Local News

  • A step in the right direction

    Old, worn out and used shoes may be just the thing to help provide clean drinking water to people living in developing countries. Marion County is now collecting shoes to benefit Edge Outreach's Shoes for Water program.

    "It's just a really good opportunity that helps with the environment and helps people," said Keith Brock, Marion County solid waste coordinator.

  • Deadline to apply for tourism director job is Sept. 6

    Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission Chairman Dan Lawson said he's already received emails inquiring about the vacant executive director position, which is now officially vacant after Chris Hamilton's last day on the job Friday, Aug. 19.

  • Youth Explosion

    First Baptist Church in Lebanon held its second Youth Explosion Saturday on Depot Street. Children of all ages were welcome to attend the event, which included a water slide, an inflatable bouncy, food, games and music. Visit www.lebanonenterprise.com for more photos from this event.

  • Man arrested after stabbing on S. Harrison Street

    Bryan Allen May, 22, of 5160 Bradfordsville Highway in Lebanon was arrested late Monday night on a charge of first-degree assault following a report of a stabbing incident, according to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady.

    The Lebanon Police received a call reporting a stabbing at 11:33 p.m Aug. 22 at 370 S. Harrison Street.

    Clayton Poole, 22, of Louisiana (who is living on S. Harrison Street) was stabbed with a knife and was taken to Spring View Hospital for treatment, Brady said.

  • School bus gets stuck Friday afternoon

    Some Marion County students were delayed getting home when a school bus got stuck while trying to turn around Friday afternoon.

    Bus No. 992, which was driven by Fred Browning, got hung up on the edge of the road at the intersection of George Beaven Road and Hwy. 52.

    No one was injured in the incident and a second bus came to get the students and the driver, according to Scott Spalding, transportation director for Marion County Public Schools.

  • Cinema at the Square has been CANCELLED for tonight

    The Marion County Public Library has decided to cancel its Cinema at the Square event, which was scheduled for tonight (Friday, Aug. 19), due to weather concerns.

    The event has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 2.

    Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the movie “Tangled” will start at dark.

    Additional activities will include games and inflatables, and vendors will be selling food at the event.

  • Donors to prove they bleed Wildcat blue or Cardinal red

    Do Marion County residents bleed Wildcat blue or Cardinal red?

    On Tuesday they will have the opportunity to prove which color they bleed during the Battle of the Bluegrass blood drive at Centre Square Gym.

    Tuesday, Aug. 23

    2-6 p.m.

    Centre Square Gym

    239 Spalding Ave.


  • Search for Larry Lee will continue Saturday in Falmouth

    Another search for Larry Lee, who has been missing since Aug. 4, is planned for Saturday, Aug. 20, in Falmouth, Ky.

    According to Bob O’Daniel, anyone who would like to participate in the search should meet at the Masonic Temple parking lot in Lebanon between 6:30-6:45 a.m. Saturday. If people want to carpool, that is encouraged.

  • The Wipeout has been cancelled

    A day's worth of activities that had been planned for Saturday at Centre Square has been cancelled.

    Les Rakes had scheduled an event he named The Wipeout for Aug. 20, but that event will not take place.

     Originally, The Wipeout was planned to include a variety of games and activities, such as bingo, a karaoke contest and musical performances.    

  • Marching Knights have a new band director

    The Marion County High School Marching Knights have been preparing for the upcoming band season for weeks, and due to unforeseen reasons, they now have a new band director.

    Former band director, Shane Mitchell, resigned July 29, and moved back home to Paris, Ky, this week for personal reasons.

    After interviewing five people for the position, the MCHS site-based decision making council hired Curtis Bennett, 29, of Scottsville on Thursday, Aug. 11.