Local News

  • Two charged with escape from MAC

    Two inmates at Marion Adjustment Center have been charged with second-degree escape by the Kentucky State Police after being apprehended Friday, March 13.

  • County committee to consider dead animal options

    For years, Marion County farmers have been able to count on someone to remove dead animals from their property with knowledge that the carcass would be rendered and used for other purposes.

    Since Feb. 27, that service has not been available, leaving local farmers, the county and the community at large seeking a solution to how to deal with its dead animals.

  • St. Baldrick's Day 2009

    More than 60 people shaved their heads during Citizens National Bank's third annual St. Baldrick's Day event  Saturday, March 14.

    See The Lebanon Enterprise web site and print edition this week for final results and more photos!

    What is St. Baldrick's?

  • Board gets candidate names from search committee

    Monday evening, the Marion County superintendent screening committee met in joint session with the Marion County Board of Education. During the meeting, the screening committee recommended candidates to be considered for the superintendent seat.

  • Lebanon mans sues Campbellsville Taco Bell, awarded more than $300,000

    A Lebanon man has been awarded more than $300,000 by a Taylor County jury after he found a metal hook in food he purchased at Taco Bell in Campbellsville.

    In April 2007, Lebanon attorney James L. Avritt Jr. filed a complaint in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Steven L. Farmer against TB of America Inc., Larry Fugate and Fugate Enterprises.

  • County believes tourism commission should fully support history museum

    A local history museum has been a dream of the Marion County Historical Society for close to two decades and that dream is becoming closer to a reality. But, how that project is going to be funded is still up in the air.

    Thursday, members of the Marion County Historical Society asked the Marion County Fiscal Court for financial assistance in creating a history museum. Specifically, the historical society asked the county for a five-year commitment of $12,500 to help fund the position of a museum director.

  • Gone, but not forgotten

    Henry Lee Bell and Terry Ward were known throughout Marion County for the many ways they made a difference in the community.

    Both men passed away last year, yet each was honored posthumously by a community organization last month.

    According to Monica Hill, Bell and Ward demonstrated Christian values in everything they did.

    "They had leadership qualities that the community respected," she said.

  • "There isn't any place I can imagine being any better than Marion County."

    American litigator and Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis once said that the most important office was that of a private citizen.

    Brad Lanham doesn't like to dabble in politics but he takes his position as a private citizen in Marion County seriously. So much so that he was recently named the Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce's Outstanding Citizen.

  • "You can call him any time of the day or night and he's always willing to help."

    Dr. James Cook has dealt with surprises before (ask him about the copperhead), but he was pleased by the one he received last month from the Chamber of Commerce during its annual awards dinner.

    "I was going because I was told someone else was going to get an award," he said.

    Instead, Cook was named the Chamber's 2008 Outstanding Business Person.

    "It caught me completely off guard," he said. "I wish I'd been more prepared."

  • Marcum has made his mark

    Roger Marcum didn’t receive a very warm welcome when he was hired to be the Marion County Superintendent in 1999.

    In fact, some people were downright cold to him.