Local News

  • 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.  

  • Pope’s Creek Ranch is officially closed

    Pope’s Creek Ranch, which was an up and coming tourism destination in Marion County, is officially closed. But, apparently, there are some people who don’t know that, or are choosing to ignore the ‘no trespassing’ signs on the property.
    Tim Lanham, who is the farm manager at Pope’s Creek Ranch, said recently he found an entire campsite where people had been camping.
    “Somebody had a campfire set up,” Lanham said. “I picked up two 35-gallon garbage cans full of beer cans.”

  • Teen must complete community service for vandalizing Scott’s Ridge

    Allie J. Bagby, 18, of 577 Head Distillery Road in Raywick will be required to complete community service hours after vandalizing the Scott’s Ridge lookout site on June 16.
    Bagby was found guilty of third-degree criminal mischief, and was sentenced to 20 hours of community service, which will be determined by Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty. She was also ordered to pay $32 in restitution to the Marion County Fiscal Court, $133 court costs and was also sentenced to 24 months of probation.