Local News

  • 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.

  • City of Lebanon appeals annexation case to Supreme Court

    The City of Lebanon is turning to the Kentucky Supreme Court regarding its efforts to annex 415 aces of property.

    City Attorney Kandice Engle-Gray has filed a motion for discretionary review, which was received by the state Supreme Court Aug. 16. The city is seeking to overturn a decision handed down last month in which the Court of Appeals ruled that a 2006 annexation by the city was invalid.

  • Camels, Kasbahs and Culture

    The sounds of multiple men chanting in the streets, the sight of camels grazing on the beach, and the scent of spices.

    These are some of the sensations that Laura Jarboe, 22, of Lebanon experienced during her summer trip to the African country of Morocco.

    The trip lasted from June 6 to July 26.

    Jarboe, who attends Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, was originally planning on taking a summer trip to the country of Jordan, but because of political unrest it was cancelled.

  • Library expansion is in the works

    The Marion County Public Library plans to expand, but it won't be happening anytime soon.

    "This is probably about six years down the road," Amy Morgeson, library director, said. "Right now we're just trying to get our foot in the door if grants become available."

  • Search continues for Lee

    Family, friends and community members traveled to Falmouth, Ky, again Saturday to continue searching for Lebanon native Larry Lee. Lee has been missing since Aug. 4 when he walked away from a personal-care home.

    Unfortunately, the search was unsuccessful, and Lee's family is now offering a $3,500 reward for information leading to Lee's rescue.

    Lee, 32, has an acquired brain injury, and is a ward of the state as part of a severe brain injury program. He is also schizophrenic, bipolar, and diabetic.