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Today's News

  • City responds to former police officer’s lawsuit

    The City of Lebanon has filed its response to a lawsuit filed by former Lebanon Police Officer Joseph Aaron Caldwell. Caldwell, who was fired on Oct. 12 after serving as an officer for almost six years, filed the lawsuit on Nov. 7, claiming the city violated KRS 15.520, the Police Officer’s Bill of Rights, and KRS 95.450(2) by terminating Caldwell for a reason other than inefficiency, misconduct, insubordination or violation of law.

  • Jail receives $230,000 budget increase from state

    The Marion County Detention Center started reaping the benefits of an $8 per diem contract with the Department of Corrections this week. This will give the jail an estimated $230,000 increase in the annual budget. The reason? Marion County Jailer Barry Brady said it was because of the jail’s Re-entering American Communities with Hope (REACH) program.
    “We have diligently been working with the state,” Brady said. “Marion County is one of the largest programmatic jails. We offer more programs than any other jail across the state.”

  • Celebrating lasting marriages in Marion County

    “Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.” - Simone Signoret
    The Lebanon Enterprise wants to celebrate the long lasting marriages in Marion County. If you (or your parents, grandparents, etc.) have been married for 25 years or longer, please write to us and give us the following information:
    • The couple’s names.
    • How many years they’ve been married.
    • What is their secret to having a long, loving, lasting marriage?

  • Fatal fire in Casey County

    A house fire has killed a woman in Casey County, and injured two others, including a child.

    Kentucky State Police Post 15 received a call from Casey County dispatch Sunday at approximately 2:21 a.m. EST in reference to a single family structure fire on Dry Fork Road in Casey County.

    The human remains found in the residence have been identified as Brandi Nix, 25, of Burnside. The other victims, who remain hospitalized in critical condition, are Brandi Nix's child, 3-year-old Arianna Nix, and a friend, Jeremy Wilkerson, 33, of Windsor.

  • Baby ingests heroin, parents charged with criminal abuse

    John Patterson, 26, of Somerset, and Leah Pollaro, 26, of Millersburg, were arrested on Jan. 28 and charged with second-degree criminal abuse after their 11-month-old child was discovered to have ingested heroin.

  • Chamber celebrates 75 years at annual awards banquet

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce celebrated 75 years at its annual awards banquet Thursday, Jan. 26.

  • The late Gene Lanham inducted into Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Hall of Fame

    The late Gene Lanham of Marion County was honored during this year’s Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention in Lexington.
    Lanham had a lifelong commitment to being a voice for agriculture. Lanham had his start in the dairy industry and served various roles with Dairyman Inc., KYANA Milk Producers and the American Dairy Association.
    After making the switch to beef cattle in 1990, he went on to establish the Marion County Cattlemen’s Association and served as president for more than 15 years.

  • ‘I’ve loved it all’

    When Virginia “Sugar” Hamilton walked the halls of St. Augustine Grade School as a young fifth grader, she had no idea that she would spend the next 50 years within its walls. She didn’t know about all the children she would teach, the teachers she would mentor or the lives she would touch along the way.
    Now, with a lifelong career as an educator behind her, she is ready to retire, making this her final semester at St. Augustine.

  • County working to keep Career Center open

    In the wake of Career Center closings throughout Kentucky, Marion County officials are scrambling to keep the Lincoln Trail Career Center open, and they only have until Feb. 16 to do it.
    At the Marion County Fiscal Court meeting on Thursday, magistrates agreed to having a special-called meeting today at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the plans to keep the center open past the Feb. 16 closing date.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff is this Friday and Saturday

    Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff
    When? Jan. 27-28
    Location? Roby Dome at Marion County High School
    Details? Acts include Flatt Lonesome, New Town, Moron Brothers, National Banjo Champion Gary “Biscuit“ Davis and more to be named.
    How much? All-inclusive tickets – $55 (Ticket includes Friday show and Saturday dinner show)
    $25 ticket – Both Friday and Saturday show (Does not include dinner )
    $20 ticket – Entrance into the Friday night show only.