Local News

  • Wheeler is new MCPS food service director

    Jennifer Wheeler will soon become the new food service director for Marion County Public Schools. Wheeler previously served as a long-time family consumer science teacher, an interventionist and an assistant principal at Marion County High School. She is currently working with Cathy Sparrow, current food service director, who is retiring this summer.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of the 2017-18 county budget on Thursday afternoon after having a two-hour special-called budget workshop meeting the night before. During the budget workshop meeting, magistrates discussed the budget, line by line, paying close attention to expenses.
    The Enterprise was not present at the special called budget meeting, but obtained a copy of the meeting’s minutes from Marion County Clerk Chad Mattingly. The following was noted:

  • Reopening Marion County’s history

    The Marion County Heritage Center will officially reopen Thursday, June 1. And, while the Marion County Historical Society has made several changes, additions and improvements to the center, rumors that the Turtleman exhibit has been removed are simply untrue. Marion County Historical Society President Lottie Robey said a California couple recently visited Marion County to learn more about Turtleman.
    “Turtleman is still strong,” she said with a laugh.

  • St. Francis man indicted for assault, intimidating a witness
  • Bumping up, getting out and getting ready

    Monday, May 15, was not a typical Monday for Marion County Public School students.
    For its elementary and middle school students, it was a day to “bump up” to the next grade level. For its graduating seniors, it was a day to get “life ready” and learn from local business leaders.
    “It was a day to remember for our students,” Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser wrote in an email.

  • Four indicted for murder

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    The four people accused in the killing of a Bardstown teenager could potentially face the death penalty after a Nelson County grand jury returned four indictments for murder and other charges.

  • No Deceit: A Proud Kentucky Bar Band

    The members of the band, No Deceit, joined forces in 2011 for a local talent show, with no plans of taking their music any farther than that. Six years later, they’ve released their first EP “Bar Band” and are entertaining audiences across the country. But, most importantly, they’re still having fun making music together.
    The Lebanon Enterprise recently caught up with the band’s lead singer, Marion County’s own Allison Stafford, and she gave an update on the band, it’s new album and much more.

  • Multi-county pursuit ends in Springfield

    Landmark News Service

    A car chase that began in Taylor County on the morning of May 14 ended in Springfield when a Columbia man was shot with a Taser by Kentucky State Police.
    According to Mark Marraccini of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, the pursuit, which reached speeds of 85 miles per hour, began when Sgt. Travis Neal from Fish and Wildlife approached a parked vehicle in the Green River Wildlife Management Area in Taylor County.

  • Spring View Hospital employee charged with 100 counts of possessing child pornography

    A Spring View Hospital employee has been arrested and charged with 100 counts of child pornography possession, according to the office of Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear.
    Chad Rickman, 44, of Georgetown, who reportedly worked as a respiratory therapist at Spring View Hospital, was arrested May 12 by AG cyber investigators who executed a search warrant of Rickman’s home. Investigators seized several digital media devices from his home and place of employment for further examination.

  • Visitor spending boosts local economy

    More and more visitors are finding their way to Lebanon and Marion County, and its many attractions, lodgings, shops and restaurants. In 2016, visitors spent $49,241 on an average day in the country and generated a whopping $17,972,939 in direct spending.