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Local News

  • MCPS Audit: Room to improve

    A school's audit report doesn't usually make big headlines unless there are big problems.

    And, while there were no big problems with the Marion County Public Schools' 2010-11 audit report, the auditors did make several recommendations, all of them concerning the superintendent's travel expenditures and reimbursements.

  • Back to home base

    As the country commemorated Veterans Day, the occasion was cause for celebration for a different reason for five Marion County families.

    Five local soldiers - Sgt. Anthony Clark, Sgt. Steven Glover, Cpt. Justin Roederer, Sgt. James "Tim" Smothers and Spc. Robert "B.J." Thompson Jr. - returned home in October following a nine-month tour of duty with the 8-229th Aviation Regiment, the "Flying Tigers" of the U.S. Army Reserve.

  • Walking for Kara

    It's been 16 months since Kara Tingle Rigdon was last seen, but her family and friends continue to search for answers about her disappearance.

    On Saturday morning, nearly 50 people participated in the Walk for Answers to raise money for a search team to assist with the ongoing investigation of Kara's disappearance.

  • Tourist commission meets Nov. 14

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center in Lebanon.

    The items on the agenda include:

    - Delegation from Robin Humphress

    - Approve of minutes of meetings from September, October and November.

    - Treasurer's report

    - Executive director's report

    - New Business: Remaining November radio marketing and December marketing plan and ads.

  • Raywick man recovering from single vehicle accident on Hwy. 289

    A Raywick man is listed in stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville following a single-vehicle accident on Hwy. 289 Thursday morning.

    Brendan Buckman of Raywick was driving a 2000 Chevrolet pickup, which was found overturned in a field on Hwy. 289 near the Jessietown bridge. The Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene at 10:59 a.m. Nov. 10.

  • Campbellsville man dies in single-vehicle accident

    A Campbellsville man died Wednesday afternoon after his vehicle ran into a tree six miles west of Calvary on Ky. 208.
    Gerald Keith Schutt, 29, was driving eastbound on Ky. 208 in a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo when he drove off of the westbound side of the road and struck a tree at 4:50 p.m. Nov. 9, according to the Kentucky State Police.
    Schutt was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County coroner at 5:55 p.m.

  • City remembers late police chief

    The City of Lebanon took time during its Nov. 7 meeting to remember late police chief Joe Bell, who died June 6.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw and Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady, who was Bell’s assistant chief, presented Bell’s badge and office bars to his finance, Susan Yocum.

    “We do it with our most sincere appreciation for his life and service,” Crenshaw said.

  • Operation Christmas Child begins Monday

    Stewart's Creek Baptist Church is serving as a drop-off location in Lebanon for Operation Christmas Child - the world's largest Christmas project of its kind. Right now, local volunteers are busy preparing collection sites around the area to receive gift-filled shoe boxes, packed by caring Marion County residents with toys, school supplies and necessity items for hurting kids in 100 countries.

  • MCPS Reading Celebration is Tuesday, Nov. 15

    The Marion County Career and Technical Student Organizations will hold their 9th annual "Share-A-Story" night from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Marion County High School. Students in grades P-6, along with their families, are invited to come and enjoy this free night of fun.

  • Send us your Santa letters

    Santa Claus is continuing his annual request for children to submit their letters to him via The Lebanon Enterprise.

    The Enterprise will continue its tradition of publishing letters written by local children. A special edition of the paper will include hundreds of requests (and some artwork) submitted on behalf of the younger members of the community.