Local News

  • Little Pig Town

    Good weather and an appearance by the Turtleman Ernie Brown Jr. brought one of the biggest Ham Days crowds in recent memory to downtown Lebanon over the weekend.

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce notes that the festival attracts crowds of 50,000 people, and this year, local officials are saying the crowds were bigger than they can remember.

    Brad Mattingly, a former chamber president and board member and a current Ham Days Committee member, said everything was busy when he walked around the festival.

  • 2012 Marion County Country Ham Days results

    Marion County Country Ham Days 2012 has wrapped up, and here are this year's contest winners:

    Ham Days Treasure Hunt Answers:

    Monday - Gray

    Tuesday - Washer

    Wednesday - KU

    Thursday - Nut

    Friday - Parking lot

    Saturday clues that you weren't read because the item was found:

  • Loretto, Gravel Switch will be nominated for National Register

    Loretto and Gravel Switch could be added to the National Register of Historic Places by the end of the year.

    The Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board met Sept. 26 at the Opera House in Springfield. During that meeting, the board members who were present voted unanimously in favor of recommending four "crossroads communities" in Marion and Washington counties for the National Register. Mackville and Willisburg are the Washington County communities included in the nomination.

  • Derby City Brass Band concert moved to Lebanon United Methodist Church

    New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, a Smithsonian exhibit, will remain on display at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday until Nov. 4.

    While the exhibit is on display, a variety of events have been scheduled.

    Here are upcoming events:

    Saturday, Oct. 6

  • The gift of life

    Joe Strong and his sister, Amy, lost their father when they were just kids.

    Joe was eight and Amy was only five when their dad, 27-year-old Darrell Lee Strong, died in a car accident on Halloween night in 1986.

    Joe said he grieved his father's death for a long time.

    "I was angry for so many years," Joe said. "I didn't understand anything at 8 years old, or as a teenager, I just knew I was mad at the world."

  • School board does not approve Lady Knights' basketball trips

    For the second time this month, the Marion County Board of Education refused to approve several overnight trips for the Lady Knights basketball team.

    During the board's meeting two weeks ago, the board voted not to approve any of the trips until the paperwork was fully completed.

    Last week, the board said the paperwork still wasn't complete and they didn't approve the trips.

  • Education briefs

    The Marion County Board of Education discussed some issues related to parent pick-up at A.C. Glasscock Elementary School during its meeting Tuesday of last week.

  • Special Kids Special Talents

    The 13th annual Special Kids Special Talents Day was held Sept. 27 at Lebanon Elementary School. Students and staff from throughout Marion County schools participated in a variety of races, which included water balloons, cup stacking, and pumpkins. The purpose of the day is to recognize students for their hard work and good attitudes throughout the school year. Look for more photos online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.

  • Police looking for MAC escapee

    Police are looking for inmate William Paul Monroe, who walked away from Marion Adjustment Center Sunday evening, Sept. 30.
    Monroe is a 30-year-old white male. He is five feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

  • Lightning strike destroys barn on Settles Road

    Tuesday's storms that swept through Marion County caused the destruction of a barn on Settles Road belonging to Tom and Deanna Thornton.

    Deanna Thornton said her neighbor called her around 1:15 p.m. Sept. 25 to let her know that barn was on fire. Lightning struck the barn during the storm.

    Thornton said firefighters from Bradfordsville responded.

    "There wasn't anything they could do," she said. "It was pretty far gone."