Local News

  • Man, dog escape morning house fire

    A Lebanon man and his dog escaped a house fire early Friday morning.

    According to the Lebanon Police Dispatch records, Tom Glasscock called at 3:09 a.m. to report his house at 420 Hwy. 289 was on fire. Glasscock told the dispatcher that he and his dog were in the house when the smoke alarm went off.

    “His dog woke him up,” Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said.

  • County closings for Martin Luther King Day

    Marion County Judge/Executive has announced to following closings for the Martin Luther King Holiday.

    Because  of the holiday, the state computer system will be shut  down. Likewise, the Marion County Clerk’s Office, the Marion County PVA Office, and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office will be closed from Saturday Jan. 19 through Monday, Jan. 21.

    The  sheriff’s office will respond to calls placed through the Lebanon Police Dispatch (692-2121).

    The Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Jan. 21.

  • Magistrates favor naming highway in honor of deputy

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved a resolution Jan. 17 in favor of renaming the Danville Highway portion of US 68 as the Deputy Sheriff Carl Anthony Rakes Memorial Highway.

    Rakes was killed Nov. 14, 2012, on Danville Highway after stopping to check on a vehicle.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly presented the resolution to the fiscal court Thursday. Magistrate Steve Masterson was not present at that meeting.

  • Enterprise to be closed Monday, Jan. 21, for MLK Jr. Day

    The Lebanon Enterprise office will be closed Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    The deadline to place an advertisement in the Jan. 23 edition of The Lebanon Enterprise is noon Friday.

    The deadline for any news items is 5 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 17.

  • Attorney General to speak Thursday at MCHS

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway will be speak with Marion County High School students at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17.

    Conway will be speaking about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Dr. Karen Shay (a concerned parent), Van Ingram (executive director of the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy), State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills will be joining Conway.

    The talk is part of Conway's "Keep Kentucky Kids Safe" program.

  • Upcoming “Snapped” episode to feature Tonya Ford


  • Springfield woman files lawsuit against TG Kentucky

    Christina Ellery of 123 Domus Court in Springfield has filed a lawsuit in Marion Circuit Court against TG Kentucky and MS Companies of Kentucky LLC.

    In her complaint, filed Jan. 9, Ellery argues that she was fired after she was injured on the job and pursued a worker's compensation claim. She further argues that her firing was a violation of Kentucky statutes prohibiting retaliation for filing a worker's compensation claim.
    She also argues that her firing constituted the intentional infliction of emotional distress.
    She is seeking attorney fees.

  • Meeting on future of Gravel Switch Fire Department set for Jan. 16

    Members of the Kentucky State Fire Commission have asked to address some concerns about the Gravel Switch Fire Department, and a meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Gravel Switch Community Center.

  • Two people die in Washington County shooting

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating a shooting incident in Washington County that ended with two people dead.

    William Woodford, 52 and his mother-in-law Phyllis Tarter, 58, both of Washington County, were found dead early Monday morning inside a house on Brushgrove Road, 12 miles north of Springfield, according to the state police.

    The Springfield Police Department received a call at 10:16 p.m. Sunday. The caller reported that a man was threatening suicide at a house on Brushgrove Road, 12 miles north of Springfield.

  • City council names Fogle's replacement