Local News

  • Facility problems: St. Charles Middle School

    Age: Built in 1950 (66 years old) with an addition in 2006 (10 years old)

    Enrollment: St. Charles Middle serves approximately 268 students.

    Facility problems include:
    • Roof leaks in original building area (nearing 20 years old)
    • Fogged windows
    • American Disability Act compliant issues (door knobs, restrooms, etc.)
    • Heating and air conditioning system is over 25 years old in original part of the building

  • The recallable nickel nickel could lower property taxes

    The recallable nickel could actually lower your property taxes.

  • Halloween Trick-or-Treating hours

    Trick or treating hours for the City of Lebanon will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween night, Monday, Oct. 31. The City of Loretto is also from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday. Trick-or-Treating will be in Bradfordsville from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. The City of Raywick will be having a Trunk or Treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, in the church parking lot.


    The deadline for letters to the editor or guest columns related to the Nov. 8 General Election is 5 p.m, TODAY, Oct. 21. Email letters to editor@lebanonenterprise.com. Limit is 400 words.

  • Nationally known musician, trumpet collector dies

    Don Ray Johnson Jr., of Raywick, who developed a reputation, both locally and nationally, as an award-winning trumpet player and the artistic director of the Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, died suddenly on Friday, Oct. 14, at the age of 61.
    Johnson, who grew up in Lexington, moved to Raywick about 26 years ago, and had become well-known for his musical success and trumpet collection. The Marion County Heritage Center is home to Johnson’s musical instrument collection, which contains the largest collection of horns in the U.S. made by the J.W. Pepper Co.

  • MCPS conserving energy, saving big bucks

    Marion County Public Schools have been deliberately making changes to conserve energy at all of its facilities for the past several years, which has saved big money for the district and its taxpayers.
    CMTA Consulting Engineers has been working with the district, and this past year MCPS realized $106,482 in energy savings.

  • Ray House Committee waits for election

    There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to the fate of the Ray House, which stands next to Lebanon Elementary School. No one knows if it will be used by a private owner, used by the school in some capacity or if it will be destroyed. However, the Ray House Committee is doing everything it can to preserve the historic building.
    The Ray House Committee met on Oct. 13 to discuss the future of the building. School Board Chairman Mike Cecil said that the traffic around Lebanon Elementary is the biggest issue.

  • 'In Her Shoes'
  • Local elections offer little opposition

    There are a lot of seats for the taking this election season in Marion County, however, most of the seats have very little, if any, opposition. In some cases, there is no one currently running at all.  
    For instance, the Lebanon City Council has six seats and there are six people looking to fill them. In Bradfordsville, there are four seats, but only three people have filed. In Raywick, however, there are four seats on city council and there have been no filings. According to Marion County Clerk Chad Mattingly, there are several ways this could play out.

  • Council chooses two local banks to finance $4 million city hall project