Local News

  • Fall back on Sunday, Nov. 5

    At 2 a.m. this Sunday, Daylight Saving Time will end. Clocks should be set back one hour.
    Daylight Saving Time was initiated to save energy on artificial lighting and make better use of daylight. It was implemented roughly 100 years ago, but conceived much earlier than that. Today, Daylight Saving Time is in use in more than 70 countries across the globe, affecting approximately one billion people every year. Hawaii, most of Arizona, most of Saskatchewan, and some regions of British Colombia, Nunavut, Quebec, and Ontario do not observe daylight savings time.

  • US. Postal Service: No delivery on Nov. 11

    The U.S. Postal Service now says it will not deliver mail on Saturday, Nov. 11 in observance of the true Veterans Day holiday.
    Earlier in the year, the postal service had said there would be no mail delivery on Friday, Nov. 10 because of Veterans Day. Now, those plans have changed.

  • Homelessness in Lebanon and Marion County

    Homelessness is a common issue in big cities, but it’s not given much thought in rural areas, such as Lebanon and Marion County.
    However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
    Local business owner Freddie Hilpp knows firsthand.

  • MCPS responds to threat against students

    Marion County Public School administrators and Lebanon Police Department School Resource Officer Mark Roney investigated a threat made toward a group of students on Wednesday, Oct. 25, according to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.
    The threat was typed using an app on a school Chromebook, Schlosser told the Enterprise. The threat originated from Marion County High School and was directed toward two students at the high school and one student at the Knight Academy (the former Lebanon Middle School).

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  • Judge denies bond reduction in murder case

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    A suspect facing a possible death sentence was denied a reduction in her $1 million bond last week.
    Alexis Gribbins, 19, asked Nelson Circuit Court Judge Charles Simms to reduce her bond in a hearing Oct. 19. Simms ruled on Oct. 23 that the $1 million was reasonable to assure her appearance in court, given the severity of the charges against her.

  • Meth mixtures hitting the streets

    “The Walking Dead” has become an incredibly popular television series, but it seems to be coming to life on the streets of Lebanon and beyond, according to local law enforcement and Marion County Jailer Barry Brady.
    On Oct. 13, a 30-year-old woman was arrested for public intoxication after she was found in the middle of Kobert Avenue screaming about snakes on a porch and in the trees. She was incoherent, and unable to communicate or function when being processed in the Marion County Detention Center, Jailer Brady said.

  • Andy Griffith Show actress reminisces about Mayberry

    By Larry Vaught

    Mount Pilot, North Carolina — About 20 years after the “Andy Griffith Show” finished its original TV run, actor Andy Griffith delivered a memorable line during the “Return to Mayberry” special.
    “Something about Mayberry and Mayberry folk never leaves you,” Griffith said during the wedding reception for Barney Fife (Don Knotts) and Thelma Lou — two long-time sweethearts who never married during the original series.

  • Workforce Development Board convenes Crisis Task Force

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – Setting out to ultimately increase workforce participation to meet the needs of employers and ensure continued economic health, the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (LTWDB) convened key stakeholders representing all aspects of the workforce development system and employers that are struggling to meet their workforce needs.

  • MCPS responds to threat against students

    Marion County Public School administrators and Lebanon Police Department School Resource Officer Mark Roney investigated a threat made toward a group of three students on Wednesday, Oct. 25, according to a media release from Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.
    The students directly involved and the parents of those students have been notified, Schlosser said.
    The students involved attend the Marion County Knight Academy and Marion County High School.