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  • Monks making their mark on Marion County

    Seven monks from the Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India are touring the United States and they are making Marion County one of their stops again. The Marion County community was fortunate to host the monks during their visit in 2013, and they will be returning Nov. 9-14. These monks are part of the same tradition as the Dalai Lama.

  • Work of (water tower) art

    The City of Lebanon’s water tower is going to get a unique facelift soon.
    In fact, it’s going to transform into a piece of art.
    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has contracted with an artist to paint a mural on the water tower signifying Marion County as the home of Maker’s Mark Distillery, the county’s No. 1 tourist attraction.

  • Fiscal Court to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday.

  • Female body found in Taylor County, Campbellsville man charged with murder

    The body of Christina Gribbins, 39, of 104 Peterson Street in Campbellsville was found in a culvert under Highway 744 in Taylor County early Friday morning, Oct. 30, and Dewayne D. Gribbins, 42, also of 104 Peterson Street in Campbellsville, has been arrested for murder.

  • Special-called tourism and city council meetings Thursday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission will be having a special-called meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, to discuss and possibly approve a Lebanon water tower project that’s been in the works for quite some time. The commission has contracted with an artist to paint a mural on the water tower signifying Marion County as the home of Maker’s Mark Distillery.

  • Halloween Carnival is Saturday at Forkland Community Center

    A Halloween Carnival will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Forkland Community Center located at 16479 Forkland Road in Gravel Switch. Admission will be $2 for adults, $1 for kids under 18 and preschoolers are free. Parking is free.

  • Marching Knights to perform Thursday evening

    The Marion County High School Marching Knights advanced to the semi-finals and will be competing this weekend in hopes of making it to the state finals.
    The band will be performing on the Marion County High School football field at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, for the community. The Marching Knights will be dedicating this senior night performance to the community.

  • LEBANON'S BICENTENNIAL: Headlines from 200 years ago

    Editor's note: Marion County High School students in David Hibbard’s history classes compiled facts about Lebanon during the 1800s.

    1815 – The City of Lebanon is incorporated on Jan. 28.

    1816 - Robert Fogle is appointed as the first postmaster of Lebanon.

    1817 - The second store in Lebanon is opened by owner David Philips.

    1818 - Independent Bank was established but later discontinued due to lack of sound economic practices.

  • LEBANON'S BICENTENNIAL: Lebanon’s history

    By Jonna Danielle Spelbring Priester
    Special to the Enterprise

    Thumbing through the pages of a century’s worth of The Lebanon Enterprise paints the picture of a community with a rich, and no doubt colorful, history.
    The paper was typical of the medium at the time, with front pages in 1915 declaring who had died in the last week, sometimes with gruesome detail, what accidents had happened, a variety of criminal activities, and of course the social happenings of the times.

  • Meeting to discuss Highway 49 improvements Thursday

    A public information meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, in West Marion Elementary School’s cafeteria to discuss improvements to Highway 49 near Cowherd Lane and at the intersection of KY 52.