Local News

  • Be The Match, save a life

    Joining the Be The Match Registry is taking the first step to possibly being the cure for patients with blood cancers like leukemia and other marrow diseases.

  • Life Line screenings coming to Lebanon Jan. 25

    Residents living in and around the Lebanon can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Lebanon Baptist Church will host this community event on Jan. 25. Lebanon Baptist Church is located at 144 E. Mulberry Street in Lebanon.
    Screenings can check for:
    • The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health.
    • HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels
    • Diabetes risk

  • MLK events rescheduled for this Sunday

    Due to the inclement weather Marion County received this past weekend, the local NAACP chapter has rescheduled annual Dr. Martin Luther King Parade for this Sunday. The parade will begin at 2:30 p.m., and will start at the Lebanon Post Office on Main Street and end at Lebanon Baptist Church where a program will be held. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Jerry Evans, 270-692-5579.

  • 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: