Local News

  • President declares major disaster for Kentucky

    President Barack Obama issued a major disaster declaration for Kentucky in the aftermath of the severe storms that affected much of the state May 1-2 . Obama signed the declaration Tuesday, May 11.

    The declaration notes that severe storms, flooding, mudslides and tornadoes have affected the state.

  • Keens resign from Marion County Board of Education

    Wayne and Lynn Keen handed in their letters of resignation to Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith Monday of last week.

    Wayne is the director of transportation and maintenance for the district, while his wife, Lynn, is the director of secondary education. They have both been employed with the board of education for 10 years.

  • A Bardstown man arrested after shooting incident at Cardinal Den

    A Bardstown man was arrested May 9 for his involvement in a shooting incident that took place at The Cardinal Den.

    Charles T. Poynter, 27, of Bardstown was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and alcohol intoxication in a public place. Poynter was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.

  • Newspaper will be delivered late next week

    Due to the election Tuesday, May 18, The Lebanon Enterprise will be holding the newspaper to include the election results in the May 19 edition. Therefore, the paper may be late getting to your mailbox. However, newspapers will be on newsstands as soon as we can possibly get them there.

  • Primary Elections are today

    Marion Countians will be going to the polls today to cast their ballots in the primary elections.

    The polls are open until 6 p.m.

    The races on the ballot are as follows:

    Democratic primary

    PVA - Terry "Catfish" Rakes, William U. Scott (I)

    Sheriff - Jimmy Clements, Carroll Kirkland (I)

    Magistrate, District D - Larry Caldwell (I), Wayne Shively

    Magistrate, District E - James Rickie Livers, Charlotte Brady Mattingly, Mike Peterson, Roger "Cotton" Smothers

  • Five Republican's seek Bunning's seat

    Jim Bunning will conclude his second term as a U.S. Senator from Kentucky next January.

    On May 18, five candidates will be vying to take his place on the Republican ticket.

    Among the remaining candidates, the front-runners are Dr. Rand Paul, the son of Texas Congressman Ron Paul, and Secretary of State Trey Grayson, but they aren't the only options for Republican voters. Gurley Martin of Owensboro, Jon Scribner of Gray and John Stephenson of Independence are also seeking the right to run in November.

  • Summer reading program in the works

    Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith is planning for a new summer reading program, which he hopes will help "gap kids" acquire a love for reading.

    The program will focus on the four elementary schools and will target 108 specific children, including 21 students from Lebanon Elementary School, 23 students from Calvary Elementary School, 16 students from A.C. Glasscock Elementary School and 48 students from West Marion Elementary School. Smith said he is specifically targeting male students.

  • KSP investigating Riverview Drive fire

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating a fire that occurred April 28 at 403 Riverview Drive in Bradfordsville.

    The fire was reported to the Lebanon Police at 2:22 a.m. Wednesday morning.

    Assistant Bradfordsville Fire Chief Joe Pat Kirkland said the house was fully involved when the firefighters arrived and was a total loss.

    Jake Redfern, who was living in the house, was at his parents the night of the fire, Kirkland said.

    Det. Alex Wesley of the Kentucky State Police was investigating the cause of the fire.

  • State police arrest 19 on drug charges

    The Kentucky State Police announced Thursday that they have arrested 19 individuals, 17 of whom are from Lebanon, as the result of a year-long undercover drug investigation.

    Those arrested range in age from 24 to 65.

    More arrests are pending, but at this time, these are the individuals who have been arrested:

    - Danny Jefferies Sr., 63, of Lebanon on three counts of first-degree trafficking in controlled substance.

    - Jamie Hunt, 32, of Lebanon on second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • School board tours Marion County Area Technology Center

    The Marion County Board of Education toured the Marion County Area Technology Center last week, which is currently undergoing a $5 million addition/renovation project.

    "I wonder what the general public would think if they came up here and could see this?" Board member DeLane Pinkson said after taking a tour of the building. "It's more than I expected."

    According to George Birk of RossTarrant Architects, the project is on schedule and it's scheduled to be substantially complete in October, with final completion in November.