Local News

  • Fall back on Sunday, Nov. 1

    This Sunday, we can sleep in an extra hour as we “fall back” into Standard Time.
    Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, which means you’ll want to turn your clocks back before you go to bed Saturday night, Oct. 31. The change is automatic for most smartphones, computers, tablets and other digital devices.
    The good news for the early risers is that sunrise will be about an hour earlier and there will be more light in the mornings, but it also means sunset will be around 5 p.m. on Nov. 1.


  • Priceless training to save precious lives

    The ninth annual Marion County Fire School was held this past weekend at various locations throughout the county.
    Classes included a live house burn to teach firefighters about fire behavior and how to control it.
    “This is priceless training,” Dustin Whited, captain at the Lexington Fire Department, said. “You put a new guy in this environment. He’s hot. He’s hurting. There’s low visibility. It’s a differently experience you have to get used to.”

  • Third annual Turtleman Trek 5K set for next year

    The third annual Turtleman Trek 5K will be held on March 12, 2016 in Lebanon.
    The Lebanon City Council approved the event during its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 12.
    The event is a fundraiser for the Marion County Baseball Boosters Club, Inc.
    The race starts and finishes in front of the Marion County Heritage Center, which houses the Turtleman Museum. It’s unknown at this time if The Turtleman, Ernie Brown Jr., will be present during the 2016 race.

  • THE GHOST WALKS: Local students achieve cinema success in 1940s

    By Robin Humphress
    Special to the Enterprise

  • Local man dead after shootout with police

    Floyd Ray Cook, 62, of Lebanon, who had been on the run for nearly a week, is dead after a shootout with police early Friday Oct. 30.

  • Artist-in-residency at LES

    Blacksmith and teaching artist Bob Montgomery began an art residency at Lebanon Elementary School last week.
    Montgomery began his blacksmithing career as a farrier. While working as a farrier, he continued to develop decorative ironwork for wholesale markets such as candleholders, wreaths and fireplace tools. In the early 1990s he began to make sculptural pieces, dragons and large fabricated animals. Now he creates and sells sculptures from his studio outside of Berea.

  • Sheriff warns drivers to be extra careful
  • Marion County Fire School is Oct. 24-25

    The ninth annual Marion County Fire School will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 24-25, at various locations throughout the county.
    Classes include a live house burn to teach firefighters about fire behavior and how to control it. The house burn will be on Saturday, Oct. 24, and the house is located on West Chandler Street behind Bosley Funeral Home.

  • Volunteers needed in 53 counties to review cases of children in foster care

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 53 counties, including Marion County, are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care. The boards need volunteers to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible, according to a state news release.

  • Two scary, silent films take the screen Oct. 23

    In the 1940s, a group of students from Lebanon High School decided to make some movies. They produced two scary (funny) silent films that captured many people and places of Marion County. Those films will be shown on the big screen in Angelic Hall on Friday, Oct. 23. The lead actor in those films, Dillard Hillman, now 90 years old, was 17 during filming. He will be narrating the films live during the Oct. 23 event, which will begin at 7 p.m. The event is free, and a reception will follow.