Local News

  • Pedestrian hit, seriously injured at downtown intersection

    Helen Smith, 81, of Lebanon is recuperating at the University of Louisville Hospital after being struck by a lumber truck in downtown Lebanon Tuesday afternoon, June 29.

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

  • Arrest made in arsons

    The Marion County Sheriff's Department has made an arrest in connection with three suspected arsons that occurred in Bradfordsville this year.

    Deputy Tony Belcher arrested Kevin Rance Watson, 21, of 303 Riverview Drive in Bradfordsville June 24. Watson is facing three counts of second-degree arson. A cash bond has been set at $25,000, and Watson has been ordered by District Judge Connie Phillips to have no contact with the alleged victims or their property.

  • MCHS principal hired for asst. superintendent position

    After interviewing seven applicants for the Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services position, Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith announced Wednesday that he has selected Marion County High School Principal Taylora Schlosser to fill the position.

    "After much prayerful consideration I am glad to announce that Mrs. Taylora Schlosser will be the district's new Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services," Smith said in a written statement. "We had some exemplary candidates and this decision was not taken lightly."

  • 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.