Today's News

  • Mailman becomes a true hero

    Until April 6, 2009, Perry Bland was simply known as "the mailman" to Katie Purdom.

    But, on that cold spring day as she and her four-year-old daughter drove home on Arbuckle Creek Road, Bland would become much more than a mail man to Purdom and her family.

    He became their hero.

    To read more of this story, see this week's issue of The Lebanon Enterprise available on newsstands across the county.

  • 'Cinema at the Square' is July 31

    The Marion County Public Library is hosting Cinema at the Square Friday, July 31.

    Children's librarian Lisa Wyman said the library staff got the idea from the Friday Fun Flicks that have been held in Lexington for years.

    "We wanted something like that for our community," she said.

    The free event will begin at 6 p.m. that evening at Centre Square.

    The library received help from the City of Lebanon, the Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce and the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council to put on the event.

  • Local man charged with assault, criminal mischief

    Alvin D. Epps, 30, of 204 Cleaver Court in Lebanon was indicted for second-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief and first-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court recently. According to the indictment, on or about June 13, Epps intentionally caused serious physical injury to Robert Beam by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument. The indictment also states that he destroyed or damaged property belonging to Beam and that he was over the age of 18 and stood convicted of at least two prior felonies after his 18th birthday. His bond was set at $20,000.

  • Girls’ golf looks to contend

    Never mind their youth, these girls have experience.

    Girls’ golf Head Coach Danny McFall lost no players to graduation from a team that contended for the region last year and sent Olivia Carrico to the state tournament as an individual qualifier.

    "I think we'll have a good season this year.  Last year we finished third in the region. We were right there in the top two and I thought we were going to make it. We surprised a lot of people in that regional tournament," McFall said.

  • Jasmine is Pet of the Week

    Jasmine is a 2-year-old Rat Terrier mix that is looking for a new home.

    She will need a little help with housebreaking, but she is a fast learner and will make a great pet for anyone looking for a pet to curl up with on the couch.  She may not do well with small children as she does not care for being grabbed at or her face being touched too much. Jasmine is spayed and current on all of her shots, this makes her adoption fee only $25.


  • Big premiere

    Summer is typically the time movie studios release their big multi-million dollar blockbusters on big screens all over the country.

    This Friday, July 31, for the first time in a decade, Marion Countians may have a chance to watch a movie on a big screen in Lebanon. It may not be a summer blockbuster ("Happy Feet" is scheduled to be shown), but the first "Cinema at the Square" should be a memorable event (weather-permitting, of course).

  • Boil water advisory has been lifted

    The boil water advisory that went effect for parts of Marion County earlier this week was lifted Saturday afternoon, according to John L. Thomas of the Lebanon Water Company.

    The advisory affected residents on Highways 1157, 208, 243, 337 South and 412 and any county roads that intersect those highway.

  • Doing Unto Others

    307 W. High Street in Lebanon will take on a new life if Deanna Rupa has anything to say about it.

    Rupa, a children's book author, is hoping to purchase the home and turn it into a safe house for children who have been abused and neglected. She kicked off that effort Saturday at the house.

    Rupa said the safe house project is part of the work of the DUO Foundation, which she founded to encourage children to react, to provide emergency mortgage relief funds for families and to establish safe houses.

  • Simpson gets the nod

    A former hard-nosed head coach recently got the nod to be inducted into the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

    Tommy Simpson, former Marion County High School football Head Coach and member of the University of Kentucky's famous "Thin Thirty", was inducted on July 19 at the Legends Kickoff Dinner.

    "I knew about it a week before hand. I thought it was a joke they were pulling on me. Then the head person in Louisville called and I knew it was serious," Simpson said.

  • Girls come home empty handed

    The Marion County 11-12-year-old Little League softball All-Stars made a solid run at winning the state tournament but wound up falling short of the title.  

    The team defeated Prestonsburg, 14-4, July 21 and defeated South London, 5-4, July 22. The All-Stars went 4-0 in pool play and clinched the number one seed going into elimination play.

    Their win set them up with a semifinal showdown with Ashland American Friday in Prestonsburg. A win would have sent them to the championship game.