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Local News

  • Exciting improvements for Marion County Public Library on the horizon

    Marion County Public Library staff shared details about the new innovative features the new library will offer to the public in the fall during the Marion County Economic Development Office’s First Friday Forum on April 6.

    Amy Morgeson, director of the Marion County Public Library, said improvements to the library have been 24 years in the making, with years of planning, and an application for a grant to make everything possible. 

  • Free trees on Earth Day

    The Marion County Conservation District will celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 20.

    In 1970, Earth Day was created and this holiday helps make people more aware of environmental concerns and issues. In celebration of this holiday, the Marion County Conservation District will be giving away free trees to the public beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 20. Trees will be given away until they are all gone. The species of trees available will be pecan, pin oak, eastern redbud, wild plum, white pine and silky dogwood.

  • Ladies of Lebanon Benefit Concert is April 27-28

    The Ladies of Lebanon Benefit Concert is back, and this time, they are singing Broadway. Join these women as they donate their talents and time to raise money for Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square. The concert will be on stage at 7 pm., April 27-28, at Angelic Hall, located at 237 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.

  • Walk to end child abuse

    The second-annual Child Abuse Awareness Walk will be held this Saturday, April 14, at Graham Memorial Park.

    Hosted by Lebanon’s Head Start in support of Child Abuse Awareness Month, the walk will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, and will offer free family fun, all for a great cause. 

  • State to match Marion County’s recallable nickel, pending Gov. Bevin approval

    The Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives have approved a budget that would include matching Marion County’s recallable nickel tax, and it’s awaiting Governor Matt Bevin’s approval.

    Gov. Bevin has until Friday, April 13, to approve or veto the proposal, according to State Sen. Jimmy Higdon. 

  • St. Catharine College sale delayed until June

    The sale of St. Catharine College near Springfield has hit a bump in the road.

    According to documents filed in federal court, the sale date has been extended because the purchaser was unable to fund the sale.

    A new closing date has been set for June 4, along with payments being added to the purchase price, including a non-refundable $470,000 payment, “which shall constitute a credit against the total purchase price at closing (sic).”

  • Independent Stave to build new $66.5 million cooperage in Morehead

    FRANKFORT - Barrel manufacturer Independent Stave Co. will create 220 jobs for Kentuckians with a new $66.5 million cooperage in Morehead.

  • Casey County mom arrested for criminal abuse

    A Casey County woman is facing a misdemeanor third-degree criminal child abuse charge after her children were found walking down the road alone on March 27.

    Lauren Thomas, 27, of Liberty was arrested after the Casey County 911 center received a call just after 6 p.m. about three small children walking down Walnut Hill Road alone.

  • Next week’s special edition to feature Layla Spring

    After making it to the final 24 on American Idol, Marion County’s Layla Spring was eliminated Monday, April 9, after delivering a stellar performance with Sugarland. Spring touted on social media that there could be a wildcard spot available and asked her fans to keep tagging posts by American Idol saying they want her back. Read all about her journey in next week’s special edition of The Lebanon Enterprise.

  • Planting a dream

    Last year, Stevie Gray, 37, of Gravel Switch was given a priceless gift, and he wants to share that gift with Marion County’s youth.