Local News

  • Dickens Christmas is Friday

    The annual Dickens Christmas celebration returns to downtown Lebanon on Friday, Nov. 23. The Lebanon Main Street and Marion County Chamber of Commerce are once again hosting the celebration.

    The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Friday with the lighting of the community Christmas tree.

    The Dickens Christmas parade will take place at 7 p.m. with Santa Claus as the grand marshal. After the parade, Santa will be available at Joe's Deli on Main for pictures.

  • Loretto Christmas Parade

    There will be a Christmas Parade on Friday, Nov. 30, in Loretto. A tree lighting will take place at the post office parking lot at 5:45 p.m., and the parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. The parade will start at Loretto City Hall and end at the car wash. Following the parade will be refreshments and photos with Santa at Loretto City Hall.

  • New melodrama opens this weekend

    Kentucky Classic Theatre is back with another new, old-fashioned melodrama for the holiday season. Performances of "The Desperate Director," written by G.B. Dixon and Dave Chappelle, will coincide with this weekend's Dickens Christmas and the Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival the following week.

    "The Desperate Director" will be performed Nov. 23, 24 and 30 and Dec. 1 in Angelic Hall in the Centre Square Fine Arts Building. All performances are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

  • Enterprise to deliver letters to Santa

    The Lebanon Enterprise continues to partner with the jolliest man in the land, Santa Claus, and deliver local letters to him at the North Pole before Christmas.

    This year, the Enterprise will also continue the tradition of publishing letters written by local children, only with a twist.

  • Shipp, Gribbins indicted for murder

    The Marion County grand jury handed down two indictments for murder Monday.

    Dewayne Shipp, 49, of 83 Webster Way in McDaniels was indicted for murder and for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

    According to the indictment, on or about Nov. 14, Shipp intentionally engaged in conduct that caused the death of Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes.

    No bond was set in this case.

  • Rakes is the fourth local officer killed in the line of duty

    Since 2009, three active duty law enforcement officials have died in Marion County.

    Lebanon Police Officer David Ford was murdered by his estranged wife at his home in Campbellsville on Feb. 10, 2009.

    Lebanon Police Chief Joe Bell died while undergoing surgery June 6, 2011.

    And, on Wednesday of last week, Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes was shot and killed.

  • Shigella spreading sickness in Marion County

    Shigellosis has become a common word in Marion Countians' vocabulary lately with an outbreak of cases, especially in local school children.

    The highly contagious infection started to show its ugly face in Marion County in July, but since school has started approximately 84 cases have been confirmed, according to Wendy Keown, director of school health services for the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

  • Campbellsville gas station heavily damaged by fire

    By Calen McKinney
    Landmark News Service

    TMart on East Broadway was heavily damaged by fire on Saturday at about 3 p.m., after witnesses at the scene say a car crashed into the back of the building and struck a gas line.
    No one was inside and no injuries have been reported.
    Robie Singh, who owns the store, said an employee working stepped out the building's back door to smoke and heard a car hit the building.

  • Car collides with Marion County ambulance during patient transport

    By Spencer Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

    A female driver collided with an ambulance that was transporting a Marion County man who suffered from a traumatic fall.
    The man was being transferred to University Hospital in Louisville, according to Marion County EMS. After the wreck, he was airlifted by Air Methods to U of L.
    The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

  • 'He was a good man'

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements walked to a podium positioned alongside the coffin at the front of Marion County High School's gymnasium. Before he said a word, he took a moment to gather himself. Fighting back the pain visible in his face, he spoke about his fallen deputy, Anthony Rakes.

    "He was a good man," Clements said at Saturday's funeral service. "Everyone who knew him would tell you that, and it didn't take long for those who didn't know him to realize that."