Local News

  • Drug testing presentation tonight at MCHS

    Marion County Schools have selected MC Consultant Services to conduct student drug testing for the 2011-12 school year. The company currently serves 14 school districts including large districts such as Bullitt, Christian, Todd and Grant County. They will conduct approximately 10 random testing days throughout the year. Students who participate in extra-curricular activities and drive on campus will be part of the pool for testing. Approximately 50 students will be selected at each testing.

  • Two men die following accident on Short Line Pike

    Two men have died and a woman was injured as a result of two separate accidents Sunday, Aug. 28, in Marion County.

    Around 12:15 p.m., a red Dodge truck was traveling on Short Line Pike toward Danville Highway.  Approximately three and a half miles from Danville Highway, the truck left the roadway near Cleo Gordon Road and struck at least one tree.

    The driver, James Mattingly Jr., was transported to Spring View Hospital, but he was declared dead later. A passenger, James Mattingly III, died at the scene.

  • Lebanon Police investigating Saturday morning shooting

    The Lebanon Police are investigating a shooting that took place at 5:27 a.m. Saturday morning, Aug. 27, on St. Catharine Street.

    The male victim, who has not yet been identified, received a gunshot to the chest, and he has been flown to University Hospital in Louisville, according to Sgt. Quentin Cardwell of the Lebanon Police.

    The police have not yet made any arrests and the incident remains under investigation.

    More information will be reported as it becomes available.

  • City reopening recycling center on weekends

    The City of Lebanon will reopen its recycling center on the weekends starting Saturday, Aug. 27.

    "We'll try it again and see what happens," Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw said.

    Last month, the city limited access to the recycling center, located on Woodlawn Avenue, after repeated incidents of illegal dumping at the center.

    Crenshaw said the city didn't want to close the center on weekends, but it had to curb the illegal dumping.

  • Washington County man killed in head-on collision on Springfield Highway

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Fred Cornett is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Wednesday, Aug. 24, at approximately 4:25 p.m., two miles south of Springfield on KY 55.

    The collision occurred when a 1999 Toyota, being driven by Bobby C. Perry, 71, of Springfield, was traveling northbound on KY 55, crossed the center line and struck a 2008 Honda, operated by Setsuko Obata, 50, of Lebanon, head on.

  • Proud Democrats

    The Marion County Democratic Party held its annual dinner Thursday at Centre Square. The line-up of speakers included four candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot for statewide office, State Rep. Terry Mills and Daniel Logsdon, chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman. Logsdon said this was "the most dynamic slate of candidates" his party has put forward in his lifetime. "It's an honor to be a Democrat," he told the audience of hundreds.

  • Celebrity Encounters

    The Lebanon Enterprise asked its readers to share their celebrity encounters. Shawn Bell, Nicole Hughes, Barney Tharp, Mary Ann Ohsol and Junior Adams shared their experiences with us.

  • Elvis impersonator is going to Graceland

    James Calvert

    Landmark News Service

    Elvis impersonator Eddie Miles is on his way to Memphis after winning first place in the preliminary round of the 2011 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at Harrah's Casino in North Carolina.

    Miles competed in a field of 17 Elvis impersonators for a cash prize and a ticket to Memphis to compete in the finals, which Miles refers to as "the Super-Bowl of Elvis competitions."

  • School bus gets stuck Friday afternoon

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

    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.

  • Court receives redistricting report

    The Marion County Reapportionment Committee has presented its proposed changes to the county's magisterial districts to the Marion County Fiscal Court. The court accepted the report during its Aug. 18 meeting.

    The fiscal court has 60 days from the time it received the report to either approve it or revise it.

    The committee's goal was to create districts with similar populations without splitting Census blocks (which are set by the U.S. Census Bureau), Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding said.