Local News

  • Donate blood and become a hero for patients in need

    American Red Cross heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They don’t wear capes or special suits, and their badge of honor is the bandage that shows they gave the “gift of life.” The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to become hometown heroes and answer the call of patients in need by donating blood.
    Donating blood is one of the simplest things a person can do to help save a patient’s life. For the hour it takes to give blood, there could be a whole community of people thankful for another birthday given to their loved one.

  • Nationally sanctioned cornhole tournament added to Ham Days
  • Council approves new city hall design

    The Lebanon City Council approved the updated plans for the new city hall after a presentation to the public during the Lebanon City Council’s regular monthly meeting Monday night. Architect Tim Murphy of Murphy+Graves+Trimble, PLLC (MGT), presented the new renderings to the public and to the council. Murphy said the team had the public in mind when creating the mockups for the building.

  • Dairy industry faces struggles

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    June is National Dairy Month, a month that started as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk to stabilize the dairy demand when there was a production surplus.
    Just like there is now.
    Sixteen months ago, milk was at $26 per hundredweight (about 12 gallons). Now, it’s at $15 per hundredweight.
    “There’s an over supply of milk worldwide,” said long time farmer, Joe Paul Mattingly.

  • MCPS Dream Bus delivering food, education to local children

    The Marion County Public School System’s Dream Bus is making its rounds across the county, delivering free food and education to local students. While on the bus, students (anyone 18 and under) can eat free, there is also a short lesson, and then children can play outside. Last week, instructor Jose Lyons centered the daily lesson around “shark week.”

    The Dream Bus schedule

    • 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.        Brookhaven

  • Lebanon man indicted for burglary

    Charles A. Buckley, 29, of 314 South Proctor Knott Avenue in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree burglary in Marion Circuit Court on June 6. He was also indicted for being a second-degree persistent felony offender and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • 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.