Local News

  • Power Lunch

    Health care reform, a newly proposed energy policy and the country's ever-growing deficit were just a few of the hot topics discussed during U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie's visit to the Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon Thursday.

    Guthrie, who represents the 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, spent the majority of his time Thursday discussing the proposed 1,017-page healthcare bill, HB 3200, which is the House Democrats' health care reform bill.

  • Inmate indicted for escape

    James Edward Combs Jr., 27, of St. Marys Road in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for second-degree escape and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 2, Combs escaped from the Marion County Detention Center. The indictment also states that he was over the age of 21 and stands convicted of at least two prior felonies after his 18th birthday.

  • Nine for Nine

    Editor’s note: The Lebanon Enterprise asked each elementary school principal to select nine-year-olds for this feature. The following students are the students who were selected.

    Colby Hood

    Son of Kim and Chad Hood

  • Lebanon City Council meeting tonight

     The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8.

    The items on the agenda include the following:

    - Delegations included Jim Tabor (about Willie A's), Rafe O'Daniel (about the Centre Square museum) and Jerry Fowler (about vehicle towing)

    - Minutes from a previous meeting, payment of bills

    - Department reports

    - Old business

    - A discussion about the Centre Square Foundation Board

    - A discussion about the property maintenance code

  • Fiscal court meeting at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today.

    The agenda for the Sept. 3 meeting includes the following items:

    - Minutes of previous meeting

  • Board of education meeting tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet a 7 p.m. tonight at the central office building.

    Items on the agenda include:


    - Public announcement by Advance KY members Joanne Lang and Linda Griffin  


    - Superintendent's Report - Graduate KY-Marion/Fall retreat

    - Chairperson Kay Carlew - commentary 

    - Report on  Kentucky Clean School Bus Grant & school bus purchases -Wayne Keen

    - Purchase of Automatic External Defibrillators - Stacey Hall

  • Fishing for Kids/Mid-Ky Bass Anglers Day is Sept. 5

    Fishing For Kids/Mid-Ky Bass Anglers Day will be held Sept. 5, from 8 a.m., to 2:30 p.m., at Fagan Branch Reservoir. This event is for people of all ages. Hot dogs and chips will be provided (bring your own drinks). There will be a fishing derby, casting contests, a bobber pond, hiking treasure hunt, seminars, inflatables, bass boat simulator, demonstrations, archery, radio controlled planes, mock rescue, minnow races. There will also be plenty of prizes to be won during the event.

    Each parent should bring their own child's life preserver, but some will be provided.

  • MCHS ACT scores hold steady

    The class of 2010 at Marion County High School matched the class of 2009 on the ACT. Both classes received an average score of 18.7.

    Marion County High School Principal Taylora Schlosser said she knows some people might be concerned that the scores stayed the same, but she was pleased with the results.

    She said local educators have been working with the class of 2010 for three years to get them caught up.

  • InBrief

    MAC, MCDC respond to help Northpoint disturbance

    Marion Adjustment Center and the Marion County Detention Center both assisted during the riots at Northpoint Training Center correctional facility in Mercer County.

    Brad Adams, the quality assurance manager at MAC, said the prison was willing to assist with the transportation and housing of inmates, although for security reasons, he could not provide specifics about how many, if any, inmates would be housed at MAC.

  • Lebanon man indicted for rape

    Henry Rodney Beatty Jr., 32, of 222 Cleaver Court in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court Monday of last week on five counts of second-degree rape.

    According to the indictment, on at least five occasions on or about Nov. 25, 2008, and continuing through April of 2009, Beatty engaged in sexual intercourse with another person who was younger than 14 years old.

    His bond was set at $60,000, and he was ordered to have no contact with the victim.