Local News

  • Two more enter school board race

    Two more candidates have filed for the Marion County Board of Education, and they will be squaring off against one another Nov. 2.

    Sr. Kay Carlew, the chairwoman of the board of education, has filed for re-election in the District Five seat on the board. Ed Hacker has filed to run against her.

    In all, three school board seats will be on the ballot.

    Mike Cecil has filed to run in District Four, and former school board member Michael Mullins has filed to run again in District Three.

  • Recreational education

    The players lined up on either side of the basketball court, ready to run at a moment's notice. When instructor Danny Marks barked out two numbers, four students rushed to the middle of the court where a standoff ensued over who would pick up... a rubber chicken.

    The game was just one of the many activities included in the 21st Century Learning Center's summer program.

    Since 2003, the learning center has provided after-school and summer activities for students at Glasscock and Lebanon elementary schools and Lebanon Middle School.

  • Another arson suspected in Bradfordsville

    A trailer fire early Tuesday morning in Bradfordsville is the most recent in a series of suspected arsons in the city. The fire was reported at 3:01 a.m. June 22.

    The double-wide trailer on Central Avenue in Bradfordsville has been vacant for about a year, according to Assistant Fire Chief Joe Pat Kirkland. No one was injured as a result of the fire.

    Kirkland said flames were coming out of the front door of the trailer when the firefighters arrived on the scene.

  • Lebanon woman recovering after being hit by a lumber truck

    An 81-year-old Lebanon woman is recuperating at University Hospital in Louisville after being struck by a lumber truck in downtown Lebanon Tuesday afternoon.

    The accident occurred at the intersection of Main Street and Spalding Avenue (near the Lebanon Post Office) at approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 29.

  • Springfield man seriously injured in motorcycle accident

    A Springfield man is in serious condition at University Hospital after being involved in a motorcycle accident Saturday in Loretto.   The collision occurred at 8:14 p.m. on KY 49 in Loretto.

    John F. Golden, 52, was driving a 1978 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he lost control, and was thrown from the motorcycle. Golden was not wearing a helmet and was airlifted by Air Evac to University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Board addresses open meetings issue

    The Lebanon Enterprise issued an open meetings complaint to the Marion County Board of Education regarding a closed session that took place during the June 8 board meeting. During a special called meeting Monday, Sr. Kay Carlew read the following statement in response to that complaint.

    "The closed session during the June 8, 2010, board meeting related to confidential student information rather than discipline of a student and was authorized by KRS 61.810-1(k), instead of KRS 61.810-1(f) as referenced during the meeting.

  • Rabid raccoon found in Loretto

    A child was bitten in the Loretto area recently by a raccoon that tested positive for rabies.

    According to Marion County Animal Control Officer Jeff Wooldridge, as far as he knows the child is OK, but will have to undergo a serious of shots.

    Wooldridge encouraged all pet owners to get their pets vaccinated for rabies. Last year, there were two skunks in the county that tested positive for rabies, one right in downtown Lebanon.

  • Heat Wave

    As the park activities director for the City of Lebanon, Matthew Mattingly is used to working outdoors. At this time of year, almost everything he and his employees do is outside, and recently, that's meant working in temperatures that regularly exceed 90 degrees and heat indexes that push 100 degrees or higher.

    "It's probably about the worst week or week and a half we've had in the past three or four years," Mattingly said.

  • Holiday office closings

    County offices at the David R. Hourigan Government Center will be closed Saturday July 3, and Monday, July 5, for the Fourth of July holiday.

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office will respond to calls, but they will be routed through the dispatch at the Lebanon Police Department (621-2121 or 911 for emergencies).

  • Jets Over Kentucky to land in Lebanon soon

    Jets Over Kentucky Week kicks off with free flying for pilots July 4-8 at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport just outside downtown Lebanon. This radio-controlled jet show is a Kentucky Tourism Council Top 10 Summer Event and is expected to draw nearly 200 pilots from all over the U.S. and three other countries.