Local News

  • Blood donations needed to maintain summer supply

    Blood donations often decline in the summer months, especially around summer holidays when donors are less available to give. The need for blood doesn’t decrease though – every two seconds, someone in the U.S. requires blood or platelets. In fact, a recent survey of Red Cross blood and platelet donors showed that nearly half knew someone who needed blood or they needed blood themselves.

  • Marion County Fair underway

    The 2016 Marion County Fair is in full swing, and there are many events throughout the week and weekend.
    Harness racing continues tonight at 6 p.m. After harness racing on Wednesday, there will be a Big Momma’s Comedy Show in front of the grandstand.
    The Bear Hollow Wood Carvers will be doing another show tonight at 6 p.m.
    Marion County’s Got Talent, a showcase of some of the very talented people from this community, will take place at 6 p.m., Friday, July 1. At 7 p.m., there will be an auction of the Bear Hollow Wood carvings.

  • City settles after police pepper spray incident

    A civil lawsuit filed last year against the City of Lebanon, the Lebanon Police Department, Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady and Lebanon Police Officers for an incident involving pepper spray at the 2014 Marion County Country Ham Days Festival has been settled.
    The lawsuit was filed on Sept. 15, 2015 in the Marion Circuit Clerk’s Office.

  • Students enjoy fitness and fun at summer camp
  • Lebanon June Jam

    Crowds gathered to enjoy the Lebanon June Jam Friday. There were musicians, rappers and a speaker for the event. The show started with Josh Poynter who played two songs before introducing the rapper Chrys Jones. Jones rapped with intensity and spoke about his life in between songs. The band, 3:30, headlined the evening, offering praise and worship songs. During an intermission, Janice Baker spoke for a few minutes about her life and challenged the crowd to better themselves before 3:30 came out to finish the show.

  • Maker’s Mark makeover

    Eric Henn, an internationally-known muralist, painted a Maker’s Mark whiskey bottle on the City of Lebanon’s water tower, signifying Marion County as the home of Maker’s Mark Distillery, the county’s No. 1 tourist attraction. After delays due to poor weather conditions, the project is now complete.

  • Interim principal hired for MCHS

    Marion County High School will be led by Interim Principal Tom Brown during the 2016-17 school year.
    The MCHS Principal Selection Committee selected Brown to serve as the interim principal and Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser made the announcement Thursday evening.
    “Mr. Brown is a 27-year retired teacher and administrator with various experiences as a teacher, coach and principal,” Schlosser wrote in an email to the Enterprise.

  • Kentucky ponders use of private prisons

    By Morgan Watkins
    The Courier-Journal

    As Kentucky’s prison population rises and county jails become overcrowded, the state may reopen a pair of private prisons to temporarily take in more than 1,600 inmates.
    The state stopped housing inmates in private prisons in 2013, but there has been unexpected growth in the number of state prisoners over the last seven months, Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary John Tilley said. State prisons are at capacity, and county jails are housing a record number of state inmates.

  • Marion County has its own probation and parole office now

    Several years ago, Junior Adams of Lebanon was giving a friend a ride to the probation and parole office in Campbellsville when he noticed several people walking alongside the highway. He wondered why they were walking and soon found out it was because they, too, needed to meet with their probation officer but didn’t have transportation.
    “I thought this is a doggone shame that people have to come over here,” Adams said.

  • Rigdon appeal before Supreme Court

    Lawyers for a Marion County man convicted in the September 2012 slaying of Gleason Pyles in Dunnville are asking the Kentucky Supreme Court to reverse the murder conviction and order a new trial.
    William Robert “Bobby” Rigdon was sentenced in September 2015 to 38 years in prison for shooting Pyles three times at the Tarter pallet mill in Dunnville, where Pyles was employed.
    The prosecution contends Pyles’ murder was over a debt on a motorcycle and the way Pyles left the Iron Horsemen motorcycle club.