Local News

  • Life expectancy in most Central Kentucky counties meets or exceeds state average

    By Danielle Ray
    Kentucky Health News

    Life expectancy, perhaps the most basic measure of a community's overall health, is roughly equal to or better than the state average in most Central Kentucky counties, but in every county to the east, lives are shorter.

  • Enterprise hires new reporter

    After spending the last several years traveling across the country and world, Jason Morrow wanted to come back home to Kentucky.
    A job at The Lebanon Enterprise has led him, his wife, Emily, and their beloved dog, Winnie, to this community, and they have instantly fallen in love with the place.
    “The people are friendly, the newspaper is great, and the town is so nice,” Morrow said. “I wanted to be in a place where we could truly become a part of the community, and we have found it.”

  • Arena could improve amenities

    “If we build it, they will come.”
    That’s what members of the Marion County Fiscal Court, the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission and the Lebanon City Council believe with regard to building a new multipurpose facility at the Marion County Fairgrounds.
    But, the project goes far beyond just attracting tourists to the area, according to Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund, who attended a special-called fiscal court meeting last week.

  • Marion County Music Fest

    Kentucky Classic ARTS Friends of Live Music hosted the second annual Marion County Music Fest Saturday evening at Johnson Field behind Centre Square in Lebanon. Performers included Lebanon’s own Paul Childers and The Black Tie Affair, Daybreak, Grace Farmer with New Deal, Katelyn and Samantha Daugherty, and Autria Calhoun and the MC All Star Band.
    In addition to the music, there were inflatable bouncy houses for children and food, including ribeye steaks, hamburgers and hot dogs grilled by the Marion County Cattlemen.

  • Old Mill Days

    The summer heat didn’t keep people from enjoying the activities and fun of the annual Old Mill Days in Bradfordsville on Friday and Saturday. Attendees enjoyed two days full of events including a tractor show, three-on-three basketball, live music and water slides. The event began Friday night and continued late into Saturday.

    Old Mill Days winners

  • Relay for Life more than $36,000 for American Cancer Society

    The 20th annual Marion County Relay for Life was held Friday, June 10, at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon. As of last count, the total raised for the American Cancer Society was $36,867.
    TGKY was named the top corporate team and Kentucky Cooperage was the top fundraising team. Charlie’s Angels received an award for having the best decorated campsite. Stephanie Buckman received the 110 percent award and Bonnie Roution won the spirit award.

  • Family upset over SCC scholarship

    Fran Blandford was a student at St. Catharine College when she was killed in a car crash in March of 2000. Following her death, her parents, Albert and Mary Jane Blandford, established a scholarship fund in her memory. They also created the Fran Blandford Memorial Garden on the college campus and maintained that garden over the years since.
    Now Blandford’s family is upset, and they feel top St. Catharine officials have misled them and deceived them into signing over approximately $140,000 to the college shortly before announcing the school would close its doors.

  • Lebanon man wrecks into ravine

    A Lebanon man was injured after he lost control of his vehicle and wrecked into a deep ravine on Danville Highway Saturday afternoon.
    The accident occurred at 1:01 p.m., approximately two miles east of Lebanon on Danville Highway, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • Pieces of art

    Local elementary school students participated in an art show at the Marion County Heritage Center recently.

  • Sisters to compete in Donate Life Transplant Games

    Sisters Cara Brahm and Lisa Cissell will be competing in the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America June 10-15 in Cleveland, Ohio.
    The Donate Life Transplant Games is a multi-sport festival event produced by the Transplant Games of America for individuals who have undergone life saving transplant surgeries. Cara and Lisa will be joining the Kentucky team, which has approximately 25 competitors.
    Cara received new lungs on Sept. 8, 2014, and Lisa had a double lung transplant on April 16, 2011. Both sisters battled with cystic fibrosis.