Today's News

  • Hunter education class is Sept. 6-8

    Last week I told you about this year's hunter education (orange card) class being held at the Sportsman's Club outside Calvary. I told you about it running from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, then 8 a.m. till noon on Saturday. Where I messed up was on the dates. Instead of being Sept. 7 thru 9, it's Sept. 6 thru 8. That's Sept. 6 and 7, 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 8 will be from 8 a.m. till noon.

  • Soccer squads suffer five losses in one week

    Both the Marion County High School boys and girls soccer teams each had rough weeks, and neither found wins. The Knights entered the week with a 3-0 record, but now sit at 3-3. The Lady Knights are still searching for their first win after a pair of losses last week.      

  • Rough week at the net for Lady Knights

    The Marion County Lady Knights volleyball team had three matches this past week, taking on Green County, Bethlehem and Boyle County. The Lady Knights lost two out of three matches, only defeating Boyle County on the week. The team's overall record now stands at 5-3, with their district record at 2-0.

  • Soap box derby winner

    Brooklynn Bell placed fourth in the Masters Division at the All American Soap Box Derby Nationals in Akron, Ohio. She is a third-generation racer at the Nationals in Akron, Ohio. Savannah Bell also competed in the All American Soap Box Derby, which was her second time competing.

  • Free paper goes to area homes today

    A special promotional issue of The Lebanon Enterprise will be sent to all homes in Marion County today. The complimentary issue to non-subscribers is made possible by Spring View Hospital and Citizens National Bank.

    A special advertisement on page B3 gives readers a chance to subscribe to the Enterprise for eight months for $20. The subscription special applies to new subscribers in Marion and surrounding counties only.

  • Marion County Country Ham Days: We're at the Crossroads of Good Spirits & Hospitality

    Mention Marion County anywhere in the state and you'll get a couple of similar responses. That they have been here and had a great time and the people were super friendly OR that they visited one of our distilleries and again, the people were super friendly. Sounds as though we are remembered for two things, good spirits and hospitality! The 2012 Marion County Country Ham Days theme reminds us of just that, The Crossroads of Good Spirits and Hospitality.

  • Court gives initial OK to hiring lobbyist

    A majority of the Marion County Fiscal Court voted in favor of hiring a lobbyist in Frankfort with a few conditions. The court wants to cap its expenses at $10,000 for a year and require the lobbyist to make monthly reports to the court.

    The court voted 4-1 in favor of hiring the lobbyist, with the intent to split the cost with the Lebanon City Council. The city council has not yet taken action on the idea.

  • GUILTY: Jury convicts Tonya Ford of killing husband; recommends 20 years in prison

    With tears in her eyes and handcuffs on her wrists, she says "I love you."

    Her family responds, "We love you, Tonya," as she is escorted by a security officer to the Taylor County Detention Center. And now, she will wait in her cell until she finds out how long she will spend in prison.

    Just minutes after being found guilty of murdering her husband, Tonya Ford huddled with her family members in a private room as they cried together.

  • Official licensed Turtleman gear available online

    Snapperlicious.net has become a very popular site of late, as fans of Ernie Brown, Jr., a.k.a. "The Turtleman," have surfed the Internet to find swag from the show "Call of the Wildman," which Snapperlicious.net, says his website is the only licensed Turtleman t-shirt supplier on the planet. That's great news for Kentuckians who want to keep the Turtleman merchandise in his home state, but it's also great for fans that want an easy and quick way to order some Turtleman gear.

  • Ison: Turtle Team's handy man


    Jake Ison makes a living building houses and barns, and his construction skills have given him a special role on the Turtle Team.

    "If Ernie needs something built or needs a strong back, there I am," said Ison, 38,  of Junction City.
    Ison was introduced to Ernie Brown Jr. by a mutual acquaintance who noticed Ison had several autographs on his hat. Ison explained that he'd filmed hunts for the Outdoor Channel and people he'd filmed had signed his hat.