Local News

  • The Enterprise will be closed Monday

    The Lebanon Enterprise office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    As a result of the office being closed, advertising and editorial deadlines will be earlier than normal.

    The deadline to submit editorial items, such as engagement announcements, births, etc, will be 5 p.m. on Thursday.

    The deadline for retail advertising will be 10 a.m. on Friday. The deadline for classified advertising will be 1 p.m. on Friday. 

  • Men sought after Danville pharmacy robbery found in Lebanon

    A Danville man accused of a Tuesday robbery at a Danville pharmacy and his associate were found today in Lebanon after both attempted to commit suicide.

    Assistant Danville Police Chief Tom Bustle said Michael Taylor, 39, of Danville and Jerry Holt, 37, of Danville and Harrodsburg were found by Lebanon police. Bustle said Taylor had stabbed himself in the face and neck and Holt had cut his wrists.

    The men were airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital where both are expected to recover.

  • Manning to compete in State Junior Miss

    Michelle Manning, the 2010 Marion County Junior Miss, will be competing in the state competition this Friday, Jan. 15, and Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington.

    Friday night Manning will be competing in the fitness and self-expression categories. Saturday afternoon she will be performing her talent, playing an original arrangement of songs from the musical "Chicago" on the piano.

  • Dog fair and adopt-a-thon is Jan. 16

    The Marion Adjustment Center's Second Chances Canine Program will be hosting a dog fair and adopt-a-thon on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be dog demonstrations and homeless dogs, which have been trained by the inmates at MAC, available for adoption.

    In November, MAC officially began the Second Chances Canine Program. Since then, 20 inmates have been paired with 10 dogs from the Marion County Animal Shelter.

  • Candidates chosen for Feb. 2 election

    The Democrats and Republicans have selected their candidates for the Feb. 2 special election to fill the vacant District 24 state House seat. District 24 includes Casey and Marion counties and a portion of Pulaski County.

    The seat became vacant as a result of Jimmy Higdon's election to the state senate. Higdon resigned from the District 24 seat after winning a Dec. 8 special election to fill the District 14 Kentucky Senate seat.

  • MAC did not violate open records law

    The Attorney General's Office issued an opinion regarding an open records request by Jerry L. Nunn, an inmate at Marion Adjustment Center.

    Nunn had requested an employee "seniority list" and copies of "camera footage from certain cameras." MAC denied the request, saying that none of the specific requests related to Nunn. Under KRS 197.025(2), jails and prisons are not required to comply with requests from inmates for records unless the record contains a specific reference to the individual making the request.

  • Police investigating murder attempt

    The Lebanon Police are investigating an attempted murder that took place Christmas Day.

    According to the police report, Justin L. Edlen of Olympia Drive in Bardstown was shot at 43 Maple Street Apartments. He was taken to Spring View Hospital where he was treated for gunshot wounds to his upper abdomen and right arm. He was transported to the hospital by Marion County EMS.

    Edlen was transferred to University Hospital in Louisville where he was listed in stable condition Thursday of last week.

  • Budget will be legislators priority

    The state budget forecast is gloomy, no matter who you ask.

    The Consensus Forecasting Group is projecting a budget shortfall of $900 million during the next two years, and that's the optimistic view.

    Gov. Steve Beshear told legislative leaders last week that the CFG's forecast did not include some expenses, such as retirement contributions, increasing health insurance costs and prison population growth. As a result, the Governor's office is anticipating a shortfall closer to $1.5 billion.

  • Room to grow

    On New Year's Eve, several of the consumers at Marion County Industries stood in front of a television, trying their best to mimic the movements they were seeing on the screen. Richard Simmons' voice offered words of encouragement and support as they completed their exercise routine.

    With the new year comes new challenges for everyone involved with Marion County Industries, which has provided men and women with developmental disabilities a place to come together, work and earn a paycheck for three decades.

  • County accepting 'live' Christmas trees

    Citizens who need to dispose of "live" Christmas trees can take them to the county transfer station on Fairground Road.

    The transfer station is open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and the second Saturday of the month (Jan. 9).

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly wrote that trees have typically been found on road sides, at pull-offs, in creeks and around the county.

    "The litter disposal method is unacceptable and usually attracts or draws more garbage to these points of deposit," Mattingly wrote.