Today's News

  • Special-called tourism and city council meetings Thursday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission will be having a special-called meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, to discuss and possibly approve a Lebanon water tower project that’s been in the works for quite some time. The commission has contracted with an artist to paint a mural on the water tower signifying Marion County as the home of Maker’s Mark Distillery.

  • LEBANON'S BICENTENNIAL: Lebanon’s history

    By Jonna Danielle Spelbring Priester
    Special to the Enterprise

    Thumbing through the pages of a century’s worth of The Lebanon Enterprise paints the picture of a community with a rich, and no doubt colorful, history.
    The paper was typical of the medium at the time, with front pages in 1915 declaring who had died in the last week, sometimes with gruesome detail, what accidents had happened, a variety of criminal activities, and of course the social happenings of the times.

  • LEBANON'S BICENTENNIAL: Headlines from 200 years ago

    Editor's note: Marion County High School students in David Hibbard’s history classes compiled facts about Lebanon during the 1800s.

    1815 – The City of Lebanon is incorporated on Jan. 28.

    1816 - Robert Fogle is appointed as the first postmaster of Lebanon.

    1817 - The second store in Lebanon is opened by owner David Philips.

    1818 - Independent Bank was established but later discontinued due to lack of sound economic practices.

  • Meeting to discuss Highway 49 improvements Thursday

    A public information meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, in West Marion Elementary School’s cafeteria to discuss improvements to Highway 49 near Cowherd Lane and at the intersection of KY 52.

  • Marching Knights to perform Thursday evening

    The Marion County High School Marching Knights advanced to the semi-finals and will be competing this weekend in hopes of making it to the state finals.
    The band will be performing on the Marion County High School football field at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, for the community. The Marching Knights will be dedicating this senior night performance to the community.

  • Priceless training to save precious lives

    The ninth annual Marion County Fire School was held this past weekend at various locations throughout the county.
    Classes included a live house burn to teach firefighters about fire behavior and how to control it.
    “This is priceless training,” Dustin Whited, captain at the Lexington Fire Department, said. “You put a new guy in this environment. He’s hot. He’s hurting. There’s low visibility. It’s a differently experience you have to get used to.”

  • THE GHOST WALKS: Local students achieve cinema success in 1940s

    By Robin Humphress
    Special to the Enterprise

  • Halloween Carnival is Saturday at Forkland Community Center

    A Halloween Carnival will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Forkland Community Center located at 16479 Forkland Road in Gravel Switch. Admission will be $2 for adults, $1 for kids under 18 and preschoolers are free. Parking is free.

  • Fall back on Sunday, Nov. 1

    This Sunday, we can sleep in an extra hour as we “fall back” into Standard Time.
    Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, which means you’ll want to turn your clocks back before you go to bed Saturday night, Oct. 31. The change is automatic for most smartphones, computers, tablets and other digital devices.
    The good news for the early risers is that sunrise will be about an hour earlier and there will be more light in the mornings, but it also means sunset will be around 5 p.m. on Nov. 1.


  • Packing in an education

    Nearly seven years ago, 58 percent of Marion County voters voted against the “recallable nickel” during the 2008 General Election. Today, the Marion County Public Schools have more than $50 million in unmet capital needs, and schools that are busting at the seams.