Local News

  • Jets Over Kentucky underway

    Jets Over Kentucky is back at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.

    The event opened to pilots of the model jets Sunday, and it will be open to the public Friday, July 10, through Sunday, July 12. The public events begin at 9 a.m. Friday. A parade of lights will take place Friday evening at dark. More public displays will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 11, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 12. For more information, call (502) 429-6365 or e-mail lewisthegeneral@hotmail.com.

  • Mail scam reported locally

    Marion County residents are encouraged to be aware of a mail scam that has been reported in the community.  Lebanon resident Paula M. Tichenor reported receiving a letter last week claiming to be from "Hallmark Marketing and Research Management Inc." of New York, NY. The letter reads that the recipient was seeking to make extra income. The recipient is then asked to send a money order at a Money Gram location. The letter includes a "Customer Service Evaluation Tool" and what appears to be a cashier's check.

  • J is for July and Jets

    Jets Over Kentucky has gone from being a two-day event to a week-long affair this year, beginning Sunday, July 5, and continuing through Sunday, July 12. The event opens officially for the public, however, on Friday, July 10.

    According to event organizers, Jets Over Kentucky has the potential to become the largest radio-controlled jets event in the world.

  • Meth lab found on Country Club Drive

    Kentucky State Police Drug Task Force members are cleaning up a meth lab found Thursday, July 2, at 529 Country Club Drive. William Jordan Mattingly, 25, of 529 Country Club Drive has been arrested on a charge of first-degree manufacturing methamphetamines. Lebanon Police Officer Jeff Waters said the investigation is continuing and more arrests may be possible. "This was a small meth lab," Waters said.

  • It's fair week!

    The Marion County Fair was officially kicked off Friday evening, June 26, with the walking horse show.

    The fair continues this week with many different events to choose from including harness racing, wrestling, karaoke, a beef show, the demolition derby, and a tractor pull.

  • Lack of funding means less food

    The Lebanon Senior Citizens Center may not be able to serve as many hot meals in the coming months but the doors are going to remain open, according to Tom Moorman, the executive director of Community Action.

    The center will be functioning on fewer funds and one less employee, but it will continue to operate, he said.

    "There is no danger of not having a center," Moorman said. "It just may not be as all-encompassing as it has been in the past."

  • 5 families sue zoo over derailment

    Five families from Central Kentucky's Marion County joined to file a lawsuit June 11 against the Louisville Zoo over the June 1 derailment that sent 22 people to the hospital.

    To read more of this story, see this week's issue of The Lebanon Enterprise available on newsstands across the county.

    Or, subscribe online or by calling (270) 692-6026.


  • Smith's first day is today, Wednesday July 1

    Donald Smith's first official day as Marion County superintendent is today.

    While the first day of any job is critical, Smith said he feels confident and prepared because he has been working in the district since he was hired in late April.

    "The transition plan that Mr. Marcum put together was outstanding. I can't say enough about that," Smith said last week while he and his family set up his new office at the Marion County Board of Education.

  • Debris sites will close July 7

    Storm debris collection sites in Loretto and Raywick will be closing Tuesday, July 7, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

    Mattingly wrote that that sites were only allowed to remain open for six month under the permitting process under the EPA's Division of Water and Air Quality. By closing the site, they can be cleared in the next three to four weeks, Mattingly wrote. He added that it will take about that long to grind and haul the collected debris.

  • New laws go into effect

    New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2009 regular session went into effect on Thursday, June 25.

    That means home health agencies in Kentucky will soon be required to conduct criminal background checks on employees, sex offenders will be banned from Facebook, and flags purchased by state and local governments must be made in the U.S.A.