Marion County Board of Education’s meeting March 9. India Young, Maddie Spalding and Will Blake competed in the special talent competition at the state Beta Convention recently. They placed first runner-up and will be competing at the National Beta Convention in Orlando, Florida this June.

  • Lebanon man makes best of life turned upside down

    By John A. Nelson
    Landmark News Service

    Darrell Raikes wears the same easy smile he wore 18 months ago as he stood in a boat holding a large-mouth bass by the jaw, posing for a photo. He sports the same neatly trimmed beard, stares at you softly with the same brown eyes, speaks with the same slow, soothing, Kentucky accent.
    But Darrell Raikes is not the same. A lot has changed since that day on the lake.

  • Drugs in Marion County: Court system tries to tackle local drug problem

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