Local News

  • Summer Feeding kicks off

    For a lot of kids, summer break is about vacations, going to the pool and spending more time with friends. For others, it becomes a struggle just to get enough to eat. That was the topic of discussion at the USDA Summer Feeding Kick-off Tuesday, June 15, at Calvary Elementary.    
    Hosted by Marion County Public Schools, the event presented speakers from all around the commonwealth who aimed to tackle the issue of hunger among students and ways to prevent it.

  • School board: Superintendent is ‘exemplary’

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser is doing an “exemplary” job, according to the members of the Marion County Board of Education who conducted Schlosser’s performance evaluation on June 14.
    After meeting in closed session for one hour and 44 minutes, the board reconvened in open session and Board Chairman Mike Cecil read the board’s summative evaluation statement out loud.

  • Forever and Ever, Amen

    A quiet grave lay at the corner of St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. There was no headstone. Not even a metal nameplate. Just a patch of grass, neatly trimmed and unassuming. There was no clue whatsoever that Tommy Burress’s body had been laid to rest in the plot next to his father and the place reserved for his mother. If it hadn’t been for his long-time friend and coworker, Linda Nally, Burress’s resting place may still be little more than a patch of grass.

  • Korean War veteran: A legacy

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    Editor’s note: The Lebanon Enterprise plans to publish brief spotlights on local veterans from time to time, and we were specifically asked by Joseph L. Livers, commander of VFW Post 5910 in Lebanon, to write about Capt. Fred Herron Garrison. 

    Capt. Fred Herron Garrison was a father, an airman and a war hero.
    He was born in Chilton, Kentucky and then moved to Lebanon at a young age.

  • Bardstown man murdered in near Springfield

    By John Overby
    Landmark News Service

    A Bardstown man died last week from a single gunshot wound to the head, passing away nearly 12 hours after a Washington County resident first discovered him on his property.
    A press release from Kentucky State Police, which is investigating the apparent murder, states that Yul Andre Rayford, 51, was found lying inside of a vehicle just off Bloomfield Road, 1.5 miles north of Springfield, but was still alive despite the bullet wound.

  • Marion County Fair is underway

    Marion County Fair week began on Monday, June 27, and runs through Saturday, July 2. There will be some new events this year that the Marion County Fair Board is really excited about.
    This year’s fair will  feature two nights of harness racing, which will be at 6 p.m. both Tuesday and Wednesday.
    Tuesday is also Marion County Farm Bureau night at the fair. Farm Bureau members may visit the Farm Bureau table for a ticket to get a free Marion County Cattleman’s cheeseburger (limit two per member household).

  • Family Video rewards academic excellence

    Throughout June, students from kindergarten to college can get a free movie or game rental at Family Video for each A grade or equivalent mark they achieve in core subjects on their year-end report card. This tradition started 30 years ago and is anticipated by local students every year. The program has grown but its purpose remains the same: to celebrate students who put in the time and effort to achieve A's in the classroom.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court to meet Thursday, June 16

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m. today, Thursday, June 16, in room 201 in the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following items of business:

  • Eight MCHS students fail drug tests during school year

    Eight out of 348 students at Marion County High School failed drug tests during the 2015-16 school year, according to results released at the June 9 Marion County Board of Education meeting.
    The 2015-16 school year was the district's fifth year of randomly drug testing students at the high school. The drug testing policy requires high school students who participate in extra-curricular activities and/or drive to school to be included in the pool of students eligible for testing, as well as students who enroll voluntarily or are enrolled by their parents or guardians.

  • Donate blood and become a hero for patients in need

    American Red Cross heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They don’t wear capes or special suits, and their badge of honor is the bandage that shows they gave the “gift of life.” The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to become hometown heroes and answer the call of patients in need by donating blood.
    Donating blood is one of the simplest things a person can do to help save a patient’s life. For the hour it takes to give blood, there could be a whole community of people thankful for another birthday given to their loved one.