Local News

  • Two injured in Burton Lane house fire

    A Lebanon couple were injured as a result of a house fire late Nov. 13 at 353 Burton Lane in Lebanon. One of them may be alive because of their neighbors' quick instincts.

    Ann Simpson, 82, was listed in serious condition as of Monday afternoon at University Hospital in Louisville. Ann Simpson was originally taken to Spring View, but she was transferred to University Hospital by Air Methods.

  • Marion County Deputy Anthony Rakes killed during traffic stop

    There is no such thing as a "routine traffic stop," and what happened to Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 14, is a tragic example.

    Kentucky State Police continue to investigate the shooting death of Deputy Rakes, which occurred at approximately 2 a.m., Wednesday, right outside of the city limits on Danville Highway.

  • AT&T expects to have 3G here by the end of the year

    Marion County's AT&T customers are closer to having 3G service.

    "We do expect to launch our mobile Internet network in Marion [County], Kentucky by the end of the year, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to customers in the area," wrote Cathy Lewandowski, a senior public relations manager for AT&T.

    Nancy Jarrett, a regional manger for AT&T, has indicated to local officials that 3G could arrive sooner, however.

  • Lawsuit filed after baby was still born

    A Springfield couple has filed a lawsuit against Lebanon Physicians for Woman after their child, Jeremy, died.

    Marilu and Santiago Tzanahua Mendez of Springfield filed the lawsuit Oct. 31 in Marion Circuit Court against Lebanon Physicians for Women, Dr. Mark Ackermann and Dr. Lynval T. Reynolds.

    According to the complaint, Marilu Mendez underwent a Cesarean section on Nov. 3, 2011, and this procedure was performed by Ackermann.

  • Enterprise hires new advertising sales rep

    The Lebanon Enterprise has hired Jessie R. Weis as its new advertising sales representative.

  • Christmas in the Country preparations underway

    Bradfordsville is preparing for its annual Christmas in the Country celebration. This will include the annual Christmas parade and contests for the best decorated house and business.

    The event organizers are hoping to have as many entries as possible in the parade. Anyone interested in participating in the parade should call Lonie Clarkson at (270) 337-2113.

    Houses and businesses need to be decorated before Saturday, Dec. 1, to be included in the contest.

  • Warrior Dash returning to Kentucky

    The Warrior Dash is comping back to Kentucky, but where exactly has not yet been announced.

    The Warrior Dash website notes that the obstacle race will be returning to Kentucky on Sept. 7, 2013, and that the race site is within 1.5 hours of Louisville.

    Warrior Dash held its first Kentucky race earlier this year at Pope's Creek Ranch in Marion County.

  • Donations sought for Wreaths Across America

    Lebanon Middle School is a proud sponsor of "Wreaths Across America," and is accepting donations. The price of a wreath is $10, and you may request on whose grave you would like to have it placed.

    All donations must be turned into the school by Nov. 30.

    Donations can also be dropped off at the Clothes Connection (the laundromat behind McDonalds) or mailed to Wreaths Across America, c/o Mike and Judy Andrews, 185 Shreve Lane, Lebanon KY 40033.

  • Room to improve

    The Marion County Public School System "needs improvement," according to recent test results, and school officials, teachers, school board members and parents began developing a district improvement plan during the annual fall retreat Thursday evening at Marion County High School.

    While much of the discussion centered around test scores, Marion County Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton cautioned those in attendance to not become overwhelmed with those numbers.

  • Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer visits Marion County