Local News

  • Special series: Your money at work

    Editor’s note: This is the second story in a series about the seven special districts serving Marion County, as identified by the State Auditor’s Office as part of an effort to increase public awareness of how their money is spent. In the coming months, the Enterprise will be taking a closer looking at the special districts that serve Marion County, how they are funded, and what they do for the community.

  • Avery the Brave

    Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate being a mom. But, for Lesley Abell Leachman, Mother’s Day 2012 was the start of a her worst nightmare.
    During a routine trip to Target, her 8-year-old daughter, Avery, threw a typical tantrum when she didn’t get a toy she wanted. That’s when Lesley noticed a large lump on her daughter’s throat.

  • In her own words... St Baldrick’s Ambassador: Avery Kate Leachman

    The Lebanon Enterprise had a Q&A session with St. Baldrick’s Ambassador Avery Kate Leachman. We wanted to get to know more about this brave little girl.

    Age: Nine - 4th grade at St. Aloysius in Oldham County
    Diagnosis: Papillary Thyroid Cancer
    Date of diagnosis: May 2012
    Status: In maintenance
    Treated at: Kosair Children's Hospital, Norton Healthcare

    • Favorite subject in school: Science because I like to learn about animals.

  • St. Baldrick’s raises over $36,000

    The 2013 St. Baldrick's event has wrapped up (and swept up) at St. Augustine School.

    This year's event has raised more than $36,000 as of Saturday afternoon, but more money remains to be counted. St. Baldrick's Foundation raises money to fund research to combat childhood cancer.

    To learn more about this year's event, visit http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/340/2013 or call event organizer Sheila Buckman-Lanham at (270) 692-2113. Citizens National Bank is sponsoring the event once again this year.

  • Tourism director resigns

    Nicky Reynolds has resigned as the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. 

    Reynolds submitted her resignation March 18. Her last day in Lebanon will be April 12. She will be moving to Rutherford County, Tenn., where she will become the vice president of the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    Reynolds was hired in January of 2012, and she started working in Lebanon in Feb. 13, 2012. She came to Lebanon from the Oak Ridge (Tenn.) Convention and Visitors Bureau.


    The Marion County Lady Knights wrapped up a perfect 39-0 season by winning the 2013 state championship.

    Marion County defeated the Notre Dame Pandas in the Girls Sweet 16 final, 52-36.

    Marion County High School Principal Stacy Hall said a welcome home celebration has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Roby Dome.

    Here is a recap of the game:

  • Marion County to face Notre Dame in state final

    The Marion County Lady Knights (38-0) will face the 9th Region champion Notre Dame Pandas (29-5) for the state championship in the 2013 Girls Sweet 16 at 9 p.m. Eastern time/8 p.m. Central time in Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

    Marion County has rolled through its first three opponents in this year's Sweet 16. The Lady Knights are averaging 69 points per game and allowing 41.3 points. Notre Dame is averaging 56.3 points per game in the state tournament, while allowing 50.7 points.


  • KSP investigating a murder/suicide in Gravel Switch

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating the deaths of Judith Duncil, 52, and George Merrick, 62, both of Gravel Switch.
    KSP Post 15 received a call from Casey County dispatch at 11:46 p.m., on Friday, March 15, reporting that they had received a call of shots fired at a residence on Little South Road in Gravel Switch, according to a KSP media release.

  • School bus involved in accident Thursday morning

    A Marion County school bus was involved in a two-vehicle accident at approximately 7 a.m., Thursday, March 14, near the Taylor County/Marion County line, but no children were injured.
    The accident occurred nine miles west of Lebanon on US 68.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, Goebel R. Morgeson, 81, of Lebanon was driving a 2006 International bus west on US 68 and was attempting a turnabout when he pulled into the path of a 1999 Honda being driven by Burrell Hartley, 50, of Oglethorpe, Ga.

  • Follow the Lady Knights in the Sweet 16

    If you aren’t able to make to Diddle Arena for the Marion County Lady Knights game today, you can still follow the game in other ways.