Local News

  • Man, 27, dies in collision on Springfield Highway

    A Lebanon man died and another was injured as a result of a traffic collision at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 3 four miles south of Springfield on Ky. 55.

  • Bids approved for tech center

    The Marion County Board of Education has approved bids for the planned renovation and expansion of the Marion County Area Technology Center, pending approval from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    The board unanimously voted to approve a bid from Isaac Tatum Construction to serve as the contractor for the project and a bid from CSI to conduct special inspections testing as part of the construction process.

  • A vision becomes a reality

    Margaret Grundy, along with many of her Lebanon High School classmates, took a walk down memory lane Thursday during the grand opening of the Centre Square Cultural and Performing Arts Center.

    Standing in what used to be her sophomore English classroom brought back a lot of memories for Grundy, a member of the Class of 1952.

  • Inmate recaptured


    Less than a day after James E. Combs walked away from Marion Adjustment Center, he was apprehended by the Taylor County Sheriff's Department.

  • Fiscal court takes step toward allowing Sunday alcohol sales

    A split Marion County Fiscal Court voted 3-2 in favor of the first reading of an ordinance that would allow Sunday alcohol sales in the county and allow alcohol sales until 1 a.m.

    Magistrates Larry Caldwell, John Arthur Elder III and Steve Masterson voted in favor of the ordinance. Magistrates Roger "Cotton" Smothers and Jackie Wicker voted against the ordinance.

  • Maewood closing at the end of the month

    Maewood Cabinet Company will be closing at the end of August, according to co-owner Kenny Marrett. The business has about 15 employees, he said.

    Maewood was organized Jan. 9, 2004, as Maewood Manufacturing LLC.

    Marrett said he started the business so he could work with his son, Eddie.

    He said the economy was about a "10 percent" factor in his decision, but the primary reason he is closing the business is because he is ready to retire.

  • Manning provides Big Top-worthy performance at 2010 Junior Miss

    Sunday afternoon - the day after the 2010 Marion County Junior Miss pageant - Michelle Manning said it still hadn't sunk in that she was this year's winner.

    "I'm still shocked about everything really," she said.

    Based on the judge's decision, Manning turned in one of the stronger local Junior Miss performances in recent memory. She won awards in five categories - fitness, interview, preliminary scholastic, self-expression and talent.

  • Lebanon man featured in The Washington Post

    Richard Goodin, 25, of Lebanon, along with five of his fellow Franciscan friars were featured in The Washington Post last week after completing a 300-day pilgrimage from Virginia to Washington, D.C.

    For six weeks, Goodin and his brothers walked from Roanoke, Va., with only their brown robes, sandals and "a belief in the kindness of strangers to feed and shelter them," the article states.

    The pilgrimage was the idea of four young friars just finishing their training in Chicago and working toward taking lifelong vows.

  • Mailman becomes a true hero

    Until April 6, 2009, Perry Bland was simply known as "the mailman" to Katie Purdom.

    But, on that cold spring day as she and her four-year-old daughter drove home on Arbuckle Creek Road, Bland would become much more than a mail man to Purdom and her family.

    He became their hero.

    To read more of this story, see this week's issue of The Lebanon Enterprise available on newsstands across the county.

  • 'Cinema at the Square' is July 31

    The Marion County Public Library is hosting Cinema at the Square Friday, July 31.

    Children's librarian Lisa Wyman said the library staff got the idea from the Friday Fun Flicks that have been held in Lexington for years.

    "We wanted something like that for our community," she said.

    The free event will begin at 6 p.m. that evening at Centre Square.

    The library received help from the City of Lebanon, the Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce and the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council to put on the event.