Local News

  • Gravel Switch man sentenced to 10 years in prison for US Bank robbery

    Andrew Lanham of Lanham Road in Gravel Switch was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of first-degree robbery and theft of an automobile.
    In October of last year, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lanham in connection with a robbery that occurred Oct. 6, at US Bank in Loretto.
    Lanham stole a car at TGKY in Lebanon the morning before the robbery. He was an employee at TGKY at the time. The stolen car was recovered on George Beaven Road in Loretto.

  • Teen indicted for car thefts, criminal mischief

    One of two teenagers believed to be responsible for a string of vehicle thefts was indicted in Marion Circuit Court July 31.
    John S. Melger, 18, of Lebanon was arrested in June after the Marion County Sheriff’s Office found evidence that connected him, and a 16-year-old male, whose name hasn’t been released, to several crimes.
    According to the indictment, Melger, 18 of 140 Rosenwald Village was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 (auto), first-degree criminal mischief and third-degree arson.

  • Telling her own story

    Leah Hazelwood had two goals for the 2018 Distinguished Young Women competition.
    One, she wanted to win an interview award.
    Two, she wanted to show up her older sister, Alexus, who competed in the Distinguished Young Woman competition in 2014.
    Saturday evening, Hazelwood accomplished all of that and then some.

  • Leah Hazelwood named 2018 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman

    Leah Hazelwood was not only named the 2018 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman, but she also made history as the first African American participant to ever win the local competition.

    Hazelwood is the daughter of David Hazelwood and Autria Calhoun of Lebanon.

    Other winners included: First runner-up Jane Palagi, second runner-up Harmony Lanham and third runner-up Caroline Piekarski.

    See many more photos of the competition and read more about Hazelwood and the other winners in this week's edition of The Lebanon Enterprise.

  • Little Texas concert tickets on sale now

    Former ACM Vocal Group of the Year and CMA Award winner Little Texas kicks off the 2017 Marion County Country Ham Days Festival. See Little Texas in concert Friday night, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Johnston Field at Centre Square in Lebanon. Advance tickets are $20, and are available at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce at Centre Square, 239 North Spalding Avenue, Suite 201, or online at HamDays.com. The concert is being sponsored by the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. The 48th annual Marion County Country Ham Days Festival is Sept. 22-24 in downtown Lebanon.

  • Teen breaks leg while hiking Cecil Gorley Trail

    A 15-year-old hiker reportedly broke her leg when she fell through one of the bridges on the trail around the Fagan Branch Reservoir last week.
    According to the Lebanon Police Department, Marion County EMS responded to a call at 5:59 p.m., Wednesday, July 26, stating that a 15-year-old female had fallen through the fifth bridge on the 3.2-mile Cecil L. Gorley Naturalist Trail, which includes 47 bridges, according to the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission’s website.

  • Marion County 4-H Horse Show

    The Marion County 4-H Horse Club hosted its first horse show on July 15.

  • Former LaRue principal negotiates plea deal

    By Doug Ponder
    Landmark News Service

    Former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett has negotiated a plea deal in his federal child pornography trial.
    Federal court documents show that Goodlett’s lawyer, Christopher A. Spedding of Lexington, has filed an unopposed motion for a change of plea for Goodlett and that a federal plea agreement has been negotiated. However, the terms of the agreement have not been released.

  • The Loretto Project: Concert mini-series to be held at Loretto Motherhouse Aug. 9
  • Summer break ends, school year to begin

    Children in Raywick recedntly celebrated the last week of the Dream Bus with popsicles.

    Summer Slam Camp was also held, which provides elementary students the opportunity to learn the basic principles of volleyball. They are able to get prepared for middle school volleyball and meet new friends as they move into middle school.