Local News

  • Community mourns loss of legendary coach, teacher

    In his 41 years of coaching and 34 years of teaching, David Ferriell touched the lives of countless basketball players, students, colleagues and friends in Marion County and beyond.
    “Where does one start with how kind and inspirational this man was,” wrote Melissa Gribbins-Cox on Facebook Saturday evening.

  • Completion of Lebanon City Hall delayed

    The newly constructed Lebanon City Hall building was expected to be complete by Feb. 4, but due to a plumbing issue, the completion date has been pushed back approximately two to three weeks. 

  • And the winners are…

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet on Thursday, Jan. 25, at Centre Square in Lebanon. Awards were presented in the following categories: Outstanding Farmer, Healthcare Provider, Educator, Industry Person and Citizen. The Lebanon Main Street Committee also presented a Downtown Beautification Award. Award winners are as follows:

    • Educator - Laurie Followell

    • Industry Person – Donnie Brockman (Plastic Products Company)

  • Kentucky reports flu activity now epidemic

    The Department for Public Health now describes influenza activity in Kentucky as an epidemic. This season’s strain of the flu virus can be extremely serious, even deadly, not just for those in higher risk categories but to generally healthy Kentuckians as well. Kentucky is in its sixth consecutive week of widespread flu activity, which is the highest level of flu activity and indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.

  • Blood shortage reaches critical level

    Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives and the resulting blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier this month. The Red Cross now considers the situation critical and is reissuing an urgent call for blood and platelet donors. 

  • Black history event to be held Feb. 10

     The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council would like for the community to join them Saturday, Feb. 10, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church. They are planning a cultural program, emphasizing historic accounts of African-Americans and presenting today’s diversity.

    Helen McKay will bring her choir from the First Baptist Church in Campbellsville, and Leah Hazelwood will reprise her act from “Hamilton.”

  • Celebrating lasting marriages in Marion County

    The Lebanon Enterprise wants to celebrate the long lasting marriages in Marion County. If you (or your parents, grandparents, etc.) have been married for 25 years or longer, please write to us and give us the following information: 

    • The couple’s names.

    • How many years they’ve been married.

    • What is their secret to having a long, loving, lasting marriage?

  • Speaker to discuss social media at local schools

    Motivational speaker Scott Harvey will be at Marion County Middle School and Marion County Knight Academy this Wednesday, Jan. 31, to talk to students about appropriate use of social media and the negative effects of cyberbullying.

    Harvey has been teaching and speaking to large and small groups for more than 10 years. Every one of his presentations centers around personal responsibility. He uses his experiences in law enforcement and teaching the D.A.R.E. program to reach his audience.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff another big hit

    The 2018 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff (KBMK) returned to Lebanon, delighting crowds with lively music and a welcoming atmosphere.

    Featured guests were Grammy nominated Michael Cleveland and the Flamekeeper, Danny Roberts, six-time winner of the SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year Award, Garth Brooks’ own fiddle player Jimmy Mattingly and four-time banjo champion Gary “Biscuit” Davis.

  • McElroy twins release debut single album

    Derrick and Eric McElroy, identical twins and Lebanon natives, have released a single “Teach Me How to Love You” to share their love of music and Christ. 

    The twins, sons of Junior Cleotus (a.k.a. June) and the late Gloria Jean McElroy  (a.k.a. Sister), both graduated from Marion County High School in 1997. Derrick now resides in Louisville, and Eric resides in Elizabethtown.