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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Family travels together to share the faith through music

    When the Mette family pulls into a church, it is usually not what people are expecting. Eight people step out of the vehicle, and people are naturally struck with curiosity.
    “Often they think the we are lost or on a vacation until we tell them that we travel full-time sharing the gospel through music,” Michael James Mette, a Catholic musician and speaker, said.  
    The Mette family has adapted to a lifestyle which has taken them from coast to coast, traveling through 41 states in the past 18 months.

  • Valentine’s party at autism center Feb. 10

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. Center will be having a Valentine’s party on Friday, Feb. 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for individuals that are on the spectrum and their families. There will be games, an activity table and snacks. There will also be music therapy at the autism center on Monday, Feb. 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for any individuals on the autism spectrum. This event is only for those on the spectrum, so siblings won't be able to attend.