Local News

  • Former Raywick fire chief indicted

    Former Raywick Fire Chief Charles "Chuck" Helm has been indicted on charges of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and abuse of public trust.

    The indictment against Helm, 52, of 1000 Hazy Downs Road in Raywick was handed down by a Marion County grand jury on Monday, Nov. 19.

  • 'Swiss cheese' annexation case

    The fate of an annexation approved more than six years ago by the Lebanon City Council now rests in the hands of the Kentucky Supreme Court.

    On Nov. 14, Attorney Keith Brown presented the city's case, while Attorney Jim Avritt Sr. spoke on behalf of the property owners who opposed the annexation.

  • Bradfordsville Christmas in the Country drawing near

    It's almost time for Bradfordsville's annual Christmas in the Country celebration.

    Judging for the best decorated house and business in the Bradfordsville area will take place Nov. 30. Participants should make sure their lights are on between 6 and 9 p.m.

    For more information about the decorating contest, call Amy or Kevin at (270) 337-4911.

  • Christmas in the Park is tonight

    Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon will be all aglow Wednesday, Nov. 21, when hundreds of holiday displays and lights will be turned on for the annual Christmas in the Park event.

    The event officially begins at 6:30 p.m., with free cookies, popcorn and hot chocolate. The lighting of the park will occur at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive, in style on one of Lebanon's finest fire trucks, at 7:15 p.m. The event will end at 8 p.m.

  • 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.