Local News

  • New city hall is almost complete

    Next month’s Lebanon City Council meeting should (knock on wood) be held in the new Lebanon City Hall.
    The project, which began in September of 2016, was expected to be complete in late November or December of last year. While that time has come and gone, the project is still expected to be complete by the contract deadline, which is Feb. 4, according to Lebanon City Administrator John Thomas.

  • 2018 Primary Election update: Sheriff to have opposition in primary election

    The local election is getting more interesting as more candidates have filed to run for office.
    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements will have opposition in the spring as one of his deputies has filed to run. Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Belcher announced on Facebook last week that he filed to run for sheriff.

  • Upcoming event: Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff returns to Lebanon

    The 2018 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff (KBMK) is returning to the Marion County High School Roby Dome Jan. 26-27.
    Featured guests are Grammy-nominated Michael Cleveland and the Flamekeeper, Danny Roberts, a six-time winner of the SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year Award, Jimmy Mattingly, Garth Brooks’ own fiddle player, and four-time banjo champion Gary “Biscuit” Davis.

  • Making Marion County Proud

    Leah Hazelwood competed in Kentucky Distinguished Young Women Program Jan. 13-14 in Lexington. She came home with runner-up honors in the “My Town” category and runner-up in the “Be Your Best Self” category. The winner of the 2018 Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky Program is Chapel Tinius from Warren County. She won the overall talent award, a preliminary interview award, a preliminary self-expression award and was the “My Town” winner.

  • Council reappoints entire Planning and Zoning Commission

    Lebanon’s Planning and Zoning Commission board was reappointed by Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw and approved by the Lebanon City Council during the council’s regular monthly meeting on Jan. 8.
    On Dec. 1, 2017 the entire Planning and Zoning Commission resigned in the wake of the arrest of chairman of the board, Paul Hilpp, who was arrested during a sex sting operation in Boyle County. (Hilpp resigned from the commission on Dec. 8. See the Dec. 13, 2017 edition of the Enterprise for that story.)

  • Lebanon sees first fire of the new year

    A homeowner’s attempt to thaw out frozen pipes resulted in a house fire on East Main Street in Lebanon on Jan. 6.
    The foundation of the home caught fire, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly, setting the house ablaze.
    “They were trying to thaw out the frozen pipes underneath the house with a salamander heater,” said Mattingly. “They had hay stacked up around the perimeter of the house as well, we aren’t sure if the hay caught first or the foundation, but they both caught fire.”

  • School board briefs

    The Marion County Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting Thursday. The following are news briefs from the meeting:

    Superintendent’s report:

  • Send us your snow photos

    We want to see your fun in the snow photos. Did you go sledding? Or, make an awesome snowman? Or, have a crazy snowball fight? Send us your photos and they could appear in an upcoming edition of The Lebanon Enterprise.
    Email your photos to editor@lebanonenterprise.com. Make sure to include the names of the people pictured. Deadline to email photos is 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19.

  • Inclement weather closings and cancellations

    Due to inclement weather the following businesses, offices, events are closed/canceled:

    **Marion County Fiscal Court, Lebanon, KY

  • Cold front will sweep across state; hazardous travel possible

    Kentucky Press News Service