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Today's News

  • Magistrate candidate questionnaire, District E-Mike Peterson

    Name: Mike Peterson

    Address: 1625 Miller Pike

           Lebanon, KY 40033

    Date of birth: 09-13-1956

    Family information: Wife-Jean Brockman Peterson

        Parents-J.B. and Jean Peterson

        Children-Rhonda Spalding, Jenny Peterson, Megan Raley

        Step-children-Brad Barnett, Delanna Herald

        Five grandchildren

    Educational background: 1974 Graduate MCHS, AA Degree-Eastern KY Univ.

  • Incumbent wants to maintain services, balance budget

    Larry Caldwell has tried to work with the Marion County Fiscal Court to move the county forward, and May 18, he hopes the voters in District D give him a chance to keep doing it.

    Caldwell has held the District D magistrate's seat since 2002. In the Democratic primary, he has one opponent, Wayne Shively, who did not reply to the Enterprise's candidate questionnaire.

    Caldwell did reply, and according to his answers, he is running again "to try to make our county even better."

  • Magistrate candidate questionnaire, District D - Larry Caldwell

    Name: Larry V. Caldwell

    Address: 160 Hwy. 1157

    Lebanon, Ky 40033

    Date of birth: 5-8-1951

    Family information: Married - 3 children - 6 grandchildren

    Educational background: High School Grad.

    Work history: Retired from Verizon Telephone Co.

    Community activities (clubs, organizations, church, etc.): Member Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church and Parish Council

    Campaign website:

    Campaign email:

  • Lebanon native and his family appear on ABC's wife swap

    Lebanon native Michael Adams and his wife Samantha and their 15-year-old daughter, Michaela, will appear on ABC's Wife Swap Friday, April 30, at 9 p.m. 

    The Adams' household was turned upside down for two weeks. Samantha had to stay at the home of Paul and Amanda Hess in Pennsylvania. The Hess' have four children ranging from four to 15 years of age. This family had more than children in their household with a large number of pets. Some would call what they had was a zoo. At last count, they had 29 pets, which include 11 reptiles, eight dogs and a skunk. 

  • Epps named MCHS boys basketball coach

    Former Marion County High School and University of Kentucky standout Anthony Epps was officially named the head coach for the boys basketball program at Marion County High School on Friday.

    Epps was the recommended candidate presented to the site-based decision making council by MCHS principal Taylora Schlosser. The council voted to approve the hiring of Epps at the special called meeting.

  • Update (May 3, 11:30 a.m.): Water company working at pump station

    Lebanon Water Company employees are working at the pump station in Calvary to clear out water inside the station, according to Lebanon City Administrator John O. Thomas.

    Until the water is cleared out, they will not be able to sanitize the equipment. Pumping will resume after the equipment has been sanitized.

    UPDATE: John L. Thomas of the Lebanon Water Company said the water station remained under water as of 11 Sunday night. There is a good chance much of Lebanon will be low on water or out completely by Monday morning.

  • Knights hope to close out strong

    Another solid week of action improves the Marion County High School baseball team's record to 10-7. The Knights faced Adair County on Tuesday on the road and play Campbellsville Thursday on the road to close out regular season district play.

    A win against Adair County and a win against Campbellsville while scoring four runs will clinch the number one seed in the district tournament for the Knights.

    Here's a recap of last week's games.

    Marion County 6, John Hardin 4

  • Magistrate candidate questionnaire, District E-Roger "Cotton" Smothers

    Name:  Roger "Cotton"  Smothers

    Address: 3185 Campbellsville road

                  Lebanon, KY.  40033

    Date of birth: 07/05/1968

    Family information: Married to the lovely Tammy Lynn Thompson/Smothers 22 years

    1 Wonderful Son -Dale Smothers graduates from Campbellsville University in December getting married this year to Krissy Cooper.

    Educational background: Graduated Marion County High School 1986

  • Mattingly wins Bike & Hike

    Marion County High School senior Matthew Mattingly recently signed on to run cross-country at Lindsey Wilson College. To celebrate, he went out and won his second consecutive 5K in Lebanon by winning the Bike & Hike 5K at Graham Memorial Park on Saturday.

    Mattingly also beat the field in September during the Ham Days Pokey Pig 5K.

    Mattingly finished the Bike & Hike in 23:16.15 after missing a turn earlier in the race. Despite the missed turn, he still finished first but added minutes to his finishing time.

  • Water may be pumping normally again in a few days

    Lebanon Water Works employees spent all day Monday cleaning up the pump station in Calvary.

    "It's been terrible," said John L. Thomas, the Lebanon Water Works superintendent.

    Thomas said Monday afternoon that it may be a day or two before the station is pumping normally.

    The water company has done some pumping tests.Thomas said the pumping will likely start and stop during the next few days while they make sure the equipment is working correctly.