Local News

  • Campbellsville man arrested for damaging Scott’s Ridge lookout

    Steven Craig Benningfield, 23, of Campbellsville was arrested on July 29 in Taylor County for second-degree criminal mischief. His arrest resulted from an investigation into a June 21 incident in which Benningfield is accused of unlawfully damaging property at the Scott’s Ridge Road lookout near Raywick. Benningfield was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center with bail set at $2,500.

  • Tri-County United Way kickoff is Aug. 17

    The 2017 Marion County Tri-County United Way “kickoff” event will be held at 5 p.m., Aug. 17, at Rosewood Bar and Grill. This event is being held in conjunction with the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s “Chamber Connections.” Tri-County United Way is sponsoring this event.

  • Fiscal court briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court held its regular monthly meeting Aug. 3.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty read a proclamation declaring Friday, Aug. 4, as Marion County Little League Softball Day. The court presented certificates to players and coaches of the two Little League Softball All-Star teams.
    In other matters, magistrates:
    • Approve a pauper funeral expense to be paid to Campbell-Dewitt Funeral Home. 

  • Bradfordsville woman indicted for burglary

    Elizabeth Isabele, 35, of 960 Bradfordsville Road in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree burglary, defacing a firearm, and possession of a defaced firearm in Marion Circuit Court recently. According to the indictment, on or about Nov. 18, 2015, Isabele knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a building with intent to commit a crime, intentionally defaced a firearm or aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act, and was found to be in possession of a defaced firearm. Her bond was set at $20,000, and she was ordered to have no contact with the victim or premises.

  • MCPS Opening Day

    Marion County Public Schools held its opening day breakfast Monday, Aug. 7.

    Students returned to schools Wednesday, Aug. 9.

  • Raywick teen indicted for rape, sex abuse

    A Raywick teenager was indicted for sodomy, sex abuse and rape in Marion Circuit Court on July 31.
    Charles E. Spurlock III, 19, of 795 Clell Mattingly Road in Raywick was indicted for two counts of first-degree sodomy, first-degree sex abuse, two counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, first-degree criminal attempt to commit sodomy, and first-degree rape.

  • Gravel Switch man sentenced to 10 years in prison for US Bank robbery

    Andrew Lanham of Lanham Road in Gravel Switch was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of first-degree robbery and theft of an automobile.
    In October of last year, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lanham in connection with a robbery that occurred Oct. 6, at US Bank in Loretto.
    Lanham stole a car at TGKY in Lebanon the morning before the robbery. He was an employee at TGKY at the time. The stolen car was recovered on George Beaven Road in Loretto.

  • Teen indicted for car thefts, criminal mischief

    One of two teenagers believed to be responsible for a string of vehicle thefts was indicted in Marion Circuit Court July 31.
    John S. Melger, 18, of Lebanon was arrested in June after the Marion County Sheriff’s Office found evidence that connected him, and a 16-year-old male, whose name hasn’t been released, to several crimes.
    According to the indictment, Melger, 18 of 140 Rosenwald Village was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 (auto), first-degree criminal mischief and third-degree arson.

  • Telling her own story

    Leah Hazelwood had two goals for the 2018 Distinguished Young Women competition.
    One, she wanted to win an interview award.
    Two, she wanted to show up her older sister, Alexus, who competed in the Distinguished Young Woman competition in 2014.
    Saturday evening, Hazelwood accomplished all of that and then some.

  • Leah Hazelwood named 2018 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman

    Leah Hazelwood was not only named the 2018 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman, but she also made history as the first African American participant to ever win the local competition.

    Hazelwood is the daughter of David Hazelwood and Autria Calhoun of Lebanon.

    Other winners included: First runner-up Jane Palagi, second runner-up Harmony Lanham and third runner-up Caroline Piekarski.

    See many more photos of the competition and read more about Hazelwood and the other winners in this week's edition of The Lebanon Enterprise.