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Today's News

  • Five lives lost but not forgotten

    By Diane Mattingly
    Special to the Enterprise

    Time wasn’t there. That’s how Judy Ballard Platt describes that night 50 years ago when five young men crashed into a tree near her home. 
    “It was just like it was something that wasn’t happening,” she said. “It was like an eternity, like a slow motion-type thing.”
    Platt, along with her father and brother Howard, went immediately to the wreck scene on that Monday night of May 25, 1964.

  • Celebrate summer in the Heart of Kentucky Memorial Day weekend

    Each year, millions of people across America celebrate over the Memorial Day weekend with barbecues, family picnics, and tours of national monuments and cemeteries. As Americans honor those who have fought for their country through the centuries, tourism venues are stepping up to say thank you as well.

  • Board’s approval of auditor contract not unanimous

    The Marion County Board of Education approved its auditor contract for the 2013-14 school year last week, but it wasn’t without some debate.
    Historically, the board has hired White and Company in Lebanon to complete auditing services, but recently several members of the board asked for the auditor contract to be put out for bid with the possibility of hiring a new auditor.

  • Councilman wants to know more about ‘brick and mortar’ in tourism budget

    The Lebanon City Council is taking some time to review the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission’s 2014-15 budget, which Tourism Director Carla Wagner presented at the city council’s May 12 meeting.
    According to the proposed budget, the tourist commission is anticipating total revenues of $602,289, which is an increase over the $593,261 the commission anticipated during the 2013-14 fiscal year. Total expenses are projected to increase from $545,462 during 2013-14 to $596,718 in 2014-15.

  • Recreational area becoming hotspot for outdoor activities

    By Matt Overing
    Summer intern


    The first thing you'll notice about Popes Creek Ranch is its uniqueness.
    Two teepees give an impression of the ranch being something different than your average recreational area. The ranch appeals to any outdoor enthusiast and has housed visitors from as far away as Europe.

  • Historical society seeks five-year extension from county

    A contingent from the Marion County Historical Society visited the Marion County Fiscal Court on May 15 to request an extension of their agreement regarding use of the old Marion County courthouse.
    The county approved a two-year agreement with the historical society to allow them to use the courthouse rent free. That agreement expires at the end of this fiscal year, June 30.

  • Memorial Day program is Sunday

    American Legion Post 49 will be hosting a Memorial Day program at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Lebanon National Cemetery.
    Major General William E. Barron will be the keynote speaker during the program. Barron served in the military for 38 years, including 33 years of service with the U.S. Army Reserve with the 100th Training Division. In the 100th, Barron rose from private to major general and became the division commander. Barron was commissioned as a second lieutenant after he attended the Kentucky Army National Guard Officer Candidate School.

  • Two indicted in connection with Nelson monastery embezzlement

    Landmark News Service

    Two people have been indicted in connection to an alleged embezzlement of more than $1 million from the Abbey of Gethsemani, a monastery south of Bardstown. It's home to about 50 Trappist monks.
    John E. Hutchins and his wife, Carrie, were indicted on multiple counts of theft by unlawful taking, complicity to theft by unlawful taking, unlawful access to a computer and complicity to unlawful access to a computer by a Nelson County grand jury today, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Writers celebration is this weekend

    Historic Penn’s Store is hosting the 2014 Kentucky Writers Celebration this weekend, May 23-25. Authors, poets, songwriters, journalists and more writers from Kentucky will participate in this year’s event.
    Billy Reed, Dave Shuffett, James Higdon, Randy Westbrook, Eddie Price, Maurice Manning, Obie Slater, Rick Lee, Darlene Campbell, Ben Woodward, Yolantha Pace and Bradley D. Saum are scheduled to appear.

  • Enterprise welcomes summer intern

    University of Kentucky student and Boyle County native Matt Overing, 22, will be working as an intern at The Lebanon Enterprise this summer.
    Overing graduated from Boyle County High School in 2010, and will be a senior at the University of Kentucky in the fall, majoring in journalism. He will also be working as the sports editor at the Kentucky Kernel, UK’s student newspaper.
    Overing has a fiancé, Kylee, and two dogs, Bailey, a collie, and Addie, a beagle jack russell mix. He enjoys playing video games (too much) and watching sports.