.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • St Mary’s Road house ‘ruined’ by fire

    Firefighters from Lebanon, Loretto and Raywick spent two hours Monday evening combating a house fire at 3756 St. Mary’s Road in Lebanon.
    Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said the fire appeared to have started in the kitchen near the stove.
    “We saved a lot of stuff in it, but it was ruined, at least half of it was,” Mattingly said.
    No injuries were reported because of the fire.
    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a call reporting the fire at 8:46 p.m. Monday. Firefighters were on the scene until 12:50 a.m. Tuesday.

  • St. Baldrick's sweeps up nearly $39,000 (so far)

    The excess hair has been swept off the floor of the St. Augustine School gymnasium after the eighth annual Marion County St. Baldrick's event.

    Jim Reed of Citizens National Bank (which sponsors the local event) announced that this year nearly $39,000 has been raised, but more money remains to be counted.

    Enterprise Publisher Stevie Lowery raised more than $14,000 for this year's event, and her son, Owen, raised more than $1,500. 

  • Junior Mister is Saturday

    The 11th annual Marion County High School Beta Junior Mister competition will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 22, in the MCHS gymnasium.
    This year's theme is "A Starry Night.” There are 18 young men in the show this year.

  • Three vie to represent District 1

    Magistrate Jackie Wicker has served on the Marion County Fiscal Court since 2003, but Bobby Hardin Jr. and Monty Ray Mullins are seeking to replace him.
    That trio are on the ballot for the District 1 magistrate’s seat, and Democratic voters will have their pick in the May 20 Primary Election.
    All three candidates sat down with the Enterprise recently to discuss their candidacies. (Transcripts of those interviews can be found online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.)

  • Board approves school calendar changes

    The last day of school is still up in the air, however the Marion County Board of Education made several amendments to the calendar last week.
    The school board approved using two days of Spring Break (March 31 and April 1) and Memorial Day (May 26) as make-up days. Depending on what the state legislature approves, additional amendments could be made that could make the last day for students Friday, May 30.

  • Sheriff’s office finds 119 marijuana plants, firearms

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office discovered an indoor marijuana growing operation at 2:30 a.m. March 16. The sheriff’s office discovered the marijuana while investigating an unrelated complaint at 740 Burke Springs Road, five miles north of Lebanon.
    At the scene, sheriff’s deputies found 119 marijuana plants in a trailer behind a residence. The deputies also found around two pounds of processed marijuana, a small amount of synthetic marijuana, drug paraphernalia, two firearms and $366 in cash.

  • District 1 magistrate candidate: Bobby Hardin Jr.

    Bobby Hardin Jr., 49, lives on Garrett Lane. He has two songs. His is a graduate of Marion County High School, and he’s worked for the Marion County Road Department for 20 years.

    1. Why are you running for magistrate?

  • District 1 magistrate candidate: Monty Ray Mullins

    Monty Ray Mullins, 54, lives in Bradfordsville with his wife, Pamela. They have three children and five grandchildren. Mullins is a 1977 graduate of Marion County High School. He works at PDCI and O’Reilly’s.

    1. Why are you running for magistrate?

    MM: I'm pretty much a people person, and I like to help out any way I can.

    2.What experiences and education have prepared you to serve as magistrate?

  • District 1 magistrate candidate: Jackie Wicker

     Jackie Wicker, 72, lives in Bradfordsville with his wife, Ollie. They have a son and a daughter, four grandsons and two great-granddaughters. Wicker has his GED, and he has been a magistrate since 2003.

    1. Why are you running for re-election?

  • Commission renews Bourbon Trail membership

    Carla Wagner, the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission, reported that the tourism office has received a lot of traffic since Lebanon was named a trailhead for the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
    The commission approved paying $10,000 to remain part of the Bourbon Trail this year during its March 10 meeting. Commissioners Nancy Shockency and Joe Hickey were not present for last week's meeting.