Local News

  • 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.

  • Lebanon pet population flocks to Pampered Pets

    Tammy Robertson of Lebanon didn't expect to end up being a dog groomer.

    At first, she was going to be an elementary school teacher before a magazine called "Dog Fancy" that changed her mind.

    "I'd always loved dogs, and I grew up cutting the next door neighbor's dog," she said. "Then I saw that magazine and knew that's what I wanted to do."

    She attended grooming school at the Colorado Career Academy in Denver.

  • Enterprise announces photo contest winners

  • Fire department calls foul

    The Raywick Fire Department is sending out letters and collecting annual dues from area households, but there still remain unanswered questions regarding the possible misuse of department funds by its former chief.

    In July, former Raywick Fire Chief Chuck Helm resigned saying that his out-of-town job commitments caused him to be away from the community too much. However, following Helm's resignation, the department began an internal investigation into possible misuse of funds, and that investigation is ongoing.

  • A step in the right direction

    Old, worn out and used shoes may be just the thing to help provide clean drinking water to people living in developing countries. Marion County is now collecting shoes to benefit Edge Outreach's Shoes for Water program.

    "It's just a really good opportunity that helps with the environment and helps people," said Keith Brock, Marion County solid waste coordinator.

  • Deadline to apply for tourism director job is Sept. 6

    Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission Chairman Dan Lawson said he's already received emails inquiring about the vacant executive director position, which is now officially vacant after Chris Hamilton's last day on the job Friday, Aug. 19.

  • Youth Explosion

    First Baptist Church in Lebanon held its second Youth Explosion Saturday on Depot Street. Children of all ages were welcome to attend the event, which included a water slide, an inflatable bouncy, food, games and music. Visit www.lebanonenterprise.com for more photos from this event.

  • Man arrested after stabbing on S. Harrison Street

    Bryan Allen May, 22, of 5160 Bradfordsville Highway in Lebanon was arrested late Monday night on a charge of first-degree assault following a report of a stabbing incident, according to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady.

    The Lebanon Police received a call reporting a stabbing at 11:33 p.m Aug. 22 at 370 S. Harrison Street.

    Clayton Poole, 22, of Louisiana (who is living on S. Harrison Street) was stabbed with a knife and was taken to Spring View Hospital for treatment, Brady said.

  • School bus gets stuck Friday afternoon

    Some Marion County students were delayed getting home when a school bus got stuck while trying to turn around Friday afternoon.

    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.