Local News

  • Louisville man arrested for rape

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office arrested Christopher A. Sutherland, 21, of Louisville Thursday, Sept. 8, and charged him with 10 counts of third-degree rape, 10 counts of third-degree sodomy and 10 counts of first-degree sex abuse.

    According to the sheriff's office, Sutherland's arrest resulted from an investigation in which he was identified as having sexual intercourse, sexual contact and deviate sexual intercourse with a person younger than 16 on at least 10 occasions.

  • Blackberry jam

    Chris Hamilton has moved on to a new job as the director of the Aurora Area Convention Commission, but he's remained involved with the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. And his continued involvement has become a point of disagreement among commissioners.

    Dan Lawson, tourist commission chairman, said he asked Hamilton to help with the commission's ongoing projects until his replacement is hired.

    "I said we need to stay in contact," Lawson said.

  • Lawmakers who searched for missing Marion County man seek answers

    By Valarie Honeycutt Spears

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Republican State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills, a Democrat, say they would consider new legislation to improve Kentucky's personal care homes after both personally searched for a state ward with a brain injury who was found dead Saturday, Sept. 3 - a month after disappearing from such a home.

    "It had a profound effect on me. I've never experienced anything like that," Higdon said.

  • Tourist commission meets today, Sept. 13

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to have a special-called meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.

    The commission would normally have met on Monday, Sept. 12, but not enough members would have been able to attend that day.

    The agenda for the meeting includes:

    - Delegations: Elizabeth Creed for the Marion County Homemakers; Robin Humprhess for Kentucky Classic Theatre

  • Fiscal Court to meet Friday regarding redistricting

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special-called meeting at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, on the third floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center, 223 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. 

    According to the agenda, the court is meeting with Mike Robinson of the Lincoln Trail Area Development District to discuss reapportionment/redistricting for the county's magisterial districts based on the 2010 Census information.

  • Christian youth rally is this weekend

    The Heart of Kentucky Christian Youth Rally is scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10, in Lebanon, but there has been one change.
    Friday's events will now be held at Lebanon Middle School, 200 Corporate Drive in Lebanon. Originally, they had been scheduled for Centre Square.
    The doors will open at 6 p.m. Friday. That night will include speakers and musical performance. The featured performers that night are Building 429, who are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m.

  • Kentuckians share their memories of Sept. 11

    From Kentucky News Content Service 


    In the moments before the first plane hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, officials from 18 states had gathered for the annual Southern Governors' Association conference in Lexington. As Governor of Kentucky and chairman of the association, I was hosting the event. 

  • 10 years later: Looking back on 9-11

    Some things remain fresh in our minds no matter how much time has passed since they occurred. For many Americans, 9-11 has become one of those things.

    The Enterprise asked Marion Countians to share their memories of that day. Here is what they wrote.

    Here is what they remember.


  • Handle with care

    Adrienne Basham made a trip to the emergency room recently with her 3-month-old son, Bailey. 

    "[The nurse] said, 'Well, what's wrong with him?' And I told her, 'He has a broken leg and he has possible broken ribs.'" said Basham, 23, of Loretto. "She just looked at me. We get the craziest looks."

    Trips to the emergency room have become routine ever since Bailey was born. He has Osteogenesis imperfecta, which is also known as brittle bone disease. 

  • Insurance agent dies

    Bill Hagan was politically savvy, a good businessman and able to relate to anyone.

    "He had a gift," Elmer George said. "He was at ease talking to people, and he enjoyed listening to people."