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  • Recreational area becoming hotspot for outdoor activities

    By Matt Overing
    Summer intern


    The first thing you'll notice about Popes Creek Ranch is its uniqueness.
    Two teepees give an impression of the ranch being something different than your average recreational area. The ranch appeals to any outdoor enthusiast and has housed visitors from as far away as Europe.

  • Five lives lost but not forgotten

    By Diane Mattingly
    Special to the Enterprise

    Time wasn’t there. That’s how Judy Ballard Platt describes that night 50 years ago when five young men crashed into a tree near her home. 
    “It was just like it was something that wasn’t happening,” she said. “It was like an eternity, like a slow motion-type thing.”
    Platt, along with her father and brother Howard, went immediately to the wreck scene on that Monday night of May 25, 1964.

  • Two indicted in connection with Nelson monastery embezzlement

    Landmark News Service

    Two people have been indicted in connection to an alleged embezzlement of more than $1 million from the Abbey of Gethsemani, a monastery south of Bardstown. It's home to about 50 Trappist monks.
    John E. Hutchins and his wife, Carrie, were indicted on multiple counts of theft by unlawful taking, complicity to theft by unlawful taking, unlawful access to a computer and complicity to unlawful access to a computer by a Nelson County grand jury today, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Daugherty, Wicker, Bishop win county races

    David Daugherty defeated Doug Mattingly in the Democratic primary race to become the next Marion County judge/executive.

    Daugherty received 2,452 votes, and Mattingly received 782 votes. * 

    In the District One magistrate race, incumbent Magistrate Jackie Wicker received 437 votes to win the Democratic primary. Bobby Hardin Jr. received 200 votes, and Monty Ray Mullins received 53 votes.

  • Enterprise welcomes summer intern

    University of Kentucky student and Boyle County native Matt Overing, 22, will be working as an intern at The Lebanon Enterprise this summer.
    Overing graduated from Boyle County High School in 2010, and will be a senior at the University of Kentucky in the fall, majoring in journalism. He will also be working as the sports editor at the Kentucky Kernel, UK’s student newspaper.
    Overing has a fiancé, Kylee, and two dogs, Bailey, a collie, and Addie, a beagle jack russell mix. He enjoys playing video games (too much) and watching sports.

  • Upcoming early deadlines for Enterprise

    The Lebanon Enterprise will have early deadlines for its May 28 edition. Due to our printing schedule, the deadline for all advertising will be 10 a.m. on Friday, May 23. All editorial items will need to be submitted by 5 p.m., Thursday.
     

  • Celebrate summer in the Heart of Kentucky Memorial Day weekend

    Each year, millions of people across America celebrate over the Memorial Day weekend with barbecues, family picnics, and tours of national monuments and cemeteries. As Americans honor those who have fought for their country through the centuries, tourism venues are stepping up to say thank you as well.

  • School board to have special called meeting

    A special meeting of the Marion County Board of Education will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, at the Administration Building located at 755 East Main Street in Lebanon for the purpose of considering and acting on any matters pertaining to the items of business on the following agenda:

    • Student support services
    • Executive session for purposes of discussion of personnel, pursuant to KRS 61.810(1)(f)
     

  • Primary election is Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 20, is primary election day in Kentucky.

    The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    As a reminder, here are the contested races on the Marion County ballot along with links to stories about the candidates in those races:

    • County judge/executive http://goo.gl/QDcrDv

    • District One magistrate http://goo.gl/S1HikF

    • District Three magistrate http://goo.gl/kgS2vF

  • Missing woman has been located

    A Lebanon woman who was reported missing has been found.

    Stephanie Hayes Keeling, 37, was located in Palm Beach, Florida. Monday morning, the Marion County Sheriff's Office was able to contact Keeling at a residence in Palm Beach.

    Members of her family were able to speak with her and verified her location. They reported that she is OK, according to the sheriff's office.